SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Joe Walsh’s way gets rocky - Roskam advertising spending meeting with tax money

Friday, Mar 5, 2010

* The NRCC has thrown Republican congressional candidate Joe Walsh right under the bus

National Republican Party fundraisers aren’t putting much stock in Joe Walsh’s campaign to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean in the suburban 8th District, a spokesman said Thursday.

The races for the 10th District, 11th District and 14th District seats are the most competitive in the state, National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Tom Erickson said, and are getting the most attention from the party. […]

“We’re really focused on the seats where we see the clearest paths to victory,” Erickson said. “It’s no secret these are the most competitive (races).” […]

“In the primary, we had really liked Dirk Beveridge or Maria Rodriguez,” Erickson said, referring to two of the five candidates Walsh defeated Feb. 2. “Those are the two candidates who we thought really had the potential to make this a very competitive race.”

Bean’s seat is certainly a stretch for the GOP, but I thought she might be vulnerable to populist attacks that she’s been way too cozy with the financial services industry. She’s repeatedly back-stopped their attempts to kill off reform.

Still, I’ve never really seen the NRCC do that to a candidate before. It certainly looks like a not so subtle hint to get out of the race.

As you already know, the Daily Herald reported earlier this week about how Walsh’s condo was foreclosed upon and his subsequent eviction. Walsh’s over the top diatribe [fixed link] against the paper didn’t do himself many favors, either.

Bean must be feeling pretty secure these days

While many other Democrats are rushing to dump campaign cash given by under-fire U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel, Melissa Bean isn’t.

The Barrington Democrat says she won’t donate to charity the $28,000 she received between 2005 and 2007 from the New York congressman or from committees associated with him.

The money was given before Rangel was under investigation for ethics abuses, Bean spokesman Jonathan Lipman pointed out. Plus, he says, the money has already been spent.

* Meanwhile, GOP Congressman Peter Roskam is doing Internet advertising on behalf of a “tele-town hall.” The kicker is that he’s using taxpayer money to buy the ads. Check out a screen cap…

If you can’t read the fine print, it says: “Paid for by Official Funds Authorized by the House of Representatives.”

Strange that he would use taxpayer funds to advertise a meeting about “out of control spending.”

Even stranger, the ad in question was placed by Google on Talking Points Memo, a liberal website.

* Campaign roundup…

* New Lake Co. GOP leader may reflect growing conservative movement: A member of the conservative Republican Assembly of Lake County, Cook brings a different dynamic to the leadership, observers say. RALC Chairman Raymond True said Cook will be in better touch with the conservative members of the party.

* Stroger hires campaign worker as deputy chief of staff: Carla Oglesby replaces Pamela Munizzi, who recently retired. Oglesby, who was a managing partner of CGC Communications, will be paid $116,000 a year in her new post. “I was deeply impressed by Ms. Oglesby’s work on the political side in the run-up to the” Feb. 2 Democratic primary, Stroger said in a statement.

* Sneed: Sneed hears voter turnout for the recent governor’s primary was the lowest in Illinois history.

* Code Red: NRCC Launches Targeted Calls Against Bill Foster

* Toftoy gets term as Kendall GOP leader: When the dust cleared, it was Kenny the Coroner — Ken Toftoy, the Kendall County coroner — who bested Sawmill Dan — Dan Nicholson, owner of Sawmill Pizza and Ristorante in downtown Yorkville — for a two-year term as chairman of the Kendall County Republican Committee.

* Former politician now brokers real estate deals: Lee Daniels, who used to negotiate the state’s multibillion-dollar budget as the Republican leader in the Illinois House, now chases buyers for small commercial buildings in the suburbs.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


30 Comments
  1. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:21 am:

    I can understand the whole Walsh thing, but don’t think that the foreclosure was THE issue. It was just the last nail. Beveridge had the best chance to pull this off. Way too many candidates during the Primary.


  2. - VanillaMan - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:24 am:

    At what point is someone going to start questioning the primary process which produces Plummers, Walshs, Bradys, Cohens, Blagojevichs, and other political clowns?

    These people were nominated, and endorsed! At what point does the Republicans and Democrats think they can continually fail Illinoians with their candidates, yet expect Illinoians to support them?

    The damage these losers do to the Parties needs to be addressed by the party leadership, because we are at a point already where being nominated by either of these two clown colleges doesn’t mean a hill of beans to voters.

    Do a runoff. Do something! This kind of stupidity cannot continue. Government cannot gain credibility without credible elected officials.

