SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Americans for Prosperity Illinois launching direct mail, online campaign to stop income tax hike

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

* From a press release…

Today Americans for Prosperity - Illinois is launching the first phase of a campaign calling on legislators to honor their promise to taxpayers by keeping the 67% income tax hike temporary. The effort consists of a massive direct mail effort, along with a website, KeepItTemporary.com, and grassroots efforts to oppose Governor Quinn and Speaker Madigan’s push to permanently hike the income tax. The efforts will seek to hold 17 state legislators accountable by highlighting their prior stated support for letting the income tax hike expire as scheduled.

“Illinoisans want to know: will those legislators who said they supported letting the income tax expire while campaigning stand up for taxpayers now? Or will they join Gov. Quinn and Speaker Madigan in breaking trust with their constituents and again hike taxes on all Illinoisans further damaging the state’s dismal economy?” asked David From, Illinois State Director of Americans for Prosperity. “Many of these legislators at one point recognized that permanently increasing the income tax will harm Illinois’s hardworking families and slow economic recovery. They need to honor their commitment to their constituents and allow the tax hike to expire as promised to taxpayers when the measure was passed.”

The legislators being held accountable are: Reprentatives Fred Crespo (44th District), Emily McAsey (85th District), Katherine Cloonen (79th District), Deborah Conroy (46th District), Laura Fine (17th District), Stephanie Kifowit (84th District), Natalie Manley (98th District), Michelle Mussman (55th District), Brandon Phelps (118th District), Marty Moylan (55th District), Sam Yingling (62nd), Jerry Costello II (116th), Mike Smiddy (71st) and Senators Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (49th District), Julie Morrison (29th District), Melinda Bush (31st District), and Michael Hastings (19th District).

Today’s direct mail and online efforts build on AFP’s on-going grassroots opposition to the income tax hike, which includes regular door knocking and phoning to educate and mobilize Illinoisans against the tax hike.

* A sample mailer

- Posted by Rich Miller        


51 Comments
  1. - A guy... - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 3:10 pm:

    That could work.


  2. - SAP - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 3:13 pm:

    That is some bad photo-shopping. The Speaker looks like David Byrne circa 1983: https://www.google.com/search?q=david+byrne+big+suit&biw=1920&bih=985&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=VUJpU-6hEcKLyASd6IL4CQ&sqi=2&ved=0CCUQsAQ


  3. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 3:14 pm:

    Temporary tax increase, or temporary Illinois legislator - you choice legislators.


  4. - Frustrated Voter - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 3:15 pm:

    Not bad.


  5. - wordslinger - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 3:19 pm:

    Americans for Prosperity is a grassroots organization only if you’re one of the Koch boys groundskeepers.


  6. - Michelle Flaherty - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 3:19 pm:

    Just look at all the economic activity springing up in Illinois.


  7. - Anonymous - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 3:22 pm:

    Terrible photoshop. Pat Quinn would never wear a suit that expensive.


  8. - Befuddled - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 3:29 pm:

    Madigan looks buff. Those apples are working.


  9. - JSlim - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 3:34 pm:

    Effective- choose an unpopular Gov & even less popular Speaker or constituents. I’m guessing the photoshop is intentional.


  10. - Joe M - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 3:41 pm:

    Will the Koch brothers be around Illinois to pick up the slack when Illinois’ schools, state universities,state highways, prisons, and state services go into levels unacceptable to the state’s citizens, because of lack of funding?

    Those Illinois citizens opposed to the tax extension might not like the consequences if their wish comes true


  11. - Formerly Known As... - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 3:44 pm:

    AFP’s got the money to push that message.

    If every mailer includes a quote as blunt as Mussman’s, those Reps will have their hands full.


  12. - Where are the May Flowers? - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 3:48 pm:

    “Today’s direct mail and online efforts build on AFP’s on-going grassroots opposition to the income tax hike, which includes regular door knocking and phoning to educate and mobilize Illinoisans against the tax hike.”

    What a crock. If there were being intellectually honest about being fiscally responsible, they would be educating the public about why it is necessary to extend the current income tax rates.


