Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » This just in, Part 2… CMS asks agencies to stop bottled water purchases *** Madigan on transit, gaming *** Record filing day ***
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
This just in, Part 2… CMS asks agencies to stop bottled water purchases *** Madigan on transit, gaming *** Record filing day ***

Monday, Oct 29, 2007

* 3:46 pm - Acting CMS Director Maureen O’Donnell has sent a letter to all state agency heads asking them to terminate purchasing contracts for bottled water…

As Chief Procurement Officer, I am charged with continually seeking ways for the State of Illinois to reduce its expenditures. I am therefore requesting that all State agencies cease purchasing bottled water with State funds. This shall apply both to purchases of individual water bottles and larger bottles that are dispensed through water coolers… The notification to vendors should be accomplished by no later than Friday, November 16th.

O’Donnell’s request does not cover “water funds” established by employees. The full memorandum can be downloaded here.

* 4:07 pm - Speaker Madigan on the transit bailout bill

If the plan, which failed earlier this year, doesn’t pass Friday, Madigan said he plans to call it again for a vote next Monday. Madigan predicted the bill would pass in the House and suggested there’s a “high level of support” for the sales tax plan in the Senate.

“I think more people in the House and Senate have come to realize that this is a good, solid bill that ought to pass,” Madigan said.

And the gaming proposal…

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan appears to be warming to the idea of a gambling expansion, saying today that the “political conditions” in Illinois leave more casinos as the only way to pay for a state construction program.

Toward that end, the Speaker proposed a fully revamped, independent Gaming Board to regulate what could be a significant expansion of casino gambling and slots in Illinois.

“I should not be viewed as a proponent of gambling,” Madigan told reporters in Chicago. “I don’t gamble. I don’t go to casinos. I don’t go to horse tracks. I don’t play cards. I don’t bet on sports. It’s the last thing I wanted, but … the political conditions in Illinois today are such that, right now, what appears to be the only way to have a viable public works construction program is an expansion of gaming.”

The audio is here.

* 4:18 pm - From the State Board of Elections…

A record 650 candidates filed official nominating petitions by 8:00 am today - the first day of filing at the Illinois State Board of Elections. On the first day of filing four years ago, 350 had filed.

One reason the number of candidate filings is higher is the decision by the Democratic Party to have Presidential candidates and their delegate candidates file at the same time as candidates for the U.S. Senate, Congress, the state legislature and judges.

Last election they filed a month later - as the Republican Presidential and delegate candidates are still doing. The filing period for these candidates begins Nov. 28. […]

“Many of the candidates think they can gain an advantage by being listed first on the ballot, so they arrived at the State Board office in the early morning hours - or a day earlier - to try to win a top spot,” Executive Director Dan White said. “A lottery for ballot order will be conducted Nov. 14 for all those who filed by 8 a.m. Our second busiest day will be Nov. 5, the last day of filing, when some candidates will file near the 5 p.m. deadline because they think they may gain an advantage by being listed last on the ballot.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

34 Comments
  1. - He makes Ryan Look like a Saint - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 3:57 pm:

    have you ever drank the water at the Stratton Building? It is horrible. I hear next they are going to issue a memo to tell you how many sheets of TP you are allowed to use.

    Notice they didn’t say anything about Drinking the Kool-Aid!!!


  2. - crystal clear - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 4:08 pm:

    As a chemist, a citizen concerned about the environment, and as a taxpayer I have to say this is a positive step. Tap water is too pure for most uses (think washing clothes, the car, the dog) but it is treated so as to be healthful to drink. To turn around and pay even more for repackaged tap water is very wasteful in many ways.


  3. - DeepFriedOnAStick - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 4:18 pm:

    Madigan called Cindy Canary’s group “The Coalition for Political Honesty.” Is that a slight toward her or her mission?


  4. - cover - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 4:19 pm:

    The Speaker’s gaming ethics proposal would provide the House the “cover” it needs to approve a gambling expansion, after the vote to halt the practice not so long ago. This aspect of the plan may be more important than its own merit.


