Posts in category "Politics"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

KELLY: Why I'm not drinking the Bruce Rauner Kool-Aid

KELLY: Why I'm not drinking the Bruce Rauner Kool-Aid
Over the past few days, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s numerous paid supporters have come out on social media to shriek, attack, rage, and castigate those Independent, Republican, and Democrat voters who have not yet partaken of the ‘Rauner Kool-Aid.’ They demand: Drink it! Nope, I won’t drink the Kool-Aid. With disgust, I’ve read the... Read more »
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Storm brewing over Chicago Sun-Times' endorsement of owner Bruce Rauner

Storm brewing over Chicago Sun-Times' endorsement of owner Bruce Rauner
Chicago, Illinois, October 20, 2014 – Let’s recap the circumstances of the Chicago Sun-Times’ sudden endorsement of its “former” owner GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. First, three years ago, the Chicago Sun-Times announced that it would no longer endorse candidates for political office. In a questionable about-face, it reversed that policy in a sneaky move... Read more »

Kelly responds: Hate and media bias in NBC's coverage of Chicago mayoral race

Media malpractice is getting more and more common these days. Major Illinois newspapers are sadly endorsing GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner despite his refusal to give ANY specific details about his plans to solve the pension crisis in Illinois and every other crisis. This is a disservice to Illinois voters. Journalism really is dead. The... Read more »

KELLY: Jimmy Fallon was pressured by Rahm Emanuel and his brother, Ari

KELLY: Jimmy Fallon was pressured by Rahm Emanuel and his brother, Ari
Chicago, Illinois, September 24, 2014 – When it comes to Rahm Emanuel and his brother, Ari, everything is fishy. Fishier than the rotting dead fish Rahmbo once sent to a pollster he didn’t like. This latest “fishy” episode involves Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, who after being pressured by Brothers Emanuel, announced late last week that... Read more »
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CHICAGO RADIO KARMA: How Cisco Cotto finally beat WLS-AM

CHICAGO RADIO KARMA: How Cisco Cotto finally beat WLS-AM
Call it what you will but I call top-rated WBBM-AM’s announcement of Cisco Cotto as its new anchor and reporter “good karma.” It’s been a tough time for Cotto for the last two years but now a wrong has been righted. The universe has made a long overdue correction. Good has triumphed over evil. God... Read more »