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Illinois Governor Plays All the Angles – and Wins PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 08 July 2003 18:00
After months of publicly jabbing the General Assembly for its hidebound ways, Governor Rod Blagojevich is now aiming his sharp political elbows at his fellow constitutional officers, including his most likely re-election rival.

 
Irony Abounds in Illinois Politics PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 01 July 2003 18:00
Talk about a week filled with heavy-duty irony. Christian conservatives rallying for lower casino taxes and Governor Rod Blagojevich doling out George Ryan’s pork money. Early last week, a coalition of conservative groups held a press conference.

 
Conservative Leader Has Eye on Illinois PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 24 June 2003 18:00
“We are trying to change the tones in the state capitals – and turn them toward bitter nastiness and partisanship,” Grover Norquist recently told the Denver Post. Norquist runs a group called Americans for Tax Reform, and his organization was scheduled to participate in a Chicago press conference last week that was called to attack Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich for his anti-business proposals.

 
Illinois GOP Infighting Only Helps the Democrats PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 17 June 2003 18:00
House Republican leader Tom Cross and Senate Republican leader Frank Watson weren’t exactly on the same page during the spring legislative session. As a result, there is serious tension between the two Republican caucuses.

 
Illinois Governor Leads a Charmed Life PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 10 June 2003 18:00
I’m not a superstitious person, but I’m starting to believe that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s life has been blessed by a kindly leprechaun, a lucky star, or an influential guardian angel. Take your pick. He was elected to the Illinois House after a new legislative map gave state Representative Bruce Farley (D-Chicago) the opportunity to be kicked upstairs to the Senate by Blago’s politically powerful father-in-law.

 
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