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My first thought was to get back to where I started and I began swimming hard. I soon saw that I was not gaining ground as fast as I was losing strength and it was not going to work out. Then I … more
The organization’s political wing has contributed money to more than a few legislative Democrats’ campaign funds in recent months and they were able to introduce some bipartisan legislation last … more
Gov. J.B. Pritzker made it clear this week that he’s counting on the federal government to help the state financially, not just to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, but to assist with the state’s … more
“Keep It In the Ground” groups no doubt object. But the governor’s recognition of the vital importance of the oil and gas industry is actually spot-on, underscoring how big of a threat that … more
“The greatest tyrannies are always perpetuated in the name of the noblest causes.” — Thomas Paine April 8th marks the 30-day mark since Governor JB Pritzker invoked his emergency powers to … more
Ever. My wife, Nancy, as an example — since the “shelter-in-place” was announced — she has been “deep-cleaning” our home, to stay productive and also wile the time with, among others, … more
Without fanfare last week, Gov. JB Pritzker issued a sweeping executive order (2020-19) granting many health care providers immunity from civil liability during the COVID-19 crisis. If medical … more
If I am a far sighted entrepeneur, and buy all the masks I can find as soon as it becomes obvious they’re a lifesaver, then sell them to doctors and hospitals who can’t avoid exposure, am I doing … more
Despite imposing one of the highest overall tax burdens in the nation, Illinois lawmakers have left the state poorly prepared to deal with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. For years, state … more
This is a story about two very different state legislators, representing very different districts with the same strong belief in hope during a time of anguish. Some legislators are known for their … more
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