LIVE session coverage...
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
The curious case of Keith Matune

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014

* Chicago Tribune, May 07, 1991

A Woodridge man was arrested and charged with being a fugitive from justice after police discovered he is wanted on a larceny charge in Montgomery County, Va.

Police said they stopped a car driven by Keith R.W. Matune, 21, of 5921 Jackson Drive early Friday on the 6200 block of Belmont Road for driving with bright headlights.

Matune, who was taken to Du Page County Jail, will be extradited to Virginia, police said.

* Matune is now running for the Illinois House as a Republican against Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove). He’s expected to have lots of support from groups on the right because of Rep. Sandack’s vote for gay marriage and his years-long battle with Dan Proft (whose PAC just received a $1.5 million check from a far right businessman). The House Republican Organization found the above story with a simple Google search, I’m told. HRO has vowed to defend all challenged incumbents in the primary.

The 1991 arrest in and of itself is probably no big deal. Things happen in life. But Sandack wanted to make sure Matune knew about this, so, apparently as a courtesy, he asked for a sitdown with Matune, and the two met with one person from each camp present to talk it over.

* Matune then issued a blistering press release

Keith Matune, who is challenging State Rep. Ron Sandack, claimed today that the incumbent Republican legislator threatened him at a meeting the two had at Omega restaurant in Downers Grove yesterday, January 12.

According to Matune, Sandack told him the meeting was a “courtesy” to inform him that members of the House Republican Organization (HRO) will be releasing unflattering, personal information about his past. Information that could damage Matune’s reputation in the community.

The information Sandack may have been referring to is a newspaper article from 1991 that noted Matune had been arrested for larceny, was an out of state fugitive from justice, and was being extradited.

Matune said the incident was an “innocent misunderstanding” and explained that he “unintentionally wrote a $150 check that was returned for insufficient funds while attending college out of state.” While home for the summer, he was stopped by local police for a broken headlight and was notified during the stop that there was an out of state warrant issued for an insufficient check.

Matune said he was “completely surprised and unaware of the situation,” and that he was not arrested and all charges were dropped within 24 hours after he made full restitution.

Sandack totally denies that any threats of any kind were made.

And he wasn’t arrested? Well, not according to the Tribune, but maybe the paper made a mistake. Still, there’s also this little matter of what looks to be mugshots

* And check out this DuPage County record by clicking here

the said defendant after having been charged in Montgomery County, Commonwealth of Virginia with the offense of Fraud - Insufficient Funds Check, in violation of Virginia statute 18.2-181, fled the Commonwealth of Virginia with the intent to avoid prosecution of that offense. [Emphasis added.]

* Back to Matune’s press release

According to the Illinois State Police database, Matune has no record of arrest, which is reflected in his employment applications. [Emphasis added]

Uh-oh. If he really was arrested, that might turn out to be a huge problem for Matune because he’s a teacher.

* And then he revealed something that HRO didn’t know about. Back to the Matune press release

Matune apologized for the incident in a press release, including an indecency charge during a fraternity prank. [Emphasis added]

Um, OK.

* Ormsby

Meanwhile, a GOP source told The Illinois Observer that Matune had contacted the Daily Herald and asked if he “could amend his questionnaire and they confirmed he answered NO to the question: Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime?”

Oof.

If Matune is now attempting to cover up his 1991 arrest, he may have compromised the value of “it was a long time ago” argument by allegedly committing a fresh transgression, a transgression that would strike at the heart of his current character. Not good.

While the original charge would haunt Matune’s campaign, if he mishandles the response – that could doom it.

Uh-oh.

I’m assuming more will be on the way. Stay tuned.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


44 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 10:33 am:

    “Face forward…now tut to the right…”

    Yeah, I can see how forget that.

    Sandack, Sullivan, Pihos - all about the way Leader Durkin does his business, and the tenor of the Staff doing theirs.


  2. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 10:36 am:

    It’s never the screwup, but the coverup, that will get you in politics.

    What was the threat? Matune alleges a threat in the first sentence, then completely abandons the idea.

    If you accuse someone of making a threat, spell it out.


  3. - OneMan - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 10:37 am:

    Gonna sound silly since I have never been in the situation but do they only mug shot you if you have been arrested?


  4. - walker - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 10:40 am:

    You are your own best oppo researcher.

    Uncover the worst about your past, and let your opponent read about it in the newspaper because you gave it to them first.


  5. - Aldyth - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 10:44 am:

    “It was so long ago and they’ll never find out.”

    Famous campaign-ending words.


