SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Scott Walker redux versus a “RINO”?

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014

* Give Bruce Rauner chutzpah points for this comment in last night’s debate

“Why are you running in the Republican primary? I think you should be running in the Democratic primary,” Rauner needled [Dillard], noting that Dillard has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars in public-sector union money. Rauner has long maintained that if a governor takes public union money it is not only a conflict of interest but amounts to a “bribe.”

* Dillard’s response

“Mr. Rauner doesn’t quite get it and this is one of many things that make him unelectable, that a third of these people that he likes to demonize are Republican Primary voters,”

* More from Dillard’s response

“Well first of all I’m a lifelong Republican,” Dillard said. He also mentioned that he was the former chairman of the DuPage County Republican Party. He said he’s not going to agree with all policies but did defend his vote for school reform.

Bruce Rauner, the man who’s given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrats, called somebody else a RINO?


* And here’s a bit more from that exchange

Rauner attacked Dillard’s links to the public employee unions.

“Those are the exact same groups that have supported Pat Quinn, supported the Democratic Governors Association. and helped get us into the financial mess we’re in. Yet, you’re with them aligned. The teachers union has said you’re aligned with them on the policies. They are in favor of a tax hike,” said Rauner.

“I’m not gonna’ agree with the teachers on everything. I’m not for a progressive income tax. I didn’t vote for the 67% income tax,” responded Dillard.

* A little background

“The union interest here is to continue the gravy train of high taxpayer burdens to fund public employee compensations,” [John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute] said.

“This is all part-and-parcel of the public sector unions’ strategy,” Tillman said. “They want to have tremendous influence over whoever wins the governor’s race in the fall.”

David Yepsen, a long time journalist who is now director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, said what the unions really want is to not be Wisconsin.

“I think the labor movement in Illinois is genuinely afraid Bruce Rauner will try to do what Scott Walker tried in Wisconsin and they are worried,” Yepsen told Illinois Watchdog.

* More on the Scott Walker fears

Despite the concerns espoused in the unions’ anti-Rauner literature, though, one point has also become clear: Despite his lavish personal finances and vitriolic anti-organizing rhetoric, Rauner has not outlined any specific plan to hurt organized labor on his campaign website, in his limited press interviews or during debates.

Rauner has not, for example, proposed curbing collective bargaining rights like Walker did, or initiating a right-to-work law, like Daniels and Snyder. Though he has backed creation of “right-to-work” zones, where local governments could opt to adopt right-to-work laws, the candidate has stopped short of endorsing a statewide law outright. (Messages left with Rauner’s campaign for this story were not returned.)

And when it comes to pension cuts, the number one issue facing Illinois public employees of late, Rauner’s opinion likely won’t determine the outcome either way. Many of the same public employee unions financing Illinois Freedom PAC sued Quinn for signing into law last December a landmark bill that cuts Illinois’ public worker pensions. For his part, Rauner has said that law does not go far enough in cutting pensions and shoring up the state’s finances. It’s unclear, however, what he could do on pensions now that the Illinois Supreme Court will likely decide the matter.

Nonetheless, Bowen of IFT argues Rauner has staked out a clear “anti-middle class and anti-union position.” That will translate into anti-union policy, she says, no matter that Rauner currently seems to lack a cohesive strategy for doing so.

And statehouse observers feel that while Rauner may not have the impact of, for example, Scott Walker, who enjoys a Republican-majority legislature, he can still hurt unions.

“At first he can stop things from happening that public employee unions want to see happen,” says Kent Redfield, a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois-Springfield. “And then he can get involved in legislative races and work with the state legislature.” In future elections, Redfield explains, Rauner could create political momentum and raise finances to elect anti-union legislators—who would, in turn, introduce bills that would be harmful to the labor movement.

…Adding… The IFT has a clever little gif page over on Buzzfeed about Rauner.

* Meanwhile, Dillard also got in some punches last night, too

“If Mr. Rauner is our nominee . . . we are nominating someone who buys influence in all parts of his life. Putting Bruce in charge of Springfield is sort of like putting a rat in charge of the cheese,” Dillard said.