  13. - SonofSuperAbe2014 - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 3:49 pm:

    It works


  14. - Demoralized - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 4:04 pm:

    Perhaps they can tell us what happens when the current tax rate is about to expire. It’s easy to say things like this. It’s harder to have actual solutions.


  15. - Norseman - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 4:11 pm:

    We’ll see how effective these folks are. I’m not convinced.


  16. - OVERSIGHT - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 4:16 pm:

    Madigan’s suit doesn’t appear to be from Mens Warehouse.


  17. - Responsa - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 4:16 pm:

    They shoulda said when it was passed that it’d need to be permanent because of the state’s long term precarious financial condition. They could have chosen to be honest about it then. But they were cowards and they didn’t do that. They had to lie to get it passed. Should taxpayers just shrug their shoulders when pols lie to them? Or is it OK for voters to expect and demand accountability? I like this ad.


  18. - Precinct Captain - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 4:19 pm:

    ==Temporary tax increase==

    It’s actually permanent in the eyes of the law. 3.75>3. Math and all.


  19. - Keyser Soze - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 4:22 pm:

    Hello Mr. Rock, I’m Mr. Hard Place.


  20. - LincolnLounger - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 4:23 pm:

    Agreed. It is very appropriate to hold legislators responsible for their promises and their phony “temporary” or “sunset” tax hikes. Did anyone really believe that we wouldn’t be exactly where we are today? Ridiculous to attack the Kochs and whine about alleged cuts in state services without holding legislators for their own statements and irresponsible behavior.


  21. - Louis G. Atsaves - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 4:30 pm:

    === “Will the Koch brothers be around Illinois to pick up the slack when Illinois’ schools, state universities,state highways, prisons, and state services go into levels unacceptable to the state’s citizens, because of lack of funding?” ===

    Uh, aren’t they all now at levels that are unacceptable?


  22. - A guy... - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 4:38 pm:

    ===Joe M - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 3:41 pm:

    Will the Koch brothers be around Illinois to pick up the slack when Illinois’ schools, state universities,state highways, prisons, and state services go into levels unacceptable to the state’s citizens, because of lack of funding?===

    Louis A beat me to it. You mean now?


  23. - Demoralized - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 4:39 pm:

    ==alleged cuts in state services==

    There is nothing “alleged” in the cuts that will happen if the current tax rate is allowed to expire. At least be honest in the discussion.


  24. - Jake From Elwood - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 4:49 pm:

    Is that Mike Madigan or the individual painted in “The Scream” by Edvard Munch?
    Egad.


  25. - Hit or Miss - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 4:49 pm:

    Lets say that the “temporary” income tax increase goes away. The states income will then decrease. What is the plan by Americans for Prosperity - Illinois to cut the budget? Which areas of government do they suggest that the “runaway spending” cut from and by how much? I do not see it in the mailer.


  26. - northshorecynic - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 4:50 pm:

    powerful piece… words come back to haunt


  27. - wordslinger - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 4:53 pm:

    –Will the Koch brothers be around Illinois to pick up the slack when Illinois’ schools, state universities,state highways, prisons, and state services go into levels unacceptable to the state’s citizens, because of lack of funding?===

    Louis A beat me to it. You mean now?–

    So you guys want more revenue. From where?


  28. - Littlehorse - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 5:06 pm:

    They can’t keep their promise with the Retirement, why would they worry about this tax?


  29. - Oneman - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 5:08 pm:

    I love that picture of Quinn….


  30. - RonOglesby - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 5:22 pm:

    You want to take something you “promised” was temporary and make permanent you need to own it. Acting like it wouldn’t be a political ball to be thrown back at you is just silly.


  31. - Walker - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 5:23 pm:

    Too late to impact the vote much, if it is held before the last couple days of May. But will make November tough indeed, for these folks.

    AFP couldn’t care less about Illinois, or the country for that matter. But they have big money funders and a lot of followers of their ideology.


  32. - Frustrated Voter - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 5:50 pm:

    Revenues would be up if Illinois had a more business-friendly environment. However, when the state has the second highest property taxes in the nations, some of the highest personal and corporate income tax rates (and talking about increasing them), a sky high gasoline tax, high sales taxes, ridiculously high worker’s comp insurance premiums, 3 of the nation’s judicial hellholes within your borders (Cook, Madison & St. Clair counties)…meanwhile being surrounded by increasingly business friendly states…you’re effectively chasing the revenue out of your state and punishing those who haven’t yet fled.


