SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Question of the day

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014

* Dan Rutherford is going up on the air this week with a “modest” Downstate TV ad buy. No Chicago, according to the Sun-Times

“We have the resources to bring our message directly to the voters,” said Rutherford in the statement. “No longer will the television and radio space be dominated by a ‘billionaire bully’ who feels his money entitles him to the nomination.” […]

“All the stuff he has ready to go is positive,” Rutherford spokesman Brian Sterling told the Sun-Times. […]

Sterling said there’s no truth to rumors that Rutherford is considering dropping out of the race.

“Almost just the opposite has happened with our volunteer base,” Sterling told the Sun-Times.

“On Saturday we had a volunteer rally in Morris. It was snowing like hell and we had almost 100 volunteers come out. Our supporters are rallying behind him. I don’t think he’s concerned about how this sits with his supporters because I’m sure he’s going to be vindicated.”

* The Question: Do you think Dan Rutherford will still be in the governor’s race on primary day? Take the poll and then explain your answer in comments, please.


survey tools

- Posted by Rich Miller        


58 Comments
  1. - Downstate - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:30 pm:

    I voted “yes”. After all, what does he have to lose at this point.

    If he were to come in second, it sets him up for another state wide run.


  2. - Southwest Cook - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:31 pm:

    Rutherford has been running for Governor for twenty years. There’s no quitting now.


  3. - Percival - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:31 pm:

    He has the money the others do not, and he has some outs on the charges. The only way for him to get knocked out is if a series of employees testify to misconduct. If his internal report clears him, he needs to get that out ASAP. Right now he is a defenseless piñata.


  4. - Raymond - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:34 pm:

    Dan may well be toast - he will be dogged by this “scandal” for the next couple weeks, at least - but I can’t imagine him giving up.

    It’s been clear since his first year as treasurer that he is shooting for a higher office. He immediately beefed up the office’s communications team and has basically been campaigning non-stop (albeit via official treasurer activities) through his entire term.

    Maybe I’m missing something, but what does he have to lose by staying in the race?


  5. - too obvious - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:35 pm:

    If he drops out he would just be saying it’s all true.

    But if Dan wants to remain viable he needs to get on offense and explain what’s going on. He’s falling fast.


  6. - Norseman - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:36 pm:

    If you define “in” as legally running, the yes would be your answer. I’m defining “in” as has a credible chance to win and based on that definition I’d have to go with no.

    He’s having problem dealing with his recent issue and that will continue. His “positive” modest buy came too late. Now he needs to hit and hit hard. I don’t see that coming.


  7. - What if, what happens? - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:37 pm:

    What if he somehow wins the primary and then the investigation comes up with something that makes him ineligible to run in the general, how is the stand in decided? Or worse yet if he also wins the general then the investigation finds it is factual and he has to step down.

    Only in Illinois………


  8. - RNUG - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:37 pm:

    Voted yes. Staying in lends credibility to his denial. He has nothing to lose …


  9. - MrJM - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:38 pm:

    (The facts we know) × (the usual political variables) × (multi-millionaire opponent) = too early to tell.

    – MrJM


  10. - Cincinnatus - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:38 pm:

    I don’t see a survival path.

    If the charges are verified, he’s toast.

    Because of the Rauner accusations, Rauner will run a few million in ads against him in retribution.

    If the charges against Rauner are false, he looks VERY petulant and not gubernatorial material.

    Only if the charges are false and the Rauner charges true lies hope.

    I just don’t see a path given we’re only 41 days away.


  11. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:38 pm:

    === how is the stand in decided?===

    Kinda uncharted territory since he has a running mate. But I figure it would prolly be the state party, just like with Jack Ryan.


  12. - Formerly Known As... - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:39 pm:

    At this point, 65% he drops out - 35% he stays.

    It depends almost entirely on how “scandalous” the details that emerge over the next couple of weeks are and the supporting facts. The early indications are not good at all for Rutherford right now.

    It also depends on whether the Rutherford crew suffers any more self-inflicted wounds like that press conference.


  13. - Ray del Camino - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:39 pm:

    My gut react was “no,” but I pulled the “too early” lever instead.


