SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
GOP chairman backs gay marriage

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013

* I told subscribers about this earlier today

llinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady of St. Charles is calling GOP lawmakers asking them to support a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage, he said today.

Brady said he was making the calls as a citizen, outside of his official role with the Illinois Republican Party.

“I think it’s time for people to support this,” Brady said.

* Illinois Review also followed up, also without attribution

When asked, Brady told Illinois Review that he believes it is an “equality issue”, and that the “true conservative position is in favor” of allowing gay marriage. […]

The bill presents a problem for Illinois Republicans in that voting in favor would not only be unpopular with the Party’s base, but would seem to be in contradiction to it’s platform, which states:

    …The ideal environment for children is within a two‐parent family based on the principle of marriage between one man and one woman. The Republican Party endorses a constitutional amendment protecting our Defense of Marriage Act and enshrining in constitutional law marriage as it is defined in “DOMA.”

    Our laws should strongly support and celebrate the loving commitment a man and a woman make to each other in marriage. …No law should undermine the importance of that union, divide that union nor unduly burden the efforts of parents to rear a family in a safe and nurturing environment.

Thoughts?

* Related…

* African-American Leaders Add Support to Bill on Same-Sex Marriage

* ‘Modern Family’ actor in Springfield Thursday to push for gay marriage

- Posted by Rich Miller        


64 Comments
  1. - Just Observing - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 2:22 pm:

    Perhaps that may be Brady’s bonafide position, but it also may be a way to help soften the image of the state’s GOP as it relates to social issues.


  2. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 2:23 pm:

    Train’s leaving. Get on or get run over.

    Points to Brady for realizing what century he’s living in, and asking GOP lawmakers to join him there.


  3. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 2:24 pm:

    No vote for Brady, ever !!


  4. - MrJM - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 2:33 pm:

    Maybe some fiend reminded Brady about that Party of Lincoln thing…

    – MrJM


  5. - reformer - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 2:36 pm:

    Apparently the GOP chairman has a problem with his party’s platform. If he feels perfectly free to disregard parts of the platform when he finds it convenient, then why shouldn’t every GOP legislator follow their leader’s example?


  6. - Peggy So-IL - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 2:37 pm:

    Not all the GOP quislings are in DC, I see.


  7. - CircularFiringSquad - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 2:40 pm:

    Ahah
    From the WingNuts at IL Review:
    “- Representative elect David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) was appointed to the Illinois House of Representatives today to serve the remainder of the term of retiring State Rep. Kent Gaffney (R-Wauconda).”
    Apparently Brady engineered this move to deliver McSweeney for Marriage Equality
    Very shrewd move


  8. - OneMan - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 2:41 pm:

    Might as well get out of the way of the train…

    Also will give some of his critics fits, so that will be entertaining…


  9. - Roamin' Numeral - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 2:46 pm:

    Why do conservative Republicans get so upset every time a GOP candidate, office holder, or party official strays from the “party platform”? Repubs are not robots. They are entitled to their own opinions, even if those opinions stray from the party platform.

    You rarely, if ever, hear liberal Democrats complain when a conservative Democrat strays from the Dems’ platform.


  10. - Chevy owner/Ford County - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 2:48 pm:

    And in other news, pork farmers all over central Illinois report their pigs have taken flight….


  11. - CircularFiringSquad - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 2:48 pm:

    BTW Gafney’s departure represents the second free vote that Billboard’s let get away. Appears to us that it is another signal the session may not get a lot done.


  12. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 2:52 pm:

    –If he feels perfectly free to disregard parts of the platform when he finds it convenient, then why shouldn’t every GOP legislator follow their leader’s example?–

    They do, when it’s in their interests. Always have, in both major parties. I doubt if the state GOP platform is a highly read document among lawmakers.

    –Not all the GOP quislings are in DC, I see.–

    Vidkun Quisling was the leader of the Norwegian Nazi Party. In collaboration with the German Nazis, he robbed his country blind, imprisoned and murdered Norwegian patriots, and helped deport to the Death Camps Norway’s Jewish population.

    After VE Day, he was convicted of multiple counts of embezzlement, murder and high treason and executed by firing squad.

    Is that who you’re comparing Brady and other GOP leaders to, or do you have another Quisling in mind?


  13. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 2:55 pm:

    Peggy, you are dangerously close to being banned for life.


