Posts tagged "57th district"

Anti-life* fanatics campaign against an imaginary GOP candidate

Jonathan Greenberg is a Republican running in the north suburban Illinois House 57th district  against Democratic incumbent Elaine Nekritz. Greenberg, like Nekritz is pro-choice–which you probably have to be to get elected in this district. So, imagine my surprise when a campaign flier arrived trying to associate Greenberg with “anti-choice Springfield Republicans.”  Says the flier:... Read more »

A first, necessary step toward returning Illinois to fiscal solvency

Repeal the Illinois constitution’s provision that guarantees the fat pensions for state public employees. The provision, Article XIII, Section 5, of the constitution says: Membership in any pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof, shall be an enforceable contractual relationship, the benefits of... Read more »
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