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Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Hold still, Bossy!

August 19, 2014 3:06 pm

Porter County clerk proposes big election savings

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Election Board will meet next Friday to decide whether to buy an e-pollbook system and printer that County Clerk Karen Martin said could save thousands of dollars a year now spent on unused ballots.

March 07, 2014 6:30 pm
DOUG ROSS: Primary motivation adds pressure for Republicans

DOUG ROSS: Primary motivation adds pressure for Republicans

There's a lot riding on the immigration reform proposals now before Congress, and not just for immigrants.

June 14, 2013 12:00 am Related

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Smoking compromise is bad for Hoosiers

March 10, 2012 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: No one has handle on legislative mess

If they were Laurel and Hardy, the Republicans and Democrats could look at each other and say, "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten us into."

March 26, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Campaign finance fix far from complete

If you believe federal prosecutors, Rod Blagojevich in December 2008 was in a race against time to fatten his campaign coffers.

January 08, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Hoosiers show no patience with Democrats

Indiana's congressional delegation has turned redder than a vintage Bob Knight sweater.

November 13, 2010 12:00 am

First lady hits campaign trail again

CHICAGO | First lady Michelle Obama returned to the campaign trail Wednesday for the first time in nearly two years, raising money for an Illinois Democrat locked in a close race for the U.S. Senate seat once held by her husband, President Barack Obama.

October 14, 2010 12:00 am

Mrs. Obama more popular than president

WASHINGTON | Democrats struggling to hold onto their congressional seats — or just make it to Washington — are getting backup, a cash infusion and a dash of star power from a political spouse who's making a highly anticipated return to the campaign trail: first lady Michelle Obama.

October 13, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: New website on candidates worth visit

In two of the last three gubernatorial elections in Illinois, voters disregarded federal corruption investigations and elected governors who later would be convicted in federal court.

October 02, 2010 12:00 am
Calif measure shows state's conflicted link to pot

Calif measure shows state's conflicted link to pot

SAN FRANCISCO | California has a long history of defying conventional wisdom on the issue of marijuana, including its embrace of the drug in the 1960s and its landmark medical pot law 14 years ago. So it may not be all that surprising that a November ballot measure to legalize the drug has c…

September 26, 2010 12:51 pm

Grim outlook for Democrats puts House up for grabs

WASHINGTON | Their control of the House in peril, Democrats are scratching to survive in races all across the country. Disgruntled voters, a sluggish economy and vanishing enthusiasm for President Barack Obama have put 75 seats or more — the vast majority held by Democrats — at risk of chang…

September 07, 2010 4:45 pm

Official: Obama to back more business tax breaks, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will call on Congress to pass new tax breaks that would allow businesses to write off 100 percent of their new capital investments through 2011, the latest in a series of proposals the White House is rolling out in hopes of showing action on the econo…

September 07, 2010 8:46 am

Special Senate election up for discussion

CHICAGO | Illinois voters likely will vote twice on Election Day to fill President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat, and his replacement, Sen. Roland Burris, indicated Monday he wants a shot at the ballot.

July 27, 2010 12:00 am
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