  5. - Leigh - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 4:32 pm:

    The bottled water thing has huge enviromental implications in that petroleum is used in the production of those bottles.


  6. - GoBearsss - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 4:43 pm:

    So, Rich, is this cover for House members? Or is it a poison pill?


  7. - GoBearsss - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 4:44 pm:

    Or is this - “Yea, I can do gaming…” until the transit bill passes on its own?

    Then he pulls the rug out?


  8. - Anonymous - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 4:51 pm:

    uh, there are many things the state does that have ‘environmental implilcations.’

    as for the practical applicaion of this, if you’re a state worker i guess it means walking a bit further (a lot further if you work in the thompson center) to get a drink from the fountain or GASP, bring your own bottled water (which runs counter to the point of the environmental angle).

    as for when you have meetings and bring in people from the private sector to a gov’t building lets say, i guess that means you’re going to have to tell them to bring their own.

    BYOB at the JRTC!


  9. - Captain America - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 4:58 pm:

    Governor Blagojevich and Senator Jones - “read em amd weep.” You both have a “dead mans’s hand” in terms of the Hamos mass transit funding plan.

    What’s left of your political careers is hanging in the balance. Will you have a deathbed conversion and live on to fight another day? Or will your poltical careers end ignominiously for your failure to support the only viable plan in towm.

    Doomsday cometh!!!


  10. - DuPage Dave - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 5:01 pm:

    The water policy is completely consistent with Blago’s “all for show” governing style. We’ve been back and forth on bottled water at JRTC since it opened in 85. There is only one water stack per floor (restrooms and one water fountain) in the center of each floor. Previous govs eventually recognized that people were walking a long way to hydrate themselves. These are the type of fountains where it’s very difficult to fill up (re-use) a plastic water bottle, so that option is limited.

    Considering that we are four plus years into “reform and renewal”, it’s interesting that having water coolers for staff is now seen as a frivilous expense. Our department pays for two water coolers in our area at the far end of the floor.

    You can bet that people will be checking to see if the Hinckley and Schmidt people are still going up to the 16th floor….


  11. - GoBearsss - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 5:07 pm:

    “the only viable plan in towm”

    It isn’t viable if it can’t pass, right?

    I am sure other revenue options would be just as viable if Hamos and Madigan hadn’t put all their eggs in one basket and refused to compromise.


  12. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 5:08 pm:

    Anon 4:51 said..”as for when you have meetings and bring in people from the private sector to a gov’t building lets say, i guess that means you’re going to have to tell them to bring their own.”

    As if it isn’t already bad enough dealing with the private sector when your State is a national embarrassment thanks to Blago. Once we were known for Michael Jordan, now it’s “wasn’t your Gov the guy on Comedy Central?”

    Now a bottled water ban. Like CMS doesn’t p*** away more in a week than is spent on bottled water in a year. Fine, let the State workers BYOB, but for guests, who wants a semi-clean glass (no dishwashers or sinks) or a styrofoam cup of water?

    Oh, but “water funds” are ok. Next thing you know, Filan will raid those, too.


  13. - downhereforyears - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 5:23 pm:

    While Rome is burning….we talk water for drinking…but nothing about putting out the fire. Where’s Blago’s plan for the CTA that he promised last week.


  14. - Unbelievable - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 5:36 pm:

    Will they also get rid of the vending machines serviced by the company of which George Ryan’s brother was affiliated?


  15. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 6:18 pm:

    Gobears: Check the record, but the Hamos plan has broad regional, bipartisan support.

    As for compromise, there’s no alternative on the table to compromise with, except more endless borrowing that pushes the day-of-reckoning on the calendar but makes the DOOM in Doomsday that much bigger.


  16. - Herself - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 6:21 pm:

    State agencies need to terminate newspaper purchasing. It is unbelievable how every Bureau Chief and/or Executive feel they need to have their own personal newspapers delivered to them every day at their office, funded by taxpayers. Most articles of interest are on-line and free!


