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[21 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* SJ-R…
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday issued an ultimatum in his battle with the General Assembly over school funding, demanding that legislative leaders send Senate Bill 1 to his desk by noon Monday. Rauner said that if legislative leaders do not do that, he will call a special session immediately.

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“There is no legitimate reason for […]

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[21 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Oopsie…
A Democratic legislator from the Northwest Side was paid $170,000 for work as a consultant to fellow Democrats during two years when he failed to list that work as a source of income on his required state ethics filings, records examined by the Chicago Sun-Times show.
State Rep. Robert Martwick, D-Chicago, who is an attorney, […]

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[21 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Sun-Times…
Chris Kennedy touted health care coverage as a vital part of the “American dream” this week — yet newly filed campaign expenditures show the Democratic gubernatorial candidate hasn’t paid health insurance costs for his own campaign employees.
The Democrat’s campaign officials says they offered coverage, but no one took them up on it.
That puts Kennedy […]

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[12 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Click here to read the indictment. Here’s the US Attorney’s office press release
A high-ranking official in a Chicago-area labor union threatened a local business with economic loss if it didn’t pay him quarterly cash payments of $25,000, according to a federal indictment returned today.
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[12 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* But Moody’s is still out there…

S&P likes Illinois budget overrides, moves state from review w/ negative outlook to stable: Odds of junk status “substantially diminished.”
— Dave McKinney (@davemckinney) July 12, 2017

“We no longer believe the state is at risk of experiencing a liquidity crisis in the near term as it was before.” https://t.co/mbnOg6wKU6
— Monique […]

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[12 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* This story is making the rounds on social media, but it’s not accurate…
When state lawmakers approved the Illinois budget last week that included a provision to raise the state income tax rate to one of the highest rates in the history of Illinois, state lawmakers, under the direction of Illinois House Speaker Michael […]

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[12 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Family PAC describes itself as the “leading pro-family, anti-tax political action committee in Illinois.” From a member action alert…
Michael “Hinky Dink” Kenna, a Chicago Alderman of old, once said: “Chicago ain’t ready for reform.” Last week, aided and abetted by 10 […]

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[12 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Chicago Public Radio…
A union-backed bid to buy the Chicago Sun-Times is moving forward, according to sources involved in the deal.
Wrapports, which owns the newspaper, had given the union-backed group a Monday deadline to put “north of $11 million” in an escrow account, according to Bill Brandt, a restructuring expert and one of the […]

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[11 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* I told subscribers about these developments earlier today. This evening, Mary Ann Ahern published the full memo sent out today by Gov. Rauner’s new chief of staff Kristina Rasmussen…
Good morning, everyone!
Thank you for welcoming me to the team yesterday. I’m honored to join you as we position Illinois to become the most prosperous, […]

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[26 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

* From Sarah Holliday at Family Focus…
Rich,
At the urging of colleagues, I am writing to share news of a mass layoff at our social service agency, Family Focus.
Family Focus has been providing early childhood development programs in the Chicagoland area for more than 40 years. We currently serve 17,000 people annually in Chicago, Aurora, Cicero, […]