Posts tagged "John Tillman"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 2006,... 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 »

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 »