Tag: Kirk Dillard

Illinois should tax retirement income

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner created headlines on Friday when he said in a debate that he wouldn’t rule out taxing retirement income as part of an overhaul of Illinois’ tax system. He said he doesn’t have a position on that right now, but he should. And that position–as with all other candidates–is that all... Read more »

Unions back Dillard to stop Rauner and to punish Quinn and Madigan?

Is it possible that the public employe union lobbies are backing Kirk Dillard for the Republican nomination for governor and, if he wins, they’ll sit out the general election to let the “chips fall where they may?” That’s the thrust of the story in Illinois Review. Strange bedfellow they’d make, but stranger things have happened... Read more »

Illinois Republicans again commit election suicide

Another primary election arrives in two weeks, which means that Illinois Republicans will yet again commit seppuku. As usual, some Republicans seem happiest carving up each other, instead of their Democratic opponents. Their intraparty wounds will be sufficiently deep that enough embittered Republicans will stay home in the November general election to hand the election... Read more »

Sen. Dillard won't concede

Press Release from Dillard: LISLE, Ill- State Senator Kirk Dillard, Republican candidate for governor, today released the following statement in response to the current status of the Republican gubernatorial race:    “Yesterday was a real testament to the strength and power of our grassroots.  Both Senator Brady and I were vastly outspent in this primary,... Read more »