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[27 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

* I dunno. Maybe he was shaking because of the uncomfortable message he delivered to the party bosses? Whatever it was, he’s gotta get this sort of basic stuff under control…
His hands shook as he spoke, and he accidentally dropped the microphone when he finished, but Chris Kennedy tried to play it cool […]

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[27 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

* NBC 5…
Howard Goldstein spent Thursday doing what he always does—volunteering with the Red Cross, serving food to his fellow veterans.
Little did he know, that Bruce Rauner, the governor of Illinois was waiting in the wings.
Striding toward the assembled volunteers in the food pantry at Hines V.A. Hospital, Rauner greeted each one. Then he called […]

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[27 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Sun-Times…
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday a crackdown on “sanctuary” cities and states – of which Chicago is one – with a pledge to “claw back” or cut all Justice Department federal funds from localities sheltering illegal immigrants.
Sessions made the announcement at the start of the daily White House briefing, which is a surprise […]

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[27 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

* The Hill, which is based in Washington, DC, takes a look at an Illinois gubernatorial candidate’s ties to the Illinois House Speaker. If that sounds like an odd angle for that particular publication, it kinda is.
Anyway, here’s an excerpt from the story about Sen. Daniel Biss’ 2016 LIFT PAC…
The super PAC’s […]

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[24 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

[Bumped up to Monday from Friday for visibility purposes.]
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* It was bound to happen sooner or later…

The caps are off in the Governor’s race, Kennedy self funds just above the threshold.https://t.co/2DsuVKjIjy
— IL Election Data (@ILElectionData) March 24, 2017

Kennedy reported a $250,100 contribution to himself. So, all gubernatorial candidates […]

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[24 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
The Illinois Department of Employment Security notified the Illinois General Assembly of confirmation that one of its vendors experienced a data breach affecting approximately 1.4 million Illinois job seekers, according to the vendor’s current estimate. The vulnerability was not the result of any deficiency in software maintained by the State of Illinois and […]

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[23 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

* From Comptroller Mendoza…
I have consistently said that my office would continue to place elected officials’ paychecks at the back of the line to get paid unless a judge ordered me to stop.
A judge so ordered today.
As former Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka did in a 2013 legislator-pay case, I will release the back pay […]

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[21 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

* As we’ve discussed before, the Illinois Policy Institute’s legal arm is attempting to overturn Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, in which the US Supreme Court upheld government union “fair share” fees for those who didn’t want to pay full union membership dues.
Seventh Circuit US Appellate panel, led by Judge […]

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[20 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Bills for consultants and technology contracts for computer software have helped deplete a fund created for the relief of providers of health care services through Illinois’ financially stressed Medicaid program, State Comptroller Susana Mendoza announced Monday.
Doctors and other health care providers around Illinois are waiting six months to a year or more to […]

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[20 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Chicago Crusader…
Tensions are escalating at Chicago State University, where sources tell the Chicago Crusader that Gov. Bruce Rauner is getting pushback from some officials as he seeks to make former CPS chief, Paul Vallas, president of the university. […]
Sources told the Crusader that on March 3, Rauner’s Education Secretary, Beth Purvis, called a meeting […]