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Even in Blue Illinois the GOP Wave of 2014 Had an Impact, But The State is STILL A Major Failure

-By Warner Todd Huston The Republicans bumped up their gains in the Senate and the House of Representatives and also gained in Governor’s mansions across the nation and even deep, deep blue Illinois was affected by this GOP wave. But … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Sign-ups in Obama’s Illinois Larger Than State’s Job Growth

-By Warner Todd Huston Obama’s home state of Illinois is struggling to break the Great Recession. A perfect example of this is seen in a recent report that shows that applications for food stamps in the Land of Lincoln is … Continue reading

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Illinois Democrat Leader Says Republicans Would Hire ISIS Terrorists

-By Warner Todd Huston Last weekend Illinois GOP candidate for Governor Bruce Rauner took the ALS “ice bucket challenge.” When he did he urged Illinois Democrat leaders to join him in the challenge. In reply, the state’s Democrat House leader … Continue reading

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Illinois Worst in Midwest for Private Sector Job Creation

-By Warner Todd Huston I have been chronicling all the major failures of the once great state of Illinois and this week we have yet another one. A new tabulation of private sector job creation finds that Illinois created a … Continue reading

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Illinois One of the Worst GDP Growth in Entire Midwest

-By Warner Todd Huston Illinois has earned its spot as the state with the worst GDP in the entire Midwest. So, once again we find that Illinois turns out to be one of the worst states in the country for … Continue reading

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Ill. Democrat Demands Judge Delay Corruption Trial So He Can Vote For Tax Hike

-By Warner Todd Huston A judge in Illinois refused to delay the corruption trial of Democrat Derrick Smith, a Chicago-area State Representative, so he could vote yes on an upcoming tax hike bill. This will hurt the Democrats’ push to … Continue reading

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Bankrupt Illinois Spent $12 Million on Medicaid for Dead People

-By Warner Todd Huston Illinois is constantly at the bottom in every metric that measures our most successful states. It is perennially either the 48th, 49th, or 50th worst state in every category. And now we learn that the state … Continue reading

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Poll: Even People in Illinois Say Illinois Worst State to Live In

-By Warner Todd Huston Now, usually when a state is dissed it is dissed by people from outside the state. With the usual hometown bravado, and all, denizens of a state used to stick up for their own in the … Continue reading

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Mercatus: Illinois Ranks in Bottom Among The Least Free States in the Nation

-By Warner Todd Huston One can’t be surprised that Obama’s home state of Illinois is one of the worst five states in the nation–like it is for most other things–in the Mercatus Center’s study of the level of freedom in … Continue reading

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Reminder: Teachers Unions Responsible for Illinois Pension Mess

-By Warner Todd Huston Over at his excellent McHenry County Blog, Cal Skinner has a good reminder of just who is in large part responsible for the pension mess in the State of Illinois. The teachers unions was one of … Continue reading

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