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[14 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Mark Maxwell on Gov. Rauner’s campaign tour…
The incumbent Republican replayed many of his greatest hits from his 2014 campaign during his two stops in Decatur and Champaign on Monday, but he struggled to defend his own record on job growth since he took office.
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show Illinois ranked 48th […]

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[14 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Chicago Inno…
As Chicago’s innovation scene continues to grow, tech employers should have plenty of fresh talent to choose from, according to a new report, which shows the number of local STEM graduates, and computer science grads specifically, is skyrocketing.
The report, published today by the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition and LinkedIn, shows that Illinois […]

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[14 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Dictating to the media doesn’t usually turn out very well…

Peter Roskam’s response today when Crain’s editorial board asked him about Roy Moore: https://t.co/AmZmGZUhMX pic.twitter.com/fX9XajtoD4
— Zoe Galland (@zoegalland) November 13, 2017

Video is here.
* And then…
It looks like U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam doesn’t think much of Alabama U.S. Senate hopeful Judge Roy Moore after all.
A few […]

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[14 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Today, the Biss campaign released a new video encouraging voters to hold Democratic candidates to the same standard to which they held Donald Trump and demand that J.B. Pritzker fulfill the pledge he made seven months ago to release his income tax returns.
The video highlights the similar excuses Donald Trump and JB Pritzker […]

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[13 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton announced 10 appointments to the Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention.
They are:
Senator Omar Aquino, 2nd District, Chicago
Senator Scott Bennett, 52nd District, Champaign
Senator Melinda Bush, 31st District, Grayslake
Senator Bill Cunningham, 18th District, Chicago
Senator Mattie Hunter, 3rd District, Chicago, Majority Caucus Whip
Senator Toi […]

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[13 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

It looks like U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam doesn’t think much of Alabama U.S. Senate hopeful Judge Roy Moore after all.

A few hours after refusing all comment on Moore and his alleged sexual misconduct toward teenage girls, Roskam is calling on Moore to step aside and let someone else fill the Senate seat that was vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Sessions when he became U.S. attorney general.

“The allegations leveled against Roy Moore are disturbing,” Roskam said, according to an NBC News tweet sent after Roskam refused to talk about Moore in a meeting with Crain’s editorial board.

“My office takes allegations of sexual assault and harassment very seriously, and I call on Moore to step aside (as GOP nominee) as a distraction to Senate and House members so they may continue focusing on serving the people,” the statement added.

Roskam’s office confirmed that it issued the statement, but said it was doing so only for media outlets that separately asked about his views. Roskam had told Crain’s that he was meeting with the edit board to talk about tax policy, and not other matters.In between the meeting and the new statement, The New York Times reported that a fifth woman now has come forward with allegations against Moore, this time involving forced physical contact. Also this afternoon, two of the Democrats competing to run against Roskam next year issued statements slamming him for ducking the issue, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asked Moore to step down.

.@DCCC circulating @PeterRoskam interview with Crains today. In case it’s unclear, he doesn’t want to talk about Roy Moore:

“I’m here to talk about taxes. … I asked for this meeting to talk about taxes … I want you to write about taxes” https://t.co/UW8vrcSnhd

— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) November 13, 2017

GOP Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) releases stmt calling for Roy Moore to step aside after mtg w/ the Crain’s Editorial Board on taxes & refusing to comment on Moore or DACA pic.twitter.com/8C22oRnIwa

— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) November 13, 2017

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[12 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

At the top of the list of reasons why the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform actually encourages the problems than it pretends to want to solve: Distinguished Service Award for Lisa Madigan
A bunch of political insiders paying homage to Politicians is a terrible example of a ‘Campaign for Political Reform’.

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[9 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

Hat Tip Dan Proft