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[22 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

* This narrative has been building behind the scenes for the past couple of weeks…

So true! The @ErikaHarold v @KwameRaoul race could be a nail-biter. Here’s a recap by @Reform4Illinois of its recent AG forum: https://t.co/wmD5b7WE6bAnd the full event from @cantvchicago https://t.co/Fr5t3QJ9No https://t.co/CJJpc7ba45
— Amanda Vinicky (@AmandaVinicky) October 17, 2018

* Greg Hinz…
There’s another race on […]

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[22 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

* WGN’s Tahman Bradley took a look at some of the more “extreme” candidates running as Republicans in Illinois this year. Here’s one…

In Illinois House District 51, local Republicans chose Helene Miller Walsh to fill the vacant seat. She’s married to conservative firebrand Joe Walsh, a former congressman. Helene Walsh, like her husband, has […]

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[19 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

* You should read the whole thing to see how they get there, but here’s the SJ-R’s conclusion…
This is a race where we wish there were other options. It comes down to this: Illinois residents need a governor who will work to stop the longtime Statehouse tradition of spending more than the state takes in. […]

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[9 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Gov. Rauner defined “middle class income” today at the Sun-Times editorial board as between $50K and $200K for a family of three in Chicagoland. JB Pritzker wouldn’t take the bait and dodged the question. So, at the post-event gaggle he was asked again…
Reporter: Why can’t you answer the question about middle class […]

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[9 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Presented without comment…

Ives on Flannery Fired Up 10.7.18
Ives joined Mike Flannery Fox 32 Chicago and State Represenative Margo McDermed to talk about sexual harassment in Springfield.
Posted by Ives for Illinois on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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[9 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Tribune…

Gov. Bruce Rauner and challenger J.B. Pritzker clashed over immigration and Chicago violence Tuesday, with the Republican chief executive alleging that immigrants living illegally in the state are a factor in the city’s crime problem while the Democrat said they contribute to Illinois’ economy. […]
“Illegal immigration takes jobs away from Americans. It holds down […]

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[9 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

* JB Pritzker complained during and after last week’s debate of inaccuracies in the Cook County Inspector General’s report about his reassessment, but wouldn’t say what those were. He was asked again after the Sun-Times editorial board meeting today by reporters…
Pritzker: I’d guess I’d point to the fact that numerous people have said that […]

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[9 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Could the U of I do better? Sure. But they wouldn’t have to raise so much money if the state was a reliable partner…
“The University of Illinois has an extraordinary alumni network,” Rauner recently told Crain’s editorial board. “Only one of them, oh, actually two, have given any material amount of money […]

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[27 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

* From Paul Ryan’s Super PAC…
Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC), the super PAC endorsed by House Republican leadership, today released a new ad, “Madigan-Machine Politician,” in Illinois’ 6th Congressional District. The ad describes Sean Casten as a Madigan-machine politician who is ready to raise taxes on Illinois families. The ad will run on television in the […]

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[27 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Chuck Sweeny a few days ago…
Democrat J.B. Pritzker is open to building the long-planned, controversial “third” Chicagoland airport on state-owned land between Peotone and Beecher. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is not.
That’s what I learned Thursday while watching the first of three debates among the four candidates for Illinois governor. The hourlong program aired Thursday […]