SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
This just in… Secretary of State Jesse White calls on Rep. Derrick Smith to resign

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012

* 2:39 pm - From a press release…

“I am calling on Derrick Smith to resign from his position as state representative of the 10th District. The allegations in the charge against him convey unacceptable conduct, making it extremely difficult to represent the citizens of the district. The public would be much better served if Derrick were to step down.”

I don’t know yet if this means Smith is resisting a push-out or whether White just wants to get out in front of the inevitable. Stay tuned.

As you already know, Rep. Smith is White’s guy. White installed him in the House, so the task of getting Smith the heck out - now - is naturally falling on White’s shoulders.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


36 Comments
  1. - Carl Nyberg - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 2:53 pm:

    If Swiss had won, the Democrats would have had to run a decent candidate for the job.

    When Derrick Smith resigns, he will be replaced by some other lackluster insider who has ingratiated himself (herself) to the local committeemen.


  2. - Scott Lee Cohen - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 2:55 pm:

    DON’T DO IT!!!!!


  3. - Easy - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 3:06 pm:

    Oh my gosh. This violates secretary if state code 57-1.46. How dare he do this. It’s all political. Oh the humanity. Save the tumblers.


  4. - Boone Logan Square - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 3:10 pm:

    Oh to be a fly on the wall for whatever conversation the SoS had with Smith before this went out.


  5. - Team America - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 3:12 pm:

    This call by White, coming a day after the election, really epitomizes in one instance almost everything that’s wrong with Illinois politics. It’s really disgusting.


  6. - Been There - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 3:23 pm:

    ===Oh to be a fly on the wall for whatever conversation the SoS had with Smith before this went out.===
    I am thinking Jesse is staying very far away from Derrick right now. At least he should be. Never know what the feds are already asking Derrick to do for them. Do it through a press release instead of actually talking to him is the smart move. Even if you have nothing to hide, things have a way of getting taken out of content when tapes are played after the fact.


  7. - Cheryl44 - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 3:30 pm:

    I would love to know what you guy think the Dems should have done before now. The guy was charged (not convicted, charged) last week. The other guy in the Democratic primary is a known Republican. So they let him stay in the race, he wins, they take him out now and replace him with a real member of the Democratic Party.


  8. - Ace Matson - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 3:32 pm:

    What if Smith is innocent? Why should he resign? What if he resigned and then was found ‘not guilty’? He has been charged. That’s all. Innocent until proven guilty. Leave him alone. Jesse White should know better.


  9. - Responsa - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 3:35 pm:

    Had White made this call yesterday or even the day before, it would have made no difference whatsoever in the outcome of the race. Derrick Smith would still have won. But White’s reputation for ethical conduct would have taken a lesser hit. Very disappointed in Jesse.


  10. - OneMan - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 3:44 pm:

    == I would love to know what you guy think the Dems should have done before now. The guy was charged (not convicted, charged) last week. The other guy in the Democratic primary is a known Republican. So they let him stay in the race, he wins, they take him out now and replace him with a real member of the Democratic Party. ==

    Well, did the charges get more serious in the last 48 hours? Nope. So if what he charged with is of such a nature that a senior official with the Democratic party and in the state feels that he should resign, shouldn’t that official had stated that a couple of days ago?

    Yes the realpolitik of the whole thing says wait until after the primary, I get that.

    But I guess the point is that it would be nice, if someone stood up and just said what needed to be said publicly and did what needed to be done publicly without pondering the realpolitik. Is that really too much to ask?


  11. - Tom - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 3:47 pm:

    was Smith in Springfield today?


  12. - too obvious - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 3:57 pm:

    Too bad the IL GOP can’t clean up quickly like the Democrats do.


  13. - Been There - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 4:01 pm:

    ===was Smith in Springfield today===
    Listed as Absent on votes taken today


  14. - Red Ranger - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 4:10 pm:

    Team America is right. Disgusting. Definitely not a “Profile In Courage” move by an otherwise decent man. Add the day after the election call to step down to the fact Smith was already accused of fairly shady activities makes Smith a large blemish on the reputation of White.


  15. - TCB - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 4:24 pm:

    White should’ve called upon Smith to resign yesterday at 11am…..by then he had enough votes to still beat Swiss.


