Opinions

Kudos to Rauner on his Chicago State University turnaround
Jan 17, 2017

Opinion A year ago almost to the day, Gov. Bruce Rauner ripped Chicago State University as "a ...

Illinois Senate statesmanship produces a mega bargain you need to study
Jan 17, 2017

Opinion In one week, lawmakers return to Springfield and the Illinois Senate will begin hearin...

Rich Miller: Re-electing Madigan as House Speaker a 'joyless' act
Jan 15, 2017

If I had to choose a word to describe the Democrats' nominating speeches for House Speaker Michae...

Inauguration Day like an alternate universe of Illinois politics
Jan 11, 2017

You'd be forgiven if, by early Wednesday afternoon, you believed you awoke in an alternate univer...

Dem Rep. Cassidy: Deeply frustrated but voting for Madigan
Jan 11, 2017

This is a letter from state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, to her constituents. It is reprinted h...

Madigan: Encourage growth to improve Illinois business climate
Jan 11, 2017

This article originally appeared in The State Journal-Register. It is republished here with perm...

Illinois Senate about to throw budget ball into court of Madigan vs. Rauner
Jan 10, 2017

An income tax increase, a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, some borrowing to get bills paid, a lot ...

Dear lawmakers, a few words from some of our finest patriots for you
Jan 09, 2017

Dear rank-and-file lawmakers of Illinois, I’d like to share a few words with you on this las...

Springsteen may have a bestseller, but who's the real "Boss" in Illinois?
Jan 07, 2017

MADELEINE DOUBEK: Hi, Matt. It’s been awhile. Hope your holidays were good. I got the Boss boo...

This is the tale of Gov. Ahab and his Great White Whale
Jan 06, 2017

Opinion Back in December, Gov. Bruce Rauner was asked by a Chicago TV reporter if he planned t...

Only in Illinois: Moody's sees trouble in Illinois population decline
Jan 06, 2017

The three-year Illinois population decline announced last month by the U.S. Census Bureau has dar...

Here's a sure-fire way to restore confidence in Illinois government
Jan 05, 2017

Opinion The theme of restoring faith in Illinois government has been in the headlines a lot la...

Todd Maisch: These 5 reforms can revive the Illinois economy
Jan 05, 2017

Setting public policy for Illinois should not be a zero-sum game where one side wins everything a...

Bruce Rauner: It's not unreasonable to demand reform to help Illinois
Jan 03, 2017

This article originally appeared in The State Journal-Register. It is republished here with the ...

Let's make one more resolution that could truly help save Illinois
Jan 02, 2017

Opinion You should be over the holiday hangover by now. So, what do you say to one more resolu...


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