Mike Fourcher

Mike Fourcher

Mike’s career started in Washington, D.C. with stops on Capitol Hill, the Bill Clinton Administration and numerous campaigns. His news career has included business consulting for small dailies, alternative newspapers and half a dozen startups.

Articles by Mike:

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.

What to Expect from the Veto Session in Springfield

http://media.blubrry.com/aldercast/p/thedailyline.net/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

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are ready for battle, and it looks like Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax will be repealed next week.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.