    After Ryan and Blagojevich, Burris and Cohen, and now Brady and Plummer, someone has to start throwing a few hard objects at the political parties who are stupid enough to have a nomination system that produces them.


  3. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:28 am:

    The Roskam ad is interesting. Is the Internet version of Congressional franking?


  4. - Brennan - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:28 am:

    =Walsh’s over the top diatribe against the paper didn’t do himself many favors, either.=

    What “over the top diatribe against the paper”? I’m not seeing anything in your links that show Walsh going after the Daily Herald.


  5. - Rich Miller - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:31 am:

    Brennan, the link is now fixed. Thanks.


  6. - You Go Boy - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:31 am:

    Re “Low Turnout”. Leave it to politico’s to blame low turnout on the voters. Speaking for myself, and maybe others, primary voting currently is immaterial. I WILL vote in the general and it will be against every incumbent. You can say that is idiotic, blah, blah. But tell me. I truly don’t believe it could get worse.
    “Experience” equals re-election, which means to hell with everything/body else…how do I keep this thing going. THROW THE BUMS OUT needs to be a reality, not just a slogan.


  7. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:34 am:

    V-Man, I think alot of this lately has to do with actually finding good candidates in the first place. IMHO, aside from the “promise” of a fairly secure job for at least a term for those who need the income, I can’t understand why anyone would want to run anymore unless they’re REALLY into serving the public and truly understand what that means. Campaigns are just getting dirtier and dirtier.


  8. - Brennan - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:37 am:

    Rich: Thanks. Now I see what you mean. Yikes.


  9. - shore - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:43 am:

    teletownhalls have been done at the federal level since 2005. This is not a new concept. Advertising for them is weird because you use federal taxdollars to find a list and then random people just get called. This is bizzarre.


  10. - OneMan - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:45 am:

    Foster did phone town-halls to talk about health care…


  11. - Brennan - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:50 am:

    I don’t know how those funds from the House work for Roskam, but Talking Points Memo uses Google Adsense that even draws in ads for Congressman John Carter, Mike Pence and Freedom Works.

    It’s likely just a case of an adword usage like “politics” or some generic term like that.


  12. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:55 am:

    ===
    This is not a new concept.
    ===

    When you first introduce them into a specific area, they can be considered a “new concept” within that context and they need to be “socialized” within that context. While I think “tele-townhalls” are helpful, I personally hope that they’ll be used to get out to more people in “outlying” areas v. as a replacement for traditional town hall meetings.


  13. - Brennan - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:56 am:

    Roskam has held these events before. He has a form you can fill out if you want to include your number of the automated dialing list.

    http://roskam.house.gov/Contact/tth.htm

    It appears these funds are available to all members and they all fancy up the dissemination of telling constituents with their own colorful language.


  14. - jaded voter - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 9:58 am:

    V-man,

    Brady doesn’t belong on your list. He may be more conservative than you like but he is decent guy with civic motivations.

    There are many reasons we get poor quality candidates, but the main reason is MONEY. Big money distorts the entire electoral process. If you look at your list of names Ryan, Blago, Plummer,and SLC all had truly massive money advantages. Money buys advertising which “SELLS” the candidate through pure repetition. TV ads is how most voters learn about major candidates.

    Plummer spent $1.5 mil, SLC spent $2mil, G Ryan had millions in the primary and outspent Glenn Poshard $15mil to $2mil to eek out a close general race. Blago had tons of cash raised and Vallas had peanuts.

    There are other problems like a poor/lazy press and uninterested/uninformed voters, but Big MONEY is the single biggest problem in electoral politics.


  15. - jaded voter - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 10:14 am:

    And the main reason candidates have big money is because they are rich self funders like Plummer, SLC, Andy McKenna, Oberwise or big donors “invest” in them looking for their “payback” when they gain office—–George Ryan, Blago…and many others.

    Having money doesn’t necessarily make a candidate bad, but money should not be the decisive factor it so often is.

    Also new comers and Reformers who aren’t going by the “pay to play rules” always have difficulty raising money. Big money insiders don’t want change and won’t fund reformers, and raising money $25 a time from mom& pop average citizens doesn’t go very far. On top of that the press often dismisses those who aren’t raising big cash out of hand as ‘not viable’ and denies them the coverage that could make them viable.


