SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Watch the bouncing ball

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013

* State Sen. Kirk Dillard was on a Quincy radio station this morning. A quote…

“Pat Quinn didn’t lift a finger to pass pension reform.”

…Said the guy who voted “No” on pension reform yesterday.

Dillard, by the way, talked about another reason for voting against the bill yesterday. He’s concerned about how all those savings were going to be spent.

* Dillard appeared on the show with his running mate, Rep. Jil Tracy, who voted for the pension reform bill yesterday. Go to the six-minute mark to watch her try to explain her difference of opinion with Dillard

* Rep. Tracy said she thought the bill was a “fair and reasonable solution.” More…

“I felt like this was a very decent product to put out there and it did pass very narrowly, but I came at it from a different point of reference and as a conference committee member I did support it.”

* The night before, Dillard spoke to a Quincy tea party meeting

He said he voted against in-state tuition for illegal immigrants noting that State Sen. Bill Brady [voted for it].


“I am the one candidate that I believe will receive substantial African American support… I believe that if I’m the nominee, Rev. James Meeks, the largest black Baptist pastor in the City of Chicago, a congregation of 20,000 people, will endorse me for governor.”


* Dillard also spoke on today’s radio program about the Barack Obama campaign TV ad he appeared in…

“He used a clip of mine and I never thought it would get on TV.”

Um, OK.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Whatever - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 2:45 pm:

    Does Dillard have a shred of credibility left???

  2. - dave - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 2:49 pm:

    ** I believe that if I’m the nominee, Rev. James Meeks, the largest black Baptist pastor in the City of Chicago, a congregation of 20,000 people, will endorse me for governor.”**

    Did he forget that Meeks has endorsed Rauner?

    Its sad — Dillar used to be one of the statemen of the legislature. He was a reasonable and moderate legislator that people respected.

    Too bad that Dillard doesn’t exist anymore.

  3. - Raising Kane - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 2:55 pm:

    OMG…I never thought it would get on TV? What did he think Axelrod was filming that for….did the big camera throw him off? He is so pathetic….I just can’t believe I ever liked him.

  4. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 2:55 pm:

    –“He used a clip of mine and I never thought it would get on TV.”–

    That’s just weird. What did he think the Obama campaign people were going to use the nice-nice clips he for? Home movies?

    As far as his criticism of Brady, for the second day in a row, I’ll commend Brady for his guts. He’s stood up to the xenophobes in the GOP.

    I imagine as someone in the homebuilding business, Sen. Brady recognizes the cynicism, hypocrisy and dishonesty of our immigration laws.

    The fact is, like many U.S. industries, homebuilding is dependent on undocumented laborers from Mexico. You can add hospitality, tourism and agriculture to that, too.

  5. - Confused - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 2:57 pm:

    When did Bill Brady become the adult in the room?

  6. - CircularFiringSquad - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 2:59 pm:

    Speaking of FarmerBrucey…he stumbled into Blagoof_AM and talked about a constitutional referendum to enact his 401K retirement plan. Funny stuff.We thought that Capt Fax told us after his loss on pension reform he was moving on to telling us how hiring Stu Levine was a stepping stone to improving the economy

  7. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:00 pm:

    ===the largest black Baptist pastor in the City of Chicago===

    I always thought James was a bit on the diminutive side. I’ve seen some large pastors. He isn’t one of them.

  8. - A guy... - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:00 pm:

    I think Pat Quinn will lift a finger in response to Kirk Dillard.

  9. - DuPage Rep - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:01 pm:

    Who gave this guy the advice to appear with Jil Tracy the day after the pension vote and answer questions about why Dillard voted against a bill negotiated and agreed to by his running mate? STUPID!His explanation as for why he voted against it makes zero sense. He had no idea what was in the bill until the last minute??? Really? Did he call his running mate to find out the status of a months long negotiation?

  10. - A guy... - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:03 pm:

    ===the largest black Baptist pastor in the City of Chicago===
    Maybe Rev. Clay Evans remains uncommitted. Rev. Meeks doesn’t fit that description nearly as well.

  11. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:09 pm:

    Kirk, we hardly knew ye.

  12. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:13 pm:

    Dillard is literally in the dark in that interview.
    Jil Tracy looks (and sounds) enlightened.

