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Columns by Doug Finke

  • The old State Fair, she ain’t what she used to be

    It didn’t seem much like an election year during the political rallies at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield last week. At least it didn’t feel th ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • Doug Finke: Top story of the week? Blagojevich's hair color, of course

    The big news of this past week was obviously about disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. No, not that his prison sentence didn’t get reduced. It was ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 8:17 pm
  • Doug Finke: Sticker bills, advertisements an unusual combination

    Chalk up a victory for the forgetful. Secretary of State Jesse White is resuming those mail reminders to people that they need to renew the license pl ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • Doug Finke: Illinois' remap amendment in trouble? Let's try term limits

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has been going around the state promoting a proposed constitutional amendment for term limits for lawmakers and statewide elected of ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • Statehouse Insider: AFSCME, Rauner vie for Illinoisans’ hearts and minds

    They may not negotiate with each other anymore, but neither Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration nor AFSCME is giving up on the war to win over the hear ...
    July 25, 2016 - 9:04 pm
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