  17. - good idea - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 6:24 pm:

    This sounds like a sensible policy to me. If employees want to pay for a water cooler, go for it. But taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for both tap water and bottled water.


  18. - Nort'sider - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 6:34 pm:

    The Hamos bill is the only responsible plan on the table for reasons that have been stated time and time again.

    Moreover, Congress is taking note of the megillah going on here. Check out Hilkevitch’s story at www.chicagotribune.com. His money quote from Rep. Peter DeFazio, chair of the House Transit and Highways Subcommittee: “It seems that the state and the governor are walking away from a minimal responsibility to maintain an existing system, let alone dramatically enhance it. … You’re in a full-crisis mode and the whole country is going to be watching this week.”


  19. - GoBearsss - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 6:35 pm:

    YDD - Look, I never said there was no “broad regional, bipartisan support.”

    I am saying it doesn’t have enough votes to pass. If it is 1 vote short, it isn’t viable (Unless you can get that vote). It’s that simple.

    The Governor’s health plan was 1 vote short. And we all call that plan not-viable.

    What I am saying, essentially, is that Rep. Hamos has had a year now that she has been locked into this plan, despite consistent evidence that it didn’t have enough votes to pass. They tried to scare people into voting for it by pushing the vote right up against doomsday, and they will do so again, and possibly fail again.

    If Rep. Hamos had started looking for a funding alternative 6 months ago when she knew her bill didn’t have a chance, instead of trashing every other revenue idea that came along, then we wouldn’t be in this mess.

    Go check out the Moving Beyond Congestion report - there are numerous revenue options that would have greater support than the sales tax increase.

    The stubbornness and lack of compromise has brought us where we are now. Just saying “my plan is the only viable plan” doesn’t actually make it so.


  20. - Shelbyville - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 6:38 pm:

    Why don’t they put in pay toilets, that would raise some $$$$.


  21. - Water funds - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 6:51 pm:

    I don’t know too many offices that cover the big water bottles. I used to work in a state office building and there were a couple of these water funds. I always thought it was kind of humorous, but I guess it’s more serious now.


  22. - Captain America - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 7:31 pm:

    As far as I can tell, the primary person who has been stubborn and completely unwilling to compromise during this entire legislative session is Governor Rod R.Blagojevich. Senator Emil Jones has become the Governor’s “chief stooge and water carrier.”

    GoBearRearEnd and I must be reading different newspapers because as far as I know the Governor’s health care plan was nowhere near passing.


  23. - Fox Mulder - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 7:44 pm:

    Maybe Mark Kolaz suggested the water plan as a helpful suggestion on the way out of CMS. If so, well done.


  24. - irishpirate - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 7:54 pm:

    Mike Quigley go the same “water bottle” idea a few weeks back for the County of Cook.

    WLS AM on Quigley

    I imagine someone at da State actually noticed.

    Now that major issue is past.The Governor can tell everyone how he is saving the State countless thousands of dollars on bottled water. Meanwhile, back at the legislature……

    GRRRRRRRRR, Governor Bobblehead is a joke.


  25. - RJW - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 8:31 pm:

    It’s nice to see that the important things are getting attention. No Budget Implementation Bill . . . no problem. No capital program . . . no problem. Bottled water . . . holy crap! we have to do something about that!!


  26. - anonymous again - Monday, Oct 29, 07 @ 9:33 pm:

    Maybe they were buying the water from somebody’s friend(s)


  27. - John - Tuesday, Oct 30, 07 @ 12:29 am:

    Captain America - The Governor’s health care plan got 29 votes in the Senate - 1 short of passing.

    Maybe you will remember the fight between the Gov and Sen Jacobs? He was supposed to be that one vote.

    I think GoBearss is right - you either have a plan that has the votes or you don’t.

    Don’t mess with people and use transit riders and doomsdays as pawns (I am the 3,000th person to use that phrase!) to threaten lawmakers to pass a plan.

    That’s a strategy the Governor would use. Don’t play that game.