    I can see why he picked her. In this clips she certainly seems gubernatorial … by comparrison.

  13. - Done - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:13 pm:

    Dillard’s goose was cooked weeks ago and now it’s getting more well-done. (Turkey/Thanksgiving pun intended). By the time the primary comes, he will have lost whatever little credibility he has now with all the crazy things he’ll be saying to even crazier Tea Party crowds. It’s a shame in some respects. Who would’ve thought even a year ago that he would sink so low?

  14. - Soccermom - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:17 pm:

    That is so weird. I, too, believe that if I’m the nominee, Rev. James Meeks, the largest black Baptist pastor in the City of Chicago, a congregation of 20,000 people, will endorse me for governor.

    No doubt.

  15. - itsericwithaK - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:21 pm:

    Meeks has not backed any candidate at this time. His ties with Rauner are nothing more than Mr. Pay-to-Play owning the land that the church is occupying and trying to expand on. Unless Rauner plans to hold the land hostage for their endorsement…or is that too Blagojevichian for the man who once employed Stu Levine for 25k a month?

  16. - Soccermom - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:30 pm:

    Is this an endorsement? Kinda, I guess….

  17. - PoolGuy - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:31 pm:

    he worries about what this is going to do to teachers that are already retired….

    but right before that he said “I’ve always been in favor of very very very strong pension reform.” so you voted NO because you wanted to stick it to pensioners and teachers even harder than the bill you voted NO???


  18. - Downstate - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:42 pm:

    Think it’s time to pose your question again regarding a Republican candidate withdrawing and endorsing one of the others?

    Dillard: So Dan, I’m thinking of pulling out and endorsing you.
    Rutherford: Great! Thanks so much. But, how bout we keep the endorsement part on the shelf until mid-April.

  19. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:42 pm:

    While I can’t think of any time I’ve ever agreed with Dillard, but I used to respect him because I knew what he stood for. Now all he seems to believe is that he really needs the far right to be elected. And that’s a shame.

  20. - Just Observing - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:46 pm:

    Even if Meeks endorsed Rauner… Dillard is saying that if he’s the nominee (meaning Rauner loses the primary) Meeks will endorse him. I’m not saying that Meeks will actually endorse him, just that is what Dillard contends.

  21. - ??? - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:46 pm:

    “A guy..” - you’re making me laugh out loud today.

  22. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:50 pm:

    –Speaking of FarmerBrucey…he stumbled into Blagoof_AM and talked about a constitutional referendum to enact his 401K retirement plan. –

    LOL, CFS, how many constitutional and advisory referendums does this guy have lined up? California, here we come….

    Do you mean the General Assembly could not have tossed contracts and pensions and decreed 401K plans yesterday? I thought Farmer Bruce and Kass have been saying they could. Maybe I don’t understand the language.

    You’re not suggesting they’re cynical and/or ignorant as to the Constitution, are you?

    To hear them tell it, tossing out the state and national constitutions to unilaterally abrogate contracts so they can weasel out of paying back borrowed money is a virtue.

    A holy, red, white and blue “conservative” virtue.

    I feel sorry for those younger than me who might not understand how the concept of “conservative” has been perverted in this country by the cheap hustlers and the ignorami.

    If you can’t fulfill your contract, you renegotiate. Happens all the time among people of good faith. I learned that on Main Street and the farm. You don’t stiff or impose new terms.

    Walking away from a contract doesn’t make you a conservative, it makes you a punk.

    For all you young ballplayers out there, you don’t have to be a phony or an idiot to be a conservative.

  23. - Endangered Moderate Species - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:50 pm:

    What is his definition of “Real People”? He used this phrase several times in each interview.

    In the interview, Jill Tracy seems to be real and genuine. Dillard seems uncomfortable.

    If he wants to go around the State and see “real people”, he needs to leave the tea party circuit and join the circuit that includes visiting volunteers of the PTA, Local Food Banks, Church Missions, Rotary, Kiwanis, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA , etc. He may even find some real people at the local watering hole.

  24. - Under Influenced - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 3:53 pm:

    LARRRRD….go take out the trash.

    Lard claims to be a “rank-and-file legislator”, but at what year, in an almost 20 year career in the Senate, do you stop talking like you are a “Springfield outsider”?

