THE iLLINOIS OBSERVER is a wholly owned subsidiary of no one.
This Internet News Weblog focuses on Illinois politics and the news, news makers, news reporters, and news shakers that go unreported, under-reported, or under-appreciated at the capitol or on the campaign trail in Illinois.
We published our first story on November 16, 2007 and racked up a grand total of 2 visits for the month. Yep, 2 visits. In November 2009, our 2nd anniversary, we totaled 8,841 visits–our best month yet.
Until January 2010. We racked up 25,025 visits in January.
As a result, THE iLLINOIS OBSERVER in a survey ranked 6th among Illinois’ approximately 52 independent blogs that provide content on state political news and commentary.
We owe that accomplishment to our readers. Thank you.
David Ormsby, an ex-Press Secretary of the Democratic Party of Illinois, is the Editor and Publisher of THE iLLINOIS OBSERVER. Mark Jones, an ex-Senior Executive at Accenture Consulting and a past consultant to Dreamworks Studios, is the Deputy Editor. Patrick Boylan, the Editor & Publisher of the award winning Welles Park Bulldog, is an editorial contributor. And a score of other contributors supply bits of information.
The facts in our stories are gathered from as reputable sources as possible and our opinions are concocted as far as decency possibly allows. If a “fact” is wrong, let us know.
A fact we’ll fix. An opinion we won’t. That’s how we roll here.
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