Posts in category "Illinois Politics"

Governor Rauner’s budget power play: Illinois’ new bully

Governor Rauner’s budget power play: Illinois’ new bully
Although it is too early to concede to having Rauner Remorse, I am certainly left scratching my head at the new governor’s power play.  Yesterday, Governor Rauner rolled out what he claims to be $400 million in budget savings by cutting spending on programs that help the poor with child care costs and help the... Read more »

Illinois Election Returns: Rauner wins; Treasurer race too close to call; link to all races

Illinois Election Returns: Rauner wins; Treasurer race too close to call; link to all races
Bruce Rauner the winner, although Pat Quinn has not conceded, stating all the votes need to be counted. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn        46% Bruce Rauner        51%             WINNER Chad Grimm        3%   Illinois Senate Dick Durbin        53%        WINNER Jim Oberweis        43% Sharon Hansen    4%   Illinois 8th Congressional District Tammy... Read more »

Some Election Nuggets

Some Election Nuggets
–Seeing how shellshocked all the Democrats were at the Quinn headquarters tonight– like they couldn’t believe this happened– reeks of irony.  Democrats have tried to pain the billionaire Bruce Rauner as out of touch with what is going on in Illinois.  Turns out all the people in Quinn’s campaign HQ were out of touch as... Read more »
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Illinois gubernatorial election: Did you shower after you voted?

Illinois gubernatorial election: Did you shower after you voted?
So I voted. Afterward, I needed to shower. As my wife and I approached the polling place she asked if I knew who I was going to vote for. “I’m voting for Dold.  Governor?  I’ll tell you when we leave because I don’t know.” Two consecutive Illinois gubernatorial elections I felt like crap.  That has... Read more »

VOTE!

VOTE!
Illinois polls close today at 7pm! It’s time to have your voice heard. You may not be enthusiastic about the candidates, but please go vote.  For a more selfish reason to vote: your representatives are there to serve you; when you call on them over the next two to four years, they will check to... Read more »

Election Day is Tuesday– GO VOTE!

Election Day is Tuesday– GO VOTE!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014, is Election Day; thank God.  Wednesday, political ads will cease to litter television airways.  Litter is the appropriate word, as the commercials are garbage. Have you noticed most of the commercials are not about what the candidate has done or will do, but are about how much their opponent sucks?  That... Read more »
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Bruce Rauner, Dave McKinney and a mess at the Chicago Sun-Times: More evidence of filth in Illinois politics

Bruce Rauner, Dave McKinney and a mess at the Chicago Sun-Times: More evidence of filth in Illinois politics
Why can’t we find a decent candidate for governor?  In the months prior to yesterday, I was solid in my support for Bruce Rauner.  Granted, my support was less a vote for Mr. Rauner and more a vote against our current governor, Pat Quinn.  Hell, if Bill Brady were running against Quinn, I may even... Read more »

In the Illinois 10th Congressional District: Brad Schneider suffers from either no integrity or bad judgment

In the Illinois 10th Congressional District: Brad Schneider suffers from either no integrity or bad judgment
Brad Schneider pissed me off last week.  I returned home to find his advertisement on the front door to my home. On one side was a nice picture of his family with the typical politicospeak: “Brad Schneider is standing up for working families and fighting the gridlock in Washington.”  What advertisement doesn’t say that? But... Read more »

Illinois Gubernatorial matchup: Do you like Pat Quinn? If not, vote for Bruce Rauner.

Illinois Gubernatorial matchup: Do you like Pat Quinn? If not, vote for Bruce Rauner.
“After four years, if you don’t like me, throw me out!” is the tag line of a Bruce Rauner campaign ad.  I’m voting for Bruce Rauner, but, I’m not certain how comfortable I feel about him.   The more I learn about him, the more my stomach gets a little bit queasy.   He hasn’t told us... Read more »
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In Illinois' Congressional 10th District, I support Bob Dold???

In Illinois' Congressional 10th District, I support Bob Dold???
Apparently, I support Bob Dold.  Saturday morning, I saw a number of Bob Dold yard signs up in various neighborhoods on my way home from the gym.  When I turned the corner of my block, I noticed another yard sign, down the block near my home.  As I approached, I was surprised to see the... Read more »