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The Swampby Rick Pearson DENVER--It was a night of Illinois testimonials for home-state Sen. Barack Obama to open the Democratic National Convention, with speeches from a legislative seatmate to a vanquished Senate opponent all attempting to define the presumptive...
The Swampby Katherine Skiba Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan on Tuesday said, in so many words, thanks but no thanks to the soon-to-be-created position of director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Madigan, a two-term AG who is on the......
Tags: Illinois, Lisa Madigan, Consumers, Chicago Tribune, U.S. Senate
The Swamp(Cross posted from Clout Street) by John Byrne and Rick Pearson President Barack Obama today told Democratic campaign donors that U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias is running "for all the right reasons." "He's not doing this to help lobbyists. He's....
Tags: Illinois, Political Fundraising, Primaries, Danny Davis, Charity
The Swampby Mike Memoli Our friends at Clout Street note the timing of yesterday's verdict in the Rod Blagojevich trial, coming on the eve of Illinois Democrats' day at the state fair. Democrats are mindful of what happened to Republicans, who......
Just minutes after his announcement Wednesday that he's running for governor in the Illinois Republican Party primary, gazillionaire businessman Bruce Rauner declared something. He declared war. War with the public union bosses, war with Boss Madigan,...
Expecting this latest special session of the legislature in Springfield to get Illinois' finances back on track is like expecting someone who throws out the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field to give the Cubs six solid innings on the mound. Both...
Tags: Bonds, Finance, Springfield, Politics, Marketing
Democrats are poisoning Illinois and Chicago. Maybe it's too obvious to state, but it isn't said often enough. Or barely at all. Democrats have locked up the city and the state. They have supermajorities in both houses of the Illinois legislature. The...
What do political dads really want on Father's Day? I'm not a political dad. So all I'd like is a pair of leopard-print spandex bike shorts and a Big Wheel Sidewalk Screamer, that I may go on bike rides with the mayor of Chicago. But what do political...
Talk about the Wild West. Imagine officials of more than 200 local home-rule units of government in Illinois — trustees, aldermen, councilors, commissioners, most of them part-timers — suddenly and urgently attempting to craft and pass a new...
To: The Decisive Dozen From: Your Supporters Re: The Illinois House of Representatives Vote on Same-Sex Marriage. All it takes is the 12 of you, whoever you are. That's the rumor anyway. "Twelve votes short of passage," said Michael Madigan,...
American politicians are always on the lookout for "new sources of revenue," which sounds a lot nicer than "sinking their fangs into our necks." But however you describe it, they just can't stop sucking our blood with their unending tax increases on the...
What if lawmakers passed a bill that allowed two dozen hand-picked political insiders to fan out across the state and walk up to you and demand your cash? Not ask but demand. Got a problem? There is no passion in the demand, no anger, no urgency....
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