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The effect of one-party rule

George Will  CHICAGO – Democracy can be cruel because elections deprive the demos of the delight of alibis and the comfort of complaining. Illinois voters have used many elections to make theirs the worst-governed state, with about $100 billion in unfunded public pension promises and $6.7 billion in unpaid bills. The state is a stark illustration of the

Rauner Parlays Romney-Like Past in Illinois Governor Run

 Private-equity mogul Bruce Rauner jabs his left index finger at the Chicago ballroom crowd after his victory in Illinois’s Republican primary election, vowing things will change in the debt-strapped state if voters choose him as governor in November. “This is about shakin’ up Springfield, rippin’ corruption out by its roots,” shouts Rauner, clenching his fist