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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 »

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 »

Dan Rutherford's accuser finally emerges - and he's a Democrat

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Chicago, Illinois, February 10, 2014 – For weeks, the alleged scandal involving the alleged victim of Illinois treasurer Dan Rutherford has turned the GOP race for governor into a strange circus. The accuser’s attorney, Christine Svenson, had been refusing to give a straight answer on anything…even the name of the alleged victim. This has been the case... Read more »
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Bruce Rauner may be behind attacks on Rutherford, GOP candidates

Chicago, Illinois – GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner – and close friend of Rahm Emanuel – has long denied he has anything to do with the mysterious attacks against his Republican opponents by out-of-state committees and cloaked donors. But in the wake of the latest allegations against Illinois treasurer Dan Rutherford reported Friday, Rauner’s denials are... Read more »

Dan Proft Grilled on Cicero, Donors at Elmhurst College

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WLS Co-Host Dan Proft Grilled on Cicero, Donors at Elmhurst College Chicago, Illinois – Plummeting radio ratings are not the only thing WLS co-host Dan Proft is battling these days. Proft appeared recently at an Elmhurst College lecture series while, simultaneously, his assistant struggled to keep the rumor of a second run for governor alive... Read more »

Illinois Policy Institute's tax-exempt status should raise IRS red flags

Chicago, Illinois, June 26, 2013 – On Tuesday, the Illinois Policy Institute hosted a symposium on “digital learning” at the Union League Club in Chicago.  Unfortunately, an Illinois Policy Institute symposium is never just a “symposium.” This “symposium” comes right on the heels of a nasty defeat for Illinois Policy Institute staffers involved in the... Read more »
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