SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Jackson wants to give big bucks to wife’s campaign

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2007

* Congressman Jackson hopes to expand the family empire

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is seeking the go-ahead from the Federal Election Commission to help write the final chapter in a high-profile family feud that has roiled Democratic politics in Chicago for years: the Jacksons vs. the Beaverses.

The Illinois Democrat wants the FEC to determine whether he can provide financial backing from his reelection committee to the campaign of his wife, Sandi, for 7th Ward committeeman of the Cook County Democratic Party. The post is currently held by William Beavers, whose daughter, Darcel, was crushed by Sandi Jackson last February in the race for 7th Ward alderman. […]

The seven-term lawmaker said he would be willing to give $100,000 or more to his wife’s party campaign if that’s what it would take to win.

* I’ve had the results of a poll in that committeeman’s race for a couple of weeks, but completely forgot about them. The survey of 382 respondents was conducted for Ms. Jackson in early October by Lester & Associates…

Suppose the democratic primary election for 7th Ward Committeeman held today and the candidates were William Beavers and Sandi Jackson — for whom would you vote?

Jackson 69
Lean Jackson 3
Beavers 16
Lean Beavers 1
(Don’t know / Not sure) 11

Total Jackson 72
Total Beavers 17

Generally speaking, would you say William Beavers deserves to re-elected as 7th Ward Committeeman or would you say it is time for someone new?

Reelect 17
Someone new 71
(Don’t Know / Not Sure) 12

Would you say you approve or disapprove of the job William Beavers is doing as 7th Ward Committeeman?

Approve 25
Disapprove 49
(Don’t Know / Not Sure) 26

The poll also found that Mayor Daley was viewed favorably by 73 percent of people in the ward, while Congressman Jackson was viewed favorably by 82 percent, Ald. Jackson was viewed favorably by 75 and Bill Beavers was viewed favorably by just 36 percent and 42 percent viewed him unfavorably. Download the poll here.

* Meanwhile, if you had any doubts that the DCCC was serious in its targeting of freshman Republican Peter Roskam, then check this out

Congressman Peter Roskam is one of seven Republican Congressmen targeted in radio ads by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for his vote backing President Bush’s veto of an expansion of a children’s health insurance program.

The DCCC said it bought a week’s worth of radio ads on a syndicated traffic and weather report that runs on dozens of Chicago radio stations.

The ad says “Did you know Congressman Roskam gets health care at taxpayers’ expense, but Roskam and Bush are blocking health care for 10 million uninsured children? Tell Peter Roskam to put kids first,” according to the DCCC. […]

In a prepared statement, Roskam said he supports reauthorizing SCHIP, but is opposed to its expansion, which he claims will cover “countless adults and illegal immigrants at taxpayer expense.”

* As I’ve told you before, Jill Morgenthaler is the Democrats’ candidate to run against Roskam. Morgenthaler’s primary opponent isn’t exactly a serious contender. Otherwise, she might have to answer for this

Morgenthaler said that she normally backs Democratic candidates, but according to state election records, she voted in Republican primaries in 2002 and 2005, and only began voting in the Democratic primary last year.

You can see her voting history here. I’ve had it for a few days, but got busy with other things. Her campaign said in response: “If you want someone who can and will work work for people of both political parties, Jill is your girl.”

* Morgenthaler is resigning tomorrow from her state post as homeland security director, which brings up this problem

She will also have to distance herself from Blagojevich, who has taken a beating over questionable campaign contributions and allegations he dispensed no-bid contracts to benefactors. […]

“She’s going to try and run as an outsider, but there’s stuff that she’s going to be tagged with in the Blagojevich world that could trip her up, message-wise,” said one Illinois Democratic operative. “It’s certainly not fatal, but it’s a distraction.”

* And, of course, this…

Meanwhile, her involvement as a spokeswoman for the Army during Abu Ghraib drew controversy even before she announced her candidacy.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


28 Comments
  1. - Truthful James - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 9:15 am:

    Here we go again. Roskam has positions, but the DCCC ads once again take us into the realm where “Politics is War by other means.”

