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Speaker Sends a Message to Trial Lawyers PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 17 May 2005 18:00
Last year, House Speaker Michael Madigan sent a clear message to Governor Rod Blagojevich when he brought all of the governor’s highly unpopular tax and fee hikes to the floor for up-or-down votes. The governor’s bills all lost by overwhelming margins, and Blagojevich was forced to back down from his demand that Madigan pass his proposals.

 
Rove, Business Interests Targeting Illinois AG PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 10 May 2005 18:00
Illinois Republican leaders who attended a recent Will County retreat with Karl Rove were a little taken aback when the White House political guru talked excitedly about bringing Vice President Dick Cheney into Illinois to campaign on behalf of the Republican candidate for Illinois attorney general.

 
Investigation of State Agency Could Bring Even More Intrigue PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 03 May 2005 18:00
The scathing audit of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services that made such big headlines last week could be just the tip of the iceberg. The audit uncovered numerous problems at the agency, including some possible criminal activity, but inside sources say that there is much more to come.

 
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.

 
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