Home Illinois News Do the Democrats in Springfield really need a bargain? – Opinion –... Do the Democrats in Springfield really need a bargain? - Opinion - Chicago Tribune March 13, 2017 2 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter ShareTwitterEmailPrintGoogleFacebook Read Article Sort by: newest | oldest bob oriole parkWhy aren’t the state “Republicans” stressing the fact both the Senate and House could do as Diane says and pass legislation today? They are cunning-if both parties pass huge tax increases, the anger of the voters will be diffused. If only the D’s vote for it, they face the real threat of revolt in the next elections. The focus would only be on them, not R’s. I’d urge them to let the D’s go it alone and hang for it next election cycle when nothing has been fixed. And I use the word Republicans in quotes because an IL “Republican” is too liberal to even be a… Read more »4 months 10 days agoArt in Lake CountyKudos to Diane and the Illinois Policy Institute. Some straight talk. So what are Radogno and some other Republican Senators doing? Why would they be attempting to provide air cover for the D’s when the economic future of the state is at stake? We have come to far – we need real reform. 4 months 10 days ago wpDiscuz Recent Wirepoints Originals Rauner’s New Staff, Extremism and the Stockholm Syndrome – Wirepoints Original July 20, 2017 That which can't pass the establishment in the General Assembly and its enablers in the press is "too radical" for Illinois. The Importance of Being Scared (in Illinois) – WP Original July 12, 2017 "If you are protected from dark things then you have no protection of, knowledge of, or understanding of dark things when they show up.” New Financial Statements: Cook County Bleeding Red Worse Than Ever – Wirepoints Original July 11, 2017 And check out the ten-year record of huge losses. Outrageous Giveaway to Muni Bond Buyers Hidden in Massive Budget Bill – Wirepoints Original July 11, 2017 We are being looted. The muni bond industry is going all out to keep raising the credit card limit and sucking every ounce of blood out to ensure it gets repaid. The Many Ways Illinoisans Won’t Pay Higher Taxes – Wirepoints Original July 6, 2017 It's not just that people are moving out. Progress for Illinois? Here’s a Small Hint. – Wirepoints Original July 6, 2017 Read this and guess where it's from. Most House Members Don’t Know What’s in the $36 Billion Spending Bill Passed – Wirepoints Original July 3, 2017 "We have no idea what's in it." - House Minority Leader Jim Durkin With All Reforms Now Off the Table, Illinois Faces Disaster No Matter What – WP Original July 2, 2017 Illinois has a financial crisis, not a budget crisis. Speech Muzzlers Triggered: Chicago’s Theater Community On The Attack – WP Original June 21, 2017 Together we make great theater -- unless you disagree with us, in which case you're a bigot.