  14. - Louis G. Atsaves - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:44 pm:

    I believe he will stay in. He is a determined person. The only question remaining is will he finish strong or as a wounded duck?


  15. - L.S. - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:45 pm:

    unless he does something drastic, the current trajectory is pretty bad. Over the next 10-14 days this tawdry narrative is going to start to set in and it’s lights out.


  16. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:48 pm:

    I voted “no.” He only seems to have money when compared to Brady and Dillard.

    He certainly doesn’t have enough money to change the subject. He won’t raise another dime now.

    As far as what does he have to lose, one possibility is the continuation of this story and further scrutiny. There’s blood in the water, and that’s when the sharks come…..

    I can envision a withdrawal where he devotes his time to defend himself against the current charges and gets himself off the front pages.


  17. - DuPage Rep - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:50 pm:

    What do you think the lead story is going to be on the 5, 6, and 10 o’clock news tonight? The latest snow storm….. NO. It is going to be the letter, along with the trips with the male staffer. I voted No because I think Dan is smart enough to know there is no walking back that goofy press conference, and the little old ladies in tennis shoes that once thought Dan was a nice boy do not like sexual harassment charge(s) made by an man against a male.


  18. - Joe Bidenopolous - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:52 pm:

    I voted yes - not sure what he has to lose at this point. I am…doubtful…this “situation” will be resolved in any meaningful way by March 18, I don’t really think truth is out there. But that said, he’s toast. I think he’ll end in the 9-12% range.


  19. - RNUG - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:53 pm:

    ==What if he somehow wins the primary and then the investigation comes up with something that makes him ineligible to run in the general==

    From the State level, eligibility to run seems pretty straightforward; he should still pass the three items.

    Constitution of the State of Illinois, ARTICLE V,
    SECTION 3. ELIGIBILITY

    To be eligible to hold the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller or Treasurer, a person must be a United States citizen, at least 25 years old, and a resident of this State for the
    three years preceding his election.

    ————

    BTW - while doublechecking the above, I found an interesting sidebar note about Gov. Joseph W. Fifer (R) asserting during Gov. Len Small’s trial that the governorship of Illinois had the divine right of kings. Wonder if that is where Rauner got the idea?


  20. - Johnny Q. Suburban - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:54 pm:

    I voted too early to tell. I wonder how big the scandal is to people who aren’t hyper-plugged into Illinois politics. I’ve had friends not in the scene mention it in passing, knowing I am “plugged in” but I just can’t get a sense from the everyday folk. It’s big news here, sure, but I would assume Rauner would not be polling well if Capitol Fax was sampled. I am curious to see whenever the next poll is put into the field to see the effect it’s having because I have no handle on it.


  21. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:00 pm:

    Rutherford could always stay in the race just to
    expose Mitt Rauner’s true colors and return the “favor”.

    Save the party from itself. Since apparently no one else is going to do it.


  22. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:04 pm:

    === how is the stand in decided?===

    OMG, please don’t bring Alan Keyes back.


  23. - Throwing Stones - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:05 pm:

    Yes as this seems to me to be the current race……

    exploit some nursing homes…………………..))) rauner

    factory workers are lazy…………………………)))) brady

    pick up one of these guys at work…..)))) RUTHERFORD

    Brady pulling ahead by a hair but Rutherford hanging in.


  24. - E Man - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:05 pm:

    Voted no. Ditto what Word said, exactly.


  25. - Exhausted - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:09 pm:

    He will stay the same way he did for SOS when, as happened, he was getting walloped in the polls. He is a self-driven, minipulative politician. His personal impression of himself will not allow him to quit. The only way he could be out is if he were found quilty of misuse of state funds or resources for political use. That is not going to happen before the primary nor even before the General. Prosecution just doesn’t move that quickly. As in: Blago, Ryan and Smith. Slow is the nature of the game…..


  26. - Konda Chilly - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:10 pm:

    Rutherford’s ad guy is the most nervous guy in America. His mission is to get Dan to spend his money before he drops out of the race.


  27. - Darienite - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:11 pm:

    Too early to tell. Agree w/ Johnny Q. Suburban and disagree with DuPage Dan. While it will be mentioned in tonight’s news, the weather and the proposal to eliminate horse-drawn carriages will lead. And Ch. 5 has to talk about the Olympics.


