Posts tagged "Illinois"

VIDEO: Rep. Tom Morrison Betrayed Pro-Life Voters for Rauner

SOURCE: PC TALK LIVE Who will replace Sen. Matt Murphy (R-Palatine), a key ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, who announced his resignation this week to become a well-paid lobbyist? It’s a question you’ll see asked on little blogs like Capitol Fax or downstate papers like the Springfield Journal Register.  Other than to inside baseball political... Read more »

Hearing Report Raises Serious Questions about Super PAC Tied to Rauner

Hearing Report Raises Serious Questions about Super PAC Tied to Rauner
UPDATED: According to board chairman, Charles W. Scholz, the board found that “Yes, they [Liberty Principles PAC] did not have a ‘paid for by’ [disclaimer] and so that complaint was filed on justifiable grounds, and yes, they coordinated so that complaint was filed on justifiable grounds so why would we go to public hearing because... Read more »

KELLY: I'm not buying Bruce Rauner's fishy feud with Rahm

KELLY: I'm not buying Bruce Rauner's fishy feud with Rahm
I’m not buying Gov. Bruce Rauner’s fishy feud with Rahm Emanuel and neither should you. It’s a ruse. A PR stunt. A #fakefeud. This is what’s really going on: Mayor Emanuel and his cronies in the Chicago City Council just passed a massive $720 million hike in new property taxes and fees. They don’t want... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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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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 »