Category Archives: Pat Quinn

With Topinka Gone, How Will Illinois Replace its Comptroller?

-By Warner Todd Huston With the passing of Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, the state is faced with a bit of a dilemma. How should she be replaced? After a lifetime of service to the state, Topinka passed away … Continue reading

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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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How Much Did Illinois Spend on Misspelled No Littering Signs?

-By Warner Todd Huston Illinois is in such bad shape it can’t even produce no littering signs that are properly spelled, it appears. Friend to the blog John Ruberry of the wonderful MarathonPundit blog was on a trip through the … 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 a ‘Sinkhole State’: Rates Second Worst for Liability Per Taxpayer

-By Warner Todd Huston Obama’s Illinois perennially ranks at the very bottom of every statistic that marks a successful state and a new report on America’s “sinkhole states” finds that Illinois again ranks at the very bottom this time for … Continue reading

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Despite What Quinn Claims, Illinois Leads In Job Loss

-By Warner Todd Huston On Monday the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, contrary to Governor Quinn’s rosy statements, Illinois has lost jobs over the last year. In fact job numbers are worse than they’ve been in 35 years. Earlier … 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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Pat Quinn’s Major Loss Over Forced Healthcare Worker Unionization

-By Warner Todd Huston Several years ago the Governor of Illinois decided with a fiat decision to hand his union buddies millions of free taxpayer dollars by suddenly forcing all private in-home healthcare workers to be unionized without their knowledge … 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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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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