Wall Street Journal Story on IL-17

On October 27, 2010, in General, by edwardpan

We were pleased the IL-17 race was profiled in the Wall Street Journal. Check out the story here. Here is some of what the WSJ reported:

“‘This race is very tight,’ says The Cook Political Report, which this spring didn’t rate the contest as competitive, now calls it a “toss up.”

A one-time Democratic union steward, Mr. Schilling says he evolved into a Reagan Republican. He says that opening a pizzeria 14 years ago gave him a new appreciation for the burden of taxes. As an opponent of the health-care overhaul and tax increases generally, Mr. Schilling has been endorsed by former Republican presidential aspirant Mitt Romney along with various tea-party leaders—and received campaign support from the National Republican Congressional Committee.

The editorial board of the Chicago Tribune recently endorsed Mr. Schilling, calling him ‘a smart, independent conservative.’”

Economy Still Bleeding Jobs

On January 9, 2010, in General, by edwardpan

The latest national unemployment numbers came out yesterday, and the news isn’t looking good. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that employers cut 85,000 jobs in December,  keeping the unemployment rate above 10%. Keep in mind that those numbers don’t reflect the number of unemployed who have stopped attempting to find work, which is estimated to be around 18%.

Illinois is ranked a dismal 48th out of 50th in job creation, beating out Ohio and Michigan.

THE BOTTOM LINE: Illinois won’t compete for jobs until it has politicians willing to make this state friendlier to employers.

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