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Chicago Transit Crisis Lands In Governor’s Lap PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 26 April 2005 18:00
Other than a handful of state employees, highway workers, Medicaid vendors, commercial-truck owners, and poor people, almost nobody out there in Voter Land has really paid much attention to the state’s budget problems.

 
Governor Should Keep Family Business Private PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 19 April 2005 18:00
There’s no violation of state law if a toxic-waste landfill is partly owned by one of the governor’s in-laws, or even a nuclear-waste dump, for that matter. There’s no problem with the law if a member of the governor’s family owns stock in a regulated monopoly such as Commonwealth Edison or SBC.

 
Democratic Leader Infuriates Unions, and a Republican Reaches Out PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:00
Harsh statements and public and private threats by Senate President Emil Jones over the past two years have prompted Senate Republican Leader Frank Watson to reach out to some labor leaders. Jones has been sharply critical of the construction trades unions, accusing them of freezing out African Americans and Latinos from apprenticeship programs and job sites.

 
Governer’s Gambling Proposal Might Be DOA PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 05 April 2005 18:00
Governor Rod Blagojevich’s proposal last week to more than double the number of gaming slots at riverboat casinos in Illinois will require an enormous amount of leadership to become a reality. Here’s the rundown of the pitfalls: • Almost all gaming bills eventually become giant legislative Christmas trees, and then usually perish because of their gross obesity.

 
Economic Development and Responsive Government Face Off in Moline Mayoral Election PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 18:00
With Stan Leach choosing not to run for re-election this year after 12 years in office, a pair of city-council members are seeking to replace him. Although the election is nonpartisan, there’s a clear choice among the candidates politically.

 
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