  16. - Team Sleep - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 10:17 am:

    The NRCC has been vastly outraised by the DCCC even after Scott Brown’s win. What does that mean? The NRCC will certainly pick its battles very carefully this summer and fall - especially in a state like Illinois, where the 10th, 11th & 14th Districts are truly “in play”. Adam Kinzinger is a “Young Gun” and Randall Hultgren is a hard-charging state legislator going against an incumbent who was elected in a bad Republican year and was elected in somewhat of the same vain (e.g. coattails) as President Obama. Both candidates are viable and optimal when considering the NRCC standard. Joe Walsh does not fit what the NRCC wants. He has a lot of baggage with his foreclosure, and he certainly cannot afford to self-finance and probably will not prove to be a good fundraiser. And if his own fundraising lags - which I predict will happen - the NRCC will not make an effor to match Mr. Walsh’s campaign dollars.


  17. - Imeanreally - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 10:35 am:

    Jaded voter, you must be talking about a Brady I’ve never met. You do mean Bill Brady, right? Cause I’ve met that guy multiple times and he’s nothing like you describe. The Brady I know is not very bright, driven by ego more than service, hasn’t done much as a legislator, and treats the “little people” like they exist to serve him.


  18. - fedup dem - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 10:57 am:

    Regarding the hiring of Ms. Oglesby by Toddler as Deputy Chief of Staff, it would seem to be more accurate to list her salary on a monthly basis ($9,667 a month), since in nine months she will almost certainly be looking for a new job when Stroger leaves office.


  19. - jaded voter - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 11:20 am:

    Really mean,

    I’ve met lots of elected officials and candidates. I’ve met Brady [numerous times] and Blago personally. Brady IS a decent guy. Brady can hold his own in a debate or on the stump and think on his feet.

    The “not very bright” is nonsense. [Garbage narrative: Blago ‘the reformer’, Alexi G. the ‘young up & comer’, G. Bush ‘restoring dignity to the White House’] That “not very bright” fits Mayor Daley or George Bush, Denny Hastert or Alexi G [and unfortunately many others], but not Brady.

    Blago is creepy and clownish. Oberwise was the best example of pure ego and arrogance.

    I’m guessing you just don’t like Brady because he is conservative. That’s fine, but don’t unfairly bash him.


  20. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 11:47 am:

    ===
    Money buys advertising which “SELLS” the candidate through pure repetition. TV ads is how most voters learn about major candidates.
    ===

    I disagree to a certain extent–and I’ll admit my “disagreement” is based more on hope than pure facts.

    Jack Ryan had money, and three commercials–I believe–that money helped hit the right areas. But I believe, very strongly (having been there most of the time) that Jack won primarily for two reasons: 1) he had an OK story–not the greatest, but pretty good; and 2) he campaigned EXTREMELY well. Those two things defined him for the Voters. Not the commercials.

    Repetition might work to varying degrees and probably can BECOME even more effective in future, but I’ll ask again: just because one can, should one?

    Imagine what the process would be like if we ALLOWED it to be driven solely by money: candidates wouldn’t have to make personal appearances, and viewers would only have to stay at home and watch commercials all day.


  21. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 11:51 am:

    ===
    On top of that the press often dismisses those who aren’t raising big cash out of hand as ‘not viable’ and denies them the coverage that could make them viable.
    ===

    OK; feel free to chime on this one, guys. The press usually denies a candidate coverage because they don’t know how to grab their attention.

    Does money help hire good consultants? Yes. Look at proft, though. He didn’t have alot money, but he managed to get alot of press coverage.


  22. - The REAL Anonymous fka Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 12:06 pm:

    Sorry. 11:47 and 11:51 were obviously from me.


  23. - The REAL Anonymous fka Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 12:07 pm:

    lol As were some of the others. Lost my handle somehow.


  24. - jaded voter - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 12:31 pm:

    Anon,

    Dan Proft is a PR media guy. That is his industry, he knows it and has connections and is pretty talented at PR [whether you like or agree with his perspective–I don’t]. He is the exception that proves the rule. The press/media make judgments about candidate viability that are not supposed to be theirs to make. The press should be neutral observers not playing the role of Kingmakers.

    The press often eliminate low funded candidates from their coverage which is why we always have the same type of characters every election cycle.

    Funding does not equal popular support. Blago was the best fundraiser IL has ever seen.


  25. - Lt. Guv - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 12:34 pm:

    I love that the Roskam ad looks like an attack piece connecting him to out of control spending.


  26. - jaded voter - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 12:38 pm:

    Anon,

    ===Imagine what the process would look like if we allowed it to be soley driven by money===

    We are already there!!!

    Just insert “overwhelmingly” instead of “solely” and you have just described today’s electoral politics.

