Posts Tagged “Pat Quinn”

Democratic Machine revives in election as big names are pushed under

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Democratic Machine revives in election as big names are pushed under

Democratic Machine revives in election as big names are pushed under J.B. Pritzker defeats Kennedy who runs 3rd behind Daniel Biss for Governor. Kwame Raoul holds a lead over former Governor Pat Quinn for Illinois Attorney General. Congressman Dan Lipinski holds a tight lead over liberal challenger Marie Newman. Fritz Kaegi unseats Joe Berrios as…

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Nik Wallenda’s daredevil walk across the Chicago River

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Nik Wallenda’s daredevil walk across the Chicago River

The Political Grapevine: Nik Wallenda’s daredevil walk across the Chicago River By Ray Hanania More than 50,000 people crowded Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago to watch Nik Wallenda walk a tightrope across the Chicago River, and then one between the Marina Towers blindfolded. It was irresponsible, of course. No catch line or net to save…

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The problem with “term limits”

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The problem with “term limits”

By Ray Hanania When the election is over, the losing candidate is the one who will sit down and wonder how they lost while the winner won’t really spend much time contemplating why he, or she won. It’s a process that needs to be done before the election, though, not after. Asking yourself when the…

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Gorman gives Rauner some added ‘Big Mo’

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Gorman gives Rauner some added ‘Big Mo’

Gorman gives Rauner some added ‘Big Mo’ By RAY HANANIA Southwest News-Herald Newspaper Friday, December 27, 2013 Winnetka Businessman Bruce Rauner may be new to politics, but he apparently knows more about Republican politics than his rivals. Rauner won the endorsement of the Cook County Republican Party over GOP rivals State Sen. Kirk Dillard and Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford,…

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Bill Daley Could Be A Great Governor

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Bill Daley Could Be A Great Governor By RAY HANANIA Southwest News-Herald Newspaper, Friday, July 05, 2013 I’ve met all of the Daley’s and I would say Rich Daley was never my first choice for Chicago Mayor. Bill Daley was. Bill Daley has been a voice of reason and fairness. He knows how to wear…

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Pension Reform And Then There’s Illinois

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Pension Reform And Then There’s Illinois ByRay Hanania Southwest News-Herald Newspaper Friday June 7, 2013 When I think of the state’s pension problems, I think about the credit card problems so many American families have. You buy something on credit one day and if you don’t pay it off right away, the debt accumulates on…

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