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Obscure Board Spawns Illinois’ Biggest Scandal PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 13 July 2004 18:00
The scandal of the year is not about Jack Ryan’s sex life. It’s about an obscure little state board that appears to have gotten completely out of hand. You’ve probably never heard of the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board, at least until recently.

 
Illinois Budget Process More Secretive Than Ever PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 06 July 2004 18:00
Slowly but surely, the state legislature is being replaced by five guys in a back room. It’s old news that the four legislative leaders and the governor have totally hijacked the budget process. For years now, the governor, the House speaker, the Senate president, and the House and Senate minority leaders have met behind closed doors to hammer out the state’s spending plans.

 
It’s the Lying, Stupid PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 29 June 2004 18:00
It wasn’t about the sex. You might think Jack Ryan was forced out of the U.S. Senate race because the media found out that his ex-wife alleged that he had dragged her to kinky sex clubs on two continents.

 
Chicago Congressman Helps Crown a New “Messiah” PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 22 June 2004 18:00
Back in March, U.S. Representative Danny Davis (D-Chicago) participated in one of the most bizarre public events I’ve ever heard of. And that’s saying something. During the event, held on federal property, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon proclaimed himself the “Messiah” and “Returning Lord.

 
Plenty of Blame to Go Around in Illinois Budget Mess PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 15 June 2004 18:00
Who’s to blame for the overtime legislative session? It’s a question you will probably hear a lot in the coming days, even weeks, as the factions jockey for position. In case you haven’t heard, the state budget is a mess.

 
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