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Tic Tac Trump

With Donald Trump still unwilling to say that he'll leave the political stage gracefully after voters send him packing on November 8, I decided to write him some exit music. My message to the Donald is simple: "Pop a Tic Tac and kiss your ass goodbye." TIC TAC TRUMP (M. Show More Summary

How Downstate GOP Lawmakers Are Dealing With The 'Trump Effect'

For downstate Republicans, the subjects of voting for and supporting Donald Trump are a minefield. They know that their districts gave Trump heavy support in the primary and the voters they need may be Trump loyalists. If they say they're...Show More Summary

Voters, Don't Fall For These Over-the-Top Attack Ads

How to cut through all this campaign attack ad silliness   MATT DIETRICH:¬†Madeleine, I am in a quandary. I can't decide whether my vote for state representative should go to the candidate who wants to end Social Security and Medicare or the one who is part of a cabal that pays millions of dollars to child sex offenders. Show More Summary

Poll: Clinton Thumping Trump in Illinois by 19-points, Leading in DuPage Too

Hillary Clinton holds not only a commanding 19-point lead over Donald Trump in Illinois according to a new poll, but also she has grabbed a solid lead over the reality TV star in a suburban DuPage battleground. An October 13, 2016 poll...Show More Summary

Sunshine in Chicago: Don't Write Mayor Emanuel's Political Obituary Yet

According to local legend, Richard J. Daley, the Mayor of Chicago from 1955 to 1976, was once told that a group of experts had concluded that American cities had become ungovernable. Daley allegedly replied, "What the hell do the experts...Show More Summary

New Mike Madigan Documentary Interesting, But Not Authoritative

Opinion The Illinois Policy Institute's new Michael Madigan documentary,"Madigan: Power, Privilege, Politics," will serve as a significant historical artifact for generations to come for a couple of reasons. First, the content of"Madigan:...Show More Summary

Reboot Illinois/BGA Comptroller Questionnaire

With Illinois mired in a budget crisis, who should get paid by the state, when, and how should that be prioritized? Should citizens be able to see who's waiting to be paid? What other kinds of government finance information should citizens...Show More Summary

Duckworth, Kirk Reveal Stark Differences in Reboot Illinois/BGA Questionnaire

How will our U.S. Senate candidates work to end gridlock in Congress? What is their view of campaign finance and voter ID laws? How will they tackle gun violence and our heroin epidemic? In order to help voters with their decisions, Reboot Illinois and the Better Government Association asked our state's U.S. Show More Summary

Nearly Half of Illinoisans Want to Leave, Poll Finds

If you're a young Illinoisan, it's likely you want to get out of the state. If you're an Illinoisan of any age, it's even more likely that you think your home state is headed in the wrong direction. The third installment of the fallShow More Summary

Columbus Day: Black legend meets White City

By William Francis Keegan, University of Florida The story of Christopher Columbus, as with all legends, involves a series of great successes and horrible failures. Columbus's current favorability rating hovers somewhere close to those of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Will a Teacher Strike Accomplish Anything?

On Tuesday, October 11, public school teachers in Chicago may go on strike, suspending the education of nearly 400,000 children and forcing parents to find safe havens for their kids in a city crippled by gang violence. Given the price,...Show More Summary

Rahm's Choices Have Given Teachers No Choice But To Make The Strike A Necessity

Recently Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the statement that, "Teachers are striking out of choice, not necessity." Mind you that this is the same tired language that he said during our last strike in 2012. There is nothing more I would rather...Show More Summary

Here Are 15 Of The Best Spots In Illinois For Fall Foliage

As the deep green colors of summer change into the vibrant red, orange and yellow hues of fall, there are certain places in Illinois where witnessing this transformation is unparalleled. Unfortunately, the season is short and it's difficult...Show More Summary

Campaign Contribution Limit Law Backfiring on Democrats

When the Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly approved the state's first-ever campaign contribution limit law in 2009, they made sure it was designed to allow party leaders to freely pass campaign money to their own members in the state House and Senate. But they clearly did not anticipate that a candidate as wealthy as Gov. Show More Summary

Follow Politifact's Live Fact-Check of Vice-Presidential Debate

The Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website PolitiFact will provide live fact checks throughout the vice-presidential  debate on Tuesday. The 90-minute debate, which begins at 8 p.m. central time at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., will be fact-checked by 18 PolitiFact staffers in real time. Show More Summary

Finally, Issues That Matter Arise in Illinois' U.S. Senate Race

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Finally some substance from Illinois' U.S. Senate contenders. After months of bottom-feeding attacks on each other that did little to enlighten voters, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and his challenger, Democratic U.S. Show More Summary

A Tree Dies in Chicago

This is Chicago. Where the cold grey October rain pounds streets soaked in blood. We kill people here. And we do it a lot. Giggling babies in their beds snuffed out by stray bullets pinging through the walls. Tired old working men on...Show More Summary

AFSCME Ad Accuses Rauner of 'Waging War' on Illinois Workers

Opinion You don't have a seat at the bargaining table as Gov. Bruce Rauner and AFSCME Council 31 attempt to create a contract for the 38,000 state employees the union represents. Nor is Rauner on the ballot this year. But AFSCME wants...Show More Summary

How Much Education Funding Comes From The Illinois Lottery?

Lottery proceeds to the state's main education fund increased by roughly $13 million last fiscal year, according to an analysis of unaudited monthly financial reports. In total, the Illinois Lottery transferred $691.6 million to theShow More Summary

Road Lockbox Amendment Vote Could Send Us Careening

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Opinion It's rough riding out there in Illinois. Dodging the potholes is like running an obstacle course. Plenty of our train and el cars look worse for wear. And do you ever kind of holdShow More Summary

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