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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.

 
Speaker Sends a Message to Trial Lawyers PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 17 May 2005 18:00
Last year, House Speaker Michael Madigan sent a clear message to Governor Rod Blagojevich when he brought all of the governor’s highly unpopular tax and fee hikes to the floor for up-or-down votes. The governor’s bills all lost by overwhelming margins, and Blagojevich was forced to back down from his demand that Madigan pass his proposals.

 
Rove, Business Interests Targeting Illinois AG PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 10 May 2005 18:00
Illinois Republican leaders who attended a recent Will County retreat with Karl Rove were a little taken aback when the White House political guru talked excitedly about bringing Vice President Dick Cheney into Illinois to campaign on behalf of the Republican candidate for Illinois attorney general.

 
Investigation of State Agency Could Bring Even More Intrigue PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 03 May 2005 18:00
The scathing audit of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services that made such big headlines last week could be just the tip of the iceberg. The audit uncovered numerous problems at the agency, including some possible criminal activity, but inside sources say that there is much more to come.

 
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