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[14 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]

* From Emily Miller’s Golden Horseshoe Award nomination of Sen. Toi Hutchinson yesterday…
IPI and their loyal followers came after her hard after the budget votes. They attacked her via hateful social media posts, and even drew a nasty, racist cartoon about her where she, a black woman, was portrayed forcing a white working class man […]

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[14 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]

* From a publication called Suburban Chicagoland…

Arab Americans in Illinois called on gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker Wednesday to publicly apologize for insensitive comments he made in which he accused a Muslim American group of being “terrorists” when he ran for Congress in 1998.
Arab American Democratic Club President Samir Khalil said the comment has never been […]

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[14 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]

* AG’s office…
Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that she, along with other state attorneys general, will appeal the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) action to eliminate existing net neutrality rules that prohibit internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating among consumers and content providers.
The FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which was approved today in a 3-2 […]

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[6 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]

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* Sun-Times…

A group of high-profile Illinois Democrats have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s case.
In an amicus brief filed Monday, the who’s who list of current and former Illinois Democratic congressional delegation members emphasized that they take “no position on Mr. Blagojevich’s innocence or guilt on any […]

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[6 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Tribune editorial…

Three years into his first term after promising to “shake up Springfield,” Rauner continues to allow the most powerful man in Illinois politics — yes, it’s House Speaker Michael Madigan and let’s not feign surprise — to mess with his psyche. At a news conference Monday, Rauner offered a quirky assertion that even […]

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[5 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Lynn Sweet…
House and Senate negotiators will be meeting to resolve differences in the Republican tax overhaul bills, and an outstanding item is whether a tax-free college savings account can be opened for a fetus.
Will this legislation about unborn children and 529 plans — named after a section of the IRS code — survive?
One needs […]

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[5 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Mary Ann Ahern asked Gov. Rauner about a press release his campaign sent out earlier today attacking JB Pritzker for hiding money in off-shore accounts. Doesn’t he do the same?…

Gov. Rauner: Not at all.
Mary Ann Ahern: You don’t have any off-shore accounts?
Rauner: I do not.
Ahern: That was reported in your first term.
Rauner: Yes, […]

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[5 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Yesterday just wasn’t a good day for Gov. Rauner. He’s had a lot of those lately…
Gov. Bruce Rauner says the Republican attempt to overhaul the federal tax code “has a ways to go,” but it might not have as far to go as he thinks.
“I think they’re not there,” Rauner said during a […]

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[5 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Nice pivot…

Final media stop last night at WTIM Taylorsville. While our Governor says he’s not in charge. I am ready to lead the charge. #twill #ilgov pic.twitter.com/ocIaqm7xFz
— Jeanne Ives (@JeanneIves) December 5, 2017

That “I am not in charge, I’m trying to get to be in charge” comment is gonna haunt this governor for a […]

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[29 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Gov. Bruce Rauner is the ILGOP’s top contributor by far and Gov. Rauner has dodged every single question about the DC tax plan. From earlier this month…
“I’m not going to weigh into the detail that’s being debated in Congress right now at on the federal level. I have shared a few thoughts with federal […]