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[29 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

* No surprise…

The House voted 62-45 to overturn the “Tobacco 21” veto, but it needed a three-fifths majority of 71 votes to become law. The legislation would have set a minimum age of 21 to buy cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and nicotine-based products such as e-cigarettes and vaping materials.
The bill didn’t have enough House votes […]

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[29 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Remember this Tribune story from 2011?…
All it took to give nearly two dozen labor leaders from Chicago a windfall worth millions was a few tweaks to a handful of sentences in the state’s lengthy pension code.
The changes became law with no public debate among state legislators and, more importantly, no cost analysis.
Twenty years later, […]

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[29 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

* The Hill…
Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) was elected chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Thursday, beating out Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) and Denny Heck (D-Wash.).
Bustos won 117 votes, compared to 83 for Heck and 32 for DelBene. […]
Bustos dropped out of the assistant leader race to run for the DCCC position. She is […]

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[29 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Background is here. From One Illinois…
The governor is suing the state attorney general and One Illinois to withhold emails on government appointments from the public.
Although he lost his re-election bid Nov. 6, Gov. Bruce Rauner filed suit a week later to fight a binding opinion issued by Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office that […]

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[27 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

* WTTW…
According to a preliminary list compiled by the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, 21 candidates filed to run for mayor for the upcoming election on Feb. 26 (a runoff between the top two vote-getters is set for April 2):

Willie Wilson
Toni Preckwinkle
Paul Vallas
Jerry Joyce
Catherine Brown D’Tycoon
Conrien Hykes Clark
William M. Daley
Garry McCarthy
Dorothy Brown
Gery Chico
Sandra Mallory
Susana Mendoza
Amara […]

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[27 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Daily Herald…

Roughly 42,000 customers in northern Illinois still were without electricity as of 4:30 a.m. Tuesday because of the snow that hit Chicago and the suburbs.
Sunday’s storm featured blizzardlike conditions with up to 13 inches of wet, heavy snow and wind gusts up to 50 mph in some areas that snapped tree limbs and […]

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[5 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

* And no Gov. Rauner…

Also earlier in the day, @ErikaHarold, @HalSenate, @ElectRodney @kay_dwight, @elect_jameson, among others did some campaigning in Granite City. Also in attendance was Todd Ricketts, according @BNDphotographer Derik Holtmann . #election2018 #twill #ilag pic.twitter.com/D1EEBgY4Qp
— Joseph Bustos (@JoeBReporter) November 5, 2018

That’ll start the tongues a-wagging. You’ll recall all the speculation about a […]

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[5 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

* The Illinois Policy Institute, the the lead cheerleader for the two-year impasse, made a startling admission a few days ago…
Illinois’ budget impasse may have also been a drag on employment growth, perhaps even more than the tax increase
Now you tell us? Thanks!
* Here’s the rest of that sentence…
but passing a budget […]

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[1 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Great. Just great…
The largest state-funded pension system said Wednesday it will need a 10 percent increase in its state contribution in next year’s budget.
The Teachers’ Retirement System said the state will have to kick in more than $4.8 billion for the next budget that will start July 1, 2019. That’s an increase of […]

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[24 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

* From the Sam McCann campaign…
A robust six figure buy will blanket the Chicagoland cable markets starting tonight through Election Day targeting sensible conservatives that continue to support our President and candidates with like minded values.

* You really should watch the ad because the script below doesn’t do it justice…

Um, OK. Whew.
* Script…
President Trump: […]