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Obama Comes Out Swinging in Second U.S. Senate Debate PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 26 October 2004 18:00
Since most of you probably had higher priorities last Thursday night than catching the debate between Barack Obama and Alan Keyes (such as watching the St. Louis Cardinals win the National League pennant), I figured I’d do my civic duty and tell you what I saw.

 
Desperate Democrats Throw Mud in Supreme-Court Race PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 19 October 2004 18:00
This is an election. It is not a meeting of a Sunday School class,” Illinois State Bar Association President Ole Bly Pace told the Associated Press this week. Pace was referring to the Fifth District Supreme Court race as he made what could be the political understatement of the year.

 
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.

 
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