  6. - SonofSuperAbe2014 - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 10:47 am:

    Keith Matune for governor!! He will be ready “to serve” on the first day.


  7. - Formerly Known As... - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 10:54 am:

    A prime example of why tolerance and basic respect for others is important.

    Who among us are perfect?

    He looks young in that mug shot, and it sounds like a dumb mistake made by a college kid. College kids make lots of dumb mistakes and dumb choices.

    But he isn’t likely to earn much sympathy or tolerance in light of the many stones he has cast.


  8. - PublicServant - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 10:56 am:

    I’ll bet the BGA and Andy Shaw don’t jump on this any time soon…just sayin.


  9. - OneMan - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 10:56 am:

    Formerly Known As…

    Agree, however he has lost some of that sympathy with the whole press release thing.


  10. - anon - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 10:56 am:

    Perhaps he filed the paperwork to have the arrest expunged.


  11. - CircularFiringSquad - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 10:59 am:

    apparently the whackobirds are not vetting their candidates very well this cycle….they probably think FarmerBrucey will pull them all in :)


  12. - Formerly Known As... - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 11:00 am:

    Then again, Al Sanchez and Isaac Carothers make this incident look like amateur hour. Maybe Matune was just training to run for office in Illinois?


  13. - Formerly Known As... - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 11:03 am:

    OneMan - so true.

    What goes around comes around. Treat others without mercy, and they aren’t likely to show mercy upon you during your hour of need.


  14. - Joan P. - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 11:04 am:

    “fled the Commonwealth of Virginia with the intent to avoid prosecution”

    That is standard language in any extradition warrant. It can mean nothing more than the person left the state, perhaps not even knowing (as Matune claims) that there were charges pending.

    I can’t get even mildly excited about a 22-year-old NSF check for $150.


  15. - Smoggie - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 11:04 am:

    Sandack seemed genuinely surprised by the outburst by his opponent, which may explain Sandack’s cryptic Facebook post a day or so ago (”Was again reminded that no good deed goes unpunished.”)


  16. - Toure's Latte - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 11:13 am:

    A college kid bounced a check and the county cops in DuPage took him in. Big deal.

    So did he streak or just moon? Our frat did an annual streak party “for the initiates”. Weird to think about it now, but hey, COLLEGE.

    The part that doesn’t pass the smell test, is an incumbent extending ANY courtesy. In Illinois? Come on.


  17. - Knome Sane - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 11:16 am:

    It sorta, kinda ironic that Matune posts on his Facebook page the following:

    “Virtually every state employee must pass a criminal background, especially those working with children. McCraven should be fired, so should the person that hired him.”


  18. - Knome Sane - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 11:19 am:

    And here all along I though he was arrested for wearing that mugshot sweater in public.


  19. - SonofSuperAbe2014 - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 11:22 am:

    I wonder what the parents of his students will think about a teacher who is a serial liar and was charged w/ public indecency?


  20. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 11:23 am:

    ===doesn’t pass the smell test, is an incumbent extending ANY courtesy===

    Happens a lot more than you’d think.


  21. - John Galt - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 11:36 am:

    So would the new Ives bill preclude Matune from being employed by the State of Illinois? Or from being elected?

    In general though, I agree the best course of action with old arrest records is to just disclose it early on your own tems. Take the thunder out of the opponents hit pieces, if any.

    And much depends on the type of crime and how long it’s been since the transgression or transgressions. Several legislators have had misdemeanor DUIs, vandalism, public intoxication, suspended license issues, etc from 10 or 20 years ago. Just disclose it & pray its minor enough or long enough that any attempted attack will fall flat. Usually if a candidate has truly turned over a new leaf and put a good length of time behind them, the party rank & file won’t make a big beef about it.

    But some things are just too brutal. Felonies, spousal abuse, etc. And if the behavior pattern is still there, or if it’s only been 2-5 years, then perhaps the person shouldn’t be running in the first place. They’d be better off waiting another 10 years to establish a longer clean track record.


  22. - Bill White - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 11:54 am:

    What I see here is a genuine opportunity for the Democrats to pick up a seat.

    In 2012 Barack Obama carried House 81, Bill Foster carried his portions of House 81, Democrat Liz Chaplin garnered the most votes in the County Board 2 portions of House 81 and Democrat Sharon Bryant garnered the most votes in the County Board 3 portions of House 81.

    And, strong Democratic precincts consistently had lower turnout than Republican precincts.

    Hopefully the Downers Grove Township Democrats will slate a strong candidate regardless of who wins the GOP primary.


