Why Pat Brady Will Not Long Remain Illinois Republican Party Chair
The move to oust Pat Brady as head of the Illinois Republican Party has been cast as being all about gay marriage, but it isn’t so. Brady’s full-throated endorsement of same-sex marriage was just the tossed glove in a duel for the direction of the GOP in Illinois.
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Who is Karen Lewis?
Karen Lewis is head of the powerful Chicago Teachers Union, currently striking against the Chicago Public School system. The strike is actually a power play for Lewis, who wants both to control how teachers are evaluated in Chicago and to extend her power in union circles — and probably in political circles, as well.
Republican Nomination in IL-13
Illinois Republican Party officials will vote May 19 replace the retiring Congressman Tim Johnson on the November ballot in Illinois’ 13th District. Four candidates competing for the nomination gathered at a forum Saturday. Party Chairmen in the district will have to choose between two candidates who focus on what the country needs and two others who focus on winning, no matter what they have to | Read More »
Advice to Candidates, Part 2
I was asked to speak to a candidate forum in chiburban Will County, Illinois on Saturday, March 10. I had to leave early, so only spoke to the candidates themselves and a handful of early arrivals. I didn’t record the talk, so this is from my notes and speech outline. Hi, I’m Loren Heal, a Precinct Committeeman from Cumberland County in downstate Illinois, and Congressional | Read More »
Advice to Candidates, Part 1
I was asked to speak to a candidate forum in Will County, Illinois on Saturday, March 10. I had to leave early, so only spoke to the candidates themselves and a handful of early arrivals. I didn’t record the talk, so this is from my notes and speech outline. Hi, I’m Loren Heal, a Precinct Committeeman from downstate Illinois, Cumberland County, and Congressional District 15 | Read More »
What Happened At RightOnline
Promoted from Diaries – ML Redstate’s own ColdWarrior and Ron Robinson invited several precinct activists from around the country to sit on a panel at the recent RightOnline conference, put on by Americans for Prosperity. Our topic was the “Importance of Precinct Activism”. Below the fold you will find some more details that I didn’t include in my portion of the event, and get to | Read More »
A Day In The Life of a Conservative PC
I don’t mean to say that this day is typical of my day as a conservative Precinct Committeeman, but they come like this sometimes. When I think about the end of the day, the beginning and middle seem like warm-up laps.
Illinois Governor Quinn, Speaker Madigan Backroom Deal Caught on Video
When Chicago voters returned Pat Quinn to his job as Governor of Chicago, they knew he wanted to increase their income taxes from 3% to 4%. That’s not much for most of his supporters, who accept a government check of one sort or another. But shortly after winning reelection, he let it be known that a 33% increase was not enough, if his public sector | Read More »
Quinn A-Tax Illinois
Democrats kept their grip on power in the Illinois Legislature and won the governorship by the slimmest of margins, and they are going to make voters pay for it. Emboldened by his reelection, Governor Quinn and legislative allies are seizing on the lame duck session to sneak through a radical tax and spending plan the voters did not expect and would not have accepted.
Illinois Conservatives Favoring Patrick Hughes for Senate
Republicans in Illinois have had a large field to study in the primary campaign for United States Senator. With the departure of Dr. Eric Wallace, it appears that for conservatives one candidate is standing out above the others, Hinsdale businessman Patrick Hughes.