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At 90, Illinois' oldest lobbyist not slowing down

At 90, Illinois' oldest lobbyist not slowing down

Veteran Illinois lobbyist Dick Lockhart, 90, right, jokes with friend and fellow lobbyist Bill Luking while talking about being the oldest practicing lobbyist in Illinois, and possibly the nation, in Springfield, Ill. Lockhart has lobbied in Springfield for 55 years and still works seven day…

February 09, 2014 12:00 am
Lake County Council won't get say on tourism spending

Lake County Council won't get say on tourism spending

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to require the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority have its budget approved by the Lake County Council will not advance out of a House committee prior to Tuesday's deadline.

January 25, 2014 6:00 pm Related

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Gregg nixes second run for governor

Gregg nixes second run for governor

INDIANAPOLIS | John Gregg, the 2012 Democratic nominee for Indiana governor, announced Wednesday he will not make a second run for the state's top job.

October 23, 2013 11:25 am Video Related

Sauk Village hires lobbyist in Springfield

SAUK VILLAGE | Sauk Village is hoping to see its share of state funds increase after officials approved an agreement with Alfred G. RonanLtd., a lobbying firm the village hopes can increase the flow of cash from Springfield.

September 29, 2013 11:00 am

Former GOP chairman going to bat for gay marriage

SPRINGFIELD | The former chairman of the Illinois Republican Party has a new gig: He’s lobbying to legalize gay marriage.

August 28, 2013 7:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Look for commonalities, not differences between us

GUEST COMMENTARY: Look for commonalities, not differences between us

From our Neanderthal beginnings, we as humans banded together for survival and efficiency. Hunter-gatherers were more effective when working toward a mutual goal. So that we might better our chance of survival, we came together for our own sake. Even if the saber-toothed tiger succeeded in p…

February 12, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Here's a billion-dollar way to clean up campaigns

GUEST COMMENTARY: Here's a billion-dollar way to clean up campaigns

In this era of attack ads and Super PACs, the question has been raised about how (or if) special interest money can be removed from politics.

August 28, 2012 12:00 am
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