  23. - dupage dan - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 12:06 pm:

    The post indicates Matune is 21 y/o. Is that now, or at the time of the “alleged” arrest. Since that took place in 1991, I will assume that was his age when the incident took place. Otherwise, he ain’t even born yet.

    To the post - a poorly vetted candidate implodes - he will become an afterthought after today.


  24. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 12:07 pm:

    === ===doesn’t pass the smell test, is an incumbent extending ANY courtesy===

    Happens a lot more than you’d think.===

    Some of THE best backstories are those of competing campaigns, candidates… and the back channel talks and the quiet courtesy meetings, and a very large portion, are quite cordial.


  25. - John Galt - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 12:18 pm:

    DuPage Dan–

    Why do you think he will implode? Because he passed a bad $150 check when in college and “fled the state to avoid arrest” (aka returned home from college for the summer)?

    Or because he lied about it when asked directly by the Daily Herald?

    Because for me, his misdemeanor from 23 years ago doesn’t seem to be that big of a deal to me. This wasn’t Frank Abernathe kiting checks for years here. He didn’t physically hurt anybody. He wasn’t a gang member slinging dope. People in their teens and 20s do stupid things. And honestly, if the HRO cranked out hit pieces based on that I’d view it as awfully petty and trivial.

    It’s the lying about it to the DH that does him in.


  26. - John Galt - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 12:21 pm:

    And I agree on the cordial back channel meetings. But let’s be honest here. When campaign X has dirt on campaign Y and wants to meet ahead of time, it’s self serving, otherwise they wouldn’t do it. Campaign X is hoping that person Y just drops the entire campaign and saves campaign X the headache of running a contested race.


  27. - Knome Sane - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 12:53 pm:

    You have to give Sandack credit here. All he does is say to his opponent “Look, this is out there. It may come out”.

    To which his opponent picks up the ball and runs with it.

    Cue Sandack, clapping his hands together: “Well, my work is done,” says Sandack.


  28. - Bill White - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 12:54 pm:

    === And I agree on the cordial back channel meetings. But let’s be honest here. When campaign X has dirt on campaign Y and wants to meet ahead of time, it’s self serving, otherwise they wouldn’t do it. Campaign X is hoping that person Y just drops the entire campaign and saves campaign X the headache of running a contested race. ===

    I thought John Travolta was terrific as Jack Stanton in Primary Colors.


  29. - Frank Abernathe - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 12:57 pm:

    Galt @ 12:18:

    Don’t you mean “Frank Abagnale”?


  30. - DuPage Bard - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 1:07 pm:

    I believe this may be the first wake up call for the IFI and others, “I want the rest of all you cowboys to know, there’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Jimmy Durkin. You all be cool, right on.”
    Credit to Eddie Murphy for the quote.


  31. - MrJM - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 1:11 pm:

    What I see here is a genuine opportunity for the Democrats to pick up a seat.

    Few Democrats will have much “fire in the belly” to fight against one of the only House Republicans to vote for marriage equality. Democratic campaigns in that area are already a tough slog, but working to topple someone who cast a brave vote for civil equality? Talk about unappealing.

    And many of that district’s Democrats are probably proud of being represented by the man in this video: http://youtu.be/iOWP_DJgtpo

    I’m not saying a Democratic candidate could never beat him or that nobody should ever try — but this time around, such a campaign would very likely be a sad waste of time and money.

    – MrJM


  32. - just sayin' - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 1:13 pm:

    I’m wondering if the big deal here is the public indecency. Would you want your girls’ gymnastics coach to have a record of not keeping his junk in his pants?


  33. - Bill White - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 1:47 pm:

    @MrJM

    . . . but this time around, such a campaign would very likely be a sad waste of time and money . . .

    Especially as this is a mid-term election.

    And also because these numbers do give Democratic leadership a certain amount of leverage over any GOP incumbent.


  34. - Junior Samples - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 1:52 pm:

    The contrast between the new HRO political operation and the prior ? Night and day.


  35. - John Galt - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 1:57 pm:

    Abernathe @ 12:57pm. Quite right. My bad. Point still stands.

    And justo clarify, although it is self serving, at least it gives the guy a head’s up too. I’m a big fan of proverbial smoke filled rooms and back channels, whether they be cordial or uncordial. If things can get sorted out before bloody or expensive primaries happen, all the better.


  36. - Bill White - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 2:07 pm:

    To clarify, I believe House 81 would be a very real pick up opportunity for the Democrats but “if and only if” the state party were supportive of the effort including money and assistance in recruiting a competent field operation.

