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Principled Conservative vs Platform Republican? What’s the Difference?

-By Warner Todd Huston In a recent op ed at the Illinois Review Terri Koyne, the Republican Chairman for Macoupin County, tried to explain the difference between a conservative and a “platform Republican.” I sort of understood her point but … Continue reading

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A Spate of Pro and Anti William Kelly News Making the Rounds

-By Warner Todd Huston Apparently political gadflay William J. Kelly has become the subject of political intrigue this month with a wave of pro and anti Kelly info making its way to my email inbox. I have no clue why … 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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Rumor Mill Says Illinois Senator, Republican Mark Kirk About to Announce Retirement

The rumor mill has been kicked into high gear this weekend over the tale that Republican Senator Mark Kirk, Illinois’ junior Senator, might be about to announce that he is retiring effective almost immediately… or at least for the 2014 … Continue reading

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The ‘Trotter Hypocrisy’: Defend Yourself – the Hell with the Community

-By Charles Butler Illinois Senator Donne Trotter (D-17), candidate for the now open 2nd Congressional seat, was arrested by TSA last Wednesday for trying to board an airplane at O’Hare Airport with a handgun and ammunition. He has been charged … Continue reading

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Will the Illinois GOP Confirm There’s a War on Women?

-By Doug Ibendahl Democrats have been trying to make political hay by spinning the idea that Republicans are engaged in “a war on women.” Obviously I think that caricature is an absolute bum rap. It’s just empty rhetoric one expects … Continue reading

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State Representative Chris Nybo‏, Legislative Update

From State Representative Chris Nybo (41st District)… As we head into the final month of this year’s legislative session, I wanted to give you an update on the following emerging issues and developments: Governor Rolls Out Pension and Medicaid Reform … Continue reading

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Roskam Statement on Three Year Anniversary of Failed Stimulus Law

From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, Illinois 6th District)… WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) issued the following statement on the eve of the three year anniversary of President Obama’s “stimulus” becoming law. “Three years ago President … Continue reading

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Lennie Jarratt Proposes Simple Solution to Restore Jobs

From the Jarratt for Senate (31st District) campaign… (Round Lake, IL – February 2, 2011) Lennie Jarratt proposes simple plan to restore jobs in Illinois. This is a simple solution for a complex problem in Springfield. As the State of … Continue reading

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Surprise Endorsement in Kane County: Hultgren Chooses Lauzen

-By Warner Todd Huston Kevin Burns (left) and Chris Lauzen (right) Early on Saturday, the Illinois Review reported that Congressman Randy Hultgren (R, 14th District) was going to endorse a candidate in the race for Kane County Board Chairman and … Continue reading

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