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20

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Did “Duped” Rich Miller Threaten a Capitol Fax Commenter?

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If you haven’t seen it yet, the Illinois Policy Institute has a new documentary film coming out on Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.  The trailer:

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May
29

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UPDATE: Get Ready to Pay for Divvy Whether You Ride or Not

Bad news on the 2013 numbers for the defenders of Divvy, Chicago’s bike-share/rental program:

While trying to gain traction with riders, Divvy posted a preliminary operating loss of $148,000 last year, most of which must be covered by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration under its agreement with operator Alta Bicycle Share Inc.

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Apr
18

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UPDATE: AP’s Obama Library Vote Fail: When a Unanimous Vote Isn’t So Unanimous

As you might expect, a large number of publications here in Illinois and across the country rely on the Associated Press, the country’s largest wire service.  So, if they get something criminally wrong, that misinformation is reprinted from Cairo to Zion, from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.

Here’s the way Associated Press scribe Sara Burnett (via ABCNews.com) covered a House Committee vote yesterday to advance legislation to allocate $100 million worth of enticement money that Illinois doesn’t have to try to bring the construction of a Barack Obama Presidential Library to Chicago:

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Mar
27

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Sorry, But Jim Edgar Really Just Wasn’t All That Great

Jim Edgar is probably the most respected Illinois governor in recent memory.

Of course, since three of the past six (and four of the last nine) have gone to jail, that’s admittedly not a very high bar to clear.  Somewhat like being the tallest midget in the circus.

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Mar
31

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Exclusive Illinois Mirror/WAS Poll: Rauner Leads Quinn by 13

A new, exclusive Illinois Mirror/Where America Stands poll — the first poll in this General Election contest — shows Republican nominee Bruce Rauner with a 13 point lead on incumbent Illinois Governor Pat Quinn:

  • Bruce Rauner (R) — 45.6%
  • Pat Quinn (D) — 32.3%
  • Chad Grimm (L) — 1.4%
  • Green Party Candidate — 1.7%
  • Undecided — 19.0%

Poll type: Automated — Date: March 27, 2014 — Participants: 1,033 Likely Voters — Margin of Error: +/- 3%

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