Six days before the election, the Chicago Tribune published its first in-depth coverage of the Republican candidates in the IL-2 race. The paper began covering the IL-2 seat back in November when Jr. resigned and has been comprehensive in its coverage of the Democrat primary. This first look at the Republican candidates by “watchdog” reporter Bill Ruthhart is more a political hit piece than in-depth coverage.
Some of the information Ruthhart presents is of genuine interest to voters. He discloses three of the candidates’ tax problems, and that Paul McKinley served time in prison for robbery. However, he presents virtually no information about the candidates platforms, reception on campaign trail, or funding. ...More HERE