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Treasurer’s Poll Finds Illinois Governor Vulnerable PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 22 March 2005 18:00
She’d give him a real run for his money. Illinois Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka has a new poll that shows her trailing Governor Rod Blagojevich by just three points in a head-to-head matchup. Using just about any test, the numbers are real.

 
Illinois Comptroller Makes a Comeback PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 15 March 2005 18:00
Dan Hynes is slowly working his way back to the top. Hynes was once the brightest of Illinois’ young political stars. After winning his first statewide race for Illinois comptroller in 1998, the then-30-year-old Democrat’s future looked limitless.

 
Illinois Senate President Jeopardizes Historic Abortion Compromise PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Monday, 07 March 2005 18:00
Almost half of the entire Illinois House has signed up to sponsor a pro-life bill this year. The proposal is an exact replica of a federal law that ostensibly protects infants who are “born alive” during botched abortion procedures.

 
Jones-Blagojevich Feud Portends Long, Hot Summer PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 01 March 2005 18:00
Senate President Emil Jones was not treated too well during his 10 years as Senate minority leader. The majority Republicans locked him out of the room and killed most of his members’ bills. His fellow Democrat, House Speaker Michael Madigan, treated Jones like a junior associate, occasionally helping him out, but not doing all that much to backstop him in the process.

 
Illinois Governor Brilliantly Blocks Ethics Reform PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 22 February 2005 18:00
One of the problems with applying “appearance of impropriety” rules to Illinois and Chicago politics is that most of the players are swimming in a very small political pond. We’re constantly treated to stories about how this or that political insider connected with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is representing a company that just landed a sweet city contract.

 
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