Mike Fourcher

Mike Fourcher

Articles by Mike:

Announcing New Ownership

Dear Reader, We are excited to announce new ownership and a bright future for The Daily Line. Our primary investors, Don and Jay Vincent, are taking the reins to ensure that TDL continues providing critical coverage to its subscribers while

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Politician Raoul Worked The Room For Endorsement Long In Advance of Party Meeting

Eight candidates trooped through the crowded conference room in downtown Chicago. Then the Cook County Democratic Party decided after two hours of speeches and about fifteen minutes of deliberation to endorse State Sen. Kwame Raoul for Illinois Attorney General. While candidates often trot out their resumes and tout their policy plans at slating meetings, the endorsements are usually as much about relationships than they are about qualifications.

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What to Expect from the Veto Session in Springfield

http://media.blubrry.com/aldercast/p/thedailyline.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Episode-79-Veto-Sesh_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week on The Daily Line’s Aldercast, publisher Mike Fourcher joins a panel of Springfield lobbyists to break down what might happen during next week’s veto session at

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Beverage Tax First of Many To Be Proposed

The anti-tax armies are ready for battle, and it looks like Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax will be repealed next week. Friday morning, Republican County Commissioner Sean Morrison announced a bipartisan deal among 12 commissioners to sunset the existing tax on Dec. 31 so it doesn’t affect the 2017 budget, but kills it for the 2018 budget.

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