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[26 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

* PIRG doing the state’s job for it…
Illinois PIRG Education Fund today released first-of-its-kind analysis of new data obtained from the Illinois Department of Public Health finding that 78% of suburban Cook County schools tested positive for lead in at least one water fixture. The data, acquired through a Freedom of Information Act Request, includes […]

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[17 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Nick Vlahos at the Peoria Journal Star…
A Red-Blue cage-match election this fall. A contrite Bruce Rauner. An alleged per-mile-driving-taxing JB Pritzker. Local municipal budget cuts. Hotel defaults that leave local taxpayers on the hook for $7 million.
This is a heck of a time to stop Word on the Street, isn’t it?
The Journal Star’s political […]

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[17 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Today, Erika Harold’s campaign for Attorney General is launching a new statewide TV ad titled “Anything.”
Kwame Raoul will do or say anything to win. That’s why one former Democratic governor of Illinois called Raoul’s attacks “false” and “desperate.”
Now, Kwame Raoul is lying about Erika Harold’s record because he can’t run on his own […]

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[14 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

* The location tag is a nice touch…

Day 2 in our nation’s Capital ✔️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/nN1SUia6b4
— Sam McCann (@mccann_sam) September 14, 2018

* So, why is McCann in DC?…
Scores of elected officials from across Illinois met with Vice President Mike Pence and other senior officials Thursday at the White House to talk about state and federal […]

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[14 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Coming late to this because of all the other stuff yesterday. Sun-Times…
Susana Mendoza hasn’t ruled out running for mayor of Chicago.
Now someone is trying to sway her decision by forming a committee to draft her to run.
That someone is Marty Castro, former chairman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, who plans to launch […]

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[14 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

* AP…
The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the limits set in a 2009 [Illinois] law do not violate First Amendment free-speech rights . […]
Illinois Liberty PAC argued limits on individuals’ contributions shouldn’t be lower than those for corporations or unions. It complained that political parties and “legislative caucuses” formed by lawmakers […]

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[14 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

* JB Pritzker at the SJ-R editorial board…
“Then there are areas in the sales tax system that we could look at, to expand sales taxes into services,” he said. “Those are three areas we can bring revenue into the state.”
Asked later if he had any specific services in mind, Pritzker said he did not.
“It’s just […]

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[10 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Sorry for the cynical headline, but c’mon…
Gov. Bruce Rauner and top Illinois Dept. of Transportation officials called for a halt to Amtrak Hiawatha Line expansion project plans, which include building freight holding tracks in Glenview and Lake Forest, until concerns by the two towns are given more study.
“We have heard loud and clear the […]

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[10 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

* September 7th Facebook post by Peoria Journal Star columnist Phil Luciano …
Once again, GateHouse has decided that the best way to serve the Journal Star readership and Greater Peoria community is by enacting layoffs.
Today, four newsroom employees — Shannon Countryman, Chris Kaergard, Thomas Bruch and Aaron Ferguson — will be terminated; […]

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[5 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Media advisory…
Today, Governor Rauner will be joined by elected officials and candidates for office to promote The People’s Pledge, a commitment to put term limits on state elected officials and to vote for anyone other than Mike Madigan for House Speaker.
See below for details on today’s event.
All media interested in attending, please RSVP to […]