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Rauner, Madigan will have to work together
Last December, Bruce Rauner appeared on a WLS Radio talk show program and revealed that he planned to form a new campaign committee to counter the power of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Quinn's message failed to gain votes
Bruce Rauner out-performed his fellow Republican Bill Brady's 2010 gubernatorial election performance in every region of the state last week. As I write this, with less than half a percent of the vote yet to be counted, Rauner has a big five-point margin over Gov. Pat Quinn and appears to have won a majority vote in a three-way election.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Who lost in this election? You
Some of you will read this column before the election, and some of you will read it after. I suppose I could've written two columns, but I've been kinda busy, so let's talk about one of the weirdest things that happened this campaign season.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
 The appearance of impropriety in the eye of the beholder
Perhaps the worst thing to happen to journalism over the years is its simplistic over-reliance on the mere "appearance of impropriety" to justify big, splashy stories.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Third governor candidate getting local support
I wasn't hugely surprised when Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers contributed $30,000 to the Illinois Libertarian Party's candidate for governor Chad Grimm earlier this month. 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Bruce too loose on tax details
The most important question asked of Bruce Rauner during last week's gubernatorial debate in Peoria was posed by Jamey Dunn-Thomason of Illinois Issues magazine.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014


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