What does it say about our society that Scott Cross needed extraordinary courage to speak at the sentencing hearing of his high school wrestling coach, Dennis Hastert? Do we want to live in a world in which crime victims do not feel comfortable sharing their stories?
With the count of absentee and provisional ballots the lead switched from Republican Tom Cross by a few hundred votes to Democrat Michael Frerichs by a few thousand votes in a day. Cross condeded to Frerichs Wednesday.
Democratic state Sen. Michael Frerichs is trailing behind Republican state Rep. Tom Cross in the Illinois treasurer's race by only 1 percentage point in a new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll. In three previous Reboot Illinois polls, Frerichs was behind Cross by 7, 11 and 6 percentage points.
Illinoisans are seven weeks away from voting on six statewide government offices, which means they have at least 12 candidates to get to know (plus third-party candidates in some races) and decide whether or not they will vote for them in a short period of time.
This poll is the first from Reboot Illinois to include Libertarian candidate Matthew Skopek. How could his inclusion on the ballot have affected the way voters responded to this poll and how they will vote in November?
Uh oh. Have you checked the calendar lately? Yup, it's bad. Primary Election Day is next week and if you care about your home and our government, you really need to get involved, do some studying and vote.
Bill Daley offered a unique excuse Tuesday for why he had abandoned his bid for governor the previous day: He was confident he'd win. And he realized that, at 65, he wasn't prepared for the 5- to 9-year commitment winning the governorship would entail.
Apparently some Illinois Republicans didn't get the memo. Two weeks ago women went to the polls and sent a message that the GOP has a major problem. So now some Republicans are targeting a female GOP leader and no one else.