  25. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 4:03 pm:

    I have no clue what to say.

    It’s almost as though some really good people gave him some great advice, and just on his own, Sen. Krik Dillard, decided to not only ignore all of it, but to do the exact opposite of what was being told.

    Own the video - pretend you didn’t know it would air

    Build a field organization - rally the zealots

    Find a base near right-center - find a base center of far right

    With that logic, I am sure Jil Tracy, his best campaign move since … ever was …

    Find a minority woman, with no experience, limited government skill who can’t overshadow you - Jil tracy

    At what point does - Cincinnatus - look at this and say, “Why have you forsaken me, Kirk?”

    Sometimes you bounce back from a defeat that is crushing, and sometimes a defeat will just crush you to your soul.

    Yeah, that was rhetorical, and sad to type.

  26. - CircularFiringSquad - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 4:04 pm:

    Mr. /Ms. Wordslinger:
    We just doing some folo up reporting after the pension loss. FarmerBrucey continues to demonstrate how little he actually knows about IL government and the low information broadcasters and listeners fail to correct him.
    It is just too much fun

  27. - James the Intolerant - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 4:04 pm:

    Maybe we can use the savings to pay bills?

  28. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 4:09 pm:

    @FakeJasonPlummer - Rich Miller posted that he had seen bigger black ministers, and all these people laughed. I read it twice and had Dad read it. Dad laughed too. #WhyDoesStuffHaveTwoMeaningsAnyway

  29. - MrJM - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 4:09 pm:

    To call Dillard’s campaign “floundering” would be an unfair insult to demersal flatfish.

    – MrJM

  30. - itsericwithaK - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 4:13 pm:

    I still think Dillard can pull it off. With Rauners millions and out of touch Carhart vests, Brady’s inability to beat Quinn in 2010 and Rutherfords lack of message, Dillard seems to be the only one worthy to take on Quinn. The pension bill is going to have a tough battle in the courts. So before we hate on Dillard for voting no lets see what the court has to say about the bill.

  31. - low level - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 4:16 pm:

    So, not only has he totally sold out to the tea crazies, he now is completely delusional. Meeks will not be endorsing him.

  32. - Dan Bureaucrat - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 4:18 pm:

    I am laughing/crying audibly at both this post and Oswego Willy’s comments. Kirk Dillard’s reaction to professional advice should be a new OW feature.

  33. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 4:21 pm:

    - itsericwithaK -,

    If you could, email that to the Dillard/Tracy campaign. Otherwise, wishing away realities like a lack of Cash, losing longtime supporters for insane positions he, himself 10 years ago, would never have taken, and destroying a solid career based on “I didn’t think …” is not how you get through a Primary … and not how you get to a General against an incumbent governor with a legislative win.

    To - wordslinger -,

    Yeah, this “conservative” word hijacking has made me disappointed that others seem to feel its ok to redefine the word, and the messengers, who made the word resonable and sound politics.

    Example? Kirk Dillard(?)

  34. - 4 percent - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 4:26 pm:

    It’s a very sad end to what had been a decent tenure in the General Assembly where he used to be widely respected by both parties, staff, media, and lobbyists.

    Kirk Dillard is a shell of himself. It’s extremely disappointing.

  35. - Whatever - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 4:33 pm:

    Or — per OW’s comments — maybe Dillard isn’t getting any GOOD advice. He seems to be surrounded by a lot of retreads.

  36. - too obvious - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 4:43 pm:

    BTW Kirk Dillard is simply lying about his Obama ad.

    He taped a very glossy segment for that tv ad. All top quality professional, for one purpose. He even participated in an Obama campaign conference call for reporters to introduce the roll-out.

    Dillard is apparently so old school he doesn’t realize there’s a thing called Google now.

  37. - walkinfool - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 4:46 pm:

    OWilly: I feel your pain. At the start he was at the top on my list. Now I’m trying to find him.

  38. - A guy... - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 4:56 pm:

    Sorry to quote Hawk Harrelson to all the Cubs and Card fans on this site, but….He gone.

  39. - A guy... - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 4:58 pm:

    And Walkinfool, he started out on the top of my list that only had two names on it back then. The overall ineptness of this campaign is so hard to fathom.