  28. - Almost the Weekend - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:13 pm:

    He’s staying in. GOP primary voters tend not believe the mainstream media.

    Also and more importantly, with what was discussed on the blog that DR is a very hardworker, but at the same time very big headed. He’s running his own campaign thinking he knows what is best. And I might be overgeneralizing, but all politicians are ambitious and have a huge ego. Ever since Rutherford has been Treasurer he has had his sights on the Springfield mansion. There’s no way he drops with his ambition, ego, and career goal only 9 months away. He’s come to far to quit, even with everything that has happened in the past 5 days.


  29. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:18 pm:

    All things being equal, I vote NO.

    This is a game of Texas Hold Em.

    All four are “all in”, unless a bad “river card” sinks them before all 5 are shown.

    Dan wants to see all five, even if his Two Pair are now a pair of Deuces.


  30. - walker - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:21 pm:

    No. He had a long shot, and I was looking forward to him taking it. This just makes the odds beyond reach.


  31. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:23 pm:

    I’ll say too early to tell, though I’m leaning no. Let’s see if the “letter writer” has facts or witnesses to back up his accusations.


  32. - Nearly Normal - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:24 pm:

    Voted yes. Dan will stay in. I worked on his first campaign in 1992 and I know he is stubborn and will want to stay in. I think he has been running towards governor since that date.


  33. - chad - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:29 pm:

    Dan stays in if the allegations are weak or vague. As for the charges of Rauner involvement, the $3,500 retainer — if that is all there is –might not pass the crowd on this blog, but maybe it satisfies Joe and Jane voter. So why walk away?


  34. - VictorNorth - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:29 pm:

    Voted “no”. Donations will shrivel.


  35. - Samurai - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:37 pm:

    Johnny Q. Suburban - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 2:54 pm: ===I voted too early to tell. I wonder how big the scandal is to people who aren’t hyper-plugged into Illinois politics. I’ve had friends not in the scene mention it in passing, knowing I am “plugged in” but I just can’t get a sense from the everyday folk.==

    Johnny Q. I have had the same experience with otherwise intelligent people not understanding that Rauner is not just some wealthy bidnessman with a cheap watch. Some know he is an insider who has clouted the system for years and they are fine with the real Rauner. The others, just low information voters.

    I guess the same applies to Rutherford. Assuming there is truth to the harassment and politicking on state time, your average LIVs.

    Problem is, I always figured Rutherford or Dillard for the only hope of taking on Rauner in the primary and Quinn in the general. Now, Quinn will hammer both Rauner and Rutherford.

    But then again, enough morons voted for Blago when it was privately known he was dirt and publicly known he was under investigation.


  36. - Samurai - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:39 pm:

    Sorry–meant:
    your average LIVs will still vote for him.


  37. - walker - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:40 pm:

    =====Ditto what Word said, exactly.====

    Ain’t that the truth!

    The man’s got game!


  38. - Toure's Latte - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:55 pm:

    I voted yes. This is Inside Baseball. Voters don’t care and are numbed by ‘unknown people’ making ‘unspecified allegations’. Stay in, take your lumps, lose, live to run another day…say, in two years against Mark Kirk.


  39. - Smoggie - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:55 pm:

    I voted too early.

    On its face, these are particularly bad allegations in a GOP primary, but if information comes out that casts major doubt on the credibility of the accuser, Dan could still rebound.


  40. - Wally - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:55 pm:

    Donations will shrivel? Perhaps, but right now, DR has more than double the money in the bank that Brady and Dillard have—combined. He has a strong base and he will still raise money, even more than a dime.


  41. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 3:57 pm:

    ===DR has more than double the money in the bank that Brady and Dillard have—combined.===

    To that …

    ===He only seems to have money when compared to Brady and Dillard.

    He certainly doesn’t have enough money to change the subject.===

    There is money, then there is MONEY.

    Just saying…


  42. - Wally - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 4:07 pm:

    DR has to get votes that Brady and Dillard may get, his money will help in that regard. DR will get votes in the Chicago area that would likely not go to Rauner, in spite of the $ Rauner spends.


