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ILGO looks like a Rauner front organization
A newly formed group of self-described "center-left" Democrats claims to have secured $20 million in commitments to spend on state legislative races here.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Wishful thinking won't solve Illinos budget mess
Buried deep within Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget plan for next fiscal year is yet another claimed "savings" which may not actually save any money, and could easily wind up costing the state more.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The patchwork history of Wilmington libraries
I will come right out and say it: There is no better use of taxpayer's money than the public library. For those who think a library is just about books, they haven't visited a library recently.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Gov. Rauner making wounds among legislators
Gov. Bruce Rauner has met with dozens of state legislators both individually and in small groups since his election. By all accounts, every meeting has been cordial and he has scored lots of points with legislators who aren't accustomed to this sort of gubernatorial attention.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
A rookie mistake may gridlock Illinois' budget
A rookie mistake has led to some big problems.

House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton both believed that Gov. Bruce Rauner would ask to postpone the scheduled Feb. 18th budget address.

Monday, March 2, 2015
Gov. Rauner delays much of the true budget mess
After he was elected, but before he was sworn in to office, Bruce Rauner repeatedly lambasted Gov. Pat Quinn and the legislative Democrats for passing a "booby trap" budget that was about to blow up in the state's collective face.
Monday, February 23, 2015


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