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What I Did on My Middle-Eastern Vacation PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 07 October 2003 18:00
I can only take so much of Illinois politics before I begin to go a little crazy. Don’t get me wrong, Illinois politics is my life. I truly enjoy my job. But, eventually, the bickering, the corruption, the pettiness start to infect my soul and I gotta stop for a while.

 
Stop Mowing the Ditches PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 23 September 2003 18:00
As I’ve told you before, I spent much of my childhood on a farm in rural Iroquois County. One of the chores I thought was completely pointless back then was mowing the ditches. It was dangerous work.

 
Illinois Comptroller Leads the Democratic Field for Senate, but He’s Vulnerable PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 16 September 2003 18:00
Let’s continue our look at U.S. Senate candidates. This time, the Democrats: • Comptroller Dan Hynes – Obviously the man to beat. Hynes has lined up big-time labor support, he has the backing of most county Democrat chairmen, he has put together a good organization, and he has won two statewide elections by wide margins.

 
Handicapping the Republican U.S. Senate Candidates PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 09 September 2003 18:00
This seems like a good time to rate the various U.S. Senate candidates. Let’s start with the Republicans. • Jack Ryan – A handsome multi-millionaire with three Ivy League degrees, quit his investment-banking career and went to work as a teacher in an inner-city school.

 
Showdown Brewing Between Illinois Governor and Treasurer PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 02 September 2003 18:00
The media missed the mark on Illinois Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka’s press conference not long ago. Topinka summoned reporters to issue a public demand that the governor call a special session to deal with the budget problem.

 
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