  40. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 5:04 pm:

    Some Housekeeping …

    I don’t think I could make the “Dillard Advice” bit funny because every time I think about it, it makes me sad.

    If Jim Edgar is a retread on advice how to win, and Jim Thompson is a retread on how to run, I like those tires. Advice is only as good as itds given… and taken.

    Those feeling my pain, I still don’t have anything to add to make any of us feel any better. It is good to know we are all at least smart enough to recognize this Kirk Dillard from the Kirk Dilard we once knew is not the same.

    Yea us.

    To - CFS -,

    FarmerBrucie and Kass. Every time I think that they are together I think of all the times Kass called politicians out on integrity, and look where Kass sits, and what he says, over the radio… with a guy he would have railed on for days and days in columns. Pathetic, actually, but fabulous radio!

  41. - Almost the weekend - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 9:34 pm:

    Dillard said he locked himself in his office to read the entire pension bill.

    Maybe he should lock himself in his office until the primary is over.

  42. - K3 - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 9:35 pm:

    To see Dillard acting like this is sad. Guess there are no true statesmen left

  43. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 10:29 pm:

    Has anyone asked Dillard: So if you were governor, does this mean you would veto the pension bill, and would veto anything that was passed quickly and had constitutional questions?

  44. - mokenavince - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 10:39 pm:

    Dillard you open your mouth insert your foot. Still a member of the party of NO.

  45. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 10:41 pm:

    I knew the dude back the day, first when he worked for Big Jim, then Edgar.

    Used to be Sen. Lugar was a model GOP statesman. Now I guess it’s Mourdock and Akin.

    Times change.

    I don’t.

    I got dues to pay, daddio.

    No snark here, Dillard, but you need to lose some weight.

    I’m no health nut, by any means, but I’m not carrying 100 pounds of fat around my belt, either.

    One hundred pounds, at least, is deadly. You have babies you have to take care of. Get square.

    C’mon, man. Get real. Your babies are worth more than any of this other ego-tripping junk. They need their daddy for a long time.

    And you ain’t committing to a long time.

  46. - hisgirlfriday - Wednesday, Dec 4, 13 @ 10:42 pm:

    What a gutless worm.

    I don’t know how else you describe him after this baloney he’s feeding people about not knowing the Obama campaign would use the clip of him.

    It’s not like he only recorded the video. He was happy to lap up as much national media attention as he could back then giving favorable quotes about Obama and his bipartisan credentials to national reporters constantly throughout the primaries.

    I remember them because I used them to help convince my Republican dad to vote for Obama in ‘08.

    Man if you would have told me a year ago that a couple months before the primary I’d be looking at Bill Brady as something of a bipartisan statesman, and Kirk Dillard as a phony right-wing wackjob…

  47. - BoBo - Thursday, Dec 5, 13 @ 12:13 am:

    “What a gutless worm.”

    If you start hearing and reading phrases like that fairly regularly, it might be time to reconsider your viability.

  48. - Jimbo - Thursday, Dec 5, 13 @ 8:14 am:

    So his bigoted anti-marriage-equality show was a hail Mary to get black votes… Hate to tell him, but it probably won’t work out that well.

  49. - silky - Thursday, Dec 5, 13 @ 8:55 am:

    He should drop out now. He has no credibility.

  50. - Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner - Thursday, Dec 5, 13 @ 9:42 am:

    I have never seen a candidate try to curry favor with such a hodgepodge of constituencies in such a lurching, chaotic way. Nor have I ever seen a reasonably respected politician destroy his brand so quickly.

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* Not yet
* Question of the Day
* REAL Peoria mayor defends Twitter raid
* Noland lone "No" vote on Madigan for DPI chair
* Yesterday's blog posts

Visit our advertisers...







Search This Blog...

