Posts in category "Illinois"

Would Chicago REALLY Vote for Commie Karen Lewis for Mayor!?

-By Warner Todd Huston A new poll of likely Chicago voters seems to find that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in bad shape for his re-election coming up next year. The poll shows that two other candidates are far and away more popular than the incumbent mayor. One of those two is Chicago Teachers Union President... Read more »

Illinois' Conservative Giant Jack Roeser Passed Away Yesterday

-By Warner Todd Huston I have been made aware that the great Jack Roeser passed away last night. This is a great loss to conservatism in Illinois, but Jack was in his 90s and in delicate health, so it isn’t a surprise, sadly. Mr. Roeser was very generous with the fortune he built from the... Read more »

Obama Sues so Illinois Muslims Can Refuse Work Without Being Fired

-By Warner Todd Huston So, according to the Obama administration, if you are a Muslim in Illinois who signed a contract to work for a company, but you find that you just don’t want to do something your boss tells you to do, why, you just don’t have to do it. Oh, and if you... Read more »
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Dillard Slammed for Taking Teachers Union Endorsement for Guv's Race

-By Warner Todd Huston State Senator Kirk Dillard said he was thrilled to receive the Illinois Education Association’s endorsement for the GOP nomination for Governor today. He was so happy to get the endorsement he actually attended the announcement and gave a statement after the IEA’s president gave her endorsement. According to IEA president Cinda... Read more »

Dan Rutherford Makes Public Statement on Possible Harassment Charges/Rauner's Scheming

-By Warner Todd Huston Today, Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has come out to charge that operatives of rival GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is trying to smear him. Rutherford says he is being extorted by an attorney connected to Bruce Rauner who is representing someone who plans to make some sort of harassment charge against... Read more »

AFP's Restore Illinois Summit: Quotes and Governor Candidate Pitches

-By Warner Todd Huston Today, November 2, I attended the first ever Americans for Prosperity Restore Illinois Summit–a gathering of conservatives and Republicans looking to bring a renaissance to the Land of Lincoln. There were some great speeches given from such luminaries as conservative activist and Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin, Radio personality and Glenn... Read more »
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Americans For Prosperity Protest Outside Blue Cross/Blue Shield's Chicago HQ Over Obamacare

-By Warner Todd Huston Some members of the Illinois chapter of Americans for Prosperity mounted a little community awareness protest over the crony capitalist role in Obamacare’s “enroll America” program being carried out by Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The protest was held outside the healthcare giant’s downtown headquarters, today. In a past press release, Americans for... Read more »

High Cigarette Taxes Brings Crime to Chicago, California, New York

-By Warner Todd Huston Indiana’s cigarette tax is relatively low. Chicago has been complaining for some time that people will go to the Hoosier State, buy a few cartons, then come back to Chicago and sell them at prices undercutting Illinois rates, but still make money. Kentucky, though its tax isn’t too high, also finds... Read more »

Chicago Teacher Protester Holds Sign Hinting that Mayor Emanuel is Gay?

-By Warner Todd Huston In day two, the Chicago teachers strike is already starting to get vicious. In one of the many protests at least one protester was photographed holding a sign intimating that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is gay. On the streets of Chicago, the Illinois Policy Institute found a protester carrying a sign... Read more »
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Reps. Peter Roskam and Joe Walsh Statements on 11th Anniversary of the Attacks on 9/11 (Update W/Hultgren Message)

Peter Roskam, 6th Congressional District Representative, released this statement: Washington, DC—Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement on the eleventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack: “Today, we pause in memory of the tragic losses our nation suffered on September 11, 2001. Eleven years ago, we witnessed with terror and disbelief as... Read more »