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Illinois Governor Should Pick His Targets More Carefully PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 08 June 2004 18:00
During the last scheduled night of the spring legislative session, a reporter decided to step outside for a smoke. While he was outdoors, he tried to catch a glimpse inside the governor’s office. In one window, the reporter saw Deputy Governor Bradley Tusk talking to someone on the telephone.

 
Illinois Governor Needs to Start Delivering Solutions, Not Politics PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 01 June 2004 18:00
In a spectacular reversal of fortune, the Chicago Tribune reported last week that Governor Rod Blagojevich’s job-approval rating has dropped to just 40 percent. In February, a Tribune poll had Blagojevich’s approval rating at 55 percent.

 
Head of Powerful Illinois Agency Cutting Some Dubious Deals PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 25 May 2004 18:00
Something really stinks at CMS. The latest scandal to hit the powerful Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) revolves around a lucrative contract to manage health-care costs for tens of thousands of state workers and their families.

 
Illinois Governor Picks a Serious Fight with Mayor Daley PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:00
Part of me cheered when Governor Rod Blagojevich took a shot at Chicago Mayor Richard Daley last week. In case you haven’t heard, last Monday, Daley announced that he wanted a huge, land-based, city-owned casino.

 
Illinois Soap Opera Pits Speaker Against Governor PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 11 May 2004 18:00
There’s always a soap opera at the Illinois statehouse, but this year’s version is a bit crazier than usual. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is killing off Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich’s proposals left and right.

 
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