Posts tagged "Bruce Rauner"

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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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 »

THE CHICAGO WAY: Why Bruce Rauner and Rahm Emanuel are (REALLY) helping Uber

THE CHICAGO WAY: Why Bruce Rauner and Rahm Emanuel are (REALLY) helping Uber
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – During the 1920s, Al Capone’s infamous syndicate carried out their bloody reign of bootlegging and racketeering terror with impunity. With Big Bill Thompson, Chicago’s last Republican Mayor, in his pocket Capone had nothing to fear. If questioned by police, Capone’s thugs merely presented them with cards issued by Thompson that read: “To... Read more »
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FUNNY VIDEO: Bruce Rauner mascot 'Quinnocchio' unmasked

Chicago, Illinois - It is questionable whether GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s trolling mascot ‘Quinnocchio’ warranted a front page story this morning. Not that it stopped the Chicago Tribune from giving it one. “TV attack ads remain and can still move poll numbers, but they’re buttressed by pesky video trackers, parody Twitter accounts, witty Web... Read more »