SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Proft busts the cap in Sandack, Pihos races

Friday, Mar 14, 2014

* I told subscribers about this yesterday. Daily Herald

Campaign spending by conservative talk show host Dan Proft’s Liberty Principles committee has exceeded $200,000 in two DuPage County Illinois House races, a huge amount in races for seats at the Statehouse.

Proft has been backing teacher Keith Matune of Downers Grove against state Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove and attorney Peter Breen of Lombard against state Rep. Sandra Pihos of Glen Ellyn.

Proft filed letters in each race Thursday saying his committee had spent more than $100,000 on mail and other advertising in each race, an amount that lets the candidates raise money above typical Illinois contribution limits.

Taking limits off with a few days before Tuesday’s primary might not matter much, but it shows how heated the two races have become.

* In related news, Eric Zorn wonders whether Proft, as a WLS radio host, should be so involved in these campaigns

WLS-AM morning co-host Dan Proft and I are mixing it up on Facebook. I started the tiff with this observation.

Does anybody else think it’s weird that WLS-AM host Dan Proft is funneling money into political races through his PAC? I realize talk hosts aren’t journalists, but neither are they supposed to have skin in these games.

Proft fired back:

This will no doubt come as a surprise to you, Eric, but I didn’t renounce my American citizenship when I became a talk show host. Therefore, I can participate in politics like anyone else and, as an American and an Illinoisan, I most definitely have skin in the game. Further, I am not sure of the talk show hosts you listen to, whether on radio or TV, but picking candidates and picking sides is a positively pedestrian occurrence on the airwaves just as it is with the Tribune editorial board.

As other readers joined the conversation, I replied:

Dan Proft can go on the air for four hours every morning and talk up his point of view about a campaign. There’s a big difference between that, in my mind, however, and being the money man for that campaign. To my mind, listeners and readers ought to demand disinterested commentators, commentators whose point of view isn’t tainted by the hint of financial conflicts. This has nothing to do with anyone’s rights as a citizen or with newspaper endorsements.

He came back:

Zorn, you not only assume facts not in evidence, the facts in evidence address your concern. I disclose any even perceived conflict and trust listeners to make up their own minds, judge the information as they see fit.

And I am not certain where this woozy dreamland of untainted, disinterested commentators with pristine points-of-views exists but I know it’s not in Chicago–and I’ll hasten to add a substantial percentage of the so-called “objective” journalists to my sarcasm for good measure.

More here.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


51 Comments
  1. - Priceless... - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:21 am:

    Proft is not a stupid person…just a duplicitous one who happens to also be a great con man.


  2. - The Bill Collector - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:24 am:

    Dan, there is a price to be paid for insolence. Your bill is coming due.


  3. - Bill White - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:27 am:

    “The Priceless is right” — Too good to pass on that one

    Anyway, Team Sandack could spend $500,000

    Totals:
    $ 9K spent 3Q 2013
    $ 16K spent 4Q 2013
    $135K cash on hand Jan 1st
    $138K raised since Jan 1st - excluding donations under $1000

    $200K spent by HRO ($168K) & IL Unity PAC ($32K)

    Unless Sandack plans to hold cash for November we are right there at $500K

    http://www.elections.il.gov/CampaignDisclosure/CommitteeDetail.aspx?id=23792


  4. - VanillaMan - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:28 am:

    After reading about this race, I won’t even attempt a balanced analysis of it. The whole thing is disgusting and Mr. Proft has pushed the envelope of decency beyond my ability to do so. I won’t defend his actions, or spin them. His support of Mr. Matune discredits him completely. You don’t endorse or support a guy like that, even if he ends up winning. Mr. Proft needs to be willing to defend himself in his support of this unqualified and certified-as-a-public-nuisance individual. Proft debases politics, which needs all the help it can get.


  5. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:31 am:

    Meh, Zorn shouldn’t be so worried.

    When your show is the weak sister in the lineup of the 27th-place Chicago radio station in the ratings, are you really a radio host?

    But just think of what someone who knew what they were doing could have done with that Uihlein dough.


  6. - Upon Further Review - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:31 am:

    I sometimes listen to WLS and the morning show with Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft. It is not my favorite because, as the most profitable radio program for the station, it is loaded with commercial interruptions. That being said, I have yet to hear Proft or Wolf mention either of these two races. Usually the discussions are about national politics or Chicago politics.