* But Bill Brady piled on Dillard

“To walk away from $175 to $180 billion [in potential savings], I frankly would say for your own political interest, Kirk Dillard. Last night I said Bruce Rauner was starting to act like Rod Blagojevich; Kirk Dillard is starting to act like Pat Quinn,” Brady said. “Pat Quinn sold out to the unions in the last election. We need a governor who’s willing to stand up for what’s right and not use votes like that or issues like that for political gain.”

* Both of these guys are still vying for second place

Brady and Dillard got into a dust up when Brady questioned Dillard’s math over savings Dillard said occurred by voting for a Blagojevich-backed bill to refinance the state’s pension obligations.

“Bill, that’s why your business is bankrupt,” Dillard said.

“Wait a second, you want to get into a lawsuit?” Brady shot back. “My business isn’t bankrupt. It’s been through some tough times but it’s not in bankruptcy.”

* Brady did, however, get in some digs at Rauner along the way

Brady also insisted that he was the only “reliable Republican” in the race, and criticized Rauner — who has spent millions on television ads in his first bid for public office — of trying to buy the race.

“The real question here is: Why should the voters of Illinois trust their vote with Bruce Rauner? Someone that they didn’t even know four months ago,” Brady said. “The three of us have a pretty open book. We’ve got a track record.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - ZC - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 10:29 am:

    Rauner cannot immunize himself from attacks about what he might do as Governor, by refusing to say stuff. “Hey, I’m so vague, you’re not allowed to attack me!”

    If you’re vague, that means you’re keeping your options open. There’s a very clear way Rauner can blunt attacks that he’s going to “pull a Walker”: explicitly promise what he won’t do.

  2. - A guy... - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 10:32 am:

    Really the best 4 way yet. Even Rutherford made some very good points. The two moderators, though even unconsciously looked to be really dismissing him. The unions could very well benefit from having a guy like Rauner there instead. For many, this is more in keeping with the personalities who usually are on the management side- beat each other up all day and the ball moves a few inches one way or the other. Got my hand slapped yesterday for contributing the thought the union support might be a little disingenuous in their ping-pong approach to who they favor on what day. It is the way things are played. That’s too bad. This was the best of the debates and actually did scratch a little more of the surface.

  3. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 10:35 am:

    “Mr. Rauner, why are you running in the Republican primary? I think you should be running in the Democratic primary,” Oswego Willy has commented and believes, and needled Rauner, noting that Rauner has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to the DNC, Ed Rendell, Rich Daley, Rahm Emanuel, and Clouted a denied Daughter through Barak Obama’s Education secretary, and a Daley appointee at the time. Oswego Willy has long maintained that if a governor donates tens of thousands of Dollars for access, and uses that money for personal gain is not only a conflict of interest but amounts to being an ‘Insider’s Insider’.”


  4. - Walker - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 10:36 am:

    Rauner’s goal right now, as the clear front-runner, is to avoid all traps. He performed well enough.

    Be silent and be suspected a fool. Speak and remove all doubt.

    {Sorry for the butchered paraphrase}

  5. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 10:42 am:

    Brady said. “The three of us have a pretty open book. We’ve got a track record.”

    You want to run on that track record, Bill? You really do?

    You are an open book, and it is a nursery rhyme about euthanizing puppies.

    Your track record is about how a politician from Illinois forgot where the voters live in Illinois and failed to campaign there.

    You and Dillard’s track record is one of abject failure for the GOP. You two still think that Jim Edgar is governor and George Ryan is Secretary of State, and now that they are gone, or out on parole, it is one of the two of you whose turn it is.

    Until Rauner showed up, you guys sat in a parlor somewhere and watched Michael J. Madigan eat your lunch, get his daughter elected, and sweep the GOP out of Illinois and do whatever the hell he wanted to do.

    You have a track record Bill. You are an open book Bill.

    This is why you are losing this vanity campaign of yours.

  6. - Samurai - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 10:43 am:

    You do not become DuPage GOP Chair without some Republican bona fides. Rauner cannot open his pie hole without saying something that leads one to ponder irony of such statement coming from Rauner.

    Meanwhile, Rutherford is correct; he should sit this out and sell peanuts.

  7. - shore - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 10:59 am:

    This might be the first time in recent American history a Republican Gubernatorial candidate has compared himself favorably to a higher education figure.

    Also FWIW Daniels was cos to Richard Lugar who the tea party, had, kind of, a beef with back in the day.

