IF RAHM WINS: $750 million in Chicago property tax increases, school closings coming

IF RAHM WINS: $750 million in Chicago property tax increases, school closings coming
OK, Chicago, this is your last chance to end Rahm Emanuel’s vengeful reign. Many voters are wise to how this works. We all know that Rahm’s friends in the Chicago media have been busy burying his scandals: doctored murder stats; shootings have been up not down; his broken promise of hiring 1,000 more police officers;... Read more »

RACISM? Sen. Mark Kirk's endorsement of Rahm sounds like Bernie Epton

RACISM? Sen. Mark Kirk's endorsement of Rahm sounds like Bernie Epton
Chicago’s mayoral race has all the makings of a Hollywood remake: It’s a classic political story recast with Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in the role of the late Mayor Harold Washington, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) in the role of Bernie Epton, and the undercurrent of racism permeating this campaign. These days, Kirk is talkin’ like Bernie... Read more »

OUTRAGE: CBS reporter injects racism into race between Rahm and Chuy Garcia

OUTRAGE: CBS reporter injects racism into race between Rahm and Chuy Garcia
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has long enjoyed the shrieking support of certain reporters in the Chicago media. From Rahm’s cooked Chicago murder statistics scandal (Tiara Groves was a homicide, not a non-criminal death investigation) to public rage over mass public school closures (50 schools in predominantly black and Latino neighborhoods), media reports critical of Emanuel are... Read more »
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The next 50 Chicago Public Schools Rahm Emanuel will close

The next 50 Chicago Public Schools Rahm Emanuel will close
This is it. Tuesday’s mayoral election will either herald King Rahm’s second Chicago coronation or his national embarrassment if he fails to avoid a run-off. Run-off Rahm. I like the sound of that. The Chicago media would have you believe that Rahm has it in the bag. They would have you believe there is no... Read more »

Bruce Rauner shows hypocrisy on term limits, Illinois comptroller appointment

Bruce Rauner shows hypocrisy on term limits, Illinois comptroller appointment
In 2010, I ran against the late Judy Baar Topinka for Illinois comptroller and came in second in a tough three-way primary battle. For that reason and others, too numerous to mention, the Illinois comptroller’s office has a special significance to me. Since Topinka’s passing, media have praised her journalistic background and her ability to... Read more »

KELLY: Why Illinois Review is attacking the Conservatives of Illinois Summit

KELLY: Why Illinois Review is attacking the Conservatives of Illinois Summit
Illinois Review’s Dennis LaComb and Fran Eaton penned a wild and defamatory smear piece on me late last week in response to my announcement of a conservative summit set for this spring. Illinois Review used to be a conservative news blog so the violent reaction from them saddens me. Illinois Review is a small, obscure... Read more »
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WILLIAM J. KELLY: The media are worried my $100K donation will hurt Rahm

WILLIAM J. KELLY: The media are worried my $100K donation will hurt Rahm
Chicago Sun-Times reporter Dan Mihalopoulos is apparently upset with me for donating $100,000 to my mayoral campaign, which busted the campaign finance caps in the race. Using temper tantrums and spitballs, he and Chicago Tribune blogger Eric Zorn wrote hysterical opinion pieces last week to vent their frustration. It is sad that these obscure members... Read more »

UH-OH: New poll signals run-off trouble for Rahm Emanuel with Fioretti, Garcia

UH-OH: New poll signals run-off trouble for Rahm Emanuel with Fioretti, Garcia
A “special meeting” of the City Council has just passed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s measure to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 per hour over the next five years. It is another desperate ploy by Emanuel to prove to Chicago voters  – who have come to despise him – that he is “one of them.” Desperate... Read more »

Did Rahm Emanuel, Bruce Rauner violate SEC pay-to-play rules with pension-tainted cash?

Did Rahm Emanuel, Bruce Rauner violate SEC pay-to-play rules with pension-tainted cash?
Pension birds of a feather flock together – so the saying goes. It is no secret that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner are bosom friends and business partners.  However, according to an investigation by reporter David Sirota at IBTimes.com, the two also appear to have something else in common:  serious violations... Read more »
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Illinois lawmakers: Time to act on Bruce Rauner's pension fund conflict-of-interests

Illinois lawmakers: Time to act on Bruce Rauner's pension fund conflict-of-interests
If you missed David Sirota’s piece, “Midterms 2014: Candidates with Ties to Pension Business May Gain Control of Pension Funds” in IBTimes.com, go back and read it. Then read it again. During the campaign, few-to-none brought up Rauner’s conflict-of-interests with state pension fund business and his “former” firm GTCR. However, it is a very serious... Read more »