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  • Bruce Rauner
    Why Illinois Must Choose Bruce Rauner
    It’s been an election year in Illinois with the race for governor nearing its end. We’ve heard lots of bad things about Bruce Rauner and lots of bad things about Pat Quinn, the current governor of Illinois. Between Quinn and Rauner,...
  • Democrats headed toward record defeat everywhere in the country
    Democrats headed toward record defeat across the country
    The abject desperation of the Democrats is beginning to show – and how. It is not only the stark reality that the Senate may take a decidedly Republican turn, but now the House looks bleaker than generally thought. Vulnerable incumbents are...
  • J.T. Barrett to play Illinois game
    Ohio State football: J.T. Barrett says he plans to play; Illinois game preview
    On Wednesday evening, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett told reporters he would play on Saturday barring any big setback. Barrett sprained the MCL in his left knee during the second quarter of the Penn State game, but stayed in and helped the...
  • Voting machine
    Video: Voting machine chooses Democrat after voter selects GOP candidate
    As we and others have reported many times, a number of voters have complained that electronic voting machines are changing their votes, selecting Democrats when the voters actually chose the Republican. Until now, the reports have been generally...
  • Alan and David
    SAF lawsuit challenges Illinois CCW statute
    The Second Amendment Foundation late yesterday filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Illinois, challenging that state’s concealed carry law, contending that the statute causes “deprivation of civil rights under color of law...
  • Erhlander Home Museum Rockford, Ill.
    Erhlander Home Museum Rockford, Ill.
    Swedes played an important role in the founding of Rockford, Ill. How the first settlers ended up here is an interesting story. Originally planning to settle in the Chicago area, they were forced to continue on to the end of the rail line by a...
  • Bruce Rauner
    Bruce Rauner's tax returns reveal his extreme success and wealth
    Illinois Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner’s tax returns from last year have been made public by his campaign persons, according to the Chicago Tribune on Friday. The results of the disclosure reveal no surprises on top of what has...
  • Watch and listen before you vote
    Watch and listen before you vote
    Elections for Illinois is only five weeks away, voters need to decide if they will just continue to vote by party or look and hear at each candidate, individually, and choose the candidate they feel in their heart will best represent the people of...
  • Emanuel proposes decriminalizing pot in Illinois
    A proposal to decriminalize pot in Illinois
    On September 23, 2014, the mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, asked lawmakers in Illinois to consider reforming sentencing for low-level drug offenses.Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy addressed a joint, bipartisan committee of...
  • Pat Quinn
    Pat Quinn's ethics in Neighborhood Recovery Program challenged before election
    Gov. Pat Quinn, the Illinois Democrat who is in a tough campaign against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner at the present time, is being investigated for alleged wrongdoing involving the creation of a program just before Quinn’s election in...
  • Bald Eagle
    In southern Illinois, Makanda and Jonesboro are for the birds, well bird lovers
    If you’re a bird lover in southern Illinois or plan to visit southern Illinois, you won’t want to miss the wonderful opportunities here to appreciate our natural bird wildlife. Fall and winter can be the perfect time to take in some of...
  • Ravinia Festival
    Not to be missed, North of Chicago
    If you’ve got an extra day to spend next time you are in Chicago, see if you can’t work in a trip, just 25 miles north of downtown. Two of my favorite places will make your Chicago trip so much more memorable – the Chicago...
  • Economic empowerment: Dr. Willie Wilson endorses Gubernatorial runner Bruce Rauner
    Economic empowerment: Dr. Willie Wilson endorses Bruce Rauner for Governor
    The disparities and injustice within the state of Illinois toward African Americans have caused many to question re-electing Pat Quinn as Governor. Dr. Willie Wilson, chairman of the Chicago Baptist Institute International, has stepped forward...
  • Rahm Emanuel wants Illinois lawmakers to reduce pot-possession offenses
    Rahm Emanuel wants Illinois lawmakers to reduce pot-possession offenses
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked Illinois state lawmakers to reduce the state’s criminalization of persons who are caught with 15 grams or less of marijuana, according to the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday. Emanuel says he wants the pot offense to...
  • Tammy Duckworth
    Tammy Duckworth challenger Larry Kaifesh suggests her ineptness in VA scandal
    Larry Kaifesh is an Illinois Republican political newcomer who is attempting to defeat Democratic United States Rep. Tammy Duckworth this fall. While the two were speaking before the Tribune Board, Kaifesh did a decent job of blatantly linking his...