  28. - John - Tuesday, Oct 30, 07 @ 12:33 am:

    Look - The Speaker pulled votes off the Governor’s proposals all summer. Now the Governor pulled votes off the sales tax increase.

    Do we vilify one and not the other? If I had to compare - I would see denying people the ability to get healthcare as the bigger threat to peoples’ lives than raising fares on mass transit.

    I hope both plans can eventually pass. But lets at least not put our blinders on all the time.


  29. - Lainer - Tuesday, Oct 30, 07 @ 5:46 am:

    The tap water at the Stratton Building IS just awful. Of course there’s always the Pepsi vending machines…


  30. - Stasi - Tuesday, Oct 30, 07 @ 8:00 am:

    Ban jet fuel for Blagojevich’s fancy refurbished plane.


  31. - Stratton Bldg. State Employee - Tuesday, Oct 30, 07 @ 9:29 am:

    There are no drinking fountains in the Stratton Office building. The plumbing was so bad they took them out. If bottled water is not allowed, there will be no drinking water available. I recently was lucky enough to join the union. Can you say grievance? How much will that cost the state in lawyer fees!! Stupid.


  32. - Nick - Tuesday, Oct 30, 07 @ 10:49 am:

    I think it’s a great step for CMS to stop using taxpayer money for bottled water. It’s hard to justify spending public money that could be spent on strengthening the public water system on bottled water which is often tap water and is extremely bad for the environment. this is a good first step but there’s still a lot of work for all of us to do as far as curbing bottled water.
    For any interested people check out www.thinkoutsidethebottle.org they have info as well as a pledge you can sign, promising to not drink bottled water.


  33. - Say WHAT? - Tuesday, Oct 30, 07 @ 11:54 am:

    Last year I cancelled our contract with a bottled water co. because I added up the yearly cost for service and could not justify the expense. I found we could buy a crock on a stand outright and save money if I go and carry the heavy water bottles myself, which I have been doing since last year. The crock is free of harmful aluminum and the bottles are the environmentally correct kind. I have been assured they do not leak petroleum or other chemicals. I have been doing all of this in order to save this office and the State of Illinois money. That was way before the memo from CMS. As far as a water fund is concerned…. I am the only staff in this office. The majority of the water is being consumed by constituents. A tin cup on top of the bottle asking for donations to the water fund? We have no other source for water here, except the bathrooms NOT A GOOD SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER. There are no drinking fountains. Whats a girl to do???


  34. - Anon - Tuesday, Oct 30, 07 @ 12:11 pm:

    At the Thompson Center, there is not enough water pressure to DRINK from the water fountains, much less fill a cup or bottle. That means you can take your cup or bottle into the restroom and try to fill it in the sink that is not deep enough to fit something that tall in, and which often contain spat-out toothpaste, the detritus of shaving, and I don’t want to speculate on what else. Or you can use the filthy utility sinks that the janitors use to pour buckets of filthy used water in. As if one restroom per huge floor (which is closed for “cleaning” multiple times per day, which means you made a long walk for nothing) wasn’t bad enough. It would be nice if they could put some ventilation in the restrooms too, which often remind me if the pachyderm house.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* McCann denies he resigned from the SGOP caucus, threatens legal action over access to "key resources"
* Question of the day
* It's just a bill
* Biss appears to backtrack on his pledge to "elect the Democratic nominee for governor whoever that person is"
* Schock appeal roundup
* Dorothy Brown to join long line of candidates running for mayor
* *** UPDATED x1 *** What's Rauner doing in Europe?
* *** UPDATED x1 - Pritzker camp responds *** Rauner campaign claims Dem shenanigans with McCann
* No, Rauner didn't "forget" about UIC yesterday
* Maybe some movement in the Senate on gun dealer licensing, but not yet in the House
* After seven months of federal mediation, WIU faculty authorize strike
* Illinois Legislators: Make Health Coverage Fair by Supporting HB 4146
* My eyes! It burns!
* "I can’t ask people in the private sector to do it if I won’t as well"
* *** UPDATED x7 - Bill Brady, Pat Brady, Ives, Durkin, DGA, ILGOP, Pritzker, Rauner respond - Brady accepts caucus resignation *** Sen. Sam McCann announces for governor as Conservative Party candidate
* *** LIVE *** Session coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Loading


