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Inside Obama’s Illinois Landslide PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 23 March 2004 18:00
Barack Obama’s victory in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary for Illinois looks a lot like Glenn Poshard’s 1998 Democratic gubernatorial primary win, only upside down. Poshard won a bunch of small southern Illinois counties with overwhelming margins.

 
Anger with Phone Company Could Be Big Factor in Illinois Elections PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 16 March 2004 18:00
Illinois Bell, Ameritech, SBC. Whatever you call it, the phone company’s name appears to be mud with at least some Illinois voters. Last year, you might remember, Texas-based mega-corporation SBC muscled a bill through both the Illinois House and Senate that opponents claimed would double some local phone bills.

 
Prison-Closure Proposal Might Be More Than a Flip-Flop PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 09 March 2004 18:00
During the 2002 campaign, gubernatorial candidate Rod Blagojevich traveled to Vandalia, in southern Illinois, and spoke to a large crowd of union members. Most of those union members worked at the local state prison.

 
At the Heart of Hull PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Wednesday, 03 March 2004 18:00
I’m going to talk about Blair Hull, but I have to tell you a story first. Nobody thought Terry Link had a chance back in 1996. Link was running for an Illinois Senate seat in a Republican-leaning, Lake County district.

 
Illinois Governor’s Budget Filled with Intrigue PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:00
Buried deep within Governor Rod Blagojevich’s annual budget address last week was a nasty argument with the most influential bunch of do-gooders in Illinois – the social-service providers. These are the groups, many of them religious (such as the Catholic Conference, Lutheran Social Services, and the Jewish Federation), that take care of the state’s most vulnerable citizens.

 
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