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Red Tie Tuesday | 04-05-2019

A governor’s daily schedule can be hectic, so every little thing that eases the pressure can be a help. Which is why, as the Associated Press reports , Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s schedule includes suggested attire for most of the events...

Devil in the Details | 12-14-2018

Visitors to the Illinois statehouse this month will be greeted by all the usual pageantry of the holiday season: Christmas decorations, a nativity scene, a Menorah and a display from the Chicago chapter of the Satanic Temple. Wait, what? Old Ned himself...

Now That Was Just Dumb | 11-30-2018

Politics has always driven intense emotions. Some would say now more so than ever, while others might counter that it has always been this way and we just know more of what is said and done than we used to. For example, like when Illinois state Rep. Stephanie...

Show Me a Good Loser and I’ll Show You a Loser | 11-09-2018

A slew of ex-jocks had a good Election Day this year. As Pro Football Talk reports , former NFL linebacker Napoleon Harris retained his seat in the Illinois Senate, while Green Bay Packer safety Aaron Rouse, late of the Green Bay Packers, kept his seat...

For The Love of Puppies | 08-10-2018

Candidates often spar over which one loves certain things more than the other. The object of that affection in recent years has often been guns, but as the Chicago Tribune reports the Illinois governor’s race might hinge on something far more interesting...

Wait, He Did What? | 03-02-2018

Some ideas are so clearly bad ones that it would seem to just be common sense not to go through with them. But as Voltaire noted, common sense isn’t so common. Case in point comes from Chicago, where the Chicago Tribune reports that Illinois Gov...

A Bipartisan Celebration | 08-11-2017

The odds are good that Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and former president Barack Obama don’t have a lot in common politically. But that didn’t prevent Rauner from recently signing legislation making Obama’s birthday (Aug 4) a commemorative...

Rapper Raps Rauner | 03-10-2017

It seemed like such a simple thing. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner offered congrats on Twitter to Chicago music sensation Chance the Rapper for winning a trio of Grammy awards. The rapper said he’d like to meet up with the gov to talk about the city...

Zombie Prep | 03-10-2017

They might not be able to fund the schools or get a budget, but Illinois is darned sure getting ready for the impending zombie invasion. Yes, as CNN reports , lawmakers recently endorsed HR 30 , which encourages all Prairie State residents to adequately...

It's Good To Be An Ex-Governor | 05-15-2015

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner hates how much money government workers are paid. Hate, hates, hates it! Well, except for when said worker works for him. In that case, all bets are off. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, Rauner’s largesse there...

Lincoln Would Be So Proud | 04-10-2015

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner seems like a guy who needs a hug, some decaf or likely both. Rauner came into office breathing fire and vowing to take names and dismember anyone who gets in his way. Okay, not really that last part but he has definitely been...