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[14 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Chris Kennedy received the endorsement today of Lori E. Lightfoot, chair of the Police Accountability Task Force and leading advocate for police reform and accountability.
“Lori’s long been a champion of fairness and equality, and the city of Chicago is a better place because of her leadership. Lori fearlessly speaks truth to power […]

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[14 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Mark Maxwell on Gov. Rauner’s campaign tour…
The incumbent Republican replayed many of his greatest hits from his 2014 campaign during his two stops in Decatur and Champaign on Monday, but he struggled to defend his own record on job growth since he took office.
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show Illinois ranked 48th […]

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[14 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Chicago Inno…
As Chicago’s innovation scene continues to grow, tech employers should have plenty of fresh talent to choose from, according to a new report, which shows the number of local STEM graduates, and computer science grads specifically, is skyrocketing.
The report, published today by the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition and LinkedIn, shows that Illinois […]

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[14 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Dictating to the media doesn’t usually turn out very well…

Peter Roskam’s response today when Crain’s editorial board asked him about Roy Moore: https://t.co/AmZmGZUhMX pic.twitter.com/fX9XajtoD4
— Zoe Galland (@zoegalland) November 13, 2017

Video is here.
* And then…
It looks like U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam doesn’t think much of Alabama U.S. Senate hopeful Judge Roy Moore after all.
A few […]

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[14 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Today, the Biss campaign released a new video encouraging voters to hold Democratic candidates to the same standard to which they held Donald Trump and demand that J.B. Pritzker fulfill the pledge he made seven months ago to release his income tax returns.
The video highlights the similar excuses Donald Trump and JB Pritzker […]

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[13 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton announced 10 appointments to the Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention.
They are:
Senator Omar Aquino, 2nd District, Chicago
Senator Scott Bennett, 52nd District, Champaign
Senator Melinda Bush, 31st District, Grayslake
Senator Bill Cunningham, 18th District, Chicago
Senator Mattie Hunter, 3rd District, Chicago, Majority Caucus Whip
Senator Toi […]

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[6 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* AFSCME Council 31 press release…
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration is violating state labor law by refusing to allow thousands of state workers to move as scheduled through the state pay plan over the past two years, a state appellate court has ruled.
The state pay plan and collective bargaining agreements provide for state employees to […]

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[6 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* ILGOP…
On April 14th, J.B. Pritzker pledged to release his tax returns ’soon.’ Now, six months later, we’re hearing the same old promises from Pritzker, who continues to stall and hope this goes away.
Other Democrats have already challenged Pritzker on his obfuscation, and Illinois voters are demanding to see what Pritzker is hiding.
We already know […]

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[6 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Legislative Ethics Commission compliance audit published by the Illinois Auditor General on May 3, 2017…

The Legislative Ethics Commission (Commission) did not comply with certain procedural requirements established by State laws and regulations as described below:

• The Commission did not file a Fiscal Control and Internal Auditing Act certification with the Office of […]

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[6 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* John Diersen…
Darlene Senger and Jim Dodge are circulating joint nominating petitions, Senger for Comptroller and Dodge for Treasurer. Jason Helland is circulating nominating petitions for Secretary of State
A couple of sources have confirmed this. The Senger/Dodge petitions are here. I’m pretty sure we’ve already talked about Grundy County State’s Attorney Helland, […]