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New Economic Reports Bolster Quinn Illinois 'Comeback' Claim

David Ormsby | Posted 09.18.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A new Illinois jobs report has just improved Governor Pat Quinn's chances of keeping his. The Illinois unemployment rate fell in August for the sixth...

Guzzardi Undecided Over Mayoral Endorsement

David Ormsby | Posted 08.27.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

State Rep-elect Will Guzzardi, who has quickly emerged as a progressive rock star for clobbering State Rep. Toni Berrios in the March Democratic prima...

New Illinois Taxi Industry PAC Flexes Muscle in Uber Battle

David Ormsby | Posted 07.25.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The taxi industry feels secure that it can hold its veto-proof majority in the event that Governor Pat Quinn vetoes in the coming days or weeks legislation, HB 4075, that regulates rideshare firms.

GOP Governor Hopeful's Wife Claims She's A Democrat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, who is running to unseat Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D), aimed to moderate his message in a new campaign ad featurin...

Pat Quinn: The Most Women and Child Friendly Governor in the US

Terry Cosgrove | Posted 05.10.2014 | Chicago
Terry Cosgrove

With all due respect to the Governors of California and New York, Pat Quinn is the greatest champion of women and children of any sitting Governor. And Illinois voters should take note when voting in 2014.

GOP Candidate Admits He's The 1 Percent Of The 1 Percent

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Republican gubernatorial candidate and Illinois businessman Bruce Rauner wants to set the record straight: He's not just part of the one percent, he's...

Labor Unions Fear Outcome Of Illinois Governors Race

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — When superrich Republican Bruce Rauner decided to run for governor of Illinois, it was clear this wouldn't be the kind of race the st...

Gov. Pat Quinn Plans for State Government 2.0

David Ormsby | Posted 04.30.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Governor Pat Quinn's administration is poised to launch a vast and expensive modernization of state government's financial wiring and work processes that will revolutionize operations and likely displace ossified workers, upend encrusted work habits, and mothball-rusted file cabinets.

The Best Illinois GIF Gallery of 2013!

Madison Bondi | Posted 03.17.2014 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

2013 was an exciting, awkward, frustrating, and confusing year in Illinois. Join us as we take a look back at some of the most memorable highlights fr...

ObamaCare: A Crisis of Crony Contracting

Adam Andrzejewski | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Adam Andrzejewski

Various commentators have begun using the term "the Chicago Way" or "the Illinois Way" to describe the Obama Administrations behavior. With the failed rollout of ObamaCare, we see the costs of rewarding political insiders and their substandard IT companies with plumb projects.

2013 a Good Year for House Speaker Michael Madigan?

David Ormsby | Posted 03.02.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Some political observers think that the powerful Illinois House Speaker, Michael Madigan, (D-Chicago) seriously stumbled in 2013. But they would be wr...

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Must Pardon Randy Steidl Now

David A. Love | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
David A. Love

The miscarriages of justice plaguing Randy's case provide us with clear reasons as to why the death penalty is a problem. In essence, Randy Steidl was framed by the police and the prosecutors.

Unholy Alliance Seeks to Dismantle Illinois Torture Commission

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 12.16.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

In 2009, in the wake of the indictment of notorious Chicago police torture ringleader Jon Burge, the Illinois Legislature passed the Illinois Torture ...

2014 Illinois Governor Candidate Expenses: How Are They Spending Their Campaign Dollars?

Madison Bondi | Posted 11.16.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Think all campaign spending goes toward advertising, printing yard signs and making campaign T-shirts? You'd be amazed at the expenses incurred by candidates stumping for votes.

Rauner Leads In Facebook, Quinn Rules Twitter In Social Media Race

Madison Bondi | Posted 11.12.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

. We're following the social media trends of the six candidates for Illinois governor. The early returns show GOP candidate Bruce Rauner leading the pack in Facebook friends, though his numbers have begun to plateau after a meteoric initial rise.

Social Media Buzz-Meter: Who's Got More Friends, Followers?

Madison Bondi | Posted 10.06.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

When Bill Daley announced his official entry into the 2014 race for governor on July 30, his press release touted the number of Facebook friends and T...

My Top Quotes in Illinois

Madison Bondi | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

The pension crisis still has no solution, and as each day passes, the Illinois taxpayers are the ones who pay the piper -- literally. It's cost ‪‎taxpayers‬ $21 billion since 2000, and it's only getting worse.

Illinois Students With Disabilities Will Now Be Able To Opt Out Of Gym Class

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.29.2013 | Chicago

Student-athletes with disabilities in Illinois will now be able to opt out of gym class, just like their non-disabled student-athlete peers. Illin...

My Top Quotes in Illinois

Madison Bondi | Posted 07.23.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

The subject of political corruption is nothing new to Illinois, but the recent accusations of patronage against House Speaker Michael Madigan made by ...

My Top Quotes in Illinois

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.16.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Last week Governor Pat Quinn fulfilled his threat to lawmakers that if they did not come up with a proposed solution to the pension crisis, they will ...

Flat income tax? Progressive tax? No state income tax? A nationwide overview

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.14.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The 1970 Illinois constitution states that Illinois' state income tax must be applied with one rate paid by all taxpayers. Illinois is one of nine st...

John Celock

Front-Runner Exits Governor's Race

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

The Illinois attorney general said Monday she won't run for governor next year because her father remains a top state legislator. State Attorney G...

What Do You Get When You Start Searching a Candidate's Name?

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.10.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

You can learn a lot about a candidate with a Google search. But you can learn a lot about what people are wondering about a candidate if you let Googl...

My Top Quotes in Illinois This Week

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

While many people relaxed in celebration of the 4th of July holiday, Illinois was buzzing from the recent release of former Governor George Ryan, Bill Daley's endorsement from NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Quinn's partial veto of a concealed carry firearms bill.

Quinn Has Good Pension News, But He's Not Happy -- Why?

David Ormsby | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Apparently the "do nothing" Illinois General Assembly may have done enough to help to turn the long-term tide of the state's underfunded pension systems. Despite the good news, Quinn refused in his statement to embrace his administration's good news.