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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.

 
Republicans Still Balking at $3-Billion Projects Deal PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 10 January 2006 18:00
We’ve been seeing a lot of news reports lately that the governor thinks he can pass a massive $3-billion road-and-school-construction plan this year. But Senate Republican Leader Frank Watson is throwing some cold water on an article that jump-started much of this speculation.

 
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