  33. - D.P.Gumby - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 5:59 pm:

    I wish the Koch Bros would spend their money on some socially beneficial purpose instead of wasting it all on their propaganda crap.


  34. - Confused - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 6:15 pm:

    Isn’t Julie Morrison a fiscal conservative and business friendly moderate?


  35. - Formerly Known As... - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 6:16 pm:

    “I am shocked, shocked I say, to see my face and words on that mailer. That is dirty pool! You can’t quote me and then expect me to do what I said I would.”


  36. - Bill White - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 6:59 pm:

    = But will make November tough indeed, for these folks. =

    None of the state senators listed in the press release are up for election in 2014. Maybe you mean November 2016.

    Two of the thirteen IL House members mentioned are currently uncontested and another six won in 2012 with at least 60% of the vote.


  37. - MrJM - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 7:17 pm:

    What a terrific coincidence! I was wondering where I could buy some used trucks from some evidently unscrupulous people!

    – MrJM


  38. - wordslinger - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 8:05 pm:

    –None of the state senators listed in the press release are up for election in 2014. Maybe you mean November 2016.

    Two of the thirteen IL House members mentioned are currently uncontested and another six won in 2012 with at least 60% of the vote.–

    Interesting. Seems like they should narrow the target list.

    Not my money.


  39. - Holdingontomywallet - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 8:13 pm:

    It is just outrageous to ask our legislators to keep their word! Spin it any way you want, but they peddled “temporary” and you can’t change that. Words have meaning….


  40. - Elo Kiddies - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 8:34 pm:

    Interesting that the phone number goes direct to Mussman’s district office. AfP is not trying to track who calls, how many call, prompt them on what to say, etc, by patching callers through AfP’s own switchboard.


  41. - OLK 73 - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 9:22 pm:

    It may be the Koch brothers, but it’s payback time. If you voted for it because it was temporary, let’s lay your cards on the table.


  42. - A. Nonymous - Wednesday, May 7, 14 @ 6:12 am:

    Dear “keep their word” crowd: Please either pony up your donations directly to the state treasury or explain which of our mental health facilities, our charities providing state services, our schools (pick a mix of local to collegiate levels), our roads, our state police and prisons, etc. you wish to close and eliminate.

    Thank you for your honest and rational discussion of math.

    The Koch brothers (through AFP or related groups like AFP-Illinois) have been going after absolutely any tax issue all across the country.

    Two years ago they went after Arlington Heights and West Chicago over park district questions and Wauconda over water pipes of all things.

    This year they went after Grand Rapids, MI over potholes (don’t fix them - .2% tax is too high!!) and Columbus, OH over their world-famous zoo (don’t update the public zoo!!!).

    Do the Koch Bros. really like potholes and dirty drinking water??

    No tax or town or political level from President to school board is too small for AFP to rail against, facts be darned.

    Some people have more money than they know what to do with.


  43. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, May 7, 14 @ 7:22 am:

    Please note that the brochure does not use a silly or demeaning photo of Mussman, so they are not directly targeting her. This brochure is intended to influence her by linking her with two rich old men who wield political power, whose images are photoshopped unappealingly. But not Mussman. She ends up looking good by comparison.

    And there lies the power of the message. You can’t dismiss it because you might be a Mussman supporter - you see that Mussman is supporting two old clowns you’d rather she not support. By not going after Mussman with an ugly stick and clowning her up as well, the brochure’s message becomes credible and believable. No one likes Quinn or Madigan as their personal legislator - but they do care about Mussman. No harming her image was a very good move. It brings into agreement an undecided Mussman supporter with their message.

    A+
    For being smart about it for a change.


  44. - Geronimo - Wednesday, May 7, 14 @ 7:48 am:

    The folks like the Kochs and civvie types arent’ after more money as their main target. Their main objective is POWER (and that’s what their cash buys them). Isn’t this exactly how some extreme power maniacs in history got started and created the world wide chaos as a result?