    It is not. Politics is the art of compromise within and across party lines for the benefit of the people.


  2. - Mark Johnson - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 9:15 am:

    Does Morgenthaler’s campaign do her any favors by referring to her as “a girl”.


  3. - fedup dem - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 9:17 am:

    I will remind any would-be Republican slime-thrower that Col. Morganthaler’s predecessor as state homeland security director (also appointed by Gov. Blagojevich) was the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor in 2002. As sleazy and worthless as he is, Blagojevich has shown at least enough sense not to mess with a couple of state agencies, homeland security being one of them.


  4. - Anon - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 9:18 am:

    As a Democrat, I can say that I would never vote for Morgenthaler. Pulling republican primary ballots, particularly when one works for a governor of the other party, is absolutely unacceptable. I would defend any republican who made the same argument that I’m making.

    What a shame that Tammy wouldnt run again. She was our best hope to beat Congressman Roskam.


  5. - ANON - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 9:23 am:

    Importing the female veteran candidate is getting a little old in IL-6


  6. - SalukiDog - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 9:24 am:

    Switching around, working for Rod, a Republican District that went for Roskam in a terrible year for Republicans…she’s got her work cut out for her.

    Her ties to Blago are certainly not going to help her…did she support the GRT…what about the corruption factor? Lots to overcome…


  7. - Ghost - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 9:25 am:

    I would take Sandi over Beavers anyday. For that matter I would pick Sandi over Jr if she ever decided to take on her hubby.


  8. - Skeeter - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 9:25 am:

    Sandi Jackson v. Beavers will be a very interesting race. I admit that I can’t stand Beavers. However, the race is about who is best at building at Dem organization and turning out Dem voters. Beavers, as bad as he is for Cook County, is pretty good at turning out voters.


  9. - Levois - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 9:30 am:

    I wonder how long the Jacksons and the Beavers have been feuding. I know the Jacksons have business with the Shaws. The Beavers and Jacksons seemed to have to started just before Sandi ran and DEFEATED a Beavers for Alderman.


  10. - Levois - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 9:38 am:

    Nevermind the Politico article answered my question. Oops!


  11. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 9:48 am:

    ===Beavers, as bad as he is for Cook County, is pretty good at turning out voters.===

    For whom?


  12. - Skeeter - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 10:05 am:

    Rich,

    I haven’t taken a close look at ward by ward numbers recently, but my recollection is that Beavers did well in producing votes for the Dems — in terms of total number of voters, percentage turnout for the ward, and percentage for the Dem candidates.

    If somebody has numbers to counter that, I would like to see them.

    That is a huge part of the job of the committeeman.

    I don’t have much use for Beavers, but he does turn out the vote. I don’t want him on the County Board and I don’t want his daughter in the City Counsel, but Committeeman? That’s a much closer call.


  13. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 10:05 am:

    He didn’t do too well for his daughter this year.


  14. - Skeeter - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 10:11 am:

    “He didn’t do too well for his daughter this year.”

    Sure. But that was Dem v. Dem.
    The issues for Dem. committeman are:
    1. Total general election votes for Dems,
    2. Percentage of ward voting; and
    3. Percentage of ward voting Dem.

    Beavers does well on all three.

    I am certainly not endorsing Beaver. I am just saying that, as much as I respect both Cong. Jackson and Ald. Jackson, they both need to show that they can produce votes for candidates not named Jackson.


  15. - Captain America - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 10:28 am:

    William Beavers is a poltical dinosaur whose fate will be similar to the Shaws when they ran against candiodates supported by Jacksons.

    Those approval/disapproval numbers speak volumes about the likely outcome of the Committeeman’s race.

    Alderman Sandi Jackson will be the next Committeeman. I doubt that Beavers will be re-elected to the Cook County Board next time. he’s going to go down in flames with Todd Stroger. he definitely won’t be missed on the County Board.


