Posts Tagged ‘ Illinois politics ’

TRIBUNE: When lawmakers communicate, constituents often pay

November 27, 2011
TRIBUNE: When lawmakers communicate, constituents often pay

In 30 months, Illinois representatives spent $4.27 million in public money using 'franking' privilege.

HINZ: Want a challenge? Run for GOP ward boss

November 23, 2011
HINZ: Want a challenge? Run for GOP ward boss

Here's your chance, folks, to help rebuild a second party in distinctly one-party Chicago.

DH: Rutherford defends taxpayer-funded brochure going to donors

November 21, 2011
DH: Rutherford defends taxpayer-funded brochure going to donors

A Daily Herald investigation has connected 181 more brochure recipients to Rutherford donations, bringing the total to 723 donors among the 850 recipients.

Run, recruit, or don’t complain

November 17, 2011
Run, recruit, or don’t complain

It’s up to regular Republicans like you to get the Illinois Republican Party on track.

SJ-R: Social Security numbers revealed on program mailing

November 17, 2011
SJ-R: Social Security numbers revealed on program mailing

The Bright Directions account holders received a quarterly newsletter with their Social Security numbers printed on the outside.

Rick Perry gets the old Tom Double Cross in Illinois

November 14, 2011
Rick Perry gets the old Tom Double Cross in Illinois

Rick Perry now realizes that in Texas you may get the horns – but in Illinois you get the old Tom Double Cross.

Precincts hold key to defeating the Democrats in Illinois

November 12, 2011
Precincts hold key to defeating the Democrats in Illinois

True Republicans don’t sit around worrying about the old bosses and the old attitudes. After all, where has that gotten our GOP in Illinois?

CHRONICLE: First battles for ‘12 elections fought in the precincts

November 10, 2011
CHRONICLE: First battles for ‘12 elections fought in the precincts

The Republican Precinct Project is geared to have the GOP match what the Democrats do in getting boots on the ground.

Gambling bill fails in State House

November 9, 2011
Gambling bill fails in State House

The controversial gambling bill failed on a 58-53 vote in the House this evening, falling short of the 71 votes needed for a veto proof majority.

Illinois straw poll fiasco embarrasses all Republicans

November 6, 2011
Illinois straw poll fiasco embarrasses all Republicans

State GOP Chair Pat Brady has lost the trust and confidence of Illinois Republicans. If he really cared about our Party, he would step aside. But he won’t.