IL, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, RI, WV all likely to lose a seat, per UNC mid-decade Census data estimates. H/t @DKElections (2/2)
— Reid Wilson (@ConsultReid) November 23, 2015
Illinois lost a Congressional seat last round too. #twill https://t.co/7BiSkJwqSA
— Amanda Vinicky (@AmandaVinicky) November 23, 2015
[Pastor Corey Brooks of the New Beginnings Church on Chicago’s South Side] said Sunday that shortly after he endorsed Rauner, who needed help courting black voters, membership at his church began to decline.
His congregation has since dwindled from about 1,250 people to about 650, Brooks said Sunday. Donations have also fallen by about half. […]
* From Friday’s letter to President Obama signed by several governors, including Gov. Bruce Rauner…
Our country has long served as a welcoming beacon to individuals and families who seek safety and refugee status within the borders of the United States. For years we have been proud to welcome refugees into our communities in their pursuit […]
* From a campaign email…
I wanted to let you know that I’ve decided not to run for Comptroller in the 2016 special election.
Many many people put an extraordinary amount of effort into this campaign, and I’m more grateful than you can know. Thank you very, very much.
As you might imagine, this was a very […]
* My weekly syndicated newspaper column…
Earlier this month when the General Assembly was in Springfield, House Speaker Michael Madigan called Senate President John Cullerton six different times to ask him to move the child care program restoration legislation once it passed the House.
Yes, you read that right. Six times.
The man is most definitely single-mindedly persistent.
* Click here and watch the list grow, then tell us what you see.
* Well, now we may know why the G wanted Dorothy Brown’s mobile phone. From the US Attorney…
A Glenview man who was hired by the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office after purportedly loaning $15,000 to a company controlled by the Clerk’s husband lied under oath when testifying about it before a grand jury, […]
* The Miami Herald has today’s letter…
The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President:
Our country has long served as a welcoming beacon to individuals and families who seek safety and refugee status within the borders of the United States. For years we have been proud to welcome refugees into […]
* Mark Brown…
The city of Chicago’s last chance for finding a semi-soft landing to its pension crisis appeared to fade away Tuesday as the Illinois Supreme Court looked askance at Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to save two of its troubled pension funds.
Just as they were when state officials argued they had found the magic legislative […]
* From a press release…
Governor Bruce Rauner and the following labor unions have agreed to terms on new four-year collective bargaining agreements: Service Employees International Union (“SEIU”), Local 1 Chicago, the International Union of United Food and Commercial Workers, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Three […]