* It just keeps coming and coming…
Governor Rauner transfers $1 million to Leslie Munger. https://t.co/LC9fzK4JPd
— IL Election Data (@ILElectionData) October 19, 2016
* Most politicians would run away from this idea so fast you’d miss it if you blinked. One mistake and, poof, there goes the career. So, kudos to Sheriff Dart for asking for this authority…
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart plans to push for legislation allowing his office to seek lower bails for financially […]
Caterpillar said Monday that CEO and Chairman Doug Oberhelman will retire from the company next year and will be replaced as CEO by Jim Umpleby, an executive who has worked at the construction and mining equipment company for more than three decades. […]
Caterpillar has been dealing with falling sales because its customers have […]
* From the West Central Mass Transit District’s website…
The West Central Mass Transit District announced today that all of its transportation services in the six county area including Morgan, Scott, Cass, Schuyler, Brown and Pike will be suspended as of the end of the business on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Suspension of services […]
* Lynn Sweet on Sen. Daniel Biss’ new super PAC, which is spending big bucks to tie Gov. Bruce Rauner to Donald Trump…
The biggest individual Democratic donors in Illinois have joined with pro-Democratic unions to pump jumbo dollars into a new super PAC to punch at Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.
* Press release…
Public service workers in Illinois state government are featured in a new statewide TV and digital spot that calls out Governor Bruce Rauner for refusing to negotiate with the largest union of state employees, AFSCME Council 31.
The Rauner administration broke off negotiations in January and has refused to meet with the union ever […]
* The Illinois Policy Institute is apparently miffed with the media’s coverage of its “documentary” on Speaker Madigan. Click here, and here.
I offered to buy the original of the cartoon about me, but I was rebuffed. Too bad, even though the image looks a lot more like Rick Pearson than me (just kidding, […]
Former Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack, once a top ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, resigned from the Illinois Legislature after several people viewed a sexually graphic video featuring the former lawmaker that was temporarily posted to Facebook, Politico is reporting.
Politico, citing anonymous sources, reports that the “encounter” with the woman was recorded and posted […]
* Greg Hinz…
U.S. Rep. Bob Dold, R-Lincolnshire, has been running hard as a moderate’s moderate in his north suburban 10th District, not only emphasizing his support for gun control and gay rights groups, but underlining that he will not vote for Donald Trump for president.
But Dold has lined up another top Republican to star at […]
* From an ILGOP fundraising e-mail entitled “Corrupt money”…
Speaker Mike Madigan just gave $500,000 directly to the Democratic Party of Illinois. We have to respond now before it’s too late.
Madigan is as corrupt as they come.
He’ll spend that money to help elect Hillary Clinton, who hid classified emails on […]