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

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

        * Omate TrueSmart partners with Minuum keyboard
        * Samsung’s Own Apps Don’t Get Used Much, But That’s No Surprise
        * Podcast: Green Day
        * Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 US release date set for May 1
        * OnePlus One announced as the ’2014 flagship killer’
        * OnePlus asking users to “smash the past”
        * Apple Profiles Apps Used To Create Its ‘Powerful’ New Ad

        * The Pivotal Technique Cuts the Crap Out of Learning How to Change
        * The internet is going private. It’s also grown to 138 Tbps of capacity
        * In Q1, Facebook still reigns supreme in social referrals
        * The OnePlus One smartphone runs CyanogenMod, will cost $299
        * Who will crack the code on tech for seniors?
        * Bloom Necklace for Misfit Shine Activity Tracker
        * Blood Alcohol Finder Estimates Your BAC Over Time Based on Your Drinks

        * White Sox injury updates: Chris Sale, Conor Gillaspie, Adam Eaton a...
        * Rienzo tasked with slowing Detroit's powerful lineup
        * Leesman endures short outing in first start
        * Tigers 8, White Sox 6: Turning a mismatch into a game
        * Leesman endures short outing in first start
        * Ventura not basing decisions solely on pitch count
        * Gillaspie sits out with sore left hand

        Main Menu
        Pundit rankings
        Subscriber Content
        Blagojevich Trial
        Updated Posts

        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


        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0


        * Car dealer says`Buy American' proposal off mark..
        * Quinn issues 'Wrigley Field Day' proclamation..
        * Robo-calls on pension reform bill raise Rauner-.....
        * Correction: Illinois Medicaid-Overpayments Story..
        * IRS gave bonuses to naughty employees — IRS mak.....
        * Mayor Rahm Emanuel Man at Rauner Campaign..
        * Governor issues 'Wrigley Field Day' proclamation..
        * Today is Wrigley Field Day in Illinois..
        * Emanuel's office rips Rauner robocalls on pensi.....
        * Governor proclaims Wednesday as 'Wrigley Field .....

        * Peoria mayor defends response to Twitter account
        * Hearing for Air Force staffer in pipe bomb case
        * Police: 1 person dies after van slams into CTA bus
        * Scorekeeper at Wrigley practices dying art
        * APNewsBreak: Gacy case helps solve unrelated death
        * Teen sentenced to probation for Prophetstown fire
        * Happy 100th, Wrigley Field! A few memories
        * Lawsuit seeks investigation of hiring under Quinn
        * Lawsuit against Mississippi gun dealer settled
        * Hastert among GOP supporters of immigration reform

        * Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges
        * Madigan re-elected to lead state Democratic party
        * Hastert, other state Republicans supporting immigration reform
        * Lawsuit seeks investigation of hiring under Quinn
        * GOP lawmaker objects to 9-0 vote for Obama library
        * DNR mining-oversight official fired
        * Democrats: Illinois schools could face major cuts
        * State prisons to use costly drug for hepatitis C
        * Illinois Medicaid paying for dead clients
        * Quinn grants 43 clemency requests

        * Boeing makes planes faster, beats estimates
        * Ebony taps Jet editor to take top slot
        * First Midwest to buy Banco Popular's Chicago business
        * FCB, Starcom nab Choose Chicago ad business
        * Why a racetrack honcho put his office in the basement

        * Ex-head of suburban religious organization denies sex harassment
        * FBI informant on tape hugging man before shooting him: prosecutors
        * Robo-calls on pension reform bill raise Rauner-Rahm rift
        * DNA solves murder of Northwest Side man missing since 1978
        * Robo-calls raise Rauner-Rahm rift
        * Ari Emanuel’s stake in ride-share firm raises uber questions
        * Ari Emanuel’s stake in ride-share firm raises uber questions: Mihalopoulos
        * Vehicle hits Roseland bus stop after police chase, injures 5
        * Vehicle hits Roseland bus stop, 5 injured
        * No public money for Obama library

        * Watchdog questions free parking for city workers
        * Watchdog questions free parking for city workers
        * Man shot to death in Grand Crossing neighborhood
        * Northwestern football players to vote on union Friday
        * Pawnshop that sold gun in cop killing agrees to report more on sales
        * IHSA lifts suspension of girls basketball coach
        * Emanuel's office rips Rauner robocalls on pension bill
        * Emanuel's office rips Rauner robocalls on pension bill
        * CPS mulls privatizing 3 more schools
        * Two officers hit by fleeing car in East Garfield Park

