Now that Governor Quinn is an elected governor, the days of long, rambling off-the-cuff speeches are done. Quinn's budget proposal speech was straight forward without too many Quinnisms. So in other words, the speech was pretty boring.
While you were ringing in the New Year, a new campaign finance law took effect in Illinois. Individuals and organizations are now limited in how much they’re able to donate in a single election. The law also puts restrictions on political action committees, or PACs.
Local political action committees aren’t the only players in the municipal elections- businesses also have a vested interest in who runs what. The political clout of corporations goes far back and the private sector has helped anoint many a king – locally and at the national level.
In less than a week voters will decide who they want to run the City of Chicago. To make things a bit easier, Eight Forty-Eight has been holding one-on-one conversations with all the candidates for Mayor.
A friend of mine, echoing so many other friends of mine, recently wrote to say: “My bottom line is the parking meters. Unless someone’s going to do something about the parking meters, I can’t even fathom voting for them.”