  43. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 4:09 pm:

    - Wally -,

    A week ago, that had legs, but since Friday, that looks les and less likely.


  44. - Samurai - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 4:20 pm:

    Wally - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 4:07 pm: ==DR has to get votes that Brady and Dillard may get, his money will help in that regard==

    The real question is where do DR’s votes go if these charges are substantiated.


  45. - Ignatius_reilly - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 4:26 pm:

    I voted no. I do not know where his money will come from. The conservative money men will shy away; and the moderates (who are mostly business types) will want nothing with this workplace harassment allegations.


  46. - Henry Clay - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 4:41 pm:

    If Rauner keeps ratcheting up the political ads and the polls continue to show Bruce Rauner gaining an overwhelming base of support, Dan will reluctantly pull the pin in the next 2 weeks. Dan is a businessman. He isn’t going to burn good money for a lost cause.


  47. - DuPage - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 4:47 pm:

    I think no. One accusation could be a Rauner supporter. But three accusers make me think “where there is this much smoke, there might well be a fire.

    These severance packages seem very unusual in governmental agencies. Without more detail it is hard to tell, and as Rich pointed out, personnel matters are supposed to be confidential.


  48. - Sunshine - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 4:50 pm:

    I don’t think so. For the good of the party…..he will step aside. I see Dillard’s chances improving daily.


  49. - Just The Way It Is One - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 5:36 pm:

    Probably, so I voted “yes.” Unfortunately, as I’ve already suggested, Mr. Rutherford will not emerge victorious. It’s so dang hot in his Kitchen right now, that if you opened up wide all the windows in the House (in THIS Weather, take note!), all the Doors and everything, it’d still be boiling in there!

    The whole Race for him has just turned into a Defensive Tragedy of sorts now, and it’s just too much I’m afraid–even if the TV Ads somehow tout his past Record and can even give him a slight Boost in the Polls somehow, after this horrible allegation out there which has now raised doubts about his integrity and disposition, and at this late hour in the Race, it just won’t be enough of a boost and it’ll just ene-up being all too much for him to have overcome in the end…unbelievable, really–why it was just less than a couple WEEKS ago I really did still think the Treasurer had a decent shot…!

    But life can change “in the blink of an eye” Folks–and, unfortunately, it has in a BIG way for Dan now….


  50. - Just The Way It Is One - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 5:37 pm:

    That was meant to read above, “…end-up being…!”


  51. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 5:49 pm:

    I’m in the No camp. word makes the best argument for why.


  52. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 5:58 pm:

    I voted “too early” only because I’m pretty sure he and a small core of his supporters will try to stay in it until the end because they’ll continue to believe that he can win. However, I think that will be easier said than done, primarily because of what word had pointed out on another thread.


  53. - midwaygardens - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 6:42 pm:

    Don’t know if the accusations are true or not. But it does seem BR can’t handle a crisis. What his rush to a press conference, blaming an opponent on no credible evidence and poorly handling the investigation tells me, he shouldn’t be trusted with governing.


  54. - Bobo - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 7:35 pm:

    Hey Rauner dude, you outed your own guy


  55. - Fearless Freep - Wednesday, Feb 5, 14 @ 8:38 pm:

    Even if a candidate did “quit the race”, I think it would be too late to have his name actually removed from the ballot. The ballot is a done deal, yes?


  56. - Amuzing Myself - Thursday, Feb 6, 14 @ 8:07 am:

    I voted he stays in based on ego alone. The only thing that might cause him to drop out would be polling showing him finishing last in embarrassing fashion if this scandal has real legs.


  57. - Robo - Thursday, Feb 6, 14 @ 8:43 am:

    Voted yes. This is his life’s mission.


