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  • Capitol Facts
    Sen. Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) spent more than a year holding hearings and overseeing negotiations which eventually produced SB1829, a massive omnibus bill on sexual harassment.
  • COMMENT ON CONGRESS: How politics have changed
    I became active in politics in the late 1950s, got elected to Congress in 1964, and have remained engaged in one way or another every year since then.
  • Mike’s Musings
    It has been a while since I’ve been on a road trip outside Illinois. I travel fairly frequently to central and northern Illinois as part of my responsibilities with the state’s workforce board, but as we all know those are flatland journeys that don’t provide much in terms of scenery, unless you’re fond of barren fields in winter and corn and soybeans during summer.
  • Capitol Facts
    Freshman Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-Glen Ellyn) was reportedly none too pleased when Think Big Illinois began running TV ads in her district.
  • Mike's Musings
    The Sun will go dark for a few days this week, while Sybil and I make a whirlwind trip to South Carolina. It’s going to be a surgical strike rather than a languid vacation. 
  • Capitol Facts
    About a year ago, I attended a hearing of the Illinois House Judiciary -Criminal Law Committee and watched the Democratic majority vote down one Republican-sponsored criminal penalty enhancement bill after another.
  • Capitol Facts
    Should proponents of legalizing cannabis in Illinois be worried about Rep. Marty Moylan’s (D-Des Plaines) House resolution?
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