  14. - CircularFiringSquad - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 2:55 pm:

    BTW-2…. many in the State House hallways believe the Brady move is really a death blow…if he does for Marriage Equality what he did for FireMadgian and MichelleForIllinois the ME cause could be set back.


  15. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 2:59 pm:

    ===The bill presents a problem for Illinois Republicans in that voting in favor would not only be unpopular with the Party’s base, …===

    Ask “Jo Galloway” in the SGOP about that robust “base”. Nineteen is NOT a majority.

    Good for Brady to get ahead of this (if this IS being ahead at this point) and trying to expand the GOP. Question fo the “IllinoisReview” - If you have a conservative, and they agree with you on every single thing BUT gay marriage, you going to work against them?

    Remember, this conservative agrees with you on every point you want to make, but see this point, gay marriage, as NOT a deal breaker.

    So, what would it be “IllinoisReview”, are they a RINO, to be villified?

    Eighty Percent IS Eighty Percent, otherwise you get “Three-Putt” Tom, and “Jo Galloway”, and you don’t agree with them all the time too.

    Maybe the “IllinoisReview” wants 19 HGOP members and McCarter and Oberweis in the Senate and … that’s it? ‘Cause right now, “IllinoisReview”, you are shrinking us, again, and not helping.


  16. - Peggy So-IL - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 3:03 pm:

    Ok. For criticizing a man for selling out his party and constituency? Ok. Only pro-homosexual readers may comment?


  17. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 3:05 pm:

    And, goodbye,


  18. - haverford - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 3:21 pm:

    Aw, Rich. You never let us have any fun with the trolls.

    To the point: While it is unusual for the chairman to stumble into the right side of an issue before its irrelevant, huzzah for him and all the legislators that are not going to be remembered for standing in the way of equal rights.

    (And, can I just say, the civil unions bill signing after-party was a blast and a half. Can’t wait to do it again.)


  19. - steve schnorf - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 3:22 pm:

    Pat Brady today, a huge number of House GOPs last nite on the fiscal cliff, Bill Brady and others on immigrant driver’s licenses. I’m beginning to suspect that we may have actually learned something from the recent election.


  20. - Cheryl44 - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 3:25 pm:

    Good for Pat Brady.


  21. - Farker - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 3:36 pm:

    Well at least private citizen Pat Brady seems at least like sane and tolerant individual. Good for him cause I really thought the dude was crazy, turns out that’s just the GOP platform not him.

    Time to step into 2013.


  22. - Ann - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 3:40 pm:

    I think schnorf has nailed it. We’ve always had our share of decent intelligent Republicans in this state. Nice to see them trying to move their party back to reality.


  23. - Very Old Soil - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 3:45 pm:

    From a book review in the December 15 issue of the Economist

    “Immanuel Kant has the best insights into the gay-marriage debate—he argues that, once you have stripped away the nonsense, marriage is nothing more than a contract for the mutual use of the sex organs.”


  24. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 3:47 pm:

    - steve schnorf -,

    From your mouth to their ears - I hope!!!


  25. - Endangered Moderate Species - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 3:48 pm:

    The ILGOP will change their platform on marriage. The core principle of their base voters is fiscal conservatism and they have learned the hard way they cannot appease all of their fringe members on the social issues. If they are to be relevant in Illinois, they must allow their individual candidates some freedom expressing their individual views regarding social issues. Big tent equals victories.


  26. - shore - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 3:49 pm:

    Kirk’s mark and dillard have not come out for it, biggert said during her general election she was leaning but was defeated. Everyone else at the federal level including bob dold was not in support, even though I know this is a state issue.

    What this move smacks of is desperation by a party chairman who’s been unable to do much of anything. Also since we’re on Pat Brady, if you’re going to be on tv, please don’t show up with a hairdo that looks like you’ve been wearing a hat for 5 days.


  27. - anon - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 3:49 pm:

    I’m all for recognizing civil unions between same sex partners, with all the associated rights/privileges enjoyed by married partners; what’s wrong with the idea of allowing/preserving the distinction between “marriage” (man/woman) and “civil unions” (man/man,woman/woman)?


  28. - Robert the Bruce - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 4:02 pm:

    I continue to be amazed at how quickly public opinion is changing on this issue.

    But it is easier for an individual republican to back gay marriage than it is for the chair of the state party, so way to go, Pat Brady!


  29. - Cheryl44 - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 4:04 pm:

    What’s the point of calling one a civil union and the other a marriage if they’re the same thing legally?


  30. - UISer - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 4:05 pm:

    anon @3:49

    Seperate is not equal


  31. - jake - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 4:05 pm:

    As a straight man who will celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary this year with a wonderful woman, I don’t feel even slightly threatened by same-sex marriage. Nor should my straight children, nor their children. Because of the prevailing social mores when I was growing up, including that pertaining in my family, it did take me a while to understand the issue. Now I am totally supportive of legalization of same-sex marriage.


  32. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 4:07 pm:

    - Endangered Moderate Species -

    I am with you! Very well said.

    Now add a strong Field Operation, real GOTV, and the ILGOP might get things back on track …

    We can only hope, and this is a good first SIGN …


  33. - Colossus - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 4:12 pm:

    @Farker: Fark love, baby!

    @Everyone else: I gave CapFax a shoutout a couple weeks ago in a thread about the Trotter gun arrest, included links to a couple of our conversations here. Nice to see someone showed up! This is like having two, normally separate, sets of friends on the same place for me.


  34. - Colossus - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 4:18 pm:

    Word (& Rich) - “quisling” is used in genre fiction pretty much whenever there is a non-human “other” that is fought against. In vampire literature, a “quisling” is a human who cooperates with vampires as their daytime eyes, ears, and security. In World War Z (zombie fiction), a quisling was one who went nutso and began to emulate the zombies, despite not being infected himself. I think a case could be made that Firefly’s Reavers could be termed quislings as well.

    I’ve had my runins with Peggy over the years as well and I don’t think anyone would mistake me for a fan of hers. But, due to my experience with the term, I didn’t immediately connect her statement back to the original (and far more offensive) context. Thanks for the edumacation.


  35. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 4:43 pm:

    The world has yet to fall apart anywhere that gay marriage is legal.

    I still fail to understand why anybody cares. Somewhere somoebody came to believe that being offended personally translates into an acceptable reason to discriminate against people. Thank goodness we have a Constitution to prevent such absurd thinking to prevail.

    And, I think it’s great if Mr. Brady believes in this. People try to label this issue (and many others for that matter) in terms of Republican and Democrat. I’m pretty sure that gay crosses party lines and it’s nice to see people speak up about things that are just right.


  36. - William J. Kelly - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 4:44 pm:

    Pat Brady and Illinois GOP “leaders” have never believed in anything. What core principles have they ever had? So what happens when you have an Illinois Republican Party funded by Rahm’s top donors? You get an Illinois GOP that votes like Rahm.


  37. - Just Observing - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 4:51 pm:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quisling


  38. - Howie - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 4:52 pm:

    Conservatives who support marriage equality are growing. Ted Olson, Dick Cheney, Laura Bush to name a few. Illinois GOPs should look to their fellow blue state GOPs in NY and see it isn’t such a damaging issue.


  39. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 4:58 pm:

    RINOs and Right Wing Whackos need to unite on what unites US, like fiscal, like education, etc.

    we need to expand this tent, we need less of the labels, less of the division, and more of the Unity.


  40. - just sayin' - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 4:58 pm:

    btw Brady’s statement that, “he was making the calls as a citizen, outside of his official role with the Illinois Republican Party” makes no sense. Guy is constantly insulting the intelligence.


  41. - Ahoy! - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 4:58 pm:

    Good to see Brady actually doing something that is right and smart. He now needs to make phone calls to change the party platform and not just on this issue. That thing needs wholesale change.


  42. - Jaded - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 5:01 pm:

    I am still not sure why they are trying to jam this through in lame duck. With veto proof majorities in both chambers, and the “changing public opinion” on this issue they should introduce the bill in the new GA (say SB/HB 101 for example) and pass it the old fashioned way. Then they wouldn’t be accused by detractors of “jamming the issue through in the waning days of a lame duck General Assembly.”

    Drag it out have some fun with it. You’ve been waiting forever to pass the thing, what’s another 6 months.


  43. - Excessively Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 5:38 pm:

    It’s all over here, but the only valid conservative position is that people should be free to be what they are by inclination or choice so long as it harms no one else. It’s about time authentic conservatives (cf:Goldwater) did something about taking their party back from what Barry G. called “religious kooks.”


  44. - Sgtstu - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 5:48 pm:

    Good job Brady, look at all of the dems on here giving you a pat on the back.


  45. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 5:52 pm:

    Sgtstu, You are apparently unaware that one cannot win statewide here with only GOP votes. Simple math.


