Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Obama will stress “common ground,” not capitulation as recipe for success
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Obama will stress “common ground,” not capitulation as recipe for success

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016

* Tribune

(T)here are three things President Barack Obama won’t do during his swing through Springfield on Wednesday:

Play “back-seat driver” and offer detailed advice to try to solve the state’s budget stalemate. Sit down one-on-one with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner for a beer. And try to negotiate a peace accord between Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan.

Previewing the trip, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Obama will pick up the themes of his State of the Union speech in January and urge the country to move past partisan divisions. […]

As for the state’s budget impasse, his call for bipartisanship could help, but he won’t be putting forth detailed remedies, Earnest said. For one thing, Obama’s proposed federal budget comes up the day before his trip to Illinois. “We’ve got our hands full here,” the spokesman said.

* AP

“This is actually something we’ve been talking about for a while,” Earnest said in a conference call. “There has always sort of been the sense that going back to Springfield on the anniversary of his announcement speech would be fun to do. And it would serve as the background for a discussion about the kind of potential that the president sees in the country.”

* Lynn Sweet

“The president views this as an opportunity to not offer advice or be a back-seat driver for running the state government of Illinois but rather an opportunity to deliver a broader message about the value and potential benefit associated with trying to find common ground,” Earnest said.

* Sweet asked why this visit is a good idea, considering Springfield’s partisan gridlock

“It’s a good idea because the president’s experience when he served in Springfield was different than the situation the president encountered in Washington. And the president does see this as a good backdrop to talk about the kinds of benefits that can be realized when our citizens and our elected representatives don’t allow themselves to be so easily divided.”

Um, OK.

* More Sweetness

Rauner singled out his two big issues – term limits and redistricting — in focusing on what he wants Obama to talk about, suggesting incorrectly that Obama backs Rauner’s term-limit crusade.

Rauner is not going to get that one-on-one beer he sought with Obama. He will be greeting him on the tarmac of the airport in Springfield.

* Back to the AP

While Obama did discuss term limits when in Ethiopia last summer delivering a speech to the people of Africa, saying “old thinking can be a stubborn thing,” Earnest said Monday that Obama’s message there was not a general call for term limits. He said Obama was telling leaders not to overcome limits already imposed, “either by ignoring them or by coercing the government to change the rules just for them.”

* The most interesting nugget

Obama, Earnest said, sees his speech as an opportunity “to deliver a broader message about the value and potential benefits associated with trying to find common ground. … That doesn’t mean that anybody needs to capitulate on their most strongly held principles. That typically is not a recipe for success, either.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

52 Comments
  1. - A guy - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:28 am:

    Oh.


  2. - hot chocolate - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:29 am:

    This is going to be a monumental waste of time and resources. I don’t care about the historical aspect of it. Not even the most transformational politician in the history of the Presidency will get Madigan, the old stubborn donkey, to move.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:31 am:

    ===That doesn’t mean that anybody needs to capitulate on their most strongly held principles.===

    “Do the doable”, that’s been the ball game all along… for a governor that would be wanting to govern, but… I digress…


  4. - Honeybear - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:31 am:

    Great, that’s going to help I’m sure.


  5. - @MisterJayEm - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:32 am:

    I would add only this: Let’s dispel with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing.

    – MrJM


  6. - RNUG - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:38 am:

    Interesting theme from a President some consider the most divisive in history …


  7. - Ray del Camino - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:41 am:

    Mr. JM for the win!


  8. - Fusion - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:42 am:

    Redistricting is one thing that the Democrats could give Rauner as part of some grand bargain. It would be very hard for a computer to draw a map that would create majority GOP rep and senate districts. So while the gov would claim “victory,” it would be a very hollow one when Madigan and Cullerton stay right where they are.


  9. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:42 am:

    - @MisterJayEm -

    Chris Christie is now trolling you…

    I do find it fascinating now that Raunerites, “Republicans”, follow Rauner’s lead and hoot the Term Limit linkage to (gasp) Presidebt Obama (exhale) only to have the Spokesman clarify it was aimed solely at that audience, in that instance for the President to make a different point entirely.

