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Frerichs needs to up his game
Back in January, state Sen. Michael Frerichs formally kicked off his campaign for Illinois state treasurer and posted a video online touting the fact the he'd ended "free, lifetime health care for state legislators."

Actually, Frerichs had voted against that bill in the General Assembly.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Looks like Illinois' tax hike won't be going away soon
"This morning," 1,063 respondents were told the evening of July 17th during a Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll, "Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner released an economic plan for Illinois.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Poll shows Rauner leading big over Quinn
A new Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll found Republican Bruce Rauner leading Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn 51-39. That's pretty much the same margin the pollster found for another client a month ago.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Court ruling may end up costing Illinois
In a sweeping 6-1 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court last week struck down an attempt to force government retirees to pay more for their subsidized state health insurance.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Poll: Illinois rich guys not the most liked
It occurred to me when I was in Chicago the other day that the media furor about billionaire mogul Donald Trump's insistence that he be allowed to hang 20-foot-high letters spelling out his name on his new skyscraper is pretty much the same sort of mindset behind Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign to tag "Billionaire Bruce Rauner" as a rich, out of touch, right-wing white guy.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Governor candidate's 'budget savings' a farce
"Today, I laid our more than $1 billion in structural reforms," Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner boasted to his supporters via a blast e-mail last week.
Monday, June 16, 2014


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