  7. - Knome Sane - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:33 am:

    Rest assured, gentle readers, that if there was a liberal alter ego of Dan Proft who had access to gobs of money to spend from his liberal wealthy benefactors on political races in Illinois, conservative Dan Proft would have to be hospitalized for conniption.


  8. - justsayin' - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:34 am:

    Proft has left himself open to attack with his candidate Matune’s lies about his criminal record. Will Matune be prosecuted now for lying on his teacher’s application. It makes one wonder how much political cash Proft brings to WLS that they would allow him to put the station in the middle of this mess and will he be allowed to continue?


  9. - justsayin' - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:36 am:

    Of interest is Proft’s complete backpedal with Carol Marin. After sending out the crazy mailings for Matune with the not veiled gay references he then says he is not a gay basher and has supported candidates that support same sex marriage. Has anyone asked him which candidates he was talking about?


  10. - 47th Ward - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:51 am:

    I think a case can be made that Proft’s airtime amounts to an in-kind donation to his candidates. I suspect that part of the understanding when Proft is hired is that he’ll be talking up his clients on air. I don’t know whether that represents any campaign finance legal issues or whether it needs to be disclosed, but it gives his candidates a big advantage.


  11. - Knome Sane - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:52 am:

    =Has anyone asked him which candidates he was talking about?=

    Apparently Dan Proft would prefer a thrice arrested check bouncing trespasser prone to indecent exposure to a legislator who voted for same sex marriage. Interesting.


  12. - Rich Miller - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:53 am:

    ===I think a case can be made that Proft’s airtime amounts to an in-kind donation to his candidates===

    Maybe if he talks about them. Maybe.


  13. - Walker - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:54 am:

    Everyone seems to be focused on Matune. An easy target.

    Breen’s the dangerous one. He borrows religious credibility, while promulgating falsehoods. You can always count on him to misrepresent what is actually in a bill. I’m no Pihos fan, but she has integrity. She tells the truth as she sees it, and walks her own talk.


  14. - State employee - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:57 am:

    Other issues aside, kudos to both men for proper use of the word “disinterested.”


  15. - Commonsense in Illinois - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:00 am:

    WLS is missing some billable air time…


  16. - Bill White - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:01 am:

    I agree with Walker

    All this focus on Sandack-Matune has left Sandra Pihos hanging out to dry.


  17. - Knome Sane - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:01 am:

    =Breen’s the dangerous one.=

    With Breen, it’s caveat emptor. Voters will have to decide if they like his brand of kookieness over Pihos’ record.

    With Matune, it’s “given all his baggage, why is he even on the ballot”?


  18. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:03 am:

    –I sometimes listen to WLS and the morning show with Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft. It is not my favorite because, as the most profitable radio program for the station, it is loaded with commercial interruptions.–

    You have no idea what you’re talking about.

    The locally produced shows are dogs. They practically give time away on them.

    Rush, Savage and Levin are the shows keeping them in business. But WLS-AM is in a lot of trouble. Read Robert Feder and check the Abitrons.


  19. - Palm Tree - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:06 am:

    Zorn prints his left wing opinion in the newspaper and on a newspaper website. Proft spews his right wing opinion on the radio.

    Reasonable people shouldn’t give any weight to either one.


  20. - Frank - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:08 am:

    Proft surrendered every ounce of credibility he ever had the second he took dime one out of that cesspool in Cicero.


  21. - 47th Ward - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:09 am:

    ===Zorn prints his left wing opinion in the newspaper and on a newspaper website. Proft spews his right wing opinion on the radio.===

    As far as I know, unlike Proft, Zorn isn’t being paid by any candidates. This isn’t a case of “both sides do it” false equivalence. Proft is a hired gun who runs his own PAC. Zorn has been writing in the Tribune on a variety of topics as his primary profession for more than 20 years.

    Reasonable people understand the difference between opinion and paid political advocacy.


  22. - Oneman - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:10 am:

    Meh….

    It isn’t like Zorn is neutral in his viewpoints.

    As for the ratings, yeah read your Feeder

    http://www.robertfeder.com/2013/11/29/radio-ratings-v103-on-top-again/

    They are tied for 5th with Lynn Brehmer on XRT


  23. - Knome Sane - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:15 am:

    I listen to Bruce and Dan occasionally but Proft’s nasally whiny voice and throat clearing usually grates on me pretty quickly. So I end up abandoning them after a few minutes.

