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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.

 
Washington’s Influence Will Finally Be Felt in Illinois GOP PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 03 December 2002 18:00
Congressmen almost never have much influence in Illinois politics. The political class sometimes even ships them off to Washington to get them out of the way – often to keep them from running for a truly important job, like alderman.

 
Death Doesn’t Take a Holiday in Illinois Veto Session PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:00
Every legislative session has its own feel, and its own rhythm. This fall’s veto session feels like death – in more ways than one. One should never predict anything about what could happen in a veto session, but nothing big seems to be moving or percolating this fall.

 
Illinois Budget Battles Look to Be Bloody PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 19 November 2002 18:00
You’ve probably heard by now that Illinois Governor George Ryan has ordered almost all state agencies under his control to come up with 2-percent budget cuts. The idea is to find $250 million in savings to make up for a drop in state revenues.

 
Times Get Tough for Illinois GOP PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 12 November 2002 18:00
From the totally pro-life Jim Ryan, to the tough-talking, pro-life, pro-gun prosecutor Joe Birkett, to the “Let’s attack Iraq today!” U.S. Senate candidate Jim Durkin, the right wing got its head handed to it last week in Illinois.

 
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