  8. - Rod - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:03 am:

    Rich you write: “Rauner has not, for example, proposed curbing collective bargaining rights like Walker did, or initiating a right-to-work law, like Daniels and Snyder.” In relation to the Scott Walker aspect of this comment Rich:

    Only after being sworn into office in 2011, did Walker introduce the so called budget repair plan (Wisconsin Act 10) which modified collective bargaining rights for most state employees and made over $1 billion in cuts to the state’s biennial education budget and $500 million in cuts from the state’s biennial Medicaid budget.

    From what I have read Walker did not campaign in 2010 on even the outlines of what became Wisconsin Act 10. His campaign platform, said he would create 250,000 jobs in his first term through a program that would include tax cuts for small businesses, capital gains tax cuts, and income tax cuts for the highest-earning Wisconsinites. He proposed cutting state employee wages and benefits to help pay for these tax cuts, but he did not publicly propose curbing public sector unions bargaining rights.

    There was no question the public knew Walker was hostile to unions when he ran in 2010, but I don’t think he ran on effectively breaking public sector unions Rich as far as I know. Clearly during the recall vote Governor Walker won based on his stance on effectively breaking public sector unions. But that is not comparable to the situation Mr. Rauner is in now.

    Why in the world would Bruce Rauner not adopt the same tactic of unleashing his full agenda until elected? It worked very well for Walker.

  9. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:06 am:

    ===Rich you write===

    No, I didn’t.

    Have you never been to a blog before?

  10. - Smoggie - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:08 am:

    Love Brady’s threat to sue somebody.

    Guys like him whine about “frivolous lawsuits” but as soon as they feel a twinge of discomfort, they want to rush to court.


  11. - Frenchie Mendoza - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:12 am:

    My prediction:

    If elected, Rauner will do two things the *very first day*:

    - Executive order placing all current employees in 401K. Doesn’t matter if it’s legal — this is what he will do.

    - Executive order limiting collective bargaining rights to bargain on salary increases only. Doesn’t matter if it’s legal or possible — this is what he will do.

    The rest of his single term will be everyone fighting these first day actions. The next governor will clean up the mess — and will be a democrat. Organized labor in Illinois will not recover.

  12. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:15 am:

    Bruce Rauner will have every possible resource at the disposal of the Rauner Crew.

    There are solid, solid reasons this race in November is a toss -up. Only a Dope would think that Rauner is unelectable, given how the Primary has gone, and the unlimited resources available after.

    It is real. It is possible.

  13. - MrJM - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:20 am:

    “Only a Dope would think that Rauner is unelectable, given how the Primary has gone, and the unlimited resources available after.”


    – MrJM

  14. - wordslinger - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:20 am:

    Geez, Rauner didn’t have a problem with the Democratic Governor’s Association when Ed Rendell was on it.

    He liked him to the tune of $300K. For the children, of course, not the $4 million in management fees.

  15. - AnonymousOne - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:23 am:

    It is paid for.

  16. - kj - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:32 am:

    Bill Brady would be killing it, if he weren’t “Bill Brady”

  17. - Mittuns - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:35 am:

    How does Dillard miss that softball? OW said exactly what he should have said.

    Game over.

  18. - Under Further Review - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:55 am:

    If nominated Rauner is electable (any candidate with a pulse is electable under the right circumstances), but that does not answer the question of whether he is an actual Republican. He could pull a Michael Bloomberg or Charlie Crist once in office.

  19. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 12:07 pm:

    ===Why in the world would Bruce Rauner not adopt the same tactic of unleashing his full agenda until elected? It worked very well for Walker.===


    Illinois is not Wisconsin.

  20. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 12:10 pm:

    (Tips cap to - Mittuns -)

    Was shocked Dillard didn’t go both barrels with that question from Rauner. Waited and waited…

  21. - A guy... - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 12:44 pm:

    OW, because he’s missing two barrels.

  22. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 12:52 pm:

    He had the microphone.

    Unforced error.

  23. - Mcleaniac - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 1:12 pm:

    Oh yeah, Brady , Dillard and Rutherford have a track record alright.. a record of being part of the Springfield Establishment that has wrecked the state of Illinois.