    So… Rauner, channeling his inner President Obama, really missed what the President meant so he (Rauner) can trade off the President’s cache?

    Yeah, ok.


  10. - Wensicia - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:43 am:

    @MrJM,

    Did you get that from Rubio?


  11. - Stones - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:43 am:

    Years from now when this budget impasse is only a blip in history we will remember when the first African-American President came back to his home state to address the legislature. I’m happy he’s coming and agree that he needs to not jump into this partisan mess.


  12. - phocion - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:45 am:

    Well played, MisterJayEm. Good luck to President Obama. I hope everyone heeds your counsel.


  13. - And I Approved This Message - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:48 am:

    And in the spirit of bipartisanship, Congressional Republicans announced yesterday that they won’t even hold hearings on the President’s budget.


  14. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:49 am:

    How much is this “fun” going to cost taxpayers? It will have zero impact on anything off consequence, except governmental waste. I do not dislike Obama like so many do, but it’s like he has something else he really wants to do in the state and this ‘event’ serves it well. Its like a senior trip before graduation, I suppose.


  15. - Rollo Tomasi - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:54 am:

    Obama is the Democratic version of Rauner. Common ground? Neither will cross that line.


  16. - Sir Reel - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:54 am:

    Rauner is less interested in common ground than in scorched earth.


  17. - Gone, but not forgotten - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:56 am:

    Anonymous @ 9:49: You beat me with your comment. Here goes more — it’s so nice that a bedraggled state, such as we are, can afford to give obama the opportunity to have “fun”.


  18. - The Dude Abides - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 9:59 am:

    @Fusion, I agree that Redistricting would be a nice concession and might help thaw the current gridlock between the Governor and the Democrats. While the Governor often mentions Redistricting I don’t hear many rank and file GOP members talking about it. There’s a reason for that, many of them are comfortable with their current Districts. It’s something that has to be done and would be a nice concession by Madigan. What Rauner needs to do is immediately drop all this anti Collective bargaining and prevailing wage stuff. It is absolutely a non starter.


  19. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 10:00 am:

    Springfield is the first stop of the Obama “Let’s Build A Legacy” tour, just as Springfield was the first stop of the Obama “Let’s Build A Presidency” tour.


  20. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 10:10 am:

    Meh, I wish speeches did it for me. But I ain’t noticed any lack of talk recently.

    “Don’t follow leaders, watch the parking meters.” In other words, pay no attention to what politicians say, watch what they do.

    Especially now, in Springfield, where we have a perfidious governor who likes to pretend that the awful destruction he’s wreaking on the state ain’t part of his plan.

    What rubes, what hicks, he takes us for.

    I do give Obama credit for, again, having the guts to return to Springfield to do some speechifying. I wouldn’t do that.

    By doing so, of course, he invites comparison to Lincoln. And baby, that’s a tough act to follow. You ain’t ever going to top him.

    In four speeches — The House Divided (delivered at the Old Capitol) the First Inaugural, Gettsyburg, and the Second Inagural, Lincoln laid down markers for the ages, for all humanity.

    He made the case for the necessity of the coming storm, a defense of its horrible cost, and a vision of the better days to follow.

    That’s some tall cotton.


  21. - Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 10:15 am:

    The key is to try to find common ground and move forward. Everything can’t necessarily be done in or two legislative sessions. That’s why executive terms are four years. That’s why there are elections every two years.

    Do I think Obama will have an impact? I doubt it, but who knows?


  22. - Langhorne - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 10:16 am:

    Cant we all just get along?

    Any side bets: carhartt jacket? Blue van? Harley? Plaid shirt? Tie? Chris matthews, “I’ve got that tingling feeling”?

    Spfld, and the house chambers are just nostalgic props. At least he isnt going to the old state capitol to freeze everyone.


  23. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 10:25 am:

    == Let’s dispel with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing. ==

    Agreed.

    I often fantasize about what Illinois would be like if Obama never left Illinois state government.

