Tribune-WGN Poll Shows Governors’ Races Tightening

As I suggested after I got Mary Pat’s call on behalf of Andy McKenna earlier today, the race for the Republican nomination for governor has narrowed down to three candidates: Andy McKenna – 19% Jim Ryan – 18% Kirk Dillard … Continue reading

DuPage County Board Bans Slot Machines; Will McHenry County Board Follow Suit?

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the DuPage County Board has voted without dissent to ban video poker (read “slot machines”) in unincorporated liquor license holders’ establishments. The annual estimated loss of income is $300,000. DuPage County Board Chairman Bob … Continue reading

The Pat Quinn of the Dan Walker Days – Part 4 – Quinn’s View of the 1972 Campaign

You’ve read what others thought of Patrick Quinn’s role in Dan Walker’s 1972 primary and general election gubernatorial campaigns. Today, we look at what Taylor Pensoneau’s and Bob Ellis’ biography of Dan Walker heard from Quinn himself. It’s on page … Continue reading