* Prep boys golf: Hascup, Williams lead Vacaville.....
* McCann: Rauner is a "pathological liar" - Illin.....
* Rauner's point person on Legionnaires' outbreak.....
* Rauner's point person on Legionnaires' outbreak.....
* Report: Improvements to veterans home could cos.....
* Political impact of Sen. McCann entering govern.....


* Illinois unemployment levels hit lowest point in a decade
* Toyota Park to be renamed SeatGeek Stadium
* Officer still faces firing for fatal shooting of teen, woman
* Rauner's point person on Legionnaires' makes $20K monthly
* Gary school district's manager looks to cut perhaps 60 jobs
* Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants
* April rural bankers survey drops slightly in April
* The Latest: Trump administration vows to fight injunction
* Illinois plan: Replace armed school officers with therapists
* Wanted man jailed after seeking license under brother's name

* Report: Improvements to veterans home could cost $265M
* Rauner's point person on Legionnaires' outbreak makes $20K monthly
* Bill: Put therapists, not armed security, in Illinois schools
* Presidential library publishes digital archive of papers from Lincoln's first 33 years
* McCann to run for governor as Conservative Party candidate
* Duckworth, daughter make Senate history
* Report: Raoul hired ex-state worker convicted in fraud case
* Central Illinois couple suing DCFS over handgun ban at home day cares
* Meet the Springfield Fire Department's first female division chief
* Meet the Springfield's Fire Department's first ever female division chief

* Dorothy Brown's mysterious move for mayor
* Margo Georgiadis in talks to leave Mattel: report
* Blue Cross' parent learns to live with Obamacare—and make some money, too
* Blue Cross' parent learns to live with Obamacare—and make some money, too
* Will McCann take votes away from Rauner—or Pritzker?


* Woman sexually abused in Ravenswood Manor
* Boy wounded in West Englewood shooting
* Man stabbed in Humboldt Park attempted robbery
* Woman killed in Lake View hit-and-run crash: police
* Man fatally shot on South Side: police
* Dear Abby: Social group refuses to let my daughter in
* CPD: Cops will have 40 hours of training every year by 2021
* Blackhawks’ Duclair reaches out to young goalie who was victim of racial slur
* Daily lane closures scheduled for I-80 bridge over Des Plaines River in Joliet
* Horoscope for April 20, 2018


* Police: Man sexually assaulted women in two reported attacks on Southwest Side
* Democrat Howard Dean and Republican Newt Gingrich speak, not spar, at Judson University's 2018 World Leaders Forum in Elgin
* In Comey memos, Trump fixates on 'hookers,' frets over Flynn's 'judgment issues'
* Shooter fires through window of north Florida restaurant, kills 2 deputies
* Mourning Spurs aren't able to win one for Pop: 'It's not an easy day to be here'
* Files show rising alarm in Prince's circle as health failed
* Alabama executes Walter Moody, the oldest inmate put to death in the modern era
* Trump hires Rudy Giuliani amid mounting legal turmoil over Russia
* Mitch Trubisky benefiting from old and new assistant coaches
* Ex-FBI Director James Comey memos


» April 19, 2018 - Full Show
» Court Sides With Sanctuary Cities In Fight Over Grants
» 4-H Students And Robotics; Advanced Manufacturing In Bloomington-Normal; Miller Park Zoo
» State Senator Announces Bid For Illinois Governor
» Spring Gardening Tips From The Chicago Botanic Garden
» Gay Illinois Teacher Sparks Debate With Tolerance Talk
» Gubernatorial Candidates Have Fence-Mending Ahead
» April 18, 2018 - Full Show
» Moms Group Pushes For Gun Bill Override
» Illinois Lawmakers Urge Redistricting Re-Do Ahead of Midterm Election