    And Bruce Wolf breaks my heart. The old “Chet Chitchat” never came across as an arch-conservative on Johnny B’s show. I suspect he acts this way for a paycheck.

    Although, the good news is: Johnny B and Buzz Kilman are back on Chicago airwaves, 88.7 at the end of the dial in the 6-9 slot.


  24. - Big Muddy - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:15 am:

    Even if, and that’s a big if, Proft wins the primary battle he will lose the war in November. Matune is unelectable now. Madigan knows that and with a few Shekels he can buy himself a new seat should Matune get thru the primary. So in Proft’s march for purity he damages the overall party numbers in the caucus all while drawing the coffers down. Short-sighted, intellectually shallow thinking dope is about as kind as I can be to Proft.


  25. - Greg - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:17 am:

    State Sen. Dan Patrick in Houston, TX still hosts a radio show in KSEV AM in Texas. He’s currently in a run off for the GOP Lt. Gov. slot. He’s probably not the only active politically active talk radio host. I bet Abdul Hakim Shabazz (fmr. WMAY Host in Spfld. is active locally in Indy — just not to the extent of these two).

    I don’t think this that unheard of…

    FYI… Dan Patrick makes Dan Proft look moderate.


  26. - Knome Sane - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:20 am:

    =FYI… Dan Patrick makes Dan Proft look moderate=

    Don’t kid yourself. Dan Proft is for Dan Proft, that’s it, plain and simple. There is no real ideology behind his moves, just retribution and self interest. The rest is just for show.


  27. - Chicago Cynic - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:41 am:

    Knome Sane,

    I generally agree with you about Dan, but I do believe there is an ideological frame as well. Dan is a conservative radical who would like to blow everything up. The fact that it helps his self-interest as well is important.

    BTW, it is completely unseemly what he’s doing, but we long ago threw out the rather naive notions that Zorn is espousing. I mean, anybody watched Fox News…ever.


  28. - Knome Sane - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:49 am:

    =but I do believe there is an ideological frame as well. Dan is a conservative radical who would like to blow everything up.=

    I could see how you might reach that conclusion. But I firmly believe Dan Proft found an angle to exploit for his own benefit and walked a path that leads to scaring seniors, exploiting the low information voters and fleecing wealthy conservatives.

    Don’t believe me? Then why did he hook his wagon to Larry Dominick of Cicero? Larry Dominick is not known for his conservatives chops. Pork chops, maybe. Conservative chops? Not so much.


  29. - Johnny Q. Suburban - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 11:58 am:

    I know politics breeds self-righteousness, but Proft puts everyone else to shame when it comes to being self-righteous.


  30. - too obvious - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 12:01 pm:

    Has Dan Proft ever won a race beyond the one for his pal Larry Dominick, the piggish Town President of Cicero? If he does win one of the current races will the winners be expected to get Dan hundreds of thousands of dollars in no-bid government contracts like Dominick did?

    Only in Illinois would a guy like Proft not be laughed off the stage. If Dan’s about good government I’m the starting center for the Bulls.


  31. - A guy... - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 12:03 pm:

    Proft’s intellect certainly puts Zorn’s to shame. I’ve dealt with both in a professional capacity. Zorn (and Marin for that matter) may share perspective with many in the scribe business, but are very unpopular with colleagues. Proft is inherently more honest than Zorn in what he advocates. Zorn is a slightly more intelligent, slightly less arrogant Judy Markey from the olden days of print and mic. Whatever your view of Proft is, don’t concede any credibility to Zorn. Mark Brown is more honest. In fact, everyone in the media is more honest than Zorn.


  32. - A guy... - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 12:05 pm:

    === wordslinger - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 10:31 am:

    Meh, Zorn shouldn’t be so worried.

    When your show is the weak sister in the lineup of the 27th-place Chicago radio station in the ratings, are you really a radio host?====
    What you’ve written here Word is absolutely false. I haven’t known you to do that before.


  33. - Tony Strupac - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 12:14 pm:

    = is inherently more honest than Zorn in what he advocates.=

    Dan Proft aligns himself with that bastion of good government Larry Dominick and this makes him honest? How? “A guy” should change his handle to “an apologist”.