        * Initial Obama Library Vote A "Misunderstanding"
        * Legislator Protests Madigan As Party Chair, Won't Say Why
        * Tax Returns Revealing ... But Not Revealing Enough
        * Quinn Releases Tax Returns; Rauner's Waiting
        * Illinois Senate Joins Push For U.S. Constitutional Convention
        * Quinn Signs Law Intended To Lower Cost Of Auto Leasing
        * Mayors' group pushes for Illinois pension reform
        * Two don't-miss events this Wednesday
        * Illinois Medicaid Paying For The Dead
        * Wait Continues For Schools' Fate Under Proposed New Formula

        * Our Opinion: Top Teen making Springfield a better place
        * Our Opinion: Computer lab a boost for the homeless
        * Lawsuit seeks investigation of hiring under Quinn
        * Madigan re-elected to lead state Democratic party
        * Madigan: 'Misunderstanding' on Obama library vote
        * Hastert, other state Republicans supporting immigration reform
        * Audit: Treasurer's office has 30 guns not given to police
        * State audit: Police training money misspent
        * Amazon takes hit in states with online tax, study says
        * Bankruptcy court trial sought over $3.8 million paid to Parsons

        * Drive-by shoots man through Washington Park gas station window
        * Big Ten recruits, games to watch
        * Car dealer says`Buy American' proposal off mark
        * Daily business briefing: Toyota outsells GM
        * Clinton council looks to slow hiring of hospital's management firm
        * Loren Tate 4/23/2014
        * SARAA Alert: Police searching for missing Belleville boy
        * Nice weather Wednesday -- but it won't last
        * Council delays action on changing neighborhood business district
        * Meg Makes: Take these recipes and run with them

        * The 10th District money race
        * Aurora Democrat calls out IHSA
        * Lawyers: Ill. hazing law vague, unconstitutional
        * Ill. House OKs lower-cost hunting bill for seniors
        * Quinn’s running mate takes new consulting job

        * Rahm, Danny Davis Cheer Expansion of Ex-Of...
        * Rep. Robin Kelly marking first year in off...
        * When Punishment Is Torture: An Open Letter...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. placed in solitary confi...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. Changes Prisons, Could B...
        * Inmates Sent To Solitary Confinement For H...
        * Friend — Not Feds — Transports Jesse Jacks...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. Transferred To Alabama P...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. sent to solitary then tr...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. Maneuvers Himself Into M...

        * Loading Koch Industries Website Too Many T......
        * Maryland and DC among worst for food aller......
        * Cleveland State University to reestablish ......
        * Convicted political boss Al Sanchez runnin......
        * Candidates make last filings for local, st......

        * Illinois Lt. Gov. Simon opposes pension le......
        * Dillard Odd Man Out on Pension Deal Reaction...
        * Sen. Mark Kirk sides with Rauner on pensio......
        * Governor's race infighting threatens pensi......
        * SCHOONERS - Home of Everyone's Favorite Be......

        * 8th CD GOP candidate Larry Kaifesh rallies Tea Partiers
        * Weyermuller: Senator Rand Paul urges school choice in Chicago
        * The Chicago Dictionary: Volume Three
        * State Rep. Sullivan says Democrats intend to use Obama Library as wedge issue
        * The [Friday] Papers
        * CapitolFax: GOP Leaders are “Nay” to Obama library
        * Meet Orlando Rivera And His Chicago Cuatro Orchestra
        * Thorner: Anti-Amnesty rally planned in Chicago to oppose GOP leadership
        * Kinzinger and Schock encourage immigration reform [video]
        * Sunday book review section. This is Not a Test.

        * Governor Quinn Promotes Welcome Home Illinois Program at Annual Affordable Housing Conference - Addresses Industry Leaders on State’s Improving Housing Market and New Program for First-Time Homebuyers
        * IEMA Encourages Participation in ‘America’s PrepareAthon!’ on April 30 - First National Day of Action Expected to Draw Millions of Participants
        * Redeploy Illinois Program Diverts Thousands of Youth From Prison System, Saves State $60 Million - New analysis of prison diversion initiative shows 54 percent reduction in juvenile incarceration
        * Illinois EPA Recognized for 40 Year of Graduate Public Service Internship Partnership with University of Illinois at Springfield - Agency Internship Programs Help Students Gain Real-World Knowledge of Environmental Protection and Regulations
        * Governor Quinn Proclaims Tuesday, April 22, Earth Day in Illinois - Urges People Across the State to Go Green and Continue Environmental Consciousness

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