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Does Illinois’ Governor Have a Plan? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 20 May 2003 18:00
Governor Rod Blagojevich has spent less time in Springfield than any governor in memory. Instead, he’s either stayed close to his Chicago home or gallivanted around the rest of the state holding press conferences touting his programs and blaming his problems on a General Assembly that has, in reality, mostly tried (in vain) to work with him.

 
Chicago and Daley Win, Consumers Lose in Illinois Legislature PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 13 May 2003 18:00
Jim Ryan might have been right. Remember last year when the Republican gubernatorial candidate warned that Chicago Mayor Richard Daley would control the state’s agenda if Chicagoan Rod Blagojevich was elected? Well, current evidence is leaning in Jim Ryan’s favor.

 
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.

 
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