  16. - irisheyesrsmilin" - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 4:27 pm:

    Mr. Miller, my client, the real Scott Lee Cohen, did not post the above post. I understand the humor behind it but I’d like to point that out. Thanks- Kelly Tarrant


  17. - ILPundit - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 4:28 pm:

    There was no way for Jesse to look good in all this, but this strikes me as amateur hour from team White.

    If the strategy was to stay silent after the indictment, then they needed to stick with that strategy, and work quietly behind the scenes.

    Going public now, especially the day after the primary, just pulls Jesse into the story more (and makes him look weak if Smith doesn’t immediately comply).

    Jesse’s political team has never been accused of setting the world on fire. But right now, they risk screwing up a good mans reputation. If I were Jesse, I’d be looking for some actual political professionals to come help with damage control, because I don’t think his current team is up to the task.


  18. - Shore - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 4:28 pm:

    If this were in NYC tomorrow’s NYPOST headline would be “Jesse White Tumble”. I really liked my drivers license renewal experience and your organization but you can go now.


  19. - Independent - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 4:41 pm:

    This timing of this press release is disappointing. I respected Jesse White for being the only prominent IL Dem to take a consistent, principled stand during the Burris fiasco. Now some of that respect is gone.


  20. - Mouthy - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 4:41 pm:

    Rule one: Keep Swiss off the ballot so we can name the shoo-in.
    Rule two: There is no rule two


  21. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 4:44 pm:

    If you want to jump on Jesse White, fine. But his silence comes no where near to Quinn’s and Madigan’s silence while supporting Blagojevich for a second term. They knew he was guilty of taking bribes and other acts of corruption long before the election cycle even started. Did Jesse know of Smith’s crime before his arrest?


  22. - Hoping for Rational Thought - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 4:54 pm:

    House Special Investigation committee has posted for March 27. No subject listed for now.


  23. - ILPundit - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 4:55 pm:

    Wensica,

    Two points. First — I don’t recall Jesse doing anything different than Quinn or Madigan re: Blagojevich. (And just as a matter of fact, nobody knew Blago was guilty of anything at that point, there was just a lot of smoke, no fire yet)

    Second, Jesse White personally made Smith a Representative despite a known history of ethical problems. Then he was stone silent after Smith’s indictment.

    Jesse is acting like a textbook Illinois politician, which is fine I suppose. Except Jesse’s entire political identity is supposed to be that’s he’s never been “that guy”. Until now.

    Its a problem for him.


  24. - Anon III - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 4:55 pm:

    We have had a lot of bad experience with appointing people to elective office in this State. An elective office is an elective office. When it is an appointive office, it unfortunately becomes “f***ing golden.”

    The law restricts giving political campaign contributions at the State and Federal level for the expressed purpose of preventing corruption of elected officials. How much more potential for corruption is there when not money, but the office itself is given?

    How really important is it to appoint someone to an unexpired term? All things considered, a vacancy would be preferable.


  25. - Responsa - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 5:15 pm:

    Wensicia– ah, but don’t we expect more of Jesse White than we ever do/did from Quinn and Madigan? That’s the difference, I think.

    It may surprise a few of the more highly politicized people here, but in Illinois we voters sometimes do in fact cross party lines to reward a candidate when the office holder’s reputation for decency, ethics, bi-partisanship, and competence in the performance of his elected office deserves it. Jesse White has been the recipient of this trust based cross-over voting in several election cycles, and has been one of the few admired political figures in Illinois as a result of his work with disadvantaged youth.

    I’m sorry, but it’s going to be very hard for many of us to ever see Jesse White in quite the same untarnished apolitical way from here on in. Sad.


  26. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 5:31 pm:

    “Wensicia– ah, but don’t we expect more of Jesse White than we ever do/did from Quinn and Madigan? That’s the difference, I think.”

    You make a very good point, I admired Jesse for standing against the Burris appointment. I’m pleased to hear him speak out against Smith now, though it comes after the primary. We’re still waiting to hear from Madigan and Quinn, though.


  27. - Little Egypt - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 6:00 pm:

    It sure doesn’t take long for the dust to settle after an Illinois election. Now that we’re in the phase of “life after Blago”, do we have to find another politician to tie to the political stake and burn before we know the full story? Oh let’s go after Jesse White. After all, he’s been a stand up Secretary of State. cleaned up the SOS office, helped out thousands of inner city kids on his own dime, enhanced our State’s organ donor policy, on and on, but NOOOOO. That’s not good enough for the citizens of Illinois.