  16. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 10:59 am:

    Jackson: I’m not comfortable when families decide to rule over a community. I don’t care how benevolent they seem, it just isn’t right to encourage this and too often these family fiefdoms end up hurting more than helping. Dynasties often don’t stimulate community growth. Enough with the Bushes, Clintons, Daleys, Jacksons, and these other family dynasties!

    Beavers enjoys being a political player, and probably is envious of the inherited goodwill enjoyed by the Jackson family. Jr was raised in privilege and wealth far removed from the District he represents, so it is natural that Jackson will instill frustration and envy from home-grown political players.

    Morganthaler: Morganthaler has too many hills to climb. Whenever an individual decides to run for office, we all benefit, so we ought to be grateful for someone with her background. But Roskam has a real edge over her. Voters are not particularly interested in removing a new Congressman after one term. Roskam survived the 2006 election, and 2008 will be easier. Morganthaler is a very good candidate, so I wish her the best. The Democratic Party can use many more like her in order to restore any credibility being lost under Pelosi and Reid.

    Finally the DCCC ad: It is a wash politically to attack Roskam as some kind of Simon Legree. The accusation that someone dislikes children is impossible to believe, so the ads are tone-deaf and silly. Bush is not running in 2008, and in many ways, is already history. The angry pimple that Democrats hope will raise their numbers to repeat 2006 was popped when they took control over the US Congress. Pelosi and Reid are still on the ticket in 2008, so they will become the focal point of policy failures. Voters look to the future, and a poll-driven pandering Democratic Congress and their failures will become the concern. The situation in Iraq has changed. This will help Morganthaler, but hurt Democrats. The top two Democratic presidential candidates are no longer proposing withdrawl fantasies, which reflect the new realities in Baghdad.

    I think citizens are also tired of partisans hiding behind children, widows, grieving mothers, photos of aborted fetuses and the disabled. This guilt-approach kills meaningful debate. Just how great can political leadership be when it decides to hide behind kids instead of speaking to us as adults? So the DCCC ad has little impact at this point, and it ends up being a waste of money.

    This is Roskam’s race to lose. Morganthaler will have to make her own breaks and hope Roskam doesn’t mention her old bosses and her political party.


  17. - Team Sleep - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 11:59 am:

    I watched the 6th CD race last year from Springfield. The amount of money involved was obscene. If the DCCC is serious about trying to take Roskam out, and if you include Debbie Halvorson’s candidacy, it’s not inconceivable that the DCCC and the DNC could pump $4 million into both districts next year. There will be Congressional staffers pouring in, and field ops from both sides will swarm like locusts.

    Kirk also has to watch his back. Seals could take him out, too. It could be a banner year for the DCCC here in Illinois.


  18. - paddyrollingstone - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 12:24 pm:

    Team Sleep - the real banner year for the DCCC will be the next redistricting. Illinois will lose another seat and we will go from 19 to 18. The current make up is 10 D, 9 R. With Rahm Emmauel at the helm of the redistricting and no Denny Hastert to make a deal with, I would fully expect the Dems to set the new map of 14 D and 4 R. The last map was an incumbent protection one but we had Henry Hyde and Hastert to take care of. With this political climate and the Dems new found ability to run and win in the Collar counties (i.e, Melissa Bean). look for a GOP wipe out here.


  19. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 1:10 pm:

    With poll numbers like that, assuming the poll was done properly, she won’t need $100,000.

    And as for turning out Dem votes in the 7th Ward in general elections, a vacant committeeman could do as well as Beavers has done.

    Game over for the Hog with the Big Nuts.


  20. - FED UP - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 1:13 pm:

    Ill be more impressed when Jessie Jr steps up and takes on the stroger machine. Beavers is past his prime and is out of touch. This is all Jr. trying to put the pieces in place for 2011. He has done very well in backing his own slate in smaller elections on the southside and south suburbs, where he has been feuding with the shaws for years. But Jr has never taken the leap and tried to move up from his congresman post will he finally make his move.


  21. - Six Degrees of Separation - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 1:36 pm:

    Fed Up Dem 9:17…

    The Carl Hawkinson angle will influence, ummm, maybe 0 or 1 votes in this race. Carl who?