    Could you imagine how much better things would be now if he had stayed on the scene here and applied his energy and statesmanship skills to solving Illinois problems?

    Wow, would things be different today…


  24. - PublicServant - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 10:28 am:

    Obama for governor!


  25. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 10:32 am:

    ” - Anonymous - ”

    Google that line you grabbed… get back to us.

    Thanks.


  26. - Gone, but not forgotten - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 10:35 am:

    Does no one recognize “snark” or sarcasm when they see it?


  27. - Very fed up - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 10:38 am:

    Not sure how the term limits issue is a crusade. The initiative is simply to allow voters to have a say. If legislative members feel strongly it has served this state well for people to be in office for 30+ years in a row they can make their case directly with their constituents


  28. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 10:38 am:

    –I often fantasize about what Illinois would be like if Obama never left Illinois state government.

    Could you imagine how much better things would be now if he had stayed on the scene here and applied his energy and statesmanship skills to solving Illinois problems?–

    Another chronic victim-child in search of a Big Daddy to make it all better.

    Not exactly the spirit that won the west.


  29. - Allen D - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 10:38 am:

    They are probably going to discuss voting for changing Lincoln’s Birthday day off to Obama Birthday as a day off.

    Don’t be fooled, Obama is only coming here to serve his own agenda… nothing else of importance. s/k


  30. - West Loop Chicago - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 10:43 am:

    @ Very fed up.

    Madigan seems to have made a very strong case to his constituents every two years for the last 30 years. Like most billionaires frustrated with democracy, Rauner is only pushing term limits because he views Madigan as the main obstacle in his push for plutocracy.


  31. - m - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 10:51 am:

    OW, you’re intelligent enough to see the difference between “clarifying” and trying to walk back a statement someone clearly made that clearly supported an idea. If you’re confused, see Rauner in the general election talking about having no union agenda…


  32. - There is power in a union... - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 10:53 am:

    Glad Obama didn’t agree to the beer at obeds. That place doesn’t like state workers. No union person should go there. And I’m saying this as someone who absolutely loves their beer.


  33. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 11:10 am:

    - m -

    What are you saying… exactly?


  34. - historic66 - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 11:22 am:

    Even if Madigan compromises and gives Rauner a win it won’t help things. Rauner wants to win it all. Until he wins everything he won’t be satisfied and he won’t give anything.


  35. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 11:25 am:

    Wrong speech for the setting.


  36. - Six Degrees of Separation - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 12:01 pm:

    Rauner is only pushing term limits because he views Madigan as the main obstacle in his push for plutocracy.

    Father Time is more likely to get Madigan out of office than some term limits legislation that might be law some time early in the next decade. Might help prevent the “next Madigan”, if there ever could be one.


  37. - anon - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 12:20 pm:

    === “It’s a good idea because the president’s experience when he served in Springfield was different than the situation the president encountered in Washington.===

    The GOP has moved rightward since Obama arrived in Springfield during the 1990s. Thompson, Edgar and Ryan were not ideologues who demonized the other party. They all understood how important it was to work out compromises that gave both sides something they wanted. That GOP outlook no longer exists in Springfield.


  38. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 12:28 pm:

    ===Thompson, Edgar and Ryan were not ideologues who demonized the other party. They all understood how important it was to work out compromises that gave both sides something they wanted.===

    That’s the ball game. That’s Republican and governmental ideals at play.

    ===That GOP outlook no longer exists in Springfield.===

    When Rauner bought the ILGOP, then continued to leverage the GOP GA with $20 million, Raunerites took over the ILGOP and kept the letterhead, but gutted the ideals. That’s real.


  39. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 1:06 pm:

    Rauner is only pushing term limits because he views Madigan as the main obstacle in his push for plutocracy.

    Rauner isn’t pushing term limits. That’s the perfume for his odiferous union-busting and “squeeze the beast” agendas.

    If Rauner wanted term limits, he’d put some of his samolians out on the street behind a constitutional amendment.

    If you’ll recall, he did that once — but the language of the amendment was obviously unconstitutional, and it got tossed.

