Posts tagged "Illinois Policy Institute"

Watch the funny Madigan documentary parody video Gov. Rauner tried to censor

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It’s almost election time and that means we could all use a good parody video. This is the best one I’ve seen. Take a look! Sadly, I guess Gov. Rauner and his friends at the Illinois Policy Institute didn’t think this parody video of their faux Madigan documentary/hit piece/excuse for a political ad very funny.... Read more »

Betrayed Illinois Pro-Life Voters Need New Leaders to Stand Up Against Rauner

Betrayed Illinois Pro-Life Voters Need New Leaders to Stand Up Against Rauner
This is for all the pro-life and pro-family voters who feel betrayed by Gov. Bruce Rauner and his lackeys in what’s left of Illinois’ conservative movement. I understand that you feel bitter. I understand you are angry. I know you are wondering why the heads of so many pro-life organizations in Illinois how bowed to... Read more »

Don't be fooled by Rauner (or his GOP hacks) on Rahm recall bill

Don't be fooled by Rauner (or his GOP hacks) on Rahm recall bill
Don’t be fooled by the governor’s latest PR stunt on the recall legislation: Bruce Rauner has been buddy-buddy with Rahm Emanuel for decades and that hasn’t changed. It’s all more smoke and GOP mirrors. Why did it take Rauner more than a month to criticize Rahm in this sinister 13-month cover-up of the Laquan Mcdonald... Read more »
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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 »