Posts tagged "Illinois Politics"

$1 Million Question Was The Bobby Rush SBC/AT&T Grant A Quid Pro Quo?

$1 Million Question Was The Bobby Rush SBC/AT&T Grant A Quid Pro Quo?
Bobby Rush isn’t exactly sure how a million dollars was used for his Bobby L. Rush Center for Community Technology project. According to the Chicago Sun-Times: “That was many years ago,” Rush said. “I have no answer for that. I have no way of knowing that.” So I guess the only logical thing to do... Read more »

Playing By The Rules A Stale Political Argument

Playing By The Rules A Stale Political Argument
A recent Chicago Tribune Investigation revealed how panels in at least three dozen suburbs removed 76 candidates for political office because of bogus paperwork issues and how this sort of thing is predicated on those very panels having a political interest in their rulings. North Riverside Mayor Kenneth Krochmal, for instance, chaired just such a... Read more »

Bloomberg Super Pac Gun Ads Buy Jesse Jackson Jr Special Election For Robin Kelly

Bloomberg Super Pac Gun Ads Buy Jesse Jackson Jr Special Election For Robin Kelly
The State of Illinois sunk to new political lows on Wednesday, February 26th as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Independence USA Super Pac bought the Democratic Special Election Primary (and most likely the General Election) to replace disgraced former U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. for Robin Kelly. Michael “Sugar Daddy” Bloomberg and his Super-Pac spent... Read more »
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Michael Madigan: Much More Than An Ethically Challenged Leprechaun

Michael Madigan: Much More Than An Ethically Challenged Leprechaun
Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady has been quoted as saying “We are under the thumb of a controlling, vindictive, ethically challenged, self-serving leprechaun, and I mean no disrespect to leprechauns, Speaker Mike Madigan.”  Brady also said “He has spent the last 40 years in Springfield, making himself rich, trading on his position of trust” and... Read more »