  34. - A guy... - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 12:20 pm:

    Tony Strupac. The point is you know enough about this to make your comment. You know everything about who Proft is, what his politics are, are where he’s coming from. Your foolish comment about the “apologist” is noted. One thing no one on here would ever argue with is “Proft does not need an apologist”. Nice visiting with you.


  35. - Tony Strupac - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 12:22 pm:

    “a guy”

    I guess you and I disagree on the definition of the word “honest”.


  36. - Newsclown - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 12:40 pm:

    I really want to know: does WLS pay Proft to do his show, or does Proft pay WLS for the air time? Like that guy that was on WIND or whatever.Or the guys that have shows on WLS on the weekends.


  37. - Newsclown - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 12:41 pm:

    Ikeep asking this but I really want to know: does WLS pay Proft to do his show, or does Proft pay WLS for the air time? Like that guy that was on WIND or whatever.Or the guys that have shows on WLS on the weekends.


  38. - Wensicia - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 12:43 pm:

    ==In fact, everyone in the media is more honest than Zorn.==

    Biased much?

    This is the most ridiculous statement I’ve ever seen.


  39. - SonofSuperAbe2014 - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 1:04 pm:

    Dan Proft will throw Matune to the sidelines win or lose. Matune does not have the brain power to realize he was simply a useful idiot. Matune’s career and family are in jeopardy and the little devil on his shoulder telling him all is fine is Cicero Dan


  40. - shore - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 1:23 pm:

    it’s not a smart career move. It’s a pretty liberal market and a lot of their “fans” are suburban griswald do-right listeners. I’m not sure mathune is in line with that.

    On the other hand, the city tv media is in the tank for the 5th floor and no one has a problem with it.


  41. - justsayin' - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 1:23 pm:

    Newsclown I have thought that myself. RIchard Uihlein pays for Joe Walsh’s show on WIND. Uihlein is the man who is lining Proft’s pockets - all the cash in his failed bid for office and all the $1.5 million this time and last for his Liberty Principles PAC. If memory serves, Dan was pushed up the food chain quickly at WLS from weekends. Cisco Cotto was fired and told it was not revenue or ratings. So was it money from Uihlein?


  42. - Big Muddy - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 1:34 pm:

    Rich, any recent polls in the 81st? Haven’t seen one in a while…


  43. - Johnnie F. - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 2:49 pm:

    I moderately enjoyed Don and Roma. They would at least take calls and hear opposing views. Now, the show is nothing more than an infomercial for the IPI…monologued by a couple of one-dimesionable government worker bashing harpies. I long for traffic and
    weather on the 5’s for at least some important discussion not skewed by the IPI agenda.


  44. - A guy... - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 3:25 pm:

    ==== Wensicia - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 12:43 pm:

    ==In fact, everyone in the media is more honest than Zorn.==

    Biased much?

    This is the most ridiculous statement I’ve ever seen.=====
    Not biased at all. Ask his colleagues. Especially ask his former colleagues. He’s a mook.


  45. - justsayin' - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 4:25 pm:

    Johnnie makes an excellent point. Uihlein is the biggest funder of the IPI and I know IPI is a sponsor. So basically this is a time buy?


  46. - Wensicia - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 4:43 pm:

    As I said, a biased opinion. I respect Zorn’s integrity over the likes of Proft. If he’s wrong, he’s always quick to publicly recant his words.


  47. - A guy... - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 4:48 pm:

    Sure he does. He just never thinks he’s wrong.


  48. - Rhino Slider - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 4:58 pm:

    This seems strange to me because it seems like a general consensus that the main stream media has a strong liberal bias. I have always thought of Zorn as very liberal. So indeed he is not directly supporting a candidate, it seems similar.

    I think Proft will run out of Uihlein’s money soon anyway.


  49. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 5:07 pm:

    –This seems strange to me because it seems like a general consensus that the main stream media has a strong liberal bias.–

    I always ask: Who’s the mainstream media?

    Day in and day out, the Wall Street Journal is the best newspaper in the United States. They have an edge on their edit pages that doesn’t necessarily reflect their reporting.

    Are they not mainstream?


  50. - MrJM - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 5:11 pm:

    I like Zorn and loathe Proft, but I gotta credit both for attaching their names to their political points of view.

    – MrJM


  51. - Wensicia - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 5:12 pm:

    BTW,I disagreed with Zorn on this matter. My post on Zorn’s Facebook:

    “I don’t see Proft as a journalist or a legitimate representative of WLS. He’s an entertainer, a la Rush Limbaugh, so his Pac activities don’t concern me. If people are stupid enough to assume he legitimately represents the media, that’s their problem.”