    Think that was an accident? He sure does have a lot of “accidents” for such a smart guy.

    Rauner wanted to keep the issue alive to campaign on. And he was able to gather a lot of voter data from the signatures.


  40. - m - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 1:40 pm:

    -wordslinger
    Don’t kid yourself, Rauner wants term limits. How of a priority it is might be a valid question. Term limits help limit the accumulation of power by elected officials. For people with money to influence, that is huge. Madigan doesn’t need the money, freshman reps do.
    Just like competitive districts. Throwing a big check behind one candidate can make a huge difference. Not so much in the districts we have now.


  41. - There is power in a union... - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 2:35 pm:

    Rauner doesn’t care about term limits.

    If madigan said, “I’ll agree to RTW zones but back off of term limits,” you’d never hear another peep.

    Term limits are the stick to beat democrats with. They are not the end goal.


  42. - Mama - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 2:44 pm:

    “For one thing, Obama’s proposed federal budget comes up the day before his trip to Illinois. “We’ve got our hands full here,” the spokesman said.”
    I think Obama could teach the guv how to propose a state budget that is fair to everyone. Please teach the 5 tops how to get along long enough to pass a very necessary budget. Businesses & people need to get paid!


  43. - Enviro - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 2:49 pm:

    common ground: something that people agree about even if they disagree about other things

    There must be somethings that government officials in Springfield agree about.


  44. - m - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 2:56 pm:

    -there is power
    It might help to remind yourself that Rauner isn’t actually evil. His beliefs are just way different than yours…
    So I’ll go over it again.
    Whether Rauner gets what he wants or not, if he’s gone and term limits and redistricting happen:
    That means next time, for the next Rauner, there is no Madigan, no Cullerton. A majority of legislative races are in play. Those checks go a lot farther. He and Griffin and Uihlein (or the Koch’s if it fits the talking points better) can get a lot more done with their big checks.

    It’s the long game and the backup plan.


  45. - Enviro - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 3:00 pm:

    Obama could talk about things about which people in Illinois would like to find agreement:

    How do we give everyone opportunity in this economy.

    How can we make politics reflect what is best in us not what is worst.


  46. - James - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 3:16 pm:

    ==Rauner is only pushing term limits because he views Madigan as the main obstacle in his push for plutocracy==

    Agreed. The elected official needs to spend years being effective to build a favorable reputation and remain effective and trustworthy to her peers and the public. When that person leaves, the replacement has to start from square one.

    But the money flow among the plutocrats remains constant and overwhelming. An unknown candidate can quickly buy a reputation through the media.


  47. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 3:16 pm:

    LOL…

    - m -

    ===It might help to remind yourself that Rauner isn’t actually evil. His beliefs are just way different than yours…===

    Rauner believes people don’t matter, some people think people matter.

    Rauner believes social services should be destroyed, others do not.

    Rauner wants suffering for the needy, some do not

    That Rauner, he isn’t evil, he just doesn’t cate about anyone. LOL

    ===Those checks go a lot farther. He and Griffin and Uihlein (or the Koch’s if it fits the talking points better) can get a lot more done with their big checks.===

    At least your honest, all that matters to Rauner is money.

    Pathetic.


  48. - Allen D - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 3:26 pm:

    OW

    I don’t believe that in the least… Rauner is doing what he see’s as the best thing for the State, and I happen to agree.


  49. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 3:34 pm:

    - Allen D -

    You also think you make too much money but “just” can’t find away to donate what you “over make” to charity…

    You vote against your own co-workers, speaks volumes.


  50. - There is power in a union... - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 3:44 pm:

    Rauner thinks the pain of vulnerable people is valuable leverage. Sit and let that sink in…


  51. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 5:46 pm:

    –I don’t believe that in the least… Rauner is doing what he see’s as the best thing for the State, and I happen to agree.–

    Thank you, Allen.

    Everybody can use a little reassurance sometimes.

    Please, don’t hesitate, ever, to tell us what you think the “best thing” is.


