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[28 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

    Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady is urging the Regional Transportation Authority to rescind its decision to hire the son-in-law of state House Speaker Mike Madigan as its new, $130,000-a-year chief lobbyist.   But the top Re…

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[28 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be the keynote speaker at a student political convention sponsored by the Junior State of America (JSA), the largest high school student-run organization in the country.

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UPDATE: Confirmed with Alex Quinn, Director of Publicity for JSA.  Gov. Blagojevich will be speaking to JSA at 10AM on April 2, 2011 at the Oakbrook Double Tree.

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[28 Feb 2011 | 5 Comments | ]

To the Most Rev. Jerome Listecki, Archbishop of Milwaukee:
What in the world possessed you to turn out a statement conveying the view of all the state’s bishops that comes down on the side of the amply well-paid union strikers in Wisconsin?

I write as a labor union member in good standing (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists AFL-CIO). Your statement was maintains it is a plea for “the legitimate rights” of public employees. Thus it was immediately snapped up by the liberal media as endorsement of the well-paid public …

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[28 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:As GOP Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker continues in a standoff with labor, Democratic Illinois Gov. Quinn told me some GOP governors are on an “ideological crusade” to strip away union collective-bargaining rights in order…

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[28 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

* You gotta be kidding me. From a press release…
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be the keynote speaker at a student political convention sponsored by the Junior State of America (JSA), the largest high school student-run organization …

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[28 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

* Apparently, Judy Erwin didn’t tell Team Emanuel that she’d just been busted for ethics violations and the Emanuel people didn’t check. Oops…
A veteran politician Rahm Emanuel named to his mayoral transition team resigned her…

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[28 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

* From a Tribune editorial urging Gov. Pat Quinn to sign the death penalty abolition bill that’s sitting on his desk…
Taxpayers have spent more than $122 million in 10 years to send 15 new prisoners to death row, but the moratorium remains …

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[28 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

* It turns out that walkouts have been a relatively common occurrence in the Indiana House for the past 16 years by both parties..
– In 1995, Democrats staged a two-week walkout during the 1995 session until Republican leaders withdrew a surprise…

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[27 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady today called upon the Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation Authority to rescind the employment agreement of Speaker Mike Madigan’s son-in-law, Jordan Matyas. Matyas, who is married to Madigan’s daughter, was recently given…