Activists protest for Romney tax returns (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: ‘Retroactively Retired’, A Laugher Even By Washington Standards

The demand for W. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns has become bipartisan. Conservative elected officials and pundits know that Romney is taking on so much water over his secrecy and questions of his honesty and that he has no other choice.


George WBush and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Second Coming Of W

Down to the trademark “W”, W. Mitt Romney is literally the second coming of the George W. Bush: the economic strategy that led to the worst American economy since the Great Depression and the Bush legacy of secrecy in the face of questions from the American public.


Brad Schneider

Congressional Candidate Schneider Has Mixed Feelings About SuperPACs

The Democrat trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.) says he has mixed feelings about the role SuperPACs may play in the race.

WBBM Newsradio–07/13/2012

Poker Chips. (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Leader Wants To Legalize Online Poker

According to a report, Senate President John Cullerton discussed the idea of making Illinois an Internet gambling hub, suggesting the state could organize a major online poker game and gain worldwide popularity.

670 The Score–05/16/2012

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. May Face Challenge From Fellow Dem

A Democratic-controlled remap of Illinois Congressional districts could spur a challenge to incumbent Jesse Jackson Jr. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with his potential challenger.


U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin: Congress Must Put Taxes On Table To Deal With Debt Crisis

As Wall Street stumbled after Standard and Poors downgraded the nation’s debt, Senator Dick Durbin was saying Democrats and Republicans are going to make some hard choices if they are to get this country’s finances under control.


Metra L

State Rep. Wants Metra Board Replaced

A northwest suburban legislator wants the Metra board replaced. But the chairman of the commuter rail agency’s board said his criticisms are off-base.

WBBM Newsradio–03/10/2011

Governor Pat Quinn (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Democrats Pull Back Quinn’s Pension Borrowing Plan

Illinois Senate Democrats bowed to Republican pressure and are not yet calling for a vote on Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to borrow money to pay pensions.


Illinois State Capitol

Party Control Of Illinois House At Stake Tuesday

House GOP leaders sees Republican voters as more enthusiastic than Democrats this fall.

WBBM Newsradio–11/01/2010

Bill Clinton

Clinton Backs Illinois Democrats At Chicago Rally

Former President Bill Clinton was in Chicago to attend a major Democratic rally.

CBS 2–10/26/2010