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Tax Cuts Aren’t the Only Answer for New Illinois Governor PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 21 January 2003 18:00
By now, you’ve probably heard that new Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was so surprised about the actual size of the state’s budget deficit that he is considering breaking his campaign promise to not raise taxes.

 
Friends Don’t Let Friends Go Corrupt PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 14 January 2003 18:00
An absolute necessity in politics is to have friends outside of the political game. Most political types understand this and routinely delineate between their political friends and their “real” friends. A lobbyist, legislator, reporter, etc.

 
Is It Time to Jump off the Blagojevich Train Already? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 07 January 2003 18:00
As you might have observed by now, Illinois governor-elect Rod Blagojevich promoted himself last year in an almost presidential manner. As soon as the election was over, a sympathetic scribe or two in the media even suggested that our governor-elect might have some presidential material in him.

 
Look Beyond the Feds’ Case Against Governor Ryan PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Monday, 23 December 2002 18:00
Secretary of State George Ryan sat on a couch in his Chicago office, reading a document in early September of 1998. It hadn’t been a good day. The feds were closing in, the media was turning against him, and election day was just two months away.

 
Despite Attacks from Illinois GOP, Senator Fitzgerald Sitting Pretty PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 10 December 2002 18:00
Some top Illinois Republicans are making a lot of noise lately about finding a candidate to run against Senator Peter Fitzgerald, a fellow member of the GOP, in two years. But is their publicity barrage against the incumbent freshman a warning that he faces defeat, or is it just a shot across his bow to remind him that he needs to start being more cooperative in Washington, or, at least, be a little more quiet? Whatever.

 
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