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Washington’s Influence Will Finally Be Felt in Illinois GOP PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 03 December 2002 18:00
Congressmen almost never have much influence in Illinois politics. The political class sometimes even ships them off to Washington to get them out of the way – often to keep them from running for a truly important job, like alderman.

 
Death Doesn’t Take a Holiday in Illinois Veto Session PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:00
Every legislative session has its own feel, and its own rhythm. This fall’s veto session feels like death – in more ways than one. One should never predict anything about what could happen in a veto session, but nothing big seems to be moving or percolating this fall.

 
Illinois Budget Battles Look to Be Bloody PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 19 November 2002 18:00
You’ve probably heard by now that Illinois Governor George Ryan has ordered almost all state agencies under his control to come up with 2-percent budget cuts. The idea is to find $250 million in savings to make up for a drop in state revenues.

 
Times Get Tough for Illinois GOP PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 12 November 2002 18:00
From the totally pro-life Jim Ryan, to the tough-talking, pro-life, pro-gun prosecutor Joe Birkett, to the “Let’s attack Iraq today!” U.S. Senate candidate Jim Durkin, the right wing got its head handed to it last week in Illinois.

 
Illinois Legislative Leaders Look Out for Number One PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 05 November 2002 18:00
You’d think that all four state legislative leaders would have busted their humps this fall to win every possible race. But it actually looked like a couple of those leaders threw some races, albeit for different reasons.

 
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