Leaky pipes can be a politician's best friend. Good government remains good politics. Gov. Quinn announced a loan to the city of Chicago to replace seven miles of aging, leaking, wheezing water pipeline with a "jobs, jobs, jobs" message.
All the legislation does is require that corporations disclose how much they pay to the state. Working families in the state are paying taxes. All we want to do is make sure the big corporations are doing the same. If they have nothing to hide, why do they care?
Governor Pat Quinn is one of President Obama's major supporters, so it seems a little odd to see him helping get Reboot Illinois off the ground -- a startup from donors who funded some of the most hard-hitting attack ads on the president.
Although Governor Pat Quinn disclosed no statistic revealing how many foreclosure have been prevented when he rolled out a batch of Illinois foreclosure prevention statistics over the weekend, he may have revealed something about 2014.
Criticism mounted in recent years as media exposed the legislative scholarship program as often being used for political, not educational, purposes. With a flourish of the pen, Gov. Quinn put an end to the state's scandal-tainted program.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been actively wading into Democratic legislative primary fights. And Emanuel did so again recently, throwing his support to Christian Mitchell. What will Rahm's support reel in that Mitchell lacks?
Women and girls are already receiving such a wafer-thin slice of the pie, and there's no room to trim it further without creating a domino effect that will hurt women, their families and their communities.