  24. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 1:25 pm:

    - Mcleaniac -,

    So, with these task forces that Rauner will have “Career Politicians” on them, will Bruce Rauner finally tell us the “almost a 1/3″ of the GA GOP that are … Bad?

    I know, a Raunerbot’s mind might not understand that Bruce works with Career Politicians, and will want them on these task forces, and it appears not all are bad, although there are bad ones, just won’t say which ones. lol

  25. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 1:54 pm:

    OW, no worries. The “business superstars” who will jet down to Springfield (or if history repeats itself, not, because these “task forces” almost always end up based in Chicago) will set these hacks straight right from the get-go.
    Forgive me, but I’ve seen this movie before. The bold new visions usually end up as taking cars out of the motor pool, yanking lightbulbs in State offices, and closing a weigh station in Whiteside County.
    When they recommend shutting down a directional State University because we have more higher Ed than we’re gonna need for decades, that I’ll take seriously.

  26. - Could be - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 2:05 pm:

    Sure Rauner is electable he could also lose money isn’t everything,from CNN;

    The California governor’s race was always Whitman’s to lose. And, sure enough, she lost it — in spectacular fashion. At the beginning, Whitman had at least five things working in her favor. She was battle-tested thanks to a tough primary with a Republican challenger. She had an enormous amount of personal wealth, enough to allow her to spend a whopping $140 million of her own money on the quixotic bid to become chief executive of the Golden State.

  27. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 2:19 pm:

    ===The California governor’s race was always Whitman’s to lose.===

    Oh, please. Cable news analysis? C’mon.

    Look at the polling, Brown was ahead from Day One and mostly maintained that lead throughout.

    The only poll I’ve seen so far has Rauner (and everybody else) leading Quinn by about ten points. At no time was Whitman ahead by that much.

    Also, look at 2006. Topinka led Blagojevich right after she won her primary. Then Blagojevich brought the TV ad boom in April and she took a big nosedive. Which candidate currently has enough cash reserves to do that to the other one, Rauner or Quinn?

  28. - Grandson of Man - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 4:45 pm:

    Thanks, Rich, for posting the IFT/Buzzfeed link.

    And here is item number 1 in the anti-Rauner link:

    “1. Rauner wants to dismantle unions and eliminate pension benefits, but happily reaped huge profits by investing retirement savings of union members.”

    “Geez, Rauner didn’t have a problem with the Democratic Governor’s Association when Ed Rendell was on it.

    He liked him to the tune of $300K. For the children, of course, not the $4 million in management fees.”

    This was also one of the points in the Buzzfeed link.

  29. - Frosty-The Snowman - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 5:28 pm:

    Many of us are frustrated Republicans that have watched the same old 2nd string GOP team get their lunch handed to them each election. We are inclined to be skeptical that Rauner is going to be who he says he is but at this point, we are willing to throw the dice and take our chances with Rauner. Frustrated GOP voters (and a substantial number of normally Democrat voters) figure that Rauner can’t be much worse than Pat Quinn so “let’s give Rauner a shot at fixing things”. And (if we are very lucky), just maybe Rauner will turn out to be a clone of Scott Walker.

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* Happy Thanksgiving!
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Five unanswered questions
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Question of the day
* Caption contest!
* Crossing the line
* Moody's warns Illinois
* The Credit Union Difference
* *** UPDATED x1 - Franks responds *** Uh-oh
* Then and now
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* 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

* [Deal] Save on these Quick Charge 2.0 chargers from Tronsmart
* Cortana For iOS Begins Rolling Out To Testers
* LG invests big in producing OLED panels for future mobile hardware
* Sorry Canada, the LG V10 Ultimate phone isn’t coming to you
* [Deal] Intel-backed Basis Peak is $127 on Black Friday
* LG preparing to start production of Nuclun 2 processer
* Microsoft Arrow Launcher review

* Starting Pitcher Rankings: Chris Sale and Jose Quintana maintain st...
* Scouting profile: Adam Engel
* Alex Avila will try to shed limitations with White Sox
* White Sox program provides kids real chance
* Johnson solid candidate for White Sox rotation
* White Sox sign catcher Avila to one-year deal
* White Sox sign catcher Avila to one-year deal


Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

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


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0


* Rauner faces challenges in move to block Syrian.....
* 'Welcome the stranger' - Champaign/Urbana News-.....

