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Thursday, Jun 29, 2006

· “Just months after Illinois cracked down on the short-term loan business, Gov. Rod Blagojevich is making another push for restrictions to protect consumers – a push the industry says goes too far.”

· “Jill Blodgett… attended a Judy Baar Topinka event Wednesday in Palatine looking for one answer.”

· Editorial: Governor’s claims require proof to be fact

· Good for him: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich declared his disapproval of plans for a toll bridge across the Mississippi River at St. Louis. “It will never happen as long as I’m governor,” Blagojevich said.

· Drives designed to boost Hispanic voters’ clout

· “Faced with a hefty fee increase, a group representing the state’s 1,400 Korean-American dry cleaners has proposed scrapping a program that oversees the licensing of dry cleaners and provides money to clean up chemical spills”

· “A trade group that represents liquor retailers is mounting a legal challenge to Springfield’s new indoor smoking ban for public places.”

· “… But the stage for politicians is going to be a little smaller this Independence Day because of changes prompted by parade-watchers who complained that too many politicians made the event boring.”

· Suit costs could have paid 28 teachers

· “He is a high school dropout, but imprisoned killer Brian J. Dugan has become something of a jailhouse lawyer over the years”

· GOP calling ‘big oil’ rallies political stunt

- Posted by Rich Miller        

6 Comments
  1. - Big Red - Thursday, Jun 29, 06 @ 8:15 am:

    The article concerning the toll bridge. Rod made the statement “No way are we going to support any tolls on residents of Illinois to go to work” Hello Rod ? Anyone home ? What is the purpose of the Illinois Tollway. God this guy is stupid.


  2. - Todd Jong Il aka Wumpus - Thursday, Jun 29, 06 @ 8:35 am:

    No comment on the thuggery of Rod’s campaign tactics? I thought no one could get dumber than the Jack Ryan kid following Obama from a bathroom into a press conference, then this! Recording people’s license plates! I am not sure they were state employees.


  3. - Leroy - Thursday, Jun 29, 06 @ 8:48 am:

    “Good for him: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich declared his disapproval of plans for a toll bridge across the Mississippi River at St. Louis. “It will never happen as long as I’m governor,” Blagojevich said.”

    Read:

    “To any construction contractors that want a big fat, bloated contract: It is almost election time. You better out your checkbook and start writing checks to my campaign, or you can look forward to this project not moving forward for four more years”


  4. - Larry Horse - Thursday, Jun 29, 06 @ 2:25 pm:

    What’s wrong about making the people who benefit from the bridge have to pay for it?


  5. - Todd Jong Il aka Wumpus - Thursday, Jun 29, 06 @ 3:41 pm:

    Maybe if they made it IPass accesible with a big Gov Blago sign, they’d be okay.


  6. - Philosophe Forum - Thursday, Jun 29, 06 @ 4:27 pm:

    The Metro-East isn’t Chicago. A toll bridge here will be a national issue. Any east-west transportation to/from MO comes thru this area. I-70, 55, 64 all converge in ESL. I have seen many MO plates traveling in both Madison & St. Clair Counties for one reason or another. MO residents are moving to Jersey, Madison, St. Clair, & Monroe at a rapid rate.

    I’ve also noticed that there is not one bridge across the Missouri R. connecting St. Louis & St. Charles Counties. Miraculously, Jeff City found the money.

    MO desperately needs this bridge & just doesn’t want to foot the bill. Nationally, a toll bridge across the Mississippi R. is an insult — period.


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