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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.

 
Hunting Group Misfires with Criticisms of Bills PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 26 August 2003 18:00
I generally sympathize with the pro-hunting folks, but the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is engaging in either deliberate lies or abject incompetence these days. The alliance’s Web site (http://www.ussportsmen.

 
Intrigue and Scandal at the Illinois State Fair PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 19 August 2003 18:00
A costly mistake by the parents of a 4-H club member has turned into some bad publicity for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Representative Shane Cultra (an Onarga Republican) wants an apology from the governor over his remarks last week about the State Fair animal-doping controversy.

 
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