Elephants for a Day

Former ILGP chair Phil Huckelberry has a piece in Gapers Block about crossover voting likely to happen in the upcoming March primary. From the piece: The Democratic primary is mostly a dud this year. Governor Pat Quinn does have a primary opponent — Tio Hardiman, former executive director of CeaseFire — and Hardiman will definitely pick up […]

Green Party gears up for Illinois November election

VOICES, the Sun-Times blogging site, ran this piece on the ILGP’s efforts to recruit for 2014: Whitney thinks this could be a good year for Green candidates. “The state situation is not improved in most respects,” he said. “Obviously, the issue of hydraulic fracturing is now an important component of any such campaign. …. I think […]

Bradshaw speaks out against fracking regulations

IDNR has presented us with the rules supposedly enforcing that law. Yet, the Dept., whose mission and job it is to protect the environment and resources, wrote rules which don’t even encompass the entire law, with absurdly low penalties, which would be laughable, if they weren’t serious.

It makes me wonder, just who wrote these rules?  And with whose input? It looks as if gas and oil industry people were allowed to influence the IDNR, which is supposed to be a public agency.

GPUS: Dems, GOP are ‘waging war’ on working people, the jobless, students, and veterans

The Democratic and Republican parties are waging economic war on working Americans, the unemployed, students, and veterans, said Green Party leaders and candidates on New Years Day 2014. Greens hoped that 2014 would be the year that Americans realize that the two corporate-money parties are causing the erosion of the middle class and driving poor people into destitution and desperation.

Take Action: Submit a Public Comment on Fracking

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources proposed regulations to implement the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act recently passed by the Illinois legislature. The proposed regulations are riddled with loopholes and omissions literally large enough to drive the fracking trucks through. You have though January 3, 2014, to submit a comment online to help get tighten up these regulations.