Posts tagged "Jeff Pesek"

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 »

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 »

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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Illinois Policy Institute's $16 Million Virtual Charter School Tax Grab

Illinois Policy Institute's $16 Million Virtual Charter School Tax Grab
Chicago, Illinois, April 29, 2013 – You may have heard about the plan to establish an Illinois “virtual” charter school for 18 suburban school districts and the new bill that could impose a one-year moratorium on digital schools. If you are on the Illinois Policy Institute’s mailing list, you may have also gotten emails from... Read more »

Illinois GOP Still Playing Games with Pro-Life, Abortion Vote

Illinois GOP Still Playing Games with Pro-Life, Abortion Vote
Chicago, Illinois, January 23, 2013 -  For forty years, the Illinois GOP establishment has been talking out of both sides of their mouths on the abortion issue.  Some call it “politics as usual.” But for the pro-life activists dedicated to this cause, abortion isn’t a game; its life and death. Many Republicans game the abortion... Read more »
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