Category: Illinois politics

Why the Illinois GOP got shellacked

To borrow from former President Barack Obama, who once said his own party got shellacked by Republicans, Illinois Democrats ripped the faltering Illinois Republican Party a new one in Tuesday’s midterm elections. How did that happen? Blame the Republicans themselves for their ineptitude. Illinois GOP leaders need to find themselves some new political advisors; the ones now... Read more »

Will Pritzker and Madigan have an "epic battle" over control of the Illinois Democrat Party?

Here’s someone who thinks they will: The future of Illinois under J.B. Pritzker  SPRINGFIELD (Nov. 6, 2018) — The most expensive gubernatorial race in the nation comes to a close as J.B. Pritzker is elected governor of Illinois. Illinois Policy Institute CEO John Tillman released the following statement: “J.B. Pritzker’s victory sets the stage for an... Read more »

Fellow conservatives, do not vote for Sam McCann

Sen. Sam McCann, a Republican-in-name-only from Downstate Plainview is running for Illinois governor; he is trying to pass his name off on the ballot as the  “Conservative Party” candidate to be Illinois’ governor. I know conservatives. I’m a proud (mostly) conservative. Sam McCann is no conservative. He’s in bed with Democrats, including House Speaker Mike Madigan and... Read more »
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J.B. Pritzker' deadly dose for Illinois' economy

Not just what the doctor ordered to fix Illinois economy, stem the fight of residents and businesses out of state, and solve the systemic  problems with the state’s spending. If anything it will make it all worse, terribly so. Democrat gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker has cowardly, insultingly and dangerously refused to say exactly how much higher... Read more »

A list of Illinois employees and companies that benefited from the GOP tax cuts

The left has been endlessly arguing that the GOP federal tax cuts are hurting the middle class and Americans in general. To balance things out, here’s a list, created by a right-wing group, of employees and companies in Illinois have benefited from the tax cuts. It’s a long list.

Illinois debt now is worse than during the Depression

How much worse can it get? Democrats, led by House Speaker Michael Madigan, have brought the Great Depression back to Illinois. Now Democrat gubernatorial nominee J. B. Pritzker wants to make it worse. Read it and weep from the Illinois News Network. dennis@dennisbyrne.net www.dennisbyrne.net My historical novel: Madness: The War of 1812 Here’s how to subscribe... Read more »
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House Speaker Mike Madigan, a saint for sure

“As a leader in this state, I know we all have a responsibility to create a better Illinois for everyone.”–Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan in a Tribune op-ed crowing about all his has done to protect women. Bull shit. As a thoroughly bought handmaid of public employee unions and other left-wing special interests, Michael Madigan... Read more »

A new measure of Illinois' economic sickness

Study after study, ranking after ranking, by whatever measure you use, Illinois is a disaster. Although Democrats who mostly created this mess won’t acknowledge it. The new measure–“New Hampshire’s “Economic Advantage” index – what does it tell Illinois?”–provided by Truth in Accounting shows that Illinois is at a huge disadvantage compared with its neighboring states. What does the... Read more »

End the Madigan gerrymandering of Illinois legislative districts

Democrats around the country are hyperventilating about how Republicans have gerrymandered so many districts in many states that the GOP is unfairly winning elections. Yet when it comes to how House Speaker Mike Madigan and his Democratic lickspittles have apportioned Illinois legislative districts, they say not a word. So, the good news is that Change Illinois has... Read more »
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$1 out of $3 Illinois income tax dollars is paid out to retired educators

Hard to believe, but that’s what Adam Andrzejewski, disclosed in Forbes magazine. We thank the teachers for their service and wish them a long, healthy and wealthy retirement. But something has to be done to save the state of Illinois. Wrote Andrzejewski: llinois teachers are starting their three-month summer break. But when it comes to teacher salaries,... Read more »
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