    It looks like SLC, Jason Plummer, George Ryan, Blago, G. Bush…..etc….


  27. - The REAL Anonymous fka Anonymous - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 12:55 pm:

    jaded, the point that I was trying to make is that money alone did not “make” Jack Ryan. Many of the candidates in that race had money or access to it.


  28. - jaded voter - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 1:36 pm:

    Real anon,

    Jack Ryan, “Back Jack” or Jack Ryan, sex w/ wife scandal.

    Either way, the point is you can have the greatest candidate ever, if you don’t have decent money it won’t matter. In today’s political context, you are not in the game.

    If you have a huge money advantage and you don’t implode on the campaign trail, you are most likely to win no matter how lacking or shallow a candidate you may be.

    Money advantage is not an absolute predictor of electoral victory just the most consistent, especially if the funding imbalance is substantial.


  29. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 1:43 pm:

    Next up for Roskam: an MMA event so everyone can “Join the Fight Against Violence.”


  30. - imeanreally - Friday, Mar 5, 10 @ 5:44 pm:

    Jaded voter, I have no doubt that I know Brady sufficiently to make the assessment. I’m a conservative who has worked across the state for conservative candidates. I will not vote for Brady as he is all that I said earlier and so much more…

    Think of me whatever you want, but stick to the information available. I submit to you the repeated errors in recent days. Some of us have witnessed Brady make those same mistakes for years.

    Attacking me for being something I’m not won’t change the fact that Brady is a terrible candidate.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Today's quotable
* "The State’s infrastructure for providing human services is, without exaggeration, in severe jeopardy"
* Caption contest!
* George Ryan attorney claims appellate judge told "whoppers"
* Lawyers claim Cullerton's pension idea is unconstitutional
* Question of the day
* Olsen frontrunner to replace Sandack
* Rauner signs surveillance reform bill
* CFL video compares Trump to Rauner
* Unclear on the "unity" concept... so far
* A weird dude, that one
* Rauner's taking his time on decrim bill, but will likely sign it
* *** LIVE COVERAGE *** Rauner talks about redistricting
* The "communications platform" stirs controversy
* The tables have turned
* Wikileaks docs show how Dem donor tried (and failed) to get back into the game
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Sandack replacement?
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Madigan reveals he's talked to Durbin about running for governor
* *** LIVE COVERAGE *** Democratic National Convention
* *** UPDATED x2 - Durkin statement *** Sandack resigns
* 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

  
* Huawei posts significant year-on-year growth in both shipments and revenue for H1 2016
* Google Maps Gets Cleaner Look and Orange 'Areas of Interest' Hotspots
* iPhone 7 Pro or iPhone 6SE? Galaxy Note 7 screen shots & more – Pocketnow Daily
* BlackBerry Neon/Hamburg/DTEK50 prematurely breaks cover with full specs
* The first iPhone with an iris scanner in tow might still be a couple of years away
* Twitter live streaming expands to MLB, NHL and a nightly highlight show
* Cyanogen’s Kondik says company isn’t going anywhere

* Saladino extends White Sox magic vs. Cubs
* Third straight walk-off fuels White Sox mojo
* Saladino extends White Sox magic vs. Cubs
* Melky robs Bryant of HR with riveting catch
* Shields faces Cubs as Chapman joins rivalry
* Saladino extends White Sox walk-off magic vs. Cubs
* Saladino extends White Sox walk-off magic vs. Cubs

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


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

Archives
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
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


* Signed by the Governor: Illinois Law Prohibits .....
* Legislature unlikely to take up Rauner's call f.....
* Judge sets August date for arguments in provide.....
* Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner renews call for term.....
* Governor Rauner Signs School Testing Law - Alto.....
* Lawyers claim Cullerton’s pension idea is uncon.....


* EXCHANGE: Business leaders work to spur entrepreneurship
* The Latest: Illinois lawmaker resigns over 'cyber' issues
* GOP Illinois lawmaker abruptly resigns over 'cyber' issues
* Former Chicago high school basketball standout gunned down
* Former high school basketball standout gunned down
* Hastert wants victim's suit over unpaid hush money tossed
* Rauner-created business development group gets new name
* Judge sets August date for arguments in provider lawsuit
* Body found after fiery Chicago highway crash
* Illinois governor renews call for term limits