  46. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 5:53 pm:

    –Good job Brady, look at all of the dems on here giving you a pat on the back.–

    LOL, like Schnorf, Willie and others?

    Unless you enjoy the purity of caucusing in a phone booth, perhaps reaching out to Independents who used to be Republicans might be a good idea.


  47. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 5:58 pm:

    - Sgtstu -,

    I can do Math, and I like to win. We need people who agree with us under the Reagan Rule, not the Pure Blood Test!

    Thanks - wordslinger - for setting - Sgtstu - straight on things.


  48. - Sgtstu - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 6:04 pm:

    wordslinger - For me it is not about votes. It is about principal and standing on what you believe to be the right thing. I do not think he should sell his soul for votes.


  49. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 6:11 pm:

    ===For me it is not about votes. It is about principal and standing on what you believe to be the right thing.===

    Then you … and you principals … will help lead my party into the minority … forever.

    This train, on this issue … its on the track, and its going to rol over us if we don’t take away the “intolerant” label for every single social issue, for every single GOP candidate.

    You are cutting your nose, to spite MY face and you are not helping. The votes add up to this probably passing sometime soon, are we, as the GOP, going to seem systematically “intolerant”, that the only way to be a Republican is “intolerance”?

    Find common ground, fight the battles we can win together, and move the GOP forward. Otherwise, if you aren’t counting votes, or about winning in the big picture, then where are we anyway?


  50. - DanL60 - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 6:37 pm:

    I would also suggest that being tolerant of gay marriage may not equate to being supportive of gay marriage. Live and let live, if you will.

    The happy fun people want gay marriage, the angry bitter curmudgeons don’t-that is lousy marketing by the GOP. Oswego Willy has plenty more examples described accurately.


  51. - Langhorne - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 6:50 pm:

    Politics is the accumulation of advantage, under conditions of scarcity and change. And it is the function of the minority to innovate. So it is way past time for the minority State GOP to maneuver on the basis of policies, and numbers that work. Not dogma. See ev Dirksen — what do you do when the rock you are standing on is getting flooded?


  52. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 6:53 pm:

    –I do not think he should sell his soul for votes.–

    Geez, first quislings and now selling souls. Where did the GOP get a reputation for intolerance?


  53. - LincolnLounger - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 7:47 pm:

    Sadly, there is a sizeable chunk of my Republicn Party that would rather be “right” than win.


  54. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 8:01 pm:

    ===Sadly, there is a sizeable chunk of my Republicn Party that would rather be “right” than win.===

    This is what we are facing. The Right Wing and the RINOs are far more concerned about beating each other, than winning together.


  55. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 9:00 pm:

    ==It is about principal and standing on what you believe to be the right thing. I do not think he should sell his soul for votes. ==

    That is exactly the attitude that is hindering anything being done is the country. You all are so hell bent on ideological purity that you are willing to set getting anything done in the name of “principal.” Besides, your “principaled stand” on this issue couldn’t be more wrong. If you were a true conservative you wouldn’t want to be involved in other people’s business. Reconcile that for me will you. Conservatives are all about getting government out of our lives . . . except when you want to be in our lives.


  56. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 9:01 pm:

    Sorry. That was me above.


  57. - wishbone - Wednesday, Jan 2, 13 @ 11:01 pm:

    “I still fail to understand why anybody cares. Somewhere somebody came to believe that being offended personally translates into an acceptable reason to discriminate against people. Thank goodness we have a Constitution to prevent such absurd thinking to prevail.”

    +1 Very well said.


  58. - Just Me - Thursday, Jan 3, 13 @ 6:28 am:

    Since when did the Republican Party become the party of equal rights? Oh yeah…..SINCE IT WAS FOUNDED!!! Good for Pat.


  59. - too obvious - Thursday, Jan 3, 13 @ 8:29 am:

    Hardly a surprise that Democrats would be happy that the chairman of the opposition party is selling out his own party. Sure, Democrats like it, but they’re still going to vote Democrat. Meanwhile Pat Brady depresses his own base.

    Just the latest desperation move by a failed gop chairman who knows nothing about politics. If the GOP’s “plan” is to copy the Democrats, there’s no reason to have a GOP. Why not just vote for the real thing?


  60. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Jan 3, 13 @ 9:01 am:

    ===If the GOP’s “plan” is to copy the Democrats, there’s no reason to have a GOP.===

    We basically have no GOP now because too many think like you.


