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Illinois Governor Can’t Always Avoid Tough Battles PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 28 October 2003 18:00
Those of us who live or work in Chicago high-rises have been a little freaked out lately since six people died in what at first appeared to be a routine fire at a Loop office building on October 17. From the live television coverage, it looked like the firefighters did a good job of promptly extinguishing the blaze.

 
Senate Race Could Change the Power Dynamics of Illinois Republican Party PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 21 October 2003 18:00
Addison Township was once king of the state’s Republican hill. The Illinois Senate President (Pate Philip), House Republican Leader (Lee Daniels), and state attorney general (Jim Ryan) all lived in the eastern DuPage County township.

 
Democrats Cross the Illinois Speaker at Their Peril PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 14 October 2003 18:00
A fascinating month-long political standoff might finally be coming to a close in Kankakee County. The trouble started when Governor Rod Blagojevich promised state Representative Phil Novak (D-Bradley) a seat on the Illinois Pollution Control Board.

 
What I Did on My Middle-Eastern Vacation PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 07 October 2003 18:00
I can only take so much of Illinois politics before I begin to go a little crazy. Don’t get me wrong, Illinois politics is my life. I truly enjoy my job. But, eventually, the bickering, the corruption, the pettiness start to infect my soul and I gotta stop for a while.

 
Stop Mowing the Ditches PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 23 September 2003 18:00
As I’ve told you before, I spent much of my childhood on a farm in rural Iroquois County. One of the chores I thought was completely pointless back then was mowing the ditches. It was dangerous work.

 
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