  22. - Team Sleep - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 2:03 pm:

    Paddy, I agree. I hope the gerrymandering mess is sorted out and possibly even challenged at the federal level. It’s not sour grapes, but rather fair representation. The same goes for GOP and Dem seats alike, so I’m not sniping about any of the seats currently held by Dems. Some of the GOP districts are just silly.


  23. - JakeCP - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 4:20 pm:

    Ha Ha Ha,Beavers is going to be creamed. Also on another note I am surprised to see that the ward is very pleased with Daley seeing that in the past mayoral election, he only received 54% of the vote in that ward. In case tou aren’t familiar with Chicago Municipal Elections, 54% of the vote is pretty low for “da mare”.


  24. - Bill - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 6:07 pm:

    The Jackson organization has produced votes for many Reps. and Senators as well as a pretty impressive constitutional officer. In addition, they have supported many judges who coasted into office with Jackson support. Their influence goes far beyond the 7th ward.It is no contest for Sandi in the committeeman race.


  25. - Carl Nyberg - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 6:14 pm:

    I think Morganthaler is in a bit of a bind on Iraq.

    As a female public affairs colonel I can easily believe she was given the mushroom treatment. She didn’t know what was happening and she just said what she was told to say.

    But, if she was kept in a cocoon in Iraq, what makes her more qualified to run for Congress than any of the people who actually live in the district?

    Tammy Duckworth was obviously somebody on the front lines. While being on the front lines doesn’t make you more knowledgeable about the big picture, it does tend to mean your opinions have to get somewhat consistent with what’s really happening.

    Public affairs people are conceivably more clueless about Iraq than people back in the United States who actually read. If you need an example of this, look at the colonel with is the spokesman for Gen. David “Political Hack” Petreaus.

    I’m curious about why Morganthaler migrated from the GOP to the Dems. If she can provide a credible explanation that will probably be good enough for activists.

    If her explanation sounds like, “Well, I wanted a job with the state and it seemed like being a Republican wasn’t cool anymore,” then I predict Morganthaler won’t get much volunteer support.

    It’s a different situation in 2008 than 2006. Activists will have more choices for which to volunteer and the presidential campaign will probably try to get as many as possible to schlep to Wisconsin and Iowa, since the political generals are always trying to win the last election.


  26. - anon - Wednesday, Oct 31, 07 @ 8:53 pm:

    Sketter… with numbers like that, the “Hog” is going to get his —s roasted. Do you really think Beavers will do any better then his daughter against Jackson? And do you really think he will spend $100,000 or more to keep the job? Nope


  27. - Reality Check - Thursday, Nov 1, 07 @ 12:19 am:

    Sandi won’t need anywhwere near $100k. During the Feb Ald. elections you can easily make the argument that Sandi “beat” Bill Beavers in that election. These poll numbers certainly support that her pop was her greatest liability. With no base (as if he ever really ever had one), he will serve out his last 2 years on the County Board and mercifully be out of local politics forever. Goodbye Hog Nuts, and Good riddance!


  28. - anon - Sunday, Nov 4, 07 @ 12:00 am:

    This is not difficult. Beavers is out. Jackson is in. Beavers loses his Commissioner’s spot next. Game over.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Quinn administration accuses Rep. of "political stunt" that would violate state and federal laws
* Today's number: 54 percent
* Rauner files "emergency appeal"
* Uber ramps up the pressure with new radio ad
* *** UPDATED x2 - Quinn calls for investigation by county, state, feds - Felonies? *** Playing hardball... with guns
* Quinn updates new TV ad to add Rauner "Not every job should be in America" quote
* Uh-oh
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Galaxy Note 4 may get a touch-sensitive shutter button
        * Humble SEGA Mobile Bundle brings Sonic at budget price
        * Estimote Wants To Pioneer ‘Nearables’ With New Stickers Beacon Hardware
        * Shadowgate review: This castle still wants to kill you, 25 years later
        * Just how many different Androids are out there?
        * Android Device Ecosystem: More Diverse Than Ever
        * Minuum rolls out v2.11 with floating keyboard,quick tips