  61. - Skeptic - Thursday, Jan 3, 13 @ 9:02 am:

    You know, Gov. Chris Christy got flak from his party for straying from Republican purity and working with Obama after Hurricane Sandy. You know why he did? Because it was the right thing to do. How is Pat Brady’s stand any different?


  62. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jan 3, 13 @ 9:18 am:

    ===If the GOP’s “plan” is to copy the Democrats, there’s no reason to have a GOP.===

    You presume it’s a party issue, when it’s really more about demographics — and they are changing rapidly.

    Since 2003, support for gay marriage in Great Lakes states, including Illinois, has gone from 30% to 49%.

    Nationally, among those 18 to 29, 73% are in favor of gay marriage.

    You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/159089/religion-major-factor-americans-opposed-sex-marriage.aspx

    http://www.people-press.org/2012/11/09/behind-gay-marriage-momentum-regional-gaps-persist/


  63. - HEY JACK, - Thursday, Jan 3, 13 @ 10:45 am:

    Let’s remember the founding principles that founded our great country regarding GOD. I don’t think the BIBLE teaches this is an ok thing to do. Civil Unions have protected chosen partners. Why take it any further. Marriage is defined between a woman and man!!!!


  64. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jan 3, 13 @ 10:50 am:

    –Let’s remember the founding principles that founded our great country regarding GOD.–

    They were?


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Somebody's fee-fees are hurt
* Today's quotable
* Peoria paper warns of "revolution"
* Today's number: 86
* Question of the day
* Strike vote, then one-two punch for CPS
* Dealing with "the Madigan question"
* Rauner again refuses to comment on transportation lockbox proposal
* Trump on Chicago violence
* Indiana ain't no shining state on the hill
* *** UPDATED x3 - LWV, Common Cause, ACLU respond *** Federal judge rules in Illinois Policy Institute's favor on election day registration
* Voices warns about stopgap budget impact
* Illinois Policy Institute's legal arm intervenes in Mautino case
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............
<


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* BlackBerry officially halts ‘internal’ hardware development, outsourcing the ‘function to partners’
* Deal: These normally $120 waterproof magnetic headphones are now $40, perfect for your new iPhone 7
* Apple Employee Mentions Work on 'iPhone 8' is Ongoing in Israel Offices
* Blackberry bows out of making its own hardware
* iPhone 7 component orders step up, nonetheless falling short of 2015 6s numbers
* Tink Labs raises $125M to puts its free-to-use smartphone in more hotel rooms worldwide
* Sony Xperia X Compact now officially available across Europe straight from OEM

* Sale accomplishes mission in possible last start
* Anderson flirts with cycle as Sale wins 17th
* Gonzalez looks to get back on track vs. Rays
* Eaton thinks White Sox can rebound in 2017
* Turner says Fernandez was 'rare combination'
* Morneau's 3 RBIs back Shields in 1st W since July
* Sale looks to improve Cy Young hopes vs. Rays

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* Federal prison officials won’t discuss changes .....
* KIRK attacks DUCKWORTH, AFSCME targets RAUNER —.....
* Voice of The Southern: Having a meaningful conv.....
* Sweet: Trump opines on Chicago crime; skips cit.....
* Morning Spin: Former Gov. Edgar says Rauner mig.....
* Morning Spin: Former Gov. Edgar says Rauner mig.....
* Miller: The transformation is almost complete -.....
* Miller: The transformation is almost complete |.....


* Tribune Media completes sale of Tribune Tower, other assets
* CPS hiring review follows arrest of teacher with past record
* Judge rules convicted killer can't get more than 60 years
* EXCHANGE: Church youth sowing the seeds of service
* Vigil held for victims of U of I shootings that left 1 dead
* Total eclipse-zone campsites available for reservations
* Total eclipse-zone campsites available for reservations
* Chicago businessman gets 2 years in state-grant fraud scheme
* Air Force base, Illinois county agree to new 25-year deal
* Illinois State marks its second largest fundraising year

* Doctor subpoenaed in Illinois medical marijuana investigation
* IMA says workers' comp reform, broader sales tax base will help manufacturing jobs
* Former Gov. Edgar, Chris Kennedy both oppose a Trump presidency
* Edgar, Kennedy both oppose a Trump presidency
* Data shows just 86 freshmen enrolled at Chicago State
* Data show just 86 freshmen enrolled at Chicago State
* First Gold Star Families Day observed at Capitol
* Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike in contract talks
* Donation lifts fundraising caps in Illinois comptroller race
* Planning underway locally for Illinois' 200th birthday