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's cable TV buys
* *** UPDATED x1 - Griffin gives another million *** Rauner giving more cash to state GOP
* Question of the day
* Schimpf trying to raise money to air radio spot
* This is what you'd call a "tell"
* #QsforQuinn
* Frerichs wants Cross to call off the state party dogs
* Rauner Internet ad pairs Quinn with Blagojevich
* Bost claims poll shows him up by 4
* More than just unclear on the concept
* Quinn: "Everybody in? I'm driving"
* The sleep gap
* DCCC releases second Bost "rant" ad
* 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

          
        * iPhone 6 Plus tear down, Gear payments, Google’s Active Watching & more – Pocketnow Daily
        * iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Out-Of-Warranty Repairs Cost Up to $299/$329
        * Verizon Will Be Getting iPhone 6-Friendly Wi-Fi Calling In 2015
        * Apple iPhone 6 unboxing: it’s about the feels (Video)
        * Tintag rechargeable item tracker hits Indiegogo
        * Microsoft’s new Windows app videos might hint at that no-more-Phone rebranding
        * LG G3 record-setting billboard is 250m long

        * Swatch’s Co-Inventor Thinks Swiss Watch Industry Might Have Missed The Smartwatch Boat
        * Apple Hit With Lawsuit Over FaceTime Patents
        * NVIDIA GPU & Physically Based Lighting Show “Moon Landing Was Real”
        * iPhone 6 Currently Outselling The iPhone 6 Plus
        * Apple Watch Charging Stands Already Up For Pre-Order
        * Companies Reportedly Rushing To Get In On Apple Pay
        * iPhone 6′s A8 Chipset Made By TSMC

        * Konerko back in action for final 10 games
        * Updates: Former White Sox playing meaningful September baseball
        * Hot corner belongs to Gillaspie on South Side
        * Predicting Jose Abreu's place in the American League MVP vote
        * Royals offense unflappable, even against Chris Sale
        * Konerko, White Sox stop at the Trop to face Rays
        * Sale roughed up by Royals, loses AL ERA lead


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

        Archives
        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


        * Mayor Emanuel, Governor Pat Quinn, Secretary Of.....
        * Rauner announces endorsement from Illinois Cham.....
        * Bost claims poll shows him up by 4..
        * Quinn: “Everybody in? I’m driving”..
        * Day after appearance at Native American group, .....
        * $1,400 raised for ALS at Inter-Lakes homecoming.....


        * Quinn: No pension 'plan B' before court ruling
        * APNewsBreak: Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop
        * 4 charged in shooting death of Chicago 9-year-old
        * Ind. Toll Road operator plans to file bankruptcy
        * Charges announced in shooting death of 9-year-old
        * Illinois awards $25.8M in health outreach grants
        * Elgin police aim to recruit Spanish-speakers
        * Fallon to pay up, broadcast show in Chicago
        * Prostitution sting leads to 13 arrests in Paducah
        * Board chairman defends UI job denial to professor

        * Quinn: No pension ‘Plan B’ before court ruling
        * Sangamon Co. judge: Libertarian candidate for governor can stay on ballot
        * Illinois’ jobless rate continues 6-month decline
        * GOP’s Rauner no fan of gambling, airport slots
        * GOP’s Rauner no fan of gambling, airport slots
        * Jeb Bush headlining Chicago fundraiser for Rauner
        * Rochester resident to lead State Board of Elections
        * GOP appeal seeks to knock Libertarian gubernatorial candidate off ballot
        * Jesse White to focus on technology, highway safety if re-elected
        * Rauner’s ethics reform plan targets lobbyists, lawmakers

        * AP: Spokane bishop to replace Cardinal George
        * Illinois awards $25.8 million in health outreach grants
        * Flight attendants reach tentative deal with American Airlines
        * Options Clearing Corp. CEO to retire
        * Fallon to pay up, broadcast show in Chicago


        * Jesse White Tumbler shot to death
        * Seminars, fairs aimed to help with ‘confusing’ CPS enrollment process
        * Apple fans answer the iPhone’s call
        * Four charged in shooting death of 9-year-old
        * Hey, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, lend us your ear
        * Why Chicago excites Jimmy Fallon
        * Teen victim identified in fatal shooting; officer responding to call shoots self in foot
        * AP: Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane will be Cardinal Francis George successor