* EXCHANGE: Highland art teachers exhibit works on campus
* Police make arrest in killing of Chicago 9-year-old boy
* Mascoutah burglary victim shot in 1st night at new home
* Closing of 2 Illinois harness racing tracks opposed
* Landfill cleanup to idle Rockford area sledding hill
* Hunters find body of missing southern Illinois woman
* EXCHANGE: Augustana digitizing Hauberg glass plate images
* Rauner faces challenges in move to block Syrian refugees
* Illinois high court takes Moline company's tax break appeal
* Boone County jail inmate charged with attacking guard

* Local free community college plans may be template for U.S.
* Rauner faces challenges in move to block refugees
* Vendor Payment Program suspended due to budget impasse
* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attack
* Springfield jobless rate falls again, to 5.1 percent
* Springfield police chief sees problems with body cam law
* Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money
* Number of Illinois inmates released on parole climbing
* Bryce Benton circulating petitions to challenge Sen. Sam McCann in GOP primary
* Executive Mansion roof repairs nearing completion

* Retailers ready for shooting protests
* Review: Sociale in the South Loop
* Her Barbie was a lawyer. Now she defends victims' rights
* Meet the guy making money off your food scraps
* Anger, pain and calls for change in response to police video

* In wake of dashcam video, Emanuel must navigate political minefield
* White House under holiday lockdown after man jumps fence
* Trevor Daley turning the corner at both ends of the ice
* Rauner faces challenges in move to block Syrian refugees
* Brown: Simeon basketball players bring their A-game to court
* 16 reasons every Blackhawks fan should be thankful on Thanksgiving
* Blackhawks cool off Sharks; Kane extends point streak to 17
* Four more Laquan McDonald police dashcam videos released
* President Obama: ‘Disturbed’ by Laquan video, grateful for ‘peaceful’ protests
* Black leaders call for Supt. McCarthy to resign

* Man charged in slaying of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, warrant issued for second suspect
* Live Blog: Mag Mile marchers protest Laquan McDonald shooting
* Mag Mile marchers protest Laquan McDonald killing
* Gliniewicz notoriety hangs over Fox Lake police's future
* Pop Warner team scrambles to raise money for national championship
* 1 dead, 5 wounded in Chicago shootings
* Person shot in Elgin
* 4 arrested in 2nd night of Laquan McDonald shooting protests

* Local free community college plans may be template for U.S.
* Rauner faces challenges in move to block refugees
* Vendor Payment Program suspended due to budget impasse
* Eugene Robinson: The GOP's political correctness dodge
* Douglas Holt: Woman's protest of Trump was misguided, inappropriate
* George Will: Muzzling pet advice another case of free speech erosion
* Bernard Schoenburg: Josh Langfelder took father's advice on election petition signatures
* Rauner pardons man found innocent of 1999 attack
* Springfield jobless rate falls again, to 5.1 percent
* Michael Gerson: The Trump effect, still 'understated'

* #SundaySneak: Red Robin on the way?
* Closing of 2 Illinois harness racing tracks opposed
* Mascoutah burglary victim shot in 1st night at new home
* Chicago police arrest man in 9-year-old boy's fatal shooting
* Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8
* Protest over Chicago teen's shooting set for retail district
* Super Bowl of shopping starts
* Mossville man trains dogs to detect bedbugs
* France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning
* Live Report: Football State Championships

* Eagles coach Chip Kelly stands by defensive coordinator
* Oklahoma QB Mayfield expected to play vs Oklahoma St
* Where to find Santa in the suburbs
* Tree lightings and holiday celebrations, listed by suburb
* Gunmen mercilessly mowed down guests in Mali hotel siege

* 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

* Letter: Sen. Durbin is right on refugee is......

* Opinion: Sen. Kirk must stand with crimina......

* Snow Money
* There's Snow Business
* Random Thoughts.
* ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,’ several weeks ago!!!
* Chicago Teachers Union. “If we strike, we do so to protect our children,” says Karen Jennings Lewis.
* Resign.
* Don't Let The Turkeys Get You Down
* “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective
* IDOT Debuts Winter Weather Driving Tips Video
* Pot Dangerous? Mother's Testimony Says Yes [video]

* 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 SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller