Central Illinois Gazette
Following up on today's column in The News-Gazette, here's a little more information about local campaign contributions last year to Pat Quinn and Bill Brady from residents of Champaign, Urbana and Danville.
Here are the details:
Urbana donations to Quinn:
Daily dose -- Oh, for a gas war; Long-lasting snow; Bears fan goes overboard; SEC probes Illinois goverment; New Jersey's clown actTue, 01/25/2011 - 8:14am | Tom Kacich
Daily dose -- Heat off local MTD driver, Rep. Johnson urges crossing the aisle, Local history, higher health care costs for state retirees?, tax burden on business overstated?, campaign disclosure update, Happy CheeseheadsMon, 01/24/2011 - 7:55am | Tom Kacich
Another bus driver in trouble
Daily Dose: Local history; Bankruptcy for states?; Yes, it is cold; Rahm's big bucks; Concealed carry in Illinois; Bad visit to C-U for SpartansFri, 01/21/2011 - 9:14am | Tom Kacich
Daily dose: Local history, county board appointments, income tax increase, Quinn's defense, agency head's DUI, lottery dealWed, 01/19/2011 - 8:42am | Tom Kacich
In 1911, Champaign doesn’t want the commission form of government. The proposed change failed by 21 votes. "It was a case of practical politics backed by practical working politicians against theories and inexperienced political workers," said the Champaign Daily Gazette.
Daily dose: Local history, Jason Barickman, State Police chief out?, Jim Thompson on income tax, Wisconsin governor wants to fight neighborsTue, 01/18/2011 - 7:50am | Tom Kacich
In 1911, Judge Oliver A. Harker denied today that the University of Illinois College of Law is to be moved to Springfield. He said he believes he would have been consulted if such a move was being considered. It is understood that Gov. Deneen would like to see the law department in the state capitol.
Daily dose: Local history, getting in before two-tiered pension, underdog Bears, ex-legislator rewarded, NYT on Illinois taxes, California comparison, information overload, Fighting SiouxMon, 01/17/2011 - 8:20am | Tom Kacich
In 1911, Congressman W.B. McKinley of Champaign is visiting the island of Barbados. He has an interest in purchasing the Bridgetown Tramways Co. on the island.
There's almost a full House in Springhfield this morning -- 113 members, according to the attendanmce roll call -- so things are set up for a tax increase vote.
Except that there's still no legislation to consider. Not yet. Still concerns that the gigantic tax increase couldbe changed. We'lll see.