        * SnagFilms adds Chromecast support to its site, many others could follow soon
        * Microsoft unveils Azure DocumentDB, a NoSQL database as a service
        * Send a Thank You Letter After a Job Rejection
        * Code/red: Steve Ballmer, the Nutty Professor
        * Comcast Brings TV Over Wi-Fi To Colleges
        * Facebook Launching 'Mentions Box' Device During Emmys
        * Google’s Self-Driving Car Needs Physical Controls In California

        * Reading Room: Rick Hahn speaks vaguely about September
        * Avisail finds power stroke in loss to Orioles
        * Danks leads White Sox into Bronx for weekend visit
        * Orioles 4, White Sox 3: Homers hector Noesi
        * Noesi unable to keep Orioles in the park
        * Limited number of callups to reinforce roster
        * Rodon's September plans not yet determined


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Governor Quinn and Ice Bucket Challenge creator.....
        * ALS patient Pat Quinn's thoughts on the Ice Buc.....
        * Term-limit backers seek Supreme Court intervention..
        * Heroin is problem in McLean County, across the .....
        * Fair share for Edgar?!..
        * Faith Coalition presses Quinn for rail jobs..
        * Governor Quinn and Ice Bucket Challenge creator.....
        * State plans to boost Medicaid funding for contr.....
        * Steer sells for $100k at Illinois Sale of Champ.....
        * ALS patient Pat Quinn’s thoughts on the Ice Buc.....


        * Term-limit backers seek Supreme Court intervention
        * Hostess closing bakery that created the Twinkie
        * AG: Hotline available for settlement mortgage help
        * Illinois student dies after basketball practice
        * Bank settlement includes Illinois consumer relief
        * Hostess closing bakery that created the Twinkie
        * Card cheat who used invisible ink gets casino ban
        * No suspects in shooting death of Chicago boy, 9
        * Belleville yoga studio ignites after smoke bomb
        * Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

        * Term-limit backers seek Supreme Court intervention
        * Illinois' share of Bank of America settlement: $300M
        * Appeals court says term limits can't be on ballot
        * Marijuana town hall attracts hundreds in Chicago
        * Governor candidates commit to 3 traditional debates, none in Springfield
        * Manar, others tout school funding reform bill
        * Vallas attacks, Rauner defends businesses and investments
        * State retiree insurance premiums dropping to pre-July 1 levels
        * Vallas attacks, Rauner defends businesses, investments
        * State retiree insurance premiums to drop

        * Centegra wants to end inpatient care at aging hospital
        * Illinois gets $300 million in feds' B of A deal
        * Taking fall fashion trends to the office
        * Flights for foodies? United’s gonna try
        * Sears posts bigger loss as sales fall for 30th quarter


        * CPS hiring preference not the only thing irking firefighters
        * Harvey standoff over; hostages rescued, two men in custody
        * Feds try to tie convicted drug dealer to cop slaying
        * Bali police say motive not established for killing of Chicago woman found in suitcase
        * Court records shed new light on teen linked to mother’s death in Bali
        * Maureen O’Looney, dead at 92, was matriarch to many in Chicago’s Irish community
        * Under the gun in petition challenges: Mihalopoulos
        * Jackie Robinson West fans agree: ‘These young brothers are phenomenal!’
        * 9-year-old boy shot to death in Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood
        * Surge in tax revenue fuels increase in transit agency budgets


        * Boy, 9, slain in Grand Crossing: 'I'm praying for the whole city'
        * Gang-related homicides on rise in Aurora
        * CPS: Concept charter operator won't open Chatham campus in fall
        * Emanuel defends Bloomberg in wake of NRA criticism
        * Third man charged in stabbing of boy, 15, who refused to join gang
        * Emanuel defends Bloomberg in wake of NRA criticism
        * $25,000 reward offered in Bolingbrook bank robbery
        * Man gets 15 years for impregnating girl, 12
        * James Foley slaying: Negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning
        * Nanny service care.com sued over infant's death


