Chuck Sweeney

The end of May brought several political developments (and non-developments) at the Illinois capital and in northern Illinois. Rockford Register Star columnist, Chuck Sweeny , is a longtime observer of state and regional politics. He found the General Assembly's spring session amusing ("We had a legislative session?"), but also frustrating. "They act like they're still ward captains in Chicago," he says, "looking out for their ward and nothing else." Sweeney blames the latest round of...