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Illinois Governor Will Have a Tough Time Killing State Board of Education PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 03 February 2004 18:00
Governor Rod Blagojevich won a lot of legislative victories last year. He rammed through a $10-billion pension-funding plan, increased taxes and fees, enacted several bills that protected workers, and killed an attempt to expand gambling.

 
Illinois Republicans Practicing Guilt by Association PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 27 January 2004 18:00
Illinois Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) was the biggest surprise winner of the 2002 election. Political observers are still scratching their heads at how the Democrat defeated popular Republican Senator Laura Kent Donahue in a Republican-leaning district.

 
What’s Wrong with Illinois’ U.S. Senate Democratic Favorite? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 20 January 2004 18:00
Despite winning two consecutive statewide elections by overwhelming margins, Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes has just 14 percent in the U.S. Senate race, according to the latest Chicago Tribune poll. Even worse, Hynes is tied with two of his opponents, Maria Pappas and Barack Obama.

 
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.

 
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