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“Pay to Play” Reformers Now Look to State Level PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 15 February 2005 18:00
You could physically feel the political ground shifting last week as Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley announced he would no longer accept campaign contributions from city contractors and members of their immediate families.

 
Fear-Mongering on Gay-Rights Bill Unfounded PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Monday, 07 February 2005 18:00
The reaction by the Religious Right to the passage of a gay-rights law in Illinois has been predictably loud and aggrieved. But the law’s critics have universally zeroed in on one key argument – a claim that churches and religious institutions will now be forced by the government to hire gays and lesbians.

 
Media Spotlight Not Bright Enough on Department of Natural Resources PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 01 February 2005 18:00
Red Burchyett is getting his wheelchair and his job back. That’s good news for Mr. Burchyett, who was laid off several weeks ago from his mechanic’s job at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

 
“Friends” of Illinois Governor Sick of Waiting for Their Due PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 25 January 2005 18:00
Politics is a numbers game. And votes, dollars, and favors are the only numbers that matter. The boys who play politics at the street level never forget their numbers. They can tell you how many votes they pulled out of Precinct 22 three elections ago, or how much money they raised for some nobody judge in ’96, or the name of their neighbor’s mother’s cousin that they helped out of that jam that one time.

 
Disdain for Illinois Governor Fuels Rumors PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 18 January 2005 18:00
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich tends to bring out the worst in people. A good example of this would be a malicious and false rumor that made the rounds about the governor a couple of months ago. My phone rang off the hook for days as people called to fill me in about the latest variation on the theme.

 
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