Posts tagged "Illinois Policy Institute"

Dan Proft flip-flops, tells Carol Marin he supported same-sex marriage candidates

Dan Proft flip-flops, tells Carol Marin he supported same-sex marriage candidates
Chicago, Illinois, March 12, 2014 –Political epithets are written all the time. GOP political operative Dan Proft’s should read: He who would lie even when the truth would benefit him more. Proft, a co-host on WLS-AM with money connections to Cicero town president Larry Dominick, has flip-flopped numerous times on the abortion issue with his... Read more »

Illinois Policy Institute Files Questionable Lawsuit Over Denial of its Press Credentials

Chicago, Illinois –  The Illinois Policy Institute has filed a lawsuit over the denial of press credentials to its so-called “journalist-in-residence” Scott Reeder and it is a real stretch. Apparently, Reeder is being denied access to Illinois state house and senate press boxes because of his affiliation with Illinois Policy Institute, which is also a... Read more »

Did Bruce Rauner set up Illinois Policy Institute's meeting with Rahm?

Did Bruce Rauner set up Illinois Policy Institute's meeting with Rahm?
Chicago, Illinois – This week, Matt Paprocki, Director of Governmental Affairs for the Illinois Policy Institute (IPI), admitted that Illinois Policy Institute has been meeting privately with Rahm Emanuel’s staff. The admission was made in an email to Rich Miller’s Capitol Fax and published on the site, which referenced a private September 30th meeting. According... Read more »
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Former Employee: Jack Roeser also received $500K from Bruce Rauner

UPDATED 2/19/2014: For months Jack Roeser’s employees have denied on social media that he has received any money from candidate Bruce Rauner.  We have also reported for months on social media that – according to Guidestar and the Illinois State Board of Elections – Roeser’s organizations have received more than $440,000 from Bruce Rauner. Roeser’s... Read more »

Rauner, Chicago Cronies on Parade at AFP's 'Restore Illinois' Summit

Chicago, Illinois, November 2, 2013 – It is given: As blue states go, Illinois is bluer than blue. After all, this is the political birthplace of President Barack Obama. Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel rules Chicago like Don Corleone in “The Godfather.” But even the Godfather must be ROFL that his best... Read more »

WLS Co-Host 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 »
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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 »

Kelly responds to Illinois Policy Institute's John Tillman on school choice

Chicago, Illinois, June 24, 2013 – I read with some interest “The Fight for Educational Choice Lives On” by Illinois Policy Institute’s John Tillman on the Illinois Review. I, too, share the dream that is true educational choice.   My parents were both teachers; in fact, my father, William F. Kelly, who passed away in... Read more »

More questions about Illinois Policy Institute's financial interest in Illinois Virtual Charter School

More questions about Illinois Policy Institute's financial interest in Illinois Virtual Charter School
Chicago, Illinois, June 10, 2013 - Capitol Fax reported late last week in its subscriber email blast that Illinois Policy Institute has flatly denied that its staff have any financial interest in the Illinois Virtual Charter School plan and the millions in local school district tax dollars at stake. Illinois Policy Institute’s sputtering denial was... Read more »
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Legislators should support one-year moratorium on Illinois virtual charter schools

The Illinois Senate will soon be voting on HB 494, which, if it passes, would place a one-year moratorium on online charter schools to study their impact. Some parents may have been informed that the bill is nothing but an attack on “21st century learning.” Nothing could be further from the truth. On a personal... Read more »