    Does anyone believe that the voters of Rep. Smith’s district were not aware of his misdeeds? So let’s justifiably point the finger at those 15,507 people who voted Smith into office.


  28. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 6:47 pm:

    ===Oh my gosh. This violates secretary if state code 57-1.46. How dare he do this. It’s all political. Oh the humanity. Save the tumblers.===

    You are right, it is a political move, congrats!


  29. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 7:08 pm:

    I think it’s going to take more than a sternly worded press release to get Smith to voluntarily step aside.

    And White sure worked hard to get Smith re-elected yesterday. I understand the Swiss issue, but yesterday it was “Vote Smith” and today White says the public would be better off if Smith resigned. These two ideas are in conflict.

    Verbal gymnastics from the Chief Tumbler.


  30. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 7:25 pm:

    –Jesse is acting like a textbook Illinois politician, which is fine I suppose. Except Jesse’s entire political identity is supposed to be that’s he’s never been “that guy”. Until now. –

    We’re all shocked, shocked, that gambling is taking place here, Mr. Rick.

    I’m not shocked that there is corruption in politics, small p. I think came across that on page 4 in Genesis.

    I voted for Ron Paul yesterday, so I can’t relate to those who just take the word of national prosecutors at face value.

    But, if you’d care to use the google, check out the report earlier this week on the wrongful prosecution of Sen. Stevens (R-Alaska).

    That dude, number three in the GOP hierarchy, got hosed by prosecutors from the Bush II administration.

    Those DOJ prosecutors like to put the skins on the wail.


  31. - Rudy - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 8:28 pm:

    This is going to work out for the best. Before, they just didn’t know what they had. It’s hard to believe Smith could fall for lines right out of a rejected b-radio plot with Rod and Beavers in the news. Now Jesse’s under a spotlight. He’ll handpick someone else from his extensive organization who’s ready to step up and serve, and who vets out well.


  32. - Shemp - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 8:53 pm:

    I get that it is a wise political move, but it still gives me that uneasy, sick feeling in the gut.

    If Jesse had appointed an angel that went bad, that might make it more understandable too, but knowing that Jesse knowingly appointed a person of bad character, just makes it that much more disgusting I think.


  33. - Newsclown - Wednesday, Mar 21, 12 @ 11:33 pm:

    White has to own this problem to beat it. Today’s statement was the very bare minimum to be expected. Frankly, it’s way too late, but better than nothing.

    As to due process, impeachment is political not legal. We learned that with He Who Must Not Be Named. We got him impeached long before he was convicted, and arguably, the tapes on Smith we’ve already heard are very much more cut-and dried than for …that other guy… and the feds have him with actual money in hand, I bet it’s marked as well, or serial numbers recorded, at least. Come on. Smith should take the hint and beat it, now.

    I have to blame Madigan for this, ultimately. The zero-sum gaming for a majority at any cost has led to a lowering of standards for the game pieces, and now it’s gone too darned far.
    Realpolitik be darned; this was a clear case where Madigan should have been a man first and party leader second. I’ve lost quite o lot of respect for him over this, maybe enough to change my votes next time. It is symptomatic of the out of control partisanship in our state government that a farce like this can develop and nobody just does the right thing, no matter how painful.


  34. - Vasyl - Thursday, Mar 22, 12 @ 12:05 am:

    As someone who lives in the district, let me say that I believe this is the best course of action in a crappy situation. I am glad Smith won because Swiss was running a stealth campaign based on a lie. My vote for Smith was exactly a vote for the leaders of the Democratic Party ony district to make sure Smith resigns and then replace him with a quality candidate.

    I hope that the committeemen recognize the unique situation and run a transparent process to choose a replacement based on merit.


  35. - Wumpus - Thursday, Mar 22, 12 @ 7:58 am:

    Stay in the race, Smith. What has changed in 2 days?


  36. - Little Egypt - Thursday, Mar 22, 12 @ 8:58 am:

    It’s me Rich, posting from a different computer.

