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Republican Challengers Face Tough Decisions Against Front-Runner Topinka PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 14 February 2006 18:00
The latest Chicago Tribune poll appears to track closely with recent polls conducted by two Republican statewide contenders. The Tribune poll found Judy Baar Topinka leading the GOP governor’s race with 38 percent, followed by Jim Oberweis at 17 percent, Ron Gidwitz finally breaking into double digits with 11 percent, and Bill Brady bringing up the rear at 8 percent.

 
Court Decision Pits Distributors Against Wineries PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 07 February 2006 18:00
For years, the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois (ABDI) has been one of the most successful lobbies at the Illinois statehouse. The victory that comes immediately to mind was when ABDI teamed up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to prevent direct sales of out-of-state wine to consumers.

 
GOP Front-Runner Wins Debate by Not Losing PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 31 January 2006 18:00
There are plenty of ways to look at who won or lost last week’s gubernatorial debate between the four Republican candidates. On pure style points, I think Jim Oberweis won big. His performance was positively Reagan-esque.

 
Gubernatorial Challenger Finds Encouragement in Poll Numbers PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 24 January 2006 18:00
Democratic gubernatorial challenger Edwin Eisendrath has been using some startling poll results to recruit his top staff, and the numbers appear encouraging. But the big question – how much money he will spend – is still not known.

 
Reform Claims Succumb to the Same Old Lobbying Game PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 17 January 2006 18:00
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that John Wyma is lobbing for GTECH. The Illinois Lottery’s contractor will most likely operate the state’s proposed keno network. Governor Rod Blagojevich wants to put electronic keno gambling games in 2,000 taverns and restaurants to help fund a construction plan for schools.

 
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