* High-profile Republican state lawmaker abruptly resigns
* High-profile GOP Illinois lawmaker Sandack suddenly resigns
* 2 efforts in Illinois attempt to change sex offender laws
* Rauner renews call for term limits
* Rauner-created business development group gets new name
* State costs for amendment notices likely to top $2 million
* Rauner OKs regulating police use of cell-site simulators
* Illinois Supreme Court to consider remap ballot measure
* Rauner vetoes construction-wage, homecare-worker pay increases
* Rauner apologizes, Chicago teachers protest over 2011 email questioning their competency

* Day 1 at DNC: Michelle and Bernie come out firing for Hillary
* Illinois GOP's election strategy? Madigan, Madigan, Madigan
* Metra promises to beef up Lolla service
* Rauner calls on Dems to allow term limits vote
* Michael Jordan gives $2 million to build trust between blacks, cops


* Gary police seek person of interest in shooting case
* Police: 2 dead, 10 wounded in Chicago shootings Monday
* Man shot in leg in West Pullman
* Man shot in Englewood
* Two shot in Gresham
* Rizzo on Chapman deal: ‘We’re making a statement’
* Man, 18, shot in Little Village
* Who’s irrelevant now? Sox top Cubs on Saladino walkoff in 9th
* Dear Abby: Wife refuses to kiss, touch, sleep with me
* Georgia Nicols horoscopes for July 26, 2016


* Convention chaos returns: The best late-night jokes from the DNC, Night 1
* 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is simply magical in London
* Michelle Obama's speech shows an America that's already great
* Fact-checking the first night of the Democratic National Convention
* Tyler Saladino's ninth-inning heroics for White Sox overcome Cubs rally
* Democratic National Convention day 1: Bernie Sanders tells supporters, 'Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States'
* 2 dead, 10 wounded during West, South Side shootings
* Indianapolis police officer shot, suspect killed after chase
* White Sox ready to move on; are they also ready to make their move?
* Cubs' Joe Maddon stands by his players, decisions


* Kathleen Parker: The fury of Herr Trumpf
* High-profile Republican state lawmaker abruptly resigns
* High-profile GOP Illinois lawmaker Sandack suddenly resigns
* 2 efforts in Illinois attempt to change sex offender laws
* Rauner renews call for term limits
* Rauner-created business development group gets new name
* Pam Molitoris: Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation
* State costs for amendment notices likely to top $2 million
* Statehouse Insider: Rauner, AFSCME conduct PR war while labor talks at standstill
* Bernard Schoenburg: Buscher moves from independent to GOP, Trump


* Crossing urges parents not to wait on physicals
* Makanda begins preparation for information center, kitchen for 2017 solar eclipse
* Marcella Wilson
* Murray Buckingham
* Danny Britt Adams
* Francis L. 'Fritz' Derossett
* Carrie Alice Wise
* Everett Lipe
* Sidney Lee Myers
* Pete Rotolo


* Bloomington assistant principal skydives with Golden Knights
* Ciccolunghi named as new president of French club Marseille
* Letter by man accused of Japan stabbing carried a warning
* The Latest: Officials seek stronger border control, police
* Takeaways: Sanders, Michelle Obama dominate convention

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Madigan on Durbin bid for governor: 'We ta......

* Letter: Kirk must break from GOP on climat......

* Is 'City Series' shifting to off-field issues; is Sale or Chapman Chicago's biggest baseball off-field flake?
* Five Public Hearings Scheduled On Chicago Police Reform (UPDATED)
* Trump Sees Bump In The Polls After Republican Convention
* Cartoon of the Day - 7/25/16 Illinois deficit pig
* Rauner Urges Legislative Action On Term Limits Amendment
* Rauner apologizes for saying half of Chicago teachers are "virtually illiterate"
* Judge orders state to reconsider medical pot use for migraine headaches
* Senate candidates join Rauner in call for term limit vote in veto session
* Chicago Protest Outside Homan Square Police Facility Continues Into 4th Day
* Rauner Vetoes Multiple Labor-Focused Bills


* Serve Illinois Commission Announces $15.6 Million for AmeriCorps Programs - 32 grantees will place almost 1,600 AmeriCorps volunteers in communities
* Rauner Calls on General Assembly to Vote on Constitutional Amendment for Term Limits in Fall Veto Session
* IDNR Announces 2016–17 Waterfowl Season Dates
* Discount Admission Tickets Available For Purchase At Area Retailers - Fair to extend purchasing hours at Emmerson Building
* Governor Announces Appointments




Hosted by MCS -- CapitolFax.com Privacy Policy -- SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax -- Advertise Here -- Mobile Version -- Contact Rich Miller