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Governor’s Future Might Lie in Prosecutor’s Hands PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 11 July 2006 22:25

"There is so much more coming it is breathtaking," an almost always reliable source said recently when asked about the recent flood of news stories about alleged corruption within Governor Rod Blagojevich's administration.

That source wasn't the only one making this prediction. Plenty of others are saying that the Chicago Tribune is sitting on a large pile of explosives. Unlike 1998, when the Tribune mostly sat by while other media outlets ran stories about George Ryan's alleged corruption, the paper is clearly trying to stay out front on this Blagojevich thing. As you may have seen, the Trib published several more stories over the long Independence Day holiday weekend and then published follow-ups for days.

Governor Won’t Let the Sun Shine in PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 04 July 2006 22:30

Should citizens of this state have a right to know whether their governor and his administration are under criminal investigation?

According to the Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, the answer is "no."

Third Party Could Finally Break Through the Ballot Barrier PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 27 June 2006 22:39

I'm not a big fan of third-party candidates.

It's not that I'm ecstatic about the two-party system. Too many "mainstream" candidates are poll-driven media robots to the point that they make me a little batty.

I wouldn't mind having another choice, if only to force the other candidates to stop acting like automatons and start speaking like human beings again.

The problem is that third-party candidates are usually a bit, um, goofy. Two words: Ross Perot. Need I say more?

Governor’s Education Plan Defended by Former Foe PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 20 June 2006 22:35

When last we heard from state Senator James Meeks, he had dropped out of the governor's race and endorsed Governor Rod Blagojevich's much hyped education/lottery plan. With the proposal currently under fire from almost all corners, I thought it might be a good time to check back in with him. 

Governor Leads in Poll, but Corruption Issue Looms Large PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 13 June 2006 22:56

Is Governor Rod Blagojevich's administration just as corrupt as or even more corrupt than former Governor George Ryan's crew? A new poll finds a plurality of Illinoisans would answer "yes" to that question.

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