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 »3 months 8 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. 3 months 8 days ago wpDiscuz Recent Wirepoints Originals 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. New Study Details How Pensions Exploit New And Younger Teachers – Wirepoints Original June 14, 2017 Illinois gets an 'F' as you'd expect, but we have plenty of company on this. Why You Shouldn’t Believe The Illinois Budget Deficit Numbers Released This Week – Wirepoints Original June 11, 2017 True numbers are 2X or 3X worse and show the genuine bind Illinois is in -- not just an ego clash between Rauner and Madigan. Wait for July To Downgrade Illinois Bonds To Junk — For The Subprime Anniversary – WP Original June 9, 2017 And a look ahead for the near term. Would Congress Authorize Bankruptcy for Illinois and Other States? Yes, Inevitably. – Wirepoints Original June 4, 2017 All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. -Arthur Schopenhauer. And thanks to ZeroHedge for republishing this article. COGFA: State of IL Revenue Up In May But Still Down For Year – WP Original June 4, 2017 Up 7% for the month but still down 3.5% for the year-to-date. Great Speech By Rep. Jeanne Ives On ‘Union Thugs’ Vandalizing Construction Site of a State Rep. They Don’t Like – WP Original June 2, 2017 And shame on most of the Illinois press for ignoring this crime. Video: IL State Senator, Clueless About Bill He Sponsors, Blames Questioning On His Mexican Heritage – WP Original June 1, 2017 Truth is, most of the rest of the legislature doesn't know what the bill does either. It still passed. Same with most of what they rushed through this week. Skim through this database of City of Chicago salaries (and don’t vomit) – WP Original May 31, 2017 Names, titles, salaries and more.