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[10 Sep 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Nearly 124,000 people attended the Du Quoin State Fair this year, up 23% from last year’s attendance of just over 100,000 people. The attendance is the highest in at least four years.
“The 2019 Du Quoin State Fair was a record hit, with double digit increases in attendance, grandstand ticket sales and revenue […]

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[9 Sep 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Not sure really if this is news since we don’t even know if Sen. Warren will be in the race by next March…
Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorsed two House Democratic primary challengers Monday, backing two women taking on sitting lawmakers.
The Massachusetts Democrat is endorsing Marie Newman, who is taking on Rep. Dan Lipinski in Illinois’ […]

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[9 Sep 2019 | No Comment | ]

* WJBC…
A freshman lawmaker from Central Illinois is seeking a second term after making his mark opposing Gov. JB Pritzker’s agenda.
101st District State Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) sent out a news release late Sunday night saying far-left extremists who control the Democratic Party pushed through the most radical agenda in the state’s history.
Caulkins cited passage […]

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[9 Sep 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Setup from Politifact…
“We’ve got 600-plus police and fire pensions Downstate that are on the cusp of insolvency because they don’t have the revenues that they need to be able to keep those pensions going,” [Mayor Lori Lightfoot told the Chicago Sun-Times]. “They’ve done all the things that we have done historically: raised property taxes, […]

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[28 Aug 2019 | No Comment | ]

* These facilities don’t get nearly the same coverage as Sterigenics…

We just filed the first four lawsuits on behalf of victims of ethylene oxide emissions from the Medline and Vantage facilities in northern Illinois. This is just the tip of the iceberg. @TKKLawFirm @edelsonpc pic.twitter.com/RLkqVYtlJP
— Dan Kotin (@DanKotin) August 28, 2019

* More…
The lawsuits were filed […]

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[28 Aug 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Tribune…

Illinois State Police said more than 200 people who lost their gun licenses were brought into compliance with state law this summer, months after a gunman who had lost his license but kept his weapon opened fire in an Aurora warehouse and killed five employees.
Between May and July, state police working with local law […]

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[28 Aug 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement in support of the U.S. House of Representatives opening an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump:
“I take no pleasure in announcing my support for the House to begin an impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States.
“I have wrestled with this decision over […]

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[22 Jul 2019 | No Comment | ]

* The New York Times editorial board takes a look at what will happen to state and local tax burdens by income level if the governor’s graduated income tax is approved by voters…

* From the editorial…
Economic inequality in the United States has reached the highest levels since the 1920s, and there is mounting evidence […]

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[22 Jul 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Jeanne Ives last year…

* Jeanne Ives over the weekend…

* From the script…
Everyone I served with and those I worked with knew I operated in good faith. It’s an approach by which I’ve turned honest disagreements with other legislators into reasonable compromises for the benefit of the families I represented.
This is precisely what’s […]

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[19 Jun 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Sun-Times…
FBI agents executed a search warrant Wednesday morning on the Far South Side ward office of Ald. Carrie Austin (34th).
The search marks the latest step in an ongoing, widespread federal investigation of Chicago aldermen.
So far, Ald. Edward M. Burke has been indicted on political corruption charges, and former Ald. Danny Solis has cooperated with […]