Category Archives: Politics

Obama’s legacy is 66 Republican legislatures

by RUSS STEWART For Republicans in the nation’s state legislatures, Barack Obama’s 8 years in the White House is the gift that keeps on giving. In the four elections cycles – 2010,

Electoral College safety net for Trump in 2020

Analysis and Opinion by Russ Stewart Whichever party or whoever loses an election always has something to whine about. Whine, whine, and whine. Donald Trump has been president for almost 100 days,

New GOP club forms in area

by BRIAN NADIG The recently formed Northwest Side GOP Club plans to promote conservative ideas, support Republican candidates in state elections and make endorsements in nonpartisan aldermanic races. Although Chicago is well

Aldermen mull proposal on business licenses

by BRIAN NADIG A city ordinance would give aldermen more authority over the issuance of business licenses, and some Northwest Side aldermen are weighing the merits of the proposal. The ordinance reportedly

‘Firewall’ blueprint slips away for Rauner in 2018

ANALYSIS & OPINION BY RUSS STEWART Embattled Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner caught a bit of good news lately: According to a nationwide poll, he’s only America’s eighth-worst governor. He dropped a notch

‘Goodness’ not enough in suburban elections

by RUSS STEWART If there is any lesson to be learned from the April 4 suburban elections, it is this: Voters were singularly unimpressed by a good tan, good connections, good background