Watching the train wreck of the GOP presidential race, it’s easy to miss what’s been happening with Illinois’ crony Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Back in 2014, I warned conservatives about Rauner , who was supported by the national GOP establishment: If a candidate with Rauner’s history can buy political absolution with donations, after being a […]
William J. Kelly
William J. Kelly is the host of “Power Player” on Tribune’s CLTV and a veteran producer of Emmy award-winning TV. He is a frequent contributor to CDN, Breitbart, and Huffington Post. A native of Chicago’s south side, Kelly writes about Chicago politics and its cast of political characters.
With Bruce Rauner’s election in Illinois, the Republican Governor’s Association has checked this bluer-than-blue state off its Democrat tick list. It must feel good—but I’m less than sanguine. For the better part of a year, powerful Chicago Democrats have been whispering in my ear, extolling Rauner’s virtues. I heard similar insider political “chatter” about Barack Obama […]
The Southside Chicago neighborhood of Beverly — on its surface, it hasn’t changed much over the years. It still has more Irish pubs than any place in Chicago. Pleasant old ladies still tend to their immaculate tree-lined front yards. Capacity crowds still fill the pews at St. Barnabas and Christ the King. Kids still ride […]