Judges push their Dance, Dance Revolution

Illinois state Rep. Charlie Meier has the right idea about closing the loophole those three slippery St. Clair County judges are using to avoid a run for retention. The Republican from Okawville’s House Bill 4673 has little hope for success against the three Democratic judges when the bill is judged by the very Democratic state House and Senate, but sometimes jousting with windmills can be a worthy quest just because it spreads the tale.


Taking orders from Obama, Rauner

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and President Barack Obama are expected to meet Tuesday as Obama returns exactly nine years later to the steps of the Old State Capitol where he announced his run for the presidency. The two executives are from much different parties, much different perspectives and much different backgrounds.

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