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[10 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

* JB Pritzker op-ed…
While gun safety measures and rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve is critical, taken alone they will not end the violence.
To end gun violence, just as with any public health epidemic, we must address its root causes by bringing real economic opportunity to the communities affected most. I’m […]

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[7 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Sun-Times…
A West Side Democrat says Mayor Rahm Emanuel should work more closely with President Donald Trump to bring resources to Chicago to combat the gun violence epidemic — declaring that the city isn’t a “Trump-free zone.”
Appearing on Fox & Friends on Monday morning, state Rep. La Shawn Ford, D-Chicago, said Emanuel should work with […]

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[7 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

* AP…
The Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor, who’s campaigned against the state’s child-support system, engaged in a shouting match with a judge about money he owes his ex-wife and access to child visitation.
The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports Grayson Jackson balked at scheduling a meeting with his daughter at a neutral family visitation center. Lake […]

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[7 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Click here for the confirmation. There was an expectation that he’d resign his ballot spot last week, shortly after he quit his House seat. That didn’t happen. But the House Republicans have been saying all along that this was a simple formality and he’d eventually file the paperwork.

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[7 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

* JB Pritzker a year ago…
“One of the things you may or may not like about my candidacy is I’m not raising money. The reason that I chose not to do that was predominantly because Bruce Rauner, who people think self-funds, actually takes tens of millions of dollars from the Koch brothers’ network,” […]

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[30 Jul 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Last month, I took you back in time to show how the Illinois State Fair Foundation has been an abject failure. In 2017, the foundation’s chairman set a goal of raising either $2-3 million or $3-5 million a year, depending on the month he was making the prediction. More than $185 million […]

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[30 Jul 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Daily Herald…
Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker jumped into controversy surrounding the Illinois tollway over potential political patronage Saturday while campaigning in Lake County.
“We’ve got to make sure we rid the tollway and every agency of government of the corruption that we’ve seen from the past,” the Hyatt hotel heir said after rallying volunteers […]

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[30 Jul 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Tribune…
Democratic candidate J.B. Pritzker was in the Logan Square neighborhood on Friday to launch what his campaign is calling the “Illinois Workdays” series.
The effort is aimed at showing Pritzker working alongside regular people in various jobs and industries. Pritzker, an heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune, is worth an estimated $3.5 billion, according to […]

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[30 Jul 2018 | No Comment | ]

* My weekly syndicated newspaper column…
President Donald Trump visited an Illinois county last week that was once considered a Democratic Party bastion but has been slipping away to the Republicans throughout this decade.
Madison County, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, has been known for two things for as long as most can remember: […]

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[23 Jul 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Tribune…

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson apparently did not violate election law by handing out more than $200,000 in cash and checks Sunday to people at an event he attended with Gov. Bruce Rauner at a South Side church, according to the state elections board. […]
Illinois State Board of Elections spokesman Matt Dietrich said the fact […]