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by Mose Buchele
8:30am
Thu May 22, 2008

Durkin Unveils The "Counter-Balance" Argument

You know a party's in trouble when it asks you to vote for its presidential candidate precisely because its congressional candidates are losing so bad. That's the argument put forth by Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Countryside) in a recent interview on Jeff Berkowitz's Public Affairs. ...

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by Mose Buchele
1:10pm
Tue May 20, 2008

NRDC Joins Fight Over BP Refinery

Joining the efforts of three Indiana environmental groups, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has filed an appeal against the expansion of the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana. The New York-based environmental group moved to halt the expansion of the plant on ...

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by Mose Buchele
11:14am
Tue May 20, 2008

AAA Chicago Comes Out Against Gas Tax Holiday

Today the Illinois House GOP is pushing a proposal to suspend the state gas tax for three months this summer. Arguing in favor of the bill, some supporters have cited AAA's finding that the six-month "holiday" passed by the General Assembly in 2000 reduced gas ...

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by Mose Buchele
12:52pm
Mon May 19, 2008

Ozinga Looks Longingly To Indiana

A recent Morris Daily Herald profile offered 11th District congressional hopeful Marty Ozinga the perfect platform to burnish his campaign image. After all, the piece simply reprinted his criticism of the Democratic Party and his opponent, State Sen. Debbie Halvorson, ...

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by Mose Buchele
4:13pm
Wed May 14, 2008

Edwards To Endorse Obama

Barack Obama's presidential campaign has announced that former White House hopeful John Edwards will endorse the Illinois Senator at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan this evening. Both Obama and Hillary Clinton had long sought the endorsement of Edwards whose campaign, while ...

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by Mose Buchele
2:57pm
Wed May 14, 2008

Morgenthaler Displays Her Foreign Policy Knowledge

In her recent appearance on Jeff's Berkowitz' "Public Affairs," 4th District congressional hopeful Col. Jill Morgenthaler displayed a refreshingly strong grasp of international relations. At the outset, the Democrat and decorated veteran stated her opinion that the ...

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by Mose Buchele
11:58am
Wed May 14, 2008

House Passes Access To Religious Ministry Act

Today the Illinois House unanimously approved HB 2747, a bill that ensures that prisoners detained for immigration violations can be visited by religious officials. According to a press release from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), the bill ...

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by Mose Buchele
6:00pm
Tue May 13, 2008

More Calls For Capital Plan Transparency

It seems like people are so worried about where Springfield lawmakers will find the $25 billion to fund the Illinois Capital Improvement plan, that no one is asking how that money will be spent.

Well, almost no one.

The Daily Herald editorial board today endorsed ...

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by Mose Buchele
2:56pm
Tue May 13, 2008

Some Environmental Updates

There were new developments today in two stories we've been following here at Progress Illinois.

Expansion of BP Refinery

A petition from two environmental groups -- the Calumet Project and the Global Community Monitor -- has been sent to the Indiana Office of ...

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by Mose Buchele
1:40pm
Mon May 12, 2008

Ozinga's Sworn Statements Called Into Question

In a development that doesn't bode well for his 11th District run, five people have contradicted a claim that cement magnate and GOP congressional candidate Marty Ozinga made in a sworn affidavit stemming from a lawsuit over a land deal.

The suit in question was ...

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