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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
Frerichs needs to up his game
Back in January, state Sen. Michael Frerichs formally kicked off his campaign for Illinois state treasurer and posted a video online touting the fact the he'd ended "free, lifetime health care for state legislators."

Actually, Frerichs had voted against that bill in the General Assembly.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Looks like Illinois' tax hike won't be going away soon
"This morning," 1,063 respondents were told the evening of July 17th during a Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll, "Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner released an economic plan for Illinois.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014


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