  58. - vibes - Thursday, Feb 6, 14 @ 11:44 am:

    No real downside in staying in — and these things have a way of subsiding as the attention shifts. Only way he jumps is if unions and Dillard put a big squeeze and can prove to him they will have something to offer (unlikely)


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* No pension bump for Stermer, MJM still not persuaded on special session
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - More comptroller stuff
* 1:30 comptroller announcement expected - Stermer appointed, says he will resign January 12th
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Comptroller stuff
* Golden Horseshoe Awards
* Bears open thread
* More adventures in misgovernance
* Question of the day - Golden Horseshoe Awards
* Petulance all around
* 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

          
        * Oppo R5 vs HTC One M8: Thin vs. Powerful
        * Bring Back the Old School with the NES30 Bluetooth Controller [DEALS]
        * OnePlus One mini, BlackBerry Classic, Windows Phone ups & downs | Pocketnow Weekly 127
        * Get off the fence and go get a smartwatch
        * Apple Watch retail, Android Wear Lollipop, Nexus 6 comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap
        * Our 5 favourite new Windows Phone apps of the week
        * White elephant: There's a reason they give this advice away

        * Dr. Evil Invades SNL to Blast North Korea and Sony (Video)
        * Revert.io Backs Up Your Evernote, Tumblr, and Other Cloud Data
        * The case for consistency: native design isn’t always right
        * Some Images of The Upcoming Samsung Z1 Leaked
        * Huawei Ascend GX1 Spotted on TENAA, Specifications and Images Surface
        * Tizen Based Samsung Z1 Expected To Launch Next Month
        * Moto X (2014) Gets Android 5.0 Lollipop In The UK

        * The year in injuries: White Sox have been better, could've been worse
        * Williams: Make protesting voices heard through vote
        * Williams: Make protesting voices heard through vote
        * White Sox also had a December to remember 100 years ago
        * Terrerobytes: Future of Cuban baseball complicated on both sides
        * White Sox sign George Kottaras to a minor league deal
        * Kottaras to join White Sox with Minor League deal

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


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

        Archives
        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


        * Public Pensions Are America's Greece..
        * Republicans On Special Session..
        * Havenstein to New Hampshire Supporters: 'You In.....
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Rauner talks of dogs, housi.....
        * Mother speaks at slain Chicago teen's funeral..


        * 1 dead, many injured in shooting at suburban party
        * 1 dead, many injured in shooting at suburban party
        * Mother speaks at slain Chicago teen's funeral
        * Chicago mayor's teenage son mugged near home
        * 2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crash
        * Illinois farm groups foresee market growth in Cuba
        * 2nd Illinois prison with possible chickenpox
        * Stolen laptop held Northwestern patient data
        * 2 charged with stealing from Salvation Army bucket
        * US criminal probes nab 13; race questions raised

        * State treasurer employees get raises, stipends as Rutherford’s term comes to end
        * Springfield-based U.S. attorney’s investigations nab 13; race questions raised
        * 2nd Illinois prison with possible chickenpox
        * Quinn signs bill increasing juror pay
        * Quinn names longtime aide Jerry Stermer comptroller until Jan. 12
        * Quinn signs law to nix deadline for asbestos lawsuits
        * Quinn to name comptroller replacement this afternoon
        * Madigan says T-Mobile settlement shields consumers
        * Quinn calls legislature back to Springfield to approve special election to replace Topinka
        * Audit: DCFS loses track of runaways

        * Can Garcia's run for mayor fire up independents?
        * Chicago's newest workout (and personal statement) options
        * A photo shop for photographers
        * The Life of Patrick Ryan: Act II, Scene 2
        * Office conversions kick small firms to the curb


        * Lakeview pot dispensary on hold; Tunney opposes Halsted location
        * Despite community pleas, CPS puts Dyett HS out for proposals
        * Quinn to appoint new Illinois Comptroller today
        * Gov. Quinn appoints longtime aide as Illinois comptroller
        * Watch: President Obama's year-end press conference
        * Rewriting the Sony cyberattack script
        * time for new course in Cuba
        * Are Rahm's numbers creeping up? New internals show him near 50
        * Obama guidance, press schedule, Dec. 19, 2014. Press conference
        * A whole lot of nothing from the City Council


        * South Loop crash leaves two dead, one hospitalized
        * One killed, as many as 10 more shot at south suburban house party
        * At least 5 wounded in shootings since Saturday evening
        * FBI: 'Play-Along Bandit' hits 6th bank
        * Emanuel's son robbed near family's North Side home
        * Man dies day after Albany Park shooting
        * Demario Bailey funeral: 'The kids are the world. It starts with them'
        * DNA leads to murder charges in 1994 stabbing
        * 1 dead, 16 injured in separate shootings


