Category Archives: Illinois Political Campaigns

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 […]

Think The Roads Are Getting Faster? You’re Right

Ryan Avent points to a study showing that in some cases reduced vehicle traffic has gone below the “tipping point” where congestion gets really bad and produces traffic jams “In other words, roads work really well up to a point, and then they work really badly. And many, many roads in America work really badly […]

Roland Burris If The Hair Fits…

Wear it. Roland Burris is trying to make a virtue out of failed fundraising. Never thought I’d have to update this post: Roland W. Burris will you please go now! The time has come. The time has come. The time is now. Just go. Go. Go! I don’t care how. You can go by foot. […]

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 […]

Boot Blago! Online

[Hat tip ICPR @ Illinoize] The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform gives you information about political reforms to prevent corruption, seeks input and provides opportunities to write letters to remove Rod Blagojevich as governor at their site Boot Blago!.

Rod Blagojevich Will You Please Go Now!

Rod Blagojevich will you please go now! The time has come. The time has come. The time is now. Just go. Go. Go! I don’t care how. You can go by foot. You can go by cow. Rod Blagojevich will you please go now!

Can’t Get That Quinn Tune Out Of My Head….

Apparently there was some administrative (Blago)glitch last election – and after an unnecessary delay, Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn finally gets to take office as governor. November 3, 2006, four days before the 2006 Illinois gubernatorial election found me humming this: “…Everybody’s in despair, Every girl and boy But when Democrat Pat Quinn gets here, Everybody’s […]

Pictures From Tonight’s Obama Grant Park Rally

Rob and Nicole Freedman (pictured just below) took the shots The crowd Obama

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, […]