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Illinois’ New Deputy Governor Faces a Rough Ride PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Sunday, 09 March 2003 18:00
The general reaction to Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s appointment of Bradley Tusk as his new deputy governor to replace Doug Scofield is not exactly drawing rave reviews. Scofield resigned as deputy governor to “spend more time with his family” after less than two months on the job.

 
Illinois Governor Stacks Deck for Telecommunications Giant PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 04 March 2003 18:00
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Pat Quinn hits the mute button – a device nobody ever thought he possessed. Lieutenant Governor Quinn, a self-styled consumer activist, has for well over 20 years raged against the political clout wielded by the company formerly known as Ameritech, then Ameritech/SBC, and now just plain ol’ SBC.

 
Legislator Learns to Say “No” PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 25 February 2003 18:00
Illinois State Representative Julie Hamos (D-Chicago) begged me last week not to make her out to be some kind of lone-wolf hero or get her in trouble with her fellow legislators. But what she did rates a notice.

 
Illinois Governor Hits the Ground Stumbling PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 18 February 2003 18:00
Just one month into his term as governor, Rod Blagojevich has already alienated legislators and other politicians who should be completely in his corner. Last Tuesday, a group of 20 elected African-American officials from Chicago’s west side, including U.

 
Online Exclusive: Illinois Senate Democrats Unleash Pent-Up Liberal Legislation PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 11 February 2003 18:00
Ten years in the minority often frustrated the Illinois Senate Democrats to no end. They would sponsor bills that had passed the House with huge bipartisan majorities – and often with significant public support – only to watch them quietly die in the Senate Rules Committee, which was controlled with an iron fist by the Republicans.

 
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