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Illinois Gubernatorial Contest – Surprisingly – Heats Up PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 29 October 2002 18:00
My buddy Jim Anderson over at the Illinois Radio Network mentioned the other day that he is seeing some eerie similarities between this governor’s race and the last one. He could very well be right. Back in 1998, George Ryan was the heavy early favorite.

 
Candidate Statements for the November 5 Election: Illinois State PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
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Tuesday, 29 October 2002 18:00
In preparation for the upcoming election, the River Cities’ Reader asked candidates to respond to the following: “Compare yourself to and contrast yourself with your opponent(s) in terms of your respective positions on the issues you think will be most important during the next term of the office you’re seeking.

 
Candidate Statements for the November 5 Election: Illinois Federal PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
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Tuesday, 29 October 2002 18:00
In preparation for the upcoming election, the River Cities’ Reader asked candidates to respond to the following: “Compare yourself to and contrast yourself with your opponent(s) in terms of your respective positions on the issues you think will be most important during the next term of the office you’re seeking.

 
Illinois House Races More Interesting Than Expected PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 22 October 2002 18:00
No real drama was expected out of Illinois House campaigns this year. The Democrats have a lock on the chamber. A combination of a new and loss-proof legislative-district map and the political might of House Speaker Michael Madigan’s campaign operation guarantee that the Republicans can’t take the House for the next 10 years – barring a cataclysmic political event that would have to surpass the Great 1994 Republican Landslide.

 
Can Illinois AG Candidate Tell the Truth? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 15 October 2002 18:00
I have been writing about Illinois politics for more than 12 years now, and, believe it or not, I’ve never called anyone a liar. That’s a pretty harsh thing to say about someone, even a politician. But I’m starting to wonder whether Republican attorney general candidate Joe Birkett is capable of telling the truth.

 
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