        * Reports: Spokane bishop to succeed Cardinal George as Chicago archbishop
        * Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him
        * Man shot, critically wounded on South Side
        * Evanston man diagnosed with West Nile virus
        * Former Harvey schools chief gets probation for misconduct, theft of $78,000
        * Chicago River fall bridge lifts start Saturday
        * Day after appearance at Native American group, Rauner won't say if Redskins' name should change
        * Boy, 16, fatally shot in Old Town was member of Jesse White Tumblers
        * Prosecutors want to try as adult girl charged in Endia Martin's slaying
        * Girl rescued from retention basin near Plainfield middle school


        * Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop
        * Treasurer Candidate Tom Cross Says He Would Sue The Legislature To Force A Balanced Budget
        * Listen to State Week - September 19, 2014
        * Quinn Defends Public Education, Though He's A Product of Private Schools
        * Chris Mooney: More Evidence-Based Policymaking Needed
        * African Drumming At Southwind Park On Saturday
        * Investors gather in Chicago seeking cannabis businesses
        * Climate, Space Create Challenges For Local Food
        * Can A Governor Really Create Jobs?
        * How do you find high school dropouts?


        * Deborah Davis: NFL sends mixed messages over Ray Rice case
        * Charles Krauthammer: The jihadi logic
        * Quinn: No pension ‘Plan B’ before court ruling
        * Sangamon Co. judge: Libertarian candidate for governor can stay on ballot
        * Our Opinion: Anchor’s cancer struggle hits home
        * Bob Gilligan: Advisory questions seek voter input — sort of
        * Illinois’ jobless rate continues 6-month decline
        * GOP’s Rauner no fan of gambling, airport slots
        * Esther Cepeda: Pity the vanishing bobolink
        * Jeb Bush headlining Chicago fundraiser for Rauner


        * Germans ready to party, no matter what the occasion
        * High school football scoreboard, Sept. 19-20
        * Final Word: Allison won't play
        * Racers taking to the streets in Greenfield
        * Marion Junior High students send care packages for Patriot Day
        * Final Word: Allison to miss game vs. Texas State
        * State conducts random checks on underage liquor sales in Champaign
        * Saturday football forecast: Warm, but chance for thunderstorms
        * Mayor taps golden keg to celebrate Belleville's 200th birthday
        * Women's Club to hold next meeting


        * Source: Moderate Spokane bishop to replace Cardinal George
        * Firefighters finally home from Cabo: ‘We figured it was time to try something'
        * Charges announced in shooting of 9-year-old
        * Three charged in Wheeling car burglaries
        * Soler continues to impress

        * Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky...
        * FAA Rejects Call For New O'Hare Noise Stud...
        * Representatives Quigley, Duckworth, Schako...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement on...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement in...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement on...
        * Rep. Jan Schakowsky discounts threat from ...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement on...
        * Schakowsky backs striking workers at Juno ...
        * U.S. Rep. Schakowsky Gearing Up For Novemb...

        * Northwestern receives federal grant to fig......
        * Northwestern receives federal grant to fig......
        * Northwestern receives federal grant to fig......
        * Northwestern receives federal grant to fig......
        * Northwestern receives federal grant to fig......

        * Durbin, Oberweis See Eye to Eye on Obama's......
        * Senate unanimously confirms John Bass as t......
        * Senators, Energy CEOs Call for Long-Term E......

        * Common Core Math Standards Add Up To Big Money For Education Companies
        * The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #18: Return To Bear Mountain!
        * Hooray for cartoonists.
        * Swiffers. My days as a custodian.
        * GCA community forum with Karen Lewis
        * Illinois Job Creators: Do-Rite Die & Engineering's Alan Szymanski
        * UPS to hire 8,700 in Chicagoland
        * Campbell named CRS of Year in Illinois
        * How well do you know your Millennial clients?
        * Champaign news anchor tells viewers he has four to six months to live


        * Illinois Chamber of Commerce Endorses Rauner for Governor
        * Rauner Web Ad: “Cut from the Same Cloth”
        * Illinois Department of Human Rights Commemorates International Day of Peace
        * Quinn Misleads Public on IDOT Again
        * Governor Quinn Visits Chicago’s Hydro, Inc. as Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop - State Jobless Rate Reaches Lowest Level in Six Years




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