        * Listen to State Week - December 19, 2014
        * Quinn Picks Budget Chief To Be Temporary Comptroller
        * 'Uber-gentrification' a force in Chicago's West Loop
        * Durbin leaving Congressional roommates behind
        * Worries rise in Russia as ruble falls
        * Improviser finds purpose in Chicago police mental health crisis trainings
        * Chicago 'petcoke' handler says it'll enclose piles
        * Waukegan woman seeks to trademark 'I can't breathe'
        * Obama re-establishing US relations with Cuba
        * Teaching hospitals hit hardest by medicare fines for patient safety


        * Quote of the day: Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Rauner talks of dogs, housing and the work ahead as governor
        * State treasurer employees get raises, stipends as Rutherford’s term comes to end
        * Cathy Becker: Because it’s the right thing to do
        * T. Ray McJunkins: Justice, righteousness descend to fulfill dream
        * Springfield-based U.S. attorney’s investigations nab 13; race questions raised
        * 2nd Illinois prison with possible chickenpox
        * Sen. Dick Durbin: Clean water access bill honors Simon
        * Charles Krauthammer: How to fight the lone wolf
        * Quote of the day: Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014


        * Neighborhood watch: Crimes of the week
        * Communities show support for family of Lux Brymer
        * Man killed in accident near Heyworth
        * Historic Route 66 goes electric; charging stations to be added between metro-east and Chicago
        * Ready for a road trip? Historic Route 66 goes electric
        * 25 Christmas wishes
        * A star is reborn
        * Lighting fuses in Oklahoma
        * Moving on from controversy
        * Studio Visit: Anna Gutsch and Johann Rischau


        * Police say DNA links man to 1994 Chicago slaying
        * 1 dead, many injured in shooting at suburban party
        * Alert came minutes too late for ambushed NYC cops
        * Michael Brown's family condemns shootings of NYC officers
        * South Alabama falters in loss to Bowling Green

        * Emanuel rakes in $533000 more with campaig...
        * Undocumented immigrants impacted by Obama'...
        * Rahm Emanuel, Luis Gutierrez Team Up To 'S...
        * Gutiérrez: Immigration program hard to 'un...
        * Pete Sessions' Pro Amnesty Travel Buddy Ru...
        * Rep. Gutierrez recounts how he was ethnica...
        * Rahm, Rep. Gutierrez to Rally Immigrants U...
        * House Dem says 'evolution' allowed Obama t...
        * Luis Gutierrez Warns 'Birthers' & 'Tea Par...
        * Democrats use cardboard cutout of Ronald R...

        * U.S. Senator Calling For Better Prosthetic......
        * Hill Democrats taking aim at vapes...

        * GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Supports Gay Marriage...
        * Second GOP Senator Backs Gay Marriage...

        * Politically Connected Profit From United Center Parking Scam
        * Ready Aim Fire
        * Havana memories.
        * Walter Esler: “My brother walked from an empty room into a room full of people.”
        * Illinois Policy staff threatened with arrest at union-lead trainings
        * Governor-elect Rauner Visit with Latino Pastors
        * Governor-elect Rauner Visits with Latino Pastors
        * Illinois Policy staff threatened with arrest at union-led trainings
        * Organization claims Mark Kirk "Grubered" Illinois and America
        * With Frerichs victory, Dems move to merge Treasurer and Comptroller offices


        * Governor Quinn Appoints Jerry Stermer as Illinois Comptroller
        * Governor Quinn Calls Legislative Special Session - Governor Urges Legislature to Set Up 2016 Special Election for Comptroller
        * Governor Quinn Announces Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Hits New Low - Illinois’ Economic Comeback Continues; Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level in More than Six Years
        * Illinois Ranks #1 in Volunteer Rate Among the Country’s 8 Largest States - 2.57 Million Illinoisans Give $7.2 Billion in Service
        * Law Enforcement, IDOT Make Final Push to Save Lives in 2014, Roadside Safety Checks Planned Over Holidays - New Episode of “The Driving Dead” Premieres Friday as Holiday Travelers are Reminded to Drive Sober and Buckle Up




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