        * Could Illinois Guard Be Called In To Ferguson?
        * Chatham Schools Supt. Talks Growth & Planning
        * Watchdog Applauds Investigation of Electric Supplier
        * Springfield Supt. Previews Coming School Year
        * Green, Libertarian Parties Await Approval For Nov. Ballot
        * The tale of the two-flat
        * Why The Rush? Term Limits Decision Time Deadline, Explained
        * Push Continues For School Funding Overhaul
        * Appellate Court Confirms: Term Limits Not Eligible For Ballot
        * Listen to State Week - August 15, 2014


        * Illinois' share of Bank of America settlement: $300M
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Possible Ward 10 aldermanic candidates emerge as Griffin considers future
        * Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan: Cybercrime inevitable, so protect yourself
        * Eugene Robinson: The ones left behind
        * George Will: Fed up with cupcake cops
        * Appeals court says term limits can't be on ballot
        * Marijuana town hall attracts hundreds in Chicago
        * Governor candidates commit to 3 traditional debates, none in Springfield
        * Manar, others tout school funding reform bill
        * Michael Gerson: Rand Paul’s bogus outreach


        * Sewer explosion shuts down Sauget roads
        * Crab Orchard Library closes Pittsburg branch
        * Slight chance of showers, good chance of heat
        * BHC pool open for classes, open swim, parties
        * Putnam holds annual monarch butterfly workshop
        * O'Fallon junior high student dies after basketball practice
        * Crime spree in Farmer City
        * Muscatine man injured in fight dies
        * All Veterans Memorial marks 20th anniversary
        * Harrisburg man charged with reckless driving after crashing into Marion building


        * Suburbs' putting new O'Hare noise on ballots
        * Bank of America agrees to nearly $17 billion settlement
        * Chicago plans another Jackie Robinson watch party
        * Elgin man, 36, being held on $500,000 bond
        * 2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

        * Immigration dominates Lipinski's town hall...
        * Lipinski: Time to stop 'kicking the can' o...
        * Inactive Congress Discussed - Alton Daily ...
        * Rep. Lipinski Helps Pass VA Reform Bill - ...
        * Scaletta Armoring Hosts Congressman Dan Li...
        * Congressman Dan Lipinski to host 3 events ...
        * House passes Lipinski bill for Herbie John...
        * Roskam, Kirk speak to local business owner...
        * Roskam Talks Taxes - Alton Daily News
        * Roskam gives business leaders vision for f...

        * Senator Durbin Calls Together Local Mayors......
        * Sen. Durbin chairs hearing to address Amtr......
        * Sen. Durbin chairs hearing to address Amtr......
        * Sen. Durbin chairs hearing to address Amtr......
        * Sen. Durbin chairs hearing to address Amtr......

        * Kirk Talks Imports and Exports...

        * Senator Barickman Appointed Judiciary Committee Spokesman
        * Senator Barickman Appointed Judiciary Committee GOP Spokesman
        * 2014 Illinois Governor: Rauner vs. Quinn Polling
        * Karen Lewis Discusses Potential Mayoral Run During Stop On Chicago 'Listening Tour' (VIDEO)
        * CivicLab To Emanuel: 'Come Clean' About $1.7 Billion In Unspent TIF Funds
        * The Real Value of $100 in Each State
        * Mother Drowned Two Newborns to Save Money on Abortion
        * Illinois Congressman takes the ALS challenge to a new level [video]
        * Thorner: Urgent Call for citizen action to reign in EPA
        * The [Friday] Papers


        * ICYMI: Term limits amendment — and citizens — lose
        * ICYMI: Rauner directs legal team appeal to Supreme Court
        * Rauner Response to False and Misleading Quinn Ad
        * ICYMI: Rauner ratchets up pressure on term limits question
        * Department on Aging Hosts Financial Summit to Strengthen Financial Abuse Protections of Seniors - Summit held during annual Adult Protective Services Conference




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller