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Illinois Governor Blagojevich Running for Re-election – Already PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 06 May 2003 18:00
Say what you want about Governor Rod Blagojevich, but he’s sticking like Super Glue to his top priorities. Unfortunately, the guv’s highest priority is running a permanent campaign. Pundits always used to accuse Bill Clinton of that very same thing, but Clinton was, of course, re-elected.

 
Is the U.S. Senate Calling Former Illinois Governor? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 22 April 2003 18:00
Republicans have waited a long time for some good news in this state, and it finally arrived last week. U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald announced he wouldn’t run for re-election, and former Governor Jim Edgar hinted that he just might enter the race.

 
Educators and Boats Gripe About Illinois Budget Proposal PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 15 April 2003 18:00
The cacophony of angry voices has started rising to a fever pitch in the wake of Governor Rod Blagojevich’s state budget address last Wednesday. Most of the complaining is coming from three areas: riverboat owners; elementary and secondary educators; and higher-education institutions.

 
Stock Traders Buy Their Own Reporters in the Illinois Statehouse PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 08 April 2003 18:00
A new source of cash fell into the laps of Springfield lobbyists this past week. Several New York-based stock-trading firms have hired statehouse lobbyists. But they don’t want the lobbyists to lobby for or against anything.

 
Illinois Governor’s Administration Becoming a Comedy of Errors PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 01 April 2003 18:00
The state’s new deputy governor, 29-year-old New York native Bradley Tusk, evidently has a lot to learn. Tusk was appointed to the important job not long ago even though he has absolutely no Illinois political experience and has never managed anything larger than a tiny staff.

 
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