    There are plenty of low turn out multi-family precincts that could be organized in strong Dem precincts if money and manpower were available.

    But without statewide party support it probably would be a fool’s errand. Since the Democrats already have a veto proof majority maybe they think it just isn’t worth the effort.


  37. - SonofSuperAbe2014 - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 2:14 pm:

    Galt,

    Matune’s press release was a lie, his Daily Herald answer was a lie and his own self admitted public indecency is high irony from a family values candidate.


  38. - Chris Robling - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 5:31 pm:

    Toast, anyone?


  39. - MH - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 5:53 pm:

    doing a simple google check, Keith makes $94,000 a year. Wouldn’t a prudent man write a check and make this go away?


  40. - Bill White - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 5:53 pm:

    Has the House Republican Organization (HRO) issued any sort of comment or statement about this?

    Have they confirmed that they actually intended to run with this story?


  41. - John Galt - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 5:59 pm:

    SonofSuperAbe2014—

    That’s pretty much the thrust of my question. It isn’t so much that a 21 year old made some poor decisions 23 years ago. It’s how the 44 year old candidate is handling (or rather mis-handling) it right now.

    And yes, often times family values candidates can get labeled as hypocritical if they violate their own proffered standards. However, that doesn’t always have to be the case. If it’s done in a context of “When I was younger I did X, which I learned was wrong and it made me miserable. That is why I straightened my out and am now advocating Y.” In that context, rather than being a blow-hard politician lecturing from on-high, the candidate instead is saying, “Hey, I’ve been there man…and trust me, this is other way is the way to go…”. It’s a very different vibe.

    The problem is, Matune doesn’t seem to be doing any of that. And it appears as if the only motivating factor for wanting to now “amend” his Daily Herald profile is that he realized people were going to find out anyway. But before the Sandack sit-down, he was happy to just lie about it and hope that it never came up.

    Ergo, “toast.”


  42. - Bill White - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 7:59 pm:

    I still haven’t seen any confirmation that Minority Leader Durkin and the HRO was planning on dropping this bomb. Maybe my Google skills are weak.

    Can anyone link to a statement or comment from the HRO?


  43. - Bill White - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 8:04 pm:

    Also to, I seem to recall that the Illinois Policy Institute tried to raise a furor over a 20 year court case involving Bob Rita.

    How are these instances different?


  44. - Reader - Tuesday, Jan 14, 14 @ 8:43 pm:

    Really can’t understand why no one has called out Sandack on his conflict of interest. He served in the IL Senate and Mayor of Downers Grove at the same time. No way can you convince me that the interest of Downers Grove and the remainder of the district were always the same.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Rauner overridden on pension bill
* Statehouse flooded with education funding bills
* *** UPDATED x2 - Rep. Bradley responds *** Murphy: Madigan has "personal vendetta against the Governor that holds all of Illinois hostage"
* AFSCME: "It is time for these seven House Republicans to move beyond rhetoric and take action"
* Lesser-known impasse problems
* New York vs. Chicago on guns
* Question of the day
* Lobbyist at center of controversy blames opponents
* Nobody's giving in
* Unclear on the concept
* A look ahead
* *** UPDATED x2 *** War of words escalates between Rauner, Emanuel
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - "End of May" party update
* "Working together will never happen"
* Illinois' connection to Memorial Day
* *** LIVE *** Session Coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Madigan to tell members his side of working group talks
* 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

  
* Want a Windows 10 Mobile phablet? Take a trip to Spain
* Should our phones move from USB Type C to Thunderbolt 3?
* Asus Zenfone 3 details, iPhone 7 storage options & more – Pocketnow Daily
* Kaspersky scares us into not charging our smartphones ever again
* Another Le 2 passes through TENAA as LeEco’s first Exynos phone
* Rumor mill hypes up Honor 8
* Best icon packs

* White Sox call on Latos to halt 7-game skid
* Quintana excellent, out-dueled by Harvey in opener
* Quintana excellent, outdueled by Harvey in opener
* White Sox are built to last in AL Central race
* After Melky bunt, Frazier takes blame for missed chance
* Quintana excellent, out-dueled by Harvey in opener
* Mets 1, White Sox 0: Matt Harvey's rebound date

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


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

Archives
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


* Miller: All-out political war all but certain b.....
* Chicago gets some pension relief as Rauner veto.....
* Chicago gets some pension relief as Rauner veto.....
* No Illinois budget deal likely before midnight .....
* State lawmakers override bill veto to ease Chic.....
* Illinois Democrats poised to defy governor's bu.....
* Rauner, legislators remain deadlocked on budget.....


