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Making sense of the IEA Kay endorsement
The Illinois Education Association has always leaned more Republican than its Illinois Federation of Teachers counterpart, but at least one of the IEA's endorsements raised a few eyebrows this year.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rauner needs a reality check on budget plan
"We should have billions of dollars every year as part of our budget process...(to) maintain and expand our infrastructure," Bruce Rauner said last week, according to the Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Minimum wage vote is Quinn's best hope
Some recent Chicago Tribune poll results appear to indicate that support for raising the minimum wage in the state's largest city may be enough to increase voter turnout for a non-binding November ballot referendum.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Gov. Quinn has a theme, but will it work?
Gov. Pat Quinn has struggled in the past to come up with a theme during his bid for re-election. But it seems like that has changed with the message that was heard repeatedly during the State Fair.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Bank fraud charges dropped against Chicago politician
As you probably know by now, the US Attorney's office in Chicago has agreed to drop all felony charges against Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) and has charged him instead with a simple misdemeanor.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Too many Illinoisans hate the way things are going
Gov. Pat Quinn's new TV ad is 60 seconds of one positive message after another. But the strategy might not work with more state residents than ever before say they would leave Illinois if they could.
Monday, August 4, 2014


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