The Illinois Congressional Pork Report

Taxpayers for Common Sense have totaled up the congressional earmarks in the budget bill being voted on this week. I was reminded of that when I read an editorial cartoon sent to me by my Joplin, Missouri, brother-in-law. It was … Continue reading

Illinois Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Congressional Earmarks – Part 3

In our look at pork found in the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development part of this year’s budget, we have gotten through the letter “D” in the Illinois congressional delegation. The congress critters don’t make it easy. There is … Continue reading

Nancy Kaszak’s Political Ghost Haunts 5th District Democratic Primary

The Chicago Tribune’s memory is getting better. In yesterday’s article on the race to replace White House Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel, Tribune reporters Don Mihalopoulos and John McCormick emphasize the fact that Emanuel won in 2002 only with the help of … Continue reading

Nancy Kaszak’s Political Ghost Haunts 5th District Democratic Primary

The Chicago Tribune’s memory is getting better. In yesterday’s article on the race to replace White House Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel, Tribune reporters Don Mihalopoulos and John McCormick emphasize the fact that Emanuel won in 2002 only with the help of … Continue reading