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[16 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Tribune…

The Supreme Court has for the second time rejected an appeal by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his convictions on corruption charges.
The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term that Blagojevich is serving. He’s scheduled to be released in 2024.
Blagojevich’s lawyers had wanted the high court […]

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[12 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Let’s see. We had “I’m gonna pound him” in March. And then a few days later there was “We are going to blow him up and take him down.”
* Yesterday…
“This guy, he’s a target-rich environment, and we’re going to light him up in November,” said Rauner of J.B. Pritzker, his Democratic opponent […]

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[12 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Background is here. SIUC folks are breathing a sigh of relief today…

Breaking: The SIU Board of Trustees did not pass item GG, which would’ve shifted $5.125 million in state allocations from SIU Carbondale to Edwardsville.
— Anna Spoerre (@annaspoerre) April 12, 2018

* The transfer would’ve hit Carbondale hard…
The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce opposes the […]

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[12 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Pantagraph…
Rauner also took time to address Ives’ claim that Rauner signed legislation to make Illinois a “sanctuary state.” He said law enforcement in fact asked him last summer to sign the Trust Act, which stops police from arresting residents based solely on their immigration status, because they feared Democrats would pass something more restrictive […]

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[11 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

* From the new House Republican resolution opposing a graduated income tax…
States that impose graduated income tax rates, which vary in application but number 33 in all, present a troublesome case for their residents, and would, undoubtedly, present an equally problematic case here in Illinois; looking at California, for example, which has one of the […]

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[11 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

* I went over some of this poll with subscribers earlier today. Keep in mind that the proponents used both a Republican and a Democratic pollster. The 20 House and Senate districts polled were mainly in the suburbs, with three Downstate districts. Polling memo…

To: Interested Parties
From: Randall Gutermuth (American Viewpoint) and Jason McGrath (GBA […]

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[11 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Fran Spielman…

Ald. Marty Quinn (13th) would be a lock to become the new chairman of the City Council’s Aviation Committee if not for his role in the #MeToo scandal swirling around House Speaker Michael Madigan’s political organization.
But Quinn is simply too hot to handle after playing a pivotal go-between role between his own brother […]

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[11 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Last month, a state appellate court ruled against former Gov. Pat Quinn’s lawsuit on behalf of an elected Chicago school board. This week, it was the federal appellate court’s turn to turn him down…
In this suit under §2 of the Voting Rights Act, 52 U.S.C. §10301, plaintiffs (registered voters, some of whom are […]

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[5 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

* WJBC…
Democratic candidate for Illinois Governor, J.B. Pritzker, is promoting his plan for a progressive or graduated income tax, but is declining to provide specifics.
When questioned Wednesday by WJBC’s Sam Wood, Pritzker was vague about taxes during the two years he says it will take to amend the state constitution, which is required to enact […]

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[2 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

* I asked Rep. Jeanne Ives’ campaign spokesperson today if her candidate and Gov. Rauner have spoken since the primary election. “They have not,” she replied.
The DGA has been persistently trolling Rauner about this while I was on break. From March 26th…
6 Days of Silence: Rauner and Ives Won’t Talk… But Maybe They […]