What Impact Do Newspaper Endorsement Have?

Candidates court newspaper endorsements. They fill out questionnaires. I remember enjoying matching wits with the Chicago Tribune folks most…especially the year when they asked questions about education funding. (The statistics did not favor the answer the questionnaire wanted.  Naturally, I … Continue reading

Tribune Endorses Gottemoller, Kenneally, Tirio and Cowlin

The Chicago Tribune has released it endorsements for McHenry County posts. You can read them below: Board Chairman: This is the first time voters will elect the McHenry County Board chairman instead of having board members choose their own leader. … Continue reading

Tribune Endorses Steve Reick over “Ghost Candidate Put Up by Democrats to Protect Franks from a Real Opponent”

The Chicago Tribune has issued its endorsements for State Representative. Here’s what was said about Steve Reick’s district (or should I say Jack Frank’s district, as it has been for the last eighteen years): 63rd District: The Republican who emerges … Continue reading

Tribune Ad Targets Sente

A full-page ad on the back page of Sunday’s Chicago Tribune tries to convince people to call State Rep. Carol Sente to urge her to vote against Senate Bill 1229, the legislation that would strip Governor Bruce Rauner of collective … Continue reading

Tribune Targets Franks

The Chicago Tribune had a big editorial Sunday urging so-called “Independent” Democrats: Don’t cave to Madigan Why Independent House Democrats should put taxpayers first Included in the editorial was the following about State Rep. Jack Franks: Two other Democrats, Jack … Continue reading

Tribune Dips into County Fair Dispute

The aborted attempt to segregate three Pro-Life booths, one three booth spaces wide, in what was originally labeled a “Faith Tent” had not received any mainstream media until Friday night at 6:45. That’s when the Chicago Tribune ran an article … Continue reading

Tribune Pins Tail on Teacher Unions

Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune editorial was about the teacher pension problem. Too many claims on too few dollars. As regular readers know, teacher union lobbyists regularly urged legislators to skip making payments for pensions in order to increase State Aid … Continue reading

Dan Duffy Gets Big Boost in Campaign Against Red Light Cameras

State Senator Dan Duffy has a long-standing campaign against Red Light Cameras. He, among may others concluded that their installation was for raising revenue, not reducing accidents. Now a $14,000 study financed by the Chicago Tribune has added significant weight … Continue reading