    With a clear morning, it’s interesting to see the focus of this now change from White to Madigan. If y’all are going to blame someone, let’s blame the person who has the most to gain from having yet another Stepford Representative in the ranks. Here’s a clue - it ain’t Jesse.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Same song, different century
* Question of the day
* Quinn finally wins a newspaper endorsement!
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's cable TV buy report
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition: Crosstabs, TV ads
* Report: Another tie between Rauner and CS-T chairman
* Bost's "anger," Cook's ratings, Foster's ad
* $580 MILLION EXELON RATE HIKE?? That’s the price tag for their nuke bailout…EVERY YEAR!
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Rauner pumping dollars
* Rauner pushing IDOT back into the news stream
* Gov. Quinn runs new TV ad featuring FLOTUS
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* No, your eyes didn't deceive you
* Good morning!
* 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

          
        * Spooky Slender Rising game finally comes to Android
        * Samsung doc confirms Galaxy A7 hardware details
        * NHL 2K brings hockey fun to Android devices
        * Montblanc accessories for Galaxy Note 4 break cover
        * Android Lollipop for Galaxy S5 gets rumored ETA
        * Amazon Quietly Launches A Functional App Store Within Its Main Android Application
        * SwiftKey releases virtual keyboard’s Material Design themes

        * Google Exec Alan Eustace’s Stealthy Parachute Jump Breaks Altitude Record
        * Game Developers: “We Will Never Accept Threats, Hate, Violence or Sexism”
        * The Best Apps That Take Advantage of Yosemite's New Features
        * Robot Performs Brain Surgery Via Patient’s Cheek
        * Hackers Are Exploiting Microsoft PowerPoint to Hijack Computers
        * Could Robots Help Contain Ebola?
        * After divesting server and chip fab units, is IBM still too big to succeed?

        * Alexei Ramirez and Adam Eaton Gold Glove finalists, but maybe not f...
        * Longtime scout Provas passes away after battle with cancer
        * Eaton, Ramirez named AL Gold Glove finalists
        * Gold Glove Awards finalists revealed
        * White Sox AFL class features talented Anderson
        * Nori Aoki: The White Sox Killer of 2014
        * World Series Game 2: Notes and discussion


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

        Archives
        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


        * Gov. Quinn annouces $3 million investment in Me.....
        * Quinn Announces $5 Million Investment for WIU-Q.....
        * Vidette Endorsement: Gov. Quinn is the right fi.....
        * Guest Column: Rauner would give Illinois a fres.....


        * Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races
        * Cockroach visits Chicago's City Council chambers
        * Chicago police to check bags on transit system
        * Toddler taken from family found in Illinois
        * Man, 2-year-old boy killed by truck in Bloomington
        * Off-duty Chicago police officer shot and wounded
        * Illinois employees rescue woman from house fire
        * Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings
        * Officials rethink vote-counting after AG decree
        * Quinn says he'll comply with hiring monitor

        * Officials rethink early vote-counting after Madigan ruling
        * Minimum wage increase supporters urge early voting
        * Sun-Times political reporter resigns following Rauner complaint
        * Minimum wage hike supporters urge early voting
        * Federal judge orders court-appointed monitor for IDOT hiring
        * Rep. Raymond Poe to undergo stem cell transplant
        * Bill Clinton campaigns for Quinn, Durbin
        * Quinn, Rauner spar over jobs, taxes
        * Election 2014: Learn about all the candidates
        * What to watch for in third governor debate tonight

        * Sun-Times reporters to owners: We want answers
        * Will Madigan's opinion cause vote-counting delays?
        * Feds want 15 years for Mayor Emanuel's former comptroller
        * Queen Elizabeth takes the glove off — to tweet
        * Few legal options for ex-Sun-Times reporter


        * Back to the past with mayor’s move
        * Illinois needs better way to deal with terminally ill inmates
        * At panel on school closings, board acknowledges more planning needed
        * Marina City residents reminded to watch their step during Wallenda’s walk
        * Republican senators question Quinn’s IDOT scandal response
        * Child who became ill on plane tests negative for Ebola
        * Tollway might permanently lower cost to open I-Pass account
        * Killer gets 27 years for throwing woman out 3rd-floor window
        * CPS wants to delay new standardized test, even though state already has said 'no'
        * Father Bob Botthof, teacher who became priest after losing wife, dies at 85


