| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:22 PM
You don't see it in satellite photos, or from the Mississippi River gazing east. But Illinois has shrunk. If you've lived here for a while, you sense it: A place that for two centuries has been a muscular engine — a whole state of big shoulders,...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:01 AM
As a member of generation X, I want to thank John McCarron's "A boomer's advice for millenials" for being one of few public pieces to acknowledge how the American dream has been scarred, or, as he softly calls it, "leaving a few bills to pay."
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn marched down Cermak Road where Cicero meets Berwyn, a white sash designating him grand marshal of a mushroom festival parade perched across his shoulder, but it was his celebrity sidekick who captured the crowd's attention.
"I love you,...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:48 AM
With Illinois at or near the bottom of almost every state performance metric in the U.S. — think our unfunded pensions, job creation record, school funding and fed-up people moving away from Illinois — it is not encouraging to read that...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Quotes from the endorsement editorials in Illinois newspapers (all but Rockford endorsed Republican Bruce Rauner).
Springfield State Journal-Register
Rauner,…told The State Journal-Register editorial board he believes the state must overhaul...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Here is the editorial that this cartoon will run with in the Sunday Chicago Tribune:
Anatomy of your Quinncome Tax
On Nov. 4, will voters hold these politicians to their words? print only
To you, the race for governor may be about whether...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday said voters have a "duty" to oust Gov. Pat Quinn, pointing to a federal judge's ruling that the court should oversee hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation after allegations that...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Here's a prediction on which you can bet the house: Democrats will control the General Assembly after the Nov. 4 election.
It's a mathematical certainty in the Senate. Democrats hold a 40-19 majority, and only seven seats are contested. If Republicans...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 1:08 PM
What makes you on the Editorial Board of the Chicago Tribune think that House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton are not going to treat Bruce Rauner if he should win the office of governor as “an irrelevant bystander,”...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner is broadening his attacks on Gov. Pat Quinn to accuse the Democrat of “abuse, neglect (and) tragic mismanagement” in the deaths of children whose families had previous contact with the Illinois...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:43 PM
If you're an Illinoisan who isn't on a political payroll — meaning you won't have a fat six-figure pension like many of our public officials — you'll likely spend this last month before the Illinois governor's election in deep contemplation....