  52. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Feb 9, 16 @ 11:21 pm:

    Rauner is this state’s last, best hope for salvaging the future after decades of public greed, corruption, and mismanagement.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Gov. Word Salad
* It's just a bill
* Question of the day
* Our sorry state
* Unsolicited advice
* "What we are being asked to do is cut off vital organs"
* GOP gearing up for 2018
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Kennedy can't or won't explain misleading property tax claim
* 69 percent say Illinois on wrong track, 69 percent say budget is most important issue
* New Poll Shows 76% of Illinois Voters Oppose Increased Data Collection Legislation
* Another hostage warns of imminent demise
* HDems say they want to work in "good faith" with Rauner
* Senate Dems try to go it alone with their own budget plan
* Broken promises, broken state cause bond downgrade in Quincy
* *** 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


* The Latest: House Democrats propose college gra.....
* The Illinois Budget Disaster, Explained - Chica.....
* The Latest: Senate Dems float less-severe budge.....
* The Latest: Senate Dems float less-severe budge.....
* Unsolicited advice - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)..
* The Latest: Senate Dems float less-severe budge.....
* The Latest: Senate Dems float less-severe budge.....
* Senate Dems try to go it alone on budget, again.....


* The Latest: Senate Dems trim list of services to be taxed
* Gov. Raimondo travels to Chicago for fundraiser
* Judge lets lawsuit by Muslim mistaken for terrorist proceed
* Chicago-area teen expelled in grade scheme returns to class
* Illinois to receive $1.2M of Target data breach settlement
* Illinois to receive $1.2M of Target data breach settlement
* Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois
* Expiring law could leave Route 66 towns without key funding
* Chicago area school to send new diplomas after finding error
* Springfield developer, lobbyist pitch downtown casino

* House Democrats propose college grant program
* Illinois Senate plans to vote on budget today
* Museums team up for reflection on former Gov. James Thompson
* Workers' comp changes could face Illinois Senate vote
* Sangamon among counties in jury diversity pilot project
* Developer Chris Stone pushing for casino in downtown Springfield
* Developer Stone pushing for casino in downtown Springfield
* Push to rename road after late Macon County sheriff
* Tricky, unpopular budget at crux of Senate 'grand bargain'
* Blagojevich attorneys ask for another appeals court hearing

* Sears gets breathing room with loan, pension deals
* Ex-McDonald's CEO Thompson buys control of a pizza chain
* Public finance campaign bill picks up momentum
* Booth alum donates $20 million to school's Social Enterprise Initiative
* Delay on Obamacare subsidy decision leaves insurers in limbo


* Always bet on the taxpayer to gamble
* CPS looks to require high-schoolers to take chemistry, physics
* Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy has died at age 48
* Trump visit with the pope raises a question: Thin Mints or thin faith?
* Sears gets more time to pay creditors
* Man shot to death in Gary
* Man charged with Vernon Hills home invasion, battery
* NFL owners approve rule changes to overtime, roster cuts
* NFL to allow some flair in celebrations
* NYC hotels with great views: 15 choices from luxe to budget


* All aboard: Joliet Rocket steamin' into town
* Cubs to pay $1 million for security cameras for Wrigley Field
* 'Baywatch' review: This beach is littered with raunch
* Des Plaines teen accidentally shot by 11-year-old sibling has died, officials say
* Black caucus: White Mississippi rep should resign over lynching comment
* Manchester police name bomber who killed 22, hunt for accomplices
* LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 5/23/17
* Bears' OTA practice at Halas Hall
* Trump's $4 trillion budget: More for the military, less for the poor
* Audra McDonald spends an up-close-and-personal evening at Steppenwolf


» Springfield Developer, Lobbyist Pitch Downtown Casino
» Cook County Board President To Seek Third Term Next Year
» 2 More Leaks Found Along Dakota Access Pipeline
» Springfield Casino? A Businessman Likes The Odds
» Bevy Of Bobcats: Thriving Animals Poised As Next Urban Pest
» New York Parade Organizers Support Honoring Puerto Rican Nationalist
» Durbin: Too Early For Talk Of Impeachment
» Finding Closure: Cook County Families Get a Chance to Find Missing Loved Ones
» Mayor: More HIV Positive Chicaogoans Than Ever Receive Treatment
» Illinois’ Medicaid Problems Could Jeopardize Money For Schools, State Workers, Attorneys say


