Posts Tagged ‘ Illinois politics ’

SUN-TIMES: Gov. Quinn says he’ll back scaled-down gambling expansion

October 17, 2011
SUN-TIMES: Gov. Quinn says he’ll back scaled-down gambling expansion

Gov. Pat Quinn won’t sign a massive gambling expansion bill and, in its place, proposed a scaled-back alternative.

Tom Cross works to give Rahm Emanuel control over public pension funds

October 14, 2011
Tom Cross works to give Rahm Emanuel control over public pension funds

Tom Cross is leading an effort to give control of public pension boards over to Rahm Emanuel and Toni Preckwinkle.

Run for Republican Ward Committeeman in Chicago

October 12, 2011
Run for Republican Ward Committeeman in Chicago

The need for dedicated and honest candidates for this important Party post is greater than ever.

SUN-TIMES: Former GOP insider Levine takes stand in Cellini trial

October 12, 2011
SUN-TIMES: Former GOP insider Levine takes stand in Cellini trial

Stuart Levine tells jurors he paid GOP power brokers Bill Cellini and Bob Kjellander $1 million in lobbying work for Dental Care Plus.

Tolbert Chisum to resign from GOP State Central Committee

October 12, 2011
Tolbert Chisum to resign from GOP State Central Committee

Tolbert Chisum will resign as New Trier Republican Township Committeeman and State Central Committeeman effective Nov. 1.

Walsh and Hultgren’s pity party

October 11, 2011
Walsh and Hultgren’s pity party

Voters in Illinois are hurting and they have little patience for a couple of self-absorbed politicians.

SUN-TIMES: Campaign donations raise power bill questions

October 10, 2011
SUN-TIMES: Campaign donations raise power bill questions

Of the 98 legislators who voted in favor of a bill that would increase electric rates statewide, 90 reported contributions from ComEd and Ameren.

SUN-TIMES: Federal criminal trial of GOP power broker begins

October 3, 2011
SUN-TIMES: Federal criminal trial of GOP power broker begins

Bill Cellini amassed a fortune by keeping himself close to the state’s political stage while taking care to stand behind the curtain.

Anthony Anderson on Beyond the Beltway (UPDATE)

October 2, 2011
Anthony Anderson on Beyond the Beltway (UPDATE)

Anthony Anderson, Chairman of the Republican Precinct Project, to appear on Bruce DuMont’s two-hour nationally-syndicated Beyond the Beltway.

State Senator Suzi Schmidt should step down

September 29, 2011
State Senator Suzi Schmidt should step down

The right thing to do – and the smart thing politically – would be for Sen. Schmidt to step down now and a replacement selected to finish out her term.