Posts tagged "Illinois"

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 »

Shades of Steubenville: 4 Woodstock students charged in sexual assault posted online

Shades of Steubenville: 4 Woodstock students charged in sexual assault posted online
Chicago, Illinois - Recalling the shocking the 2012 Steubenville rape case that made national headlines, 4 Woodstock students have now been charged in the sexual assault of a 15 year-old girl in Illinois. To date, national media have eschewed mention of the case, which, unlike Steubenville, has some racial overtones, and the question is why.... Read more »

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 »
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Rauner company tried to cheat employees for millions, lawsuit claims

Chicago, IL, Jan. 23, 2014 – On the heels of a scathing report that GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s firm GTCR has been linked to nursing home deaths and abuse, comes word that the firm’s company, Cardinal Logistics, was sued by hundreds of employees who claimed they had been misclassified as independent contractors so the... 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 »

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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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 »

Watch Republicans Revolt Against Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady (VIDEO)

Chicago, Illinois, April 15, 2013 – Republican voters gathered this weekend at the Tinley Park Convention Center to call on Illinois GOP chairman Pat Brady  to resign.   Brady is being pressured to resign after contacting GOP legislators to support legislation to permit same sex marriage in Illinois. But Republican activists say Brady’s repeated election... Read more »

Another GOP Governor Disses Republican Party Platform

Chicago, Illinois, December 10, 2012 – Move over Charlie Crist, here comes yet another GOP governor who sounds like he’d be more at home in the Democrat Party: former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar. Watch Edgar’s tortured attempt to try and explain his support for the controversial bill that will permit 250,000 illegal immigrants to receive... Read more »
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IL GOP Leaders Admit Insurance 'Loophole' with Bill for Driver's Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

Chicago, Illinois, December 5, 20120 – Illinois Republican leaders joined together Tuesday for a press conference to support a bill (SB957) to permit 250,000 illegal immigrants to receive state-issued driver’s licenses. Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington), Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogo (R-Lemont), House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego), Illinois comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, and former Gov.... Read more »