* Moholy-Nagy, the Ring Cycle, West Town Art Walk
* Is there a vast conspiracy to overcharge you for chicken?
* $103 billion merger of world's biggest beer makers clears final hurdle
* Trunk Club is no longer free
* Tyson recalls 60 tons of chicken nuggets


* A muskie caught and released: Southern Lake Michigan
* SABMiller shareholders approve takeover by Budweiser maker
* Dutch probe: Malaysian jet downed by launcher from Russia
* 3 seriously injured in Dunning crash
* Man grazed by bullet South Shore
* Man in custody after 3rd bank robbery in 3 months
* Man charged with robbing Target store in Plainfield
* Man robs bank in Wood Dale
* Man shot while playing dice in South Chicago basement
* Reaction to the death of ex-Israeli President Shimon Peres


* Windsor school 'tasting menu' a big hit with students
* Vigil planned for bicyclist killed in Roscoe Village: 'She was the light of any company'
* Republicans brand another villain in Wells Fargo scandal: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
* When Trump equates women's weight with their worth, what do we tell our girls?
* Martin Shkreli raffling chance to punch him in face
* Anheuser-Miller merger clears final hurdle as shareholders approve 'megabrew'
* Morning Spin: Former Gov. Edgar says Rauner might not succeed in making Madigan the bad guy
* Emanuel still short on food desert goals, even as Englewood Whole Foods opens
* Tribune Tower sold for mixed-use redevelopment
* CPS reviewing hiring practices after teacher, with past record, arrested


The widget AQL4JYGHIY powered by Feed Informer does not exist.


* Doctor subpoenaed in Illinois medical marijuana investigation
* IMA says workers' comp reform, broader sales tax base will help manufacturing jobs
* Former Gov. Edgar, Chris Kennedy both oppose a Trump presidency
* Michael Gerson: Out of his depth, Donald Trump clings to deception
* E.J. Dionne Jr.: Clinton shifts the election in her direction
* Catherine Rampell: Another year of Congress, another string of broken promises
* Edgar, Kennedy both oppose a Trump presidency
* Data shows just 86 freshmen enrolled at Chicago State
* Data show just 86 freshmen enrolled at Chicago State
* First Gold Star Families Day observed at Capitol


* Judge's ruling upends voter registration at polls
* My Amish Home: Cover crop did its best to take cover
* Danville school plans peer tribunals for minor infractions
* Couple in dispute generous neighbors
* Illini-Alerts' main goal: Steer public clear of campus emergencies
* Reject changes to county board
* Go figure, Sept. 28, 2016
* Tom Kacich: Hold your horses, trail runners
* Champaign staff to work on plan for waste-hauling zones, hours
* Let's not support 'wishful thinking'


* Reaction to the death of Israel's Shimon Peres
* Dawn Patrol: Trump in Bolingbrook today
* An inside look at Zurich North America's 'masterpiece' headquarters
* Indonesia evacuates tourists after Mount Barujari eruption
* Shimon Peres witnessed Israel's history, and shaped it

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Senator Durbin Calls On EPA To Protect Ame......

* Super PAC: Illinois in Play for Trump but ......
* Super PAC: Illinois in Play for Trump but ......
* It Was That Tim Lee – The Daily Record - T......
* It Was That Tim Lee - The Daily Record (re......

* “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective
* Ivanka does Chicago! Donald does Bolingbrook? Trumps in Chicagoland
* Cartoon of the Day - 9/26/16 Chgo citizens to cops: stop shooting us
* Cartoon Of The Day
* Cartoon of the Day - 9/29/16 Arnold Palmer
* Also opening tomorrow in Englewood
* Big Peter is Watching You
* GRI Grad presenters talk video
* Real Property Alliance offers training on Chicago’s property tax system
* Homeless Chicagoans Evicted From 'Tent City' At Shuttered Uptown School


* Schools Encouraged to Participate in International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5
* Governor Rauner Cuts Ribbon for Grand Opening of Obed and Isaac's Peoria
* Governor Rauner Encourages Illinoisans to Serve Those Who Served
* Governor Rauner Proclaims First Gold Star Family Day in Illinois
* IDNR Announces Campsite Reservations Open for Sites in Solar Eclipse Zone - Southern Illinois Will Experience Total Solar Eclipse Aug. 21, 2017




      Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller