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Can Lieutenant Governor Keep His Silence for Two More Years? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 12 October 2004 18:00
Illinois Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn was threatened with political “divorce” not long ago by Governor Rod Blagojevich’s office. Quinn has been a critic of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority for years, but he was completely cut out of the governor’s massive restructuring and reform plan.

 
The Hottest Race in Illinois? For the Supreme Court PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 05 October 2004 18:00
This year’s only Illinois Supreme Court race is just about the hottest political thing going. The Fifth District race pits appellate justice Gordon Maag (D-Glen Carbon) against trial judge Lloyd Karmeier (R-Nashville).

 
No Easy Answers for Statehouse Security PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 28 September 2004 18:00
Up until last week the Statehouse had been one of the safest places in Illinois. No one had ever been killed there in its entire history. And then some unbalanced kid stops taking his meds and all hell breaks loose.

 
Appointed Incumbent Gets a Big Break in Key House Race PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 21 September 2004 18:00
It’s endorsement season in Illinois politics, a time of high anxiety for candidates who are already involved up to their eyeballs in stressful campaigns. Missing out on a key interest-group endorsement can sometimes devastate a campaign.

 
Searching for Intelligent Life on Other (Politicians’) Planets PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 14 September 2004 18:00
Over the last few weeks it’s become clear that Alan Keyes lives in his own little world. And it’s a pretty odd planet at that. In Keyes’ version of reality, pro-choicers are like terrorist sympathizers, his Democratic opponent Barack Obama has a “slaveholder mentality,” and Jesus would never even consider voting for Obama.

 
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