* House Democrats propose college grant program
* Illinois Senate plans to vote on budget today
* Museums team up for reflection on former Gov. James Thompson
* Workers' comp changes could face Illinois Senate vote
* Sangamon among counties in jury diversity pilot project
* Developer Chris Stone pushing for casino in downtown Springfield
* Sounding the Alarm: Entrenched politics require real reforms in Illinois
* Marc Thiessen: Leakers who revealed Israel as intelligence source did far more damage than Trump
* Developer Stone pushing for casino in downtown Springfield
* Push to rename road after late Macon County sheriff


* SIUE graduate student achieves national summer fellowship
* Trial date set for man charged with murder of Chester police officer
* Candidate sought for open seat on Madison County Board
* Four Alton restaurants participating in June, ‘Dine Out for Pride Inc.’
* 7th Avenue lane closure in Moline
* Street closures listing
* 05-23-17 Penny for Your Thoughts
* OTHS sprinters race to two state titles
* 05-23-17 Jim Turpin with Sue Aldridge talking Callbacks at @unit4schools
* Chairman seeking applicants for vacant Madison County Board seat


* Manchester police name bomber, hunt for accomplices
* Police: Husband, wife dead in Woodridge apartment shooting
* Music notes: Scott Stapp unplugs at the Arcada
* Inverness woman's Apollo 11 moon dust could fetch up to $4M at auction
* Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations

* Batavia resident announces candidacy for 1...
* House GOP takes first steps to undo financ...
* PHOTOS: Protesters stage die-in at Randy H...
* Protesters continue die-in at US Rep. Rand...
* US Rep. Randy Hultgren's office the scene ...
* Second Democrat announces bid to unseat Hu...
* Local Republicans, Democrats praise appoin...
* Batavia resident, teacher hopes to challen...
* Batavia resident announces candidacy for 1...
* House GOP takes first steps to undo financ...

* Durbin compares Trump to former governor R......

* Duckworth votes against Branstad as ambass......
* Democrat Senator Asks NSA for Security Det......

* Illinois Democrats Cullerton, Harmon, Hunter, Koehler, Landek, Link, Martinez, McGuire, Morrison, Muñoz, Raoul, Sandoval, Silverstein, Steans and Trotter voted today for pension theft.
* In Chicago, fighting for fair housing has a history.
* June 8 fundraiser set for judge Joanne Roasado
* At long last the African music from Ali and Foreman’s ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ sees release
* 20 for 20: Illinois REALTORS® hit every member of state’s congressional delegation
* Look for Illinois REALTORS® April housing report Wednesday
* Campaign website launched, June 28 fundraiser set for Scott McKenna
* Durbin compares Trump to former governor Rod Blagojevich, and other Chicago news
* Campaign website, June 6 fundraiser set for Judge Myron Mackoff
* McMaster.


* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

  
* Can’t get an Honor 6X? Honor 6A gets you the bare essentials
* Russia added to list of countries where Android Pay is available
* Warby Parker’s Prescription Check app lets you skip the eye doctor
* Xfinity Mobile offering unlimited data for $45 per month to Comcast customers
* Embrace.io raises $2.5M to track mobile app performance
* Microsoft bills ‘new’ Surface Pro as ‘the most versatile laptop’, Intel Kaby Lake inside
* Baffling Moto G5S gets rendered in trio of paint jobs with all-metal construction

* Covey seeks first win vs. Corbin, D-backs
* White Sox can't solve Greinke in opening loss
* White Sox can't solve Greinke in opening loss
* Covey seeks first win vs. Corbin, D-backs
* Gonzalez sees positives despite 5th straight L
* Diamondbacks 5, White Sox 1: Too much Zack Greinke
* White Sox can't solve Greinke in opening loss


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

Archives
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