* Report: Improvements to veterans home could cost $265M
* Rauner's point person on Legionnaires' outbreak makes $20K monthly
* Thumbs Up: To women who break down barriers
* Guest View: New bill would set a dangerous precedent for cybersecurity in Illinois
* Eugene Robinson: Trump's foreign policy is more like international lurching
* Bill: Put therapists, not armed security, in Illinois schools
* Presidential library publishes digital archive of papers from Lincoln's first 33 years
* McCann to run for governor as Conservative Party candidate
* Duckworth, daughter make Senate history
* On the Road with Rick Holmes: Show the national parks some love


* Barbara Garrison
* William 'Paw Paw' Fossie
* Doyle Leon Parr
* Karen Blakely
* Erie Rosson
* Alice Faye Mayberry
* Watch as winner is chosen in Steeleville's $1.5 million Queen of Hearts raffle
* PHOTOS: Take Back The Night in Decatur
* There’s finally a winner in Steeleville’s $1.5 million Queen of Hearts raffle
* 'Embrace your voice': Take Back the Night participants speak out against sexual violence


* In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'
* With new arena near, Bucks seek elusive playoff series win
* Americans reflect on legal pot ahead of 420 holiday
* LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs Kershaw; Riggleman takes over
* Betts, Benintendi lead sizzling Red Sox past Angels, 8-2

* Botanic garden gets more than $200000 gran...
* Marchers brave bad weather to rally for sc...
* Connected to Chicago (04-08-2018)
* Trump has made political gridlock 'more ch...
* Botanic Garden Getting $200000 to Protect ...
* Cynthia Nixon is showing progressives how ...
* Looking Back: News items from The Roanoke ...
* Rep. Randy Hultgren recognizes Loyola men'...
* New York Democrat raises $1.1 million to c...
* US Rep. Randy Hultgren visits McHenry's Pi...

* Infants now permitted on Senate floor, in ......
* Emanuel wins court ruling in sanctuary cit......
* Dick Durbin repeats smear of conservatives......
* Dick Durbin Pays Tribute to Kimmel for 'Ti......
* Senate Committee Advances BPD Chief's Nomi......

* Few mothers could do what Tammy Duckworth ......
* Sen. Tammy Duckworth bring baby to Senate ......
* Sen. Tammy Duckworth's Infant Daughter Mak......
* Sen. Tammy Duckworth Makes History, Votes ......
* Sen. Duckworth, Newborn Baby Make History ......

* Brown wants to be mayor; can she win 2019 election before being indicted?
* Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend
* Dispensary block parties, THC dinners, and more 4/20-friendly events
* Chicago students plan another walkout Friday despite suspension threat
* Definitive proof (?) that the 13th of each month will most likely fall on a Friday
* When have U.S. missiles done anything for children?
* The strange love affair between Illinois pro-gun Congressman Rodney Davis and the IEA.
* With FCC approval, all systems are go for Starlink global internet
* 5 Technology Tools in the Higher Education Classroom
* What “The Right to Disconnect” Could Mean for Online Training


* IEMA Highlights Role of Volunteers in Disasters
* Governor Rauner activates State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield
* February Flooding Information
* IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather
* Governor issues state disaster proclamation for flooding in Iroquois, Kankakee, Vermilion Counties

  
* How to identify the perfect social influencer for your business
* 10 weird weed products to celebrate 4/20 with
* TNW’s Big Spam: Meet the weed wizard
* Ericsson plans continued 5G R&D as net loss reduces to 700m SEK
* If you expected major software updates for the Moto E5, we have bad news for you
* 11 things you need to know about your smart home devices
* New update starts hitting Nokia 2

* Rutherford, Adolfo among top performers
* White Sox Minor League Update: April 19, 2018
* Thompson's career circles back to South Side
* Trayce in, Tyler out
* Trayce in, Tyler out
* Trayce Thompson returns, Saladino traded to the Brewers
* White Sox trade Saladino, acquire Thompson


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

Archives
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
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




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