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Poll shows Rauner leading big over Quinn
A new Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll found Republican Bruce Rauner leading Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn 51-39. That's pretty much the same margin the pollster found for another client a month ago.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Court ruling may end up costing Illinois
In a sweeping 6-1 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court last week struck down an attempt to force government retirees to pay more for their subsidized state health insurance.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Poll: Illinois rich guys not the most liked
It occurred to me when I was in Chicago the other day that the media furor about billionaire mogul Donald Trump's insistence that he be allowed to hang 20-foot-high letters spelling out his name on his new skyscraper is pretty much the same sort of mindset behind Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign to tag "Billionaire Bruce Rauner" as a rich, out of touch, right-wing white guy.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Governor candidate's 'budget savings' a farce
"Today, I laid our more than $1 billion in structural reforms," Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner boasted to his supporters via a blast e-mail last week.
Monday, June 16, 2014
The winners, losers in Springfield
There were lots of losers during the state legislative session which ended last month. But there were a few winners, so let's take a look at them.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
State lawmakers pass a time-bomb budget
On the bright side, I suppose you could argue that last week's budget passed by the General Assembly will lead to the largest tax cut in Illinois history come January, when the 2011 income tax increase partially expires on schedule.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014


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