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Handicapping the Republican U.S. Senate Candidates PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 09 September 2003 18:00
This seems like a good time to rate the various U.S. Senate candidates. Let’s start with the Republicans. • Jack Ryan – A handsome multi-millionaire with three Ivy League degrees, quit his investment-banking career and went to work as a teacher in an inner-city school.

 
Showdown Brewing Between Illinois Governor and Treasurer PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 02 September 2003 18:00
The media missed the mark on Illinois Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka’s press conference not long ago. Topinka summoned reporters to issue a public demand that the governor call a special session to deal with the budget problem.

 
Hunting Group Misfires with Criticisms of Bills PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 26 August 2003 18:00
I generally sympathize with the pro-hunting folks, but the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is engaging in either deliberate lies or abject incompetence these days. The alliance’s Web site (http://www.ussportsmen.

 
Intrigue and Scandal at the Illinois State Fair PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 19 August 2003 18:00
A costly mistake by the parents of a 4-H club member has turned into some bad publicity for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Representative Shane Cultra (an Onarga Republican) wants an apology from the governor over his remarks last week about the State Fair animal-doping controversy.

 
Pork Money Flows While Illinois Contractors Wait PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 12 August 2003 18:00
Pharmacists and road-builders have to wait months for their state-government reimbursements, but Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has managed to find the cash to green-light $200 million worth of pork-barrel projects.

 
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