Category Archives: DuPage Politics

Savage, Wendorf, Svoboda And Kim For COD Trustees

While I haven’t written much about it due to time, there’s been a tremendous amount of nonsense (polite term) going on with the College of DuPage (COD) Board of Trustees over the last few years. Trustees resigning because of board ineffectiveness and poor leadership with the incumbent trustee board chair investigated and sued because of […]

Stimulus – Congressman Roskam Can’t Count To Four

Some federal legislation is confusing and hard to evaluate. Sometimes it’s due to complexity – other times it’s because opponents create complexity to mislead the public. Congressman Peter Roskam recently decided to confuse what the recently passed stimulus package does – and then criticize it for what it doesn’t do. The federal stimulus package (“American […]

Illinois Assembly Bills – Maximize Passenger Rail In Fed Stimulus

[Cross-posted at Midwest High Speed Rail , Improving Amtrak Incrementally blog] Both the Illinois Senate (SR 0019) and House (HR 0030) have resolution bills calling “on Congress and President-Elect Barack Obama to maximize the investment in expanded and improved passenger train service as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.” State Senator Michael Frerichs […]

Kifowit – Aurora Needs Ethical Commitment To End Pay-To-Play Politics

From the Stephanie Kifowit for Mayor Campaign (www.kifowit4mayor.com): Alderman Kifowit Abstains from Donations from Contractors and Developers who do Business with the City of Aurora. Aurora, IL: At the Government Operations Committee last year, Alderman Kifowit called for a complete ban on contributions from contractors and developers who do business with the City of Aurora. […]

2009 Predictions

Here’s are some thoughts about what the new year may hold – some seem pretty obvious, others are educated guesswork – while many are positive, some are not. In Illinois: – Soon-to-be former Governor Rod Blagojevich will be impeached. – Soon-to-be Governor Pat Quinn will get ethics legislation through the General Assembly early that will […]

DuPage Democrats Major Breakthroughs

Congratulations to all the candidates of all parties this cycle. Democrats locally worked harder than I’ve ever seen before, and their efforts made major headway, with an unprecedented number of competitive races. Congratulations to incoming President Barack Obama, who I’ll talk about more in another post. Congratulations to the re-elected incumbents: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, […]

Did Tom Cross Upset Daily Herald?

I was looking at the results in the Daily Herald and found this: I found this so amazing I double-checked – and House Minority Leader Cross won 60-40. Go figure.

Morgenthaler In IL-6 – Voters Can Choose Peter Roskam Or Common Sense

Foster Snags Sun-Times Endorsement From Oberweis In IL-14

I was and am proud to have supported Bill Foster for the Congressional 14th District seat in the special election earlier this year. Bill’s victory was a great victory for the residents of the 14th District, who have gained a hardworking, serious representative fighting for their interests in Congress. It’s nice to see that the […]

Local Version – If You Like What’s Happening, Vote Republican

It’s interesting that even in local races, in the face of a hiring freeze in Naperville and a budget requiring cuts, in the face of a recent county-level budget meltdown requiring record property tax increases, etc. that the claim is made that things are going great in Naperville and DuPage and to continue them, continue […]