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[1 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Sen. Karen Mcconnaughay…
As a member of the Legislative Ethics Commission, I’ve been frustrated with the fact that no Inspector General has been appointed despite candidates’ names to take that role having been submitted. Nonetheless, the recent public exposure of accusations about disturbing behavior by a State Senator has led to even more concerns […]

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[1 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Chris Kennedy went on WVON this week to talk to Maze Jackson and Charles Thomas. From their off-air chatter..
CHARLES THOMAS: So when you going to put some TV on man? When you going to have some TV ads? They beat you to the punch.
CHRIS KENNEDY: C’mon
THOMAS: They’ve got – JB is all over […]

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[1 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Looks like she’ll have a clear lane through March. From a press release…
Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon released the following statement on his decision to endorse Erika Harold and not to seek the Republican nomination for Illinois Attorney General:
“For the past several months, I have explored the idea of running for Attorney […]

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[23 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

* I am not making this up…

Teen driving deaths have dropped 51% thanks to the fantastic efforts of @ILSecOfState & the Teen Driver Safety Task Force. Great work! pic.twitter.com/QBbaOKByLz
— Bruce Rauner (@GovRauner) October 21, 2017

…Adding… From a couple of short months ago…
“Jesse White is Mike Madigan’s top patronage chief, using the Secretary of State’s […]

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[23 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

* He’s ba-ack…

* Plummer appears to be taking the Jim Oberweis route. Run statewide, run for US House then run for Illinois Senate…

Jason Plummer, of Edwardsville, confirmed on Facebook he is seeking the seat being vacated by state Sen. Kyle McCarter, R-Lebanon, who said he is not running for re-election. […]
Plummer is the […]

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[17 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

* From a press release…
Gov. Bruce Rauner today released his 2016 federal and state 1040s, reflecting income and tax rates, while detailing the Rauner family’s charitable and community giving last year.
In 2016, the Rauners paid more than $22.9 million in federal and state taxes on federal taxable income of $73 million and state taxable […]

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[17 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

* One of the most over-used dodges by House Democrats when asked where they stand on Speaker Madigan’s reelection is saying they want to first wait and see who the candidates are….
[Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington)] wished Rauner would have vetoed [HB40] because of the cost, and the Senator appeared to dodge the question of whether […]

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[11 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

* BGA…
The economic lifeblood of this rural whiz-by of a town is frozen French fries. And bacon. And fabricated steel, ethanol, hydroponic tomatoes, the production of passenger cars for METRA.
About 16,000 freight cars roll through each year, picking up and delivering grain and other goods. Soon, boutique whiskey distilled in a onetime downtown theater will […]

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[11 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Hmm…
Establishment Republicans are getting squeezed to death from within. In what should be nirvana — all-party control of Washington — they instead are jammed daily between a president who routinely ridicules them for ineptitude — and Steve Bannon, who’s recruiting hardliners to extinguish their very existence.
Why this matters: The Breitbart News chairman and former […]

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[11 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

* This has come up as an issue in the gubernatorial campaign…
CME Group Inc. has a message for Illinois legislators who see the $47 billion global derivatives trading giant as a piggy bank to help solve the state’s fiscal woes.
Chief Executive Officer Terry Duffy said that the exchange is less rooted in its historical home […]