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Political Intrigue Marks One Illinois Primary PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 13 January 2004 18:00
So far, the ugliest state-legislative primary race is in suburban McHenry County. Two Republicans are battling to challenge state Representative Jack Franks (D-Crystal Lake) in the general election. Perry Moy (R-Woodstock) is the anointed candidate, a popular restaurant owner and county-board member who has widespread support among the local GOP organization.

 
Last Year Brought Big Changes in Illinois Politics PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 06 January 2004 18:00
Last year was one of transition for Illinois’ political leadership. The year began with Republican Governor George Ryan leaving office after just four years in office – a term constantly overshadowed by allegations of corruption while he was secretary of state.

 
Illinois Governor Small Makes Ryan Look Saintly PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 23 December 2003 18:00
“A prosecutor once described political corruption as a ‘time-honored tradition’ in Illinois, but the scandal outlined in a 91-page indictment against former Governor George Ryan might be the worst yet,” claimed the Associated Press last week.

 
Simon Was a Rarity: an Honest Politician PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 16 December 2003 18:00
My father is a Barry Goldwater Republican. Goldwater, you will recall, was the Republican presidential nominee in 1964 who once said, “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.” Dad never voted for a Democrat in his life until 1984.

 
Illinois Governor Avoids Looking Bad – Again – on ComEd Bill PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 09 December 2003 18:00
Without a doubt, it was way past time that a giant corporation was rebuffed in Springfield. Every year, at least one of the big boys hires every available contract lobbyist, signs up a PR firm, cuts a deal with some pliable and influential third parties, and descends on the Illinois statehouse with a clever proposal in hand.

 
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