        * Police to screen CTA train passengers for explosives
        * Former radio host convicted of mortgage fraud
        * Chicago police to check CTA passengers for explosives
        * Police release surveillance photo in Loop armed robberies
        * Englewood 5K race organizers seek to inspire peace and good health
        * 1 killed, 10 shot in overnight violence
        * Craft brewery on tap for Oak Park?
        * Off-duty Chicago cop shot during robbery attempt 'alert and talking'
        * Skokie school reopens after closing 2 days because of Instagram threat
        * Police wound gunman involved in fatal robbery in Auburn Gresham


        * Prosecutors want more of indicted police commander’s 'bad acts' in court
        * Prosecutors want more of indicted police commander's 'bad acts' in court
        * Bedrock 66: Charlie Parr Plays Springfield Friday
        * Oberweis Would Back Federal Same Sex Marriage Law
        * Wild Bison Return To IL
        * Scary Story: The Diviner by Susan Vondrak
        * Artist Profile: Local Troubadour Tom Irwin
        * Real estate and religion: The tale of Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist
        * Suspicion lingers over Ebola treatment
        * Judge Orders Court Appointed Monitor For IDOT Hiring


        * Our Opinion: Bell, Manar, Davidsmeyer endorsed in state legislative races
        * Craig Burns: Honesty, integrity in great supply at CWLP
        * E.J. Dionne: Ebola, pandering and courage
        * Esther Cepeda: Benefits of closing the word gap
        * Officials rethink early vote-counting after Madigan ruling
        * Our Opinion: Frerichs has the expertise to be Illinois treasurer
        * Robert Kaestner: Good education policy is good health policy
        * Eugene Robinson: Warren makes the case for a presidential run
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Local Rauner ad leaves out ‘everything Springfield isn’t’ line
        * Minimum wage increase supporters urge early voting


        * Perry County Court Report
        * Rotary to present free showing of 'Monsters, Inc.'
        * Five things to do this weekend: Drive smart
        * 'Rhapsody in Bluegrass' coming to the Marion Civic Center
        * Saturday's high could reach 70 degrees
        * St. Jacob trustee calls for investigation over sizzle in former mayor's spending
        * Tickets still available for the congressional debate at Lindenwood
        * 10-24-14 #Illini Friday Jim Trupin with @BarryLHouser, @MarchingIllini, @KentBrown @IlliniFootball and Lynn Chaney @UIAA
        * 10-24-14 Penny for Your Thoughts
        * Sex offender who failed to register has checkered past


        * Vienna honors deserters from Hitler's army
        * 5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend
        * Salvager to search wreck of 18th century ship in English Channel
        * DuPage County Board mourns death of member J.R. McBride
        * Remains of French ship being reassembled in Texas

        * Patrick Cannon defense strategy rare but n...
        * Feds fine Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign com...
        * Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. faces sen...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Sends Letter...
        * Rep. candidate pushes to uphold marriage b...
        * Reps. Schakowsky and Waxman Introduce Bill...
        * Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky...
        * U.S. House Passes Resolution Condemning An...
        * FAA Rejects Call For New O'Hare Noise Stud...
        * Representatives Quigley, Duckworth, Schako...

        * Military immigrant program halted...
        * Military immigrant program halted...
        * Military immigrant program halted...
        * Military immigrant program halted...
        * Military immigrant program halted...

        * U.S. Senator Mark Kirk to talk with Triton......

        * Red Light Camera Hearing by Council Committee Set For Tuesday
        * Rats heart Rahm.
        * National Lead Poison Prevention Week.
        * Report: Caputuring Methane A Boost For Business In Illinois
        * Illinois Watchdog Radio - Live on IR
        * Oberweis on gay marriage: "Times Change....Attitudes Change"
        * Round 2: Gun groups aim to expand Illinois reciprocity laws in suit
        * UPDATE x1: Oberweis on gay marriage: "Times Change....Attitudes Change"
        * New poll numbers for Illinois congressional races
        * Bost Outraises Enyart – Again


        * Rauner rips Quinn on IDOT patronage oversight
        * New Ad: Labor leader backs Rauner
        * Jewish Newspapers Endorse Rauner for Governor
        * Statement from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Chicago Ebola Resource Network
        * Coordinated Care Enrollment Begins In Chicagoland Region




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