* Garland gives commencement address at old high school
* Chicago, private company to turn wastewater into fertilizer
* Police promise more West Side patrols as shootings erupt
* Medical pot advocates cheer Illinois governor's about-face
* Ex-fire chief gets jail time for stealing from department
* 15-year-old girl shot dead on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive
* State warns of toxic algae forming on Illinois lakes, rivers
* Illinois budget chief: 2nd year without deal 'devastating'
* 7-year-old Chicago girl dies in tractor accident
* Illinois budget negotiations appear to be going nowhere

* Another year without a budget? Sure looking that way
* Chicago gets some pension relief as Rauner veto overridden
* Illinois Senate OKs bill to give unpaid leave to sexual abuse victims
* Senate passes bill to reopen State Museum, create fairgrounds foundation
* Chicago pension savings plan OK'd over Rauner veto
* Cullerton: Rauner has to back off 'radical demands' in turnaround agenda
* Chicago mayor, unions praise Senate pension break override
* Illinois House OKs plan to expand medical marijuana program
* Senate overrides veto of Chicago pension break
* Senate overrides veto override of Chicago pension break

* Women's work? Nonprofit CFO
* West Loop transformation
* Helping Exelon's at-risk nukes helps everybody
* Here's your chance to buy that empty prison
* Can millennials revive Walter E. Smithe?


* Georgia Nicols horoscopes for May 31, 2016
* Dear Abby: Guy’s female friend too touchy-feely
* Man, 44, critically wounded in Washington Park shooting
* Man shot in South Shore
* Penguins score late in third to take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final
* Girl rescued from Kankakee River, search for brother stopped
* Can Arrieta recapture precision against 2015 no-hit victims?
* Wood gets off couch, retires 12 straight as Cubs beat Dodgers
* Another violent Memorial Day weekend: More shot, fewer killed
* 17-year-old boy shot in Little Village


* Authorities say 12-year old boy missing in Kankakee River
* Obama's numbers better read on 2016 than Clinton-Trump polls
* Stephen Curry and record-setting Warriors headed back to NBA Finals
* South Korean officials say North Korean missile launch failed
* Cincinnati Zoo director defends killing gorilla to save boy
* 3 injured in Lake Shore Drive crash
* 5 wounded in Monday shootings, raising holiday weekend toll to 58 shot
* Travis Wood pitches four perfect relief innings as Cubs one-hit Dodgers
* Jacob Kenyon gets Somonauk to state baseball finals for 1st time in 68 years
* Cubs' bullpen dips into history after perfect outing


* Another year without a budget? Sure looking that way
* Chicago gets some pension relief as Rauner veto overridden
* Illinois Senate OKs bill to give unpaid leave to sexual abuse victims
* Kathleen Parker: A trump too far?
* Senate passes bill to reopen State Museum, create fairgrounds foundation
* Chicago pension savings plan OK'd over Rauner veto
* Cullerton: Rauner has to back off 'radical demands' in turnaround agenda
* Chicago mayor, unions praise Senate pension break override
* Illinois House OKs plan to expand medical marijuana program
* Senate overrides veto of Chicago pension break


* 'Perfect bunt' stuns Warriors softball
* SJ-O baseball will earn first state trophy
* Spartans softball falls short of state
* Storm overcomes weather, Panthers for state spot
* Clanton's blast lifts Bunnies to first state bid
* Area prep statistics: Boys' tennis (May 31)
* Golfers make huge move, qualify for match play
* Sponsor: No vote on Exelon bill; future of Clinton plant unclear
* Cincinnati Zoo director defends killing gorilla to save boy
* Chicago gets some pension relief as Rauner veto overridden


* Wood steps up big for Chicago Cubs
* Penguins edge Sharks 3-2 in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final
* NBA Finals rematch set as Warriors, Cavs to meet again
* Illinois budget 'storm' likely to continue
* Softball: MSL's 'final four' set for sectionals

* 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

* Senator Durbin Statement on TSA Security D......

* Defence sales: US Senate may vote to bring......

* Norwood Park observes Memorial Day
* Happy Memorial Day
* 11 states sue over federal transgender bathrooms. Illinois not one of them.
* Ronald Reagan Memorial Day Remarks at Arlington National Cemetery 1986
* What is a supermajority for?
* Friday’s school funding and special education legislative update. Five days to go.
* Halabi looks at the UFT numbers. “Didn’t show up” won.
* Live From The Drive
* Biking The Drive This Morning
* The Claypool rule.


* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact




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