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Senate Race Could Change the Power Dynamics of Illinois Republican Party PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 21 October 2003 18:00
Addison Township was once king of the state’s Republican hill. The Illinois Senate President (Pate Philip), House Republican Leader (Lee Daniels), and state attorney general (Jim Ryan) all lived in the eastern DuPage County township.

 
Democrats Cross the Illinois Speaker at Their Peril PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 14 October 2003 18:00
A fascinating month-long political standoff might finally be coming to a close in Kankakee County. The trouble started when Governor Rod Blagojevich promised state Representative Phil Novak (D-Bradley) a seat on the Illinois Pollution Control Board.

 
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.

 
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