Posts Tagged ‘ Illinois politics ’

TRIBUNE: More like this, please

May 11, 2012
TRIBUNE: More like this, please

One day after the Illinois House voted to kill a generous retirement perk for most state retirees, the Senate did the same by a 31-20 margin.

More questions raised in State GOP money transfer scheme

May 10, 2012
More questions raised in State GOP money transfer scheme

Syndicated political columnist Bernard Schoenburg has an excellent expansion this week on the story we broke last month about a money transfer scheme involving the State GOP.

Will the Illinois GOP confirm there’s a war on women?

May 8, 2012
Will the Illinois GOP confirm there’s a war on women?

There’s a situation brewing in central Illinois where Republicans risk lending legitimacy to the Democrats’ attack that Republicans are engaged in a "war on women."

Here’s what happened at the last State GOP Convention

May 6, 2012
Here’s what happened at the last State GOP Convention

As the old saying goes, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

State GOP Convention and restoring Direct Elections

May 3, 2012
State GOP Convention and restoring Direct Elections

The Illinois Republican State Convention next month offers regular Republicans an opportunity to succeed where their GOP lawmakers in Springfield have failed for the past seven years.

HINZ: Follow the money – Citadel’s Ken Griffin and the Illinois GOP

April 18, 2012
HINZ: Follow the money – Citadel’s Ken Griffin and the Illinois GOP

In a fascinating series of events that just now are coming to light, it appears that every single penny the IL GOP got in the first quarter from other political groups for non-federal elections came courtesy of Ken and Anne Griffin.

Money transfer scandal should disqualify some from 13th C.D. decision

April 18, 2012
Money transfer scandal should disqualify some from 13th C.D. decision

The scandalous news of possibly illegal money transfers by the IL GOP should put the brakes on party officials’ participation in the succession question in the 13th Congressional District.

Illinois GOP’s money transfers demand some answers

April 17, 2012
Illinois GOP’s money transfers demand some answers

The Illinois Republican Party’s latest financial disclosure report filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections demands some answers from State Party Chairman Pat Brady and other party officials.

Why the Illinois GOP has Republicans worried nationally

April 15, 2012
Why the Illinois GOP has Republicans worried nationally

When your top party officials think the biggest problem with the Republican Party is that Republicans are participating too much – yes, you can probably expect big problems.

HINZ: Time to lift the veil on Sen. Kirk’s health status

April 11, 2012
HINZ: Time to lift the veil on Sen. Kirk’s health status

No one outside of a few closed-mouthed insiders really knows how Mark Kirk is faring after the severe stroke he suffered almost 3 months ago. It's time for that to change.