Political/Government Corruption

Introducing the Golden Handcuff Award

By Bill Zettler

By Bill Zettler Since teachers have the Golden Apple Award I thought it only appropriate to have a similar award for politicians called the “Golden Handcuff Award.”  Whereas the Golden Apple recognizes the highest…

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John Kass v. the rest of the Illinois media

By John Biver

We note that a few recent John Kass columns have included references to the Republican nominee for governor of Illinois. On September 20th he had this to say in answer to a letter writer: “Judy won…

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Illinois Descending: Life imitating art

By John Biver

Much of the 2006 race for governor in Illinois is surreal. We’d hoped things would never get this bad. As of now the general election looks more like a Democrat Party primary. The best…

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Yes, Illinois needs pension reform

By Bill Zettler

As printed in the Daily Herald: Give ’em a million, save a billion. That is my answer to Darwin Heide’s letter urging all of us to call Springfield and let them know how upset…

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