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Profile in Cowardice: Senator Don Harmon Fracks Illinois

Will Reynolds | Posted 01.13.2015 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

The Illinois fracking law was negotiated by lobbyists behind closed doors with no southern Illinois environmentalists invited. The rules were finished the same way, but this time even the pro-regulation statehouse green groups were shut outside.

Old-School Politics In New-Age Community?

Better Government Association | Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago
Better Government Association

Don Harmon's street cred as a "reformer" or progressive has to be questioned. Judged through a larger prism, Don Harmon, the state senator who represents Oak Park, isn't challenging the status quo. He is the status quo.

Law Firm Employing Pol Also Gets Surprising Amount Of State Contracts

2012-03-30-BGA.jpg | Andrew Schroedter & Patrick Rehkamp | Posted 11.07.2012 | Chicago

This story is courtesy of the ...

ComEd Rate Hike Likely After House, Senate Approve Bill

Posted 12.26.2011 | Chicago

Members of both the Illinois House and Senate this week approved, in veto-proof majorities, a trailer bill to ComEd and Ameren's "smart grid" legislat...

Campaign Contribution Caps May See Legal Challenges

Chicago Public Radio | Sam Hudzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This spring, lawmakers took a stab at the issue of ethics in government, and passed a campaign finance bill. But some advocates and experts call the p...

Illinois Senate Democrats Talk Ethics Record to New Media, Push Back on Old Media Complaints

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Kwame Raoul introduced legislation for public financing two years ago. His predecessor, Barack Obama, sponsored the same legislation in 2005. What did Chicago newspapers editorialize at the time at the time on the Obama bill? Nothing.

Daley Wants New Senate President To Be From Cook County

Chicago Sun-Times | Dave McKinney and Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jockeying over the state Senate's next Democratic leader intensified Wednesday as Mayor Daley insisted he had no horse in the race but signaled behind...

Power Shakeup In Illinois Legislature

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate that Barack Obama left behind now is in a mad scramble over who will lead both the Democrats and Republicans. Following Tuesday's...

Money And Power Shifting In Springfield

State Journal-Register | Ryan Keith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Money is flowing swiftly into several key state Senate races, but it's coming from some unusual sources, thanks to an upcoming power shift. Senate Pr...