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[28 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Public service workers in Illinois state government are featured in a new statewide TV and digital spot that calls out Governor Bruce Rauner for refusing to negotiate with the largest union of state employees, AFSCME Council 31.
The Rauner administration broke off negotiations in January and has refused to meet with the union ever […]

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[27 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]

* The Illinois Policy Institute is apparently miffed with the media’s coverage of its “documentary” on Speaker Madigan. Click here, and here.
I offered to buy the original of the cartoon about me, but I was rebuffed. Too bad, even though the image looks a lot more like Rick Pearson than me (just kidding, […]

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[23 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]

* Sun-Times…
Former Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack, once a top ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, resigned from the Illinois Legislature after several people viewed a sexually graphic video featuring the former lawmaker that was temporarily posted to Facebook, Politico is reporting.
Politico, citing anonymous sources, reports that the “encounter” with the woman was recorded and posted […]

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[22 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]

* Greg Hinz…
U.S. Rep. Bob Dold, R-Lincolnshire, has been running hard as a moderate’s moderate in his north suburban 10th District, not only emphasizing his support for gun control and gay rights groups, but underlining that he will not vote for Donald Trump for president.
But Dold has lined up another top Republican to star at […]

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[19 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]

* From an ILGOP fundraising e-mail entitled “Corrupt money”…
Friend,
Speaker Mike Madigan just gave $500,000 directly to the Democratic Party of Illinois. We have to respond now before it’s too late.
Madigan is as corrupt as they come.
He’ll spend that money to help elect Hillary Clinton, who hid classified emails on […]

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[19 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]

* So, when Gov. Rauner announced today that he had abolished the staff assistant position at the Illinois Department of Transportation when it was actually abolished in April via an agreement with the Teamsters, was he trying to tamp down coverage of this?…
Gov. Bruce Rauner pledged Monday to continue rooting out improper patronage hiring at […]

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[16 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]

* Days after contributing $100K to Indiana’s Republican candidate for governor, Gov. Bruce Rauner has given Missouri GOP gubernatorial hopeful Eric Greitens $100,000.

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[16 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]

* The Southern Illinois has been interviewing legislative candidates. Here’s part of the paper’s sitdown with Sen. Gary Forby (D-Benton)…
“We’ve got to sit down and make things work. We’ve got to tighten our belt up. You’ve got to cut back.” Forby said legislators need to go through the budget line-by-line and look for areas […]

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[16 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]

* Tribune…
Human Rights Campaign criticizes Schneider ad in IL-10: The gay rights advocacy group is taking issue with a new TV ad that former Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider is running against Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Dold in the North Shore 10th Congressional District.
In the ad, a female narrator says: “Dold and the Republicans even […]

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[16 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]

* SJ-R…

Former Gov. Jim Edgar and Chris Kennedy, former chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, will speak at a luncheon called “Elections 2016: Candidates, Chaos and Consequences” in Springfield on Sept. 27.
The Better Government Association program […]