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Poll Gives Illinois Governor More Bad News PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 21 June 2005 18:00
Yet another statewide survey shows big trouble for Governor Rod Blagojevich. The Glengariff Group’s poll of 600 registered Illinois voters found Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka leading Blagojevich 33-31.

 
After Brilliant Session, Legislator Gets a Hard Political Lesson PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 14 June 2005 18:00
Representative John Fritchey’s spring legislative session was going extraordinarily well ... until he smacked into the past 10 days. Fritchey (D-Chicago) was the prime motivator behind the unprecedented compromise between pro-life and pro-choice groups earlier this session.

 
After Successful Session, Governor Should Be Wary of Bumps Ahead PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 07 June 2005 18:00
Governor Rod Blagojevich was declared a “winner” by the Chicago media after the spring legislative session ended last week. Adjourning the session by May 31 while, for a change, getting along with other Democrats, upholding his promise not to raise taxes, and coming up with lots of new programs and comprehensive medical-malpractice reform made him look pretty good in many eyes.

 
Falling Poll Numbers Explain Latest Blagojevich Flip-Flop PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 31 May 2005 18:00
If you’re wondering why Governor Rod Blagojevich would flip-flop on his solemn vow to reform the state’s massively underfunded pension systems, you don’t have to look much farther than the most recent poll. A survey of 1,000 registered Illinois voters taken a week ago showed Republican state Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka leading Democrat Blagojevich by almost 10 percentage points.

 
Illinois Governor’s Lack of Growth Comes Back to Haunt Him PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 24 May 2005 18:00
I suppose the easy thing to do would be to follow everyone else’s lead and write a column about Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich’s potty mouth. So much has been written about the governor’s self-proclaimed “testicular virility” that you’ve probably gotten the point, however.

 
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