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Prosecutors Clearly Target Illinois Governor with Plea Agreements PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 20 September 2005 18:00
The U.S. Attorney’s office allowed two guilty-plea agreements to weave a sinister tale last week about an alleged “fundraising strategy” supposedly headed by Governor Rod Blagojevich. The alleged “strategy” was designed to strong-arm firms seeking business with the Teachers Retirement System and other state boards into hiring do-nothing consultants who would then kick money back to the governor’s campaign fund.

 
Republicans Hoping for an Edgar Run at Illinois Governor PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 13 September 2005 18:00
You might have heard that another poll is showing former Governor Jim Edgar with a commanding lead over Governor Rod Blagojevich. The poll, taken late last month by the Judy Baar Topinka campaign, has Edgar leading Blagojevich 51 to 38.

 
Republican Feud Bodes Ill for the Party PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 23 August 2005 18:00
It shouldn’t have been much of a surprise that Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Oberweis hogged the spotlight at last week’s annual Illinois State Fair Republican Day event. Oberweis’ three statewide campaigns have provided ample evidence that he has a propensity for making outrageous claims designed to focus media attention on himself.

 
Lieutenant Governor Speaks Loudly with His Actions PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 16 August 2005 18:00
You probably don’t know this, but Illinois Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn has attended all but three of the 92 wakes and/or funerals held for Illinois servicemen and -women who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. The three he missed (because he was out-of-state) were attended by a top member of his staff.

 
Fundraising Reports Help Handicap GOP Candidates PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 09 August 2005 18:00
There are some important milestones in every statewide campaign. The benchmark polling is the first. In the race for governor, Judy Baar Topinka won that one hands down, but wasn’t as far ahead, perhaps, as she should have been.

 
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