  45. - Walter Mitty - Wednesday, May 7, 14 @ 7:56 am:

    Geronimo…What is MJM in it for?


  46. - Walter Mitty - Wednesday, May 7, 14 @ 8:01 am:

    If you want any outsiders to stop influencing…Vote people in that do the job of the people… Edgar kicked the can…Dems kicked the can…


  47. - Geronimo - Wednesday, May 7, 14 @ 8:10 am:

    Agreed about MJM Walter BUT as far as voting people in to do the job of the people? They say one thing to get elected, then,once elected, do a 180 degree turn around. The con job. No accountability to voters until next election time. A long time to wait for all the destruction.


  48. - Geronimo - Wednesday, May 7, 14 @ 8:22 am:

    On my same note, I get a kick out of these polls that show what voters want and what pols determine. Who do they represent? Not the poll voters who often clearly show the exact opposite of what is happening in Springfield. What are polls worth? What is voting worth? My spouse and I met with our representative who told us one thing to our faces and voted the opposite. I told him not to send his email updates or letters to my house. I told him nothing he says interests me since he is a con man. Like talking to the wall.


  49. - Pensioner - Wednesday, May 7, 14 @ 8:25 am:

    “americans for Prosperity”. Which Americans and whose prosperity? These truths are also self evident.


  50. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, May 7, 14 @ 8:33 am:

    So - we live in Illinois and these two are our governor and speaker of the Illinois house. They have been a part of our state politics for over 30 years. The better old days, according to a majority of Illinoisans, in many ways.

    So why are we talking about two guys from Kansas who have had nothing to do with Illinois politics over those past 30 years? Why is it more interesting to dismiss the messages in this brochure that have a lot to do with Illinois, our failed leadership, lame duck “temporary” tax increases, and Ms. Mussman? Why is the past 30 years of Illinois politics with these two photoshopped political power players less important to some of you guys than these two guys in Kansas who seeded the money for the group putting out this brochure?

    If you want to defend these two extremely important and powerful gentlemen in this brochure then try to do so by defending their position without trying to turn everything into a conspiratorial fantasy.

    It is deliberately misleading and deliberately vague. Both Quinn and Madigan are not shadowy rich guys from Kansas seeding political groups with their money - instead they are two very real, very powerful, and very rich men who control an awful lot of the state of Illinois.

    Illinois is a mess. These guys have been in a big part of that mess for a long time. Voters aren’t happy. This isn’t because they read a brochure they just received through the mail, regardless of who helped pay for it’s production or printing or mailing.


  51. - The NKI - Wednesday, May 7, 14 @ 9:20 am:

    I like how most on here enjoy spending my money on substandard schools and services. At what point do we say enough is enough? Raising taxes and taking my money is not the answer anymore….


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed until Monday
* TrackBill update
* Caption contest!
* It's worse than we thought
* Question of the day
* Long-term debt is not short-term debt
* Today's quotable
* 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

          
        * President Obama Signs E-Label Act, Companies No Longer Required to Etch FCC Labels on Devices
        * NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet LTE Lollipop upgrade lands on devices
        * Black Friday and Cyber Monday: here’s what’s going down
        * Enjoy Connection Day with Verizon and Amazon
        * NVIDIA’s LTE-capable SHIELD Tablet is now getting Lollipop
        * Three new Windows Phones in the works claim reports
        * Twitter starts peeking at the other apps on your phone

        * Deal Of The Day: The Double Nexus Giveaway
        * China’s Baidu To Launch Dubike Smartbike
        * Twitter starts tracking which other apps are on its users' phones
        * The Anatomy Of Shows
        * Vine challenge: Make six seconds of eating food fun
        * HP Slate 6 VoiceTab II Disappoints
        * Trunkster Suitcase Is Packed With Modern Digital Convenience

        * White Sox ACE program helps send players to college
        * Additional 2005 fan-favorite players added to '15 SoxFest
        * White Sox introduce Adam LaRoche and their plans for him
        * White Sox plan for contention a work in progress
        * White Sox officially announce LaRoche deal
        * Red Sox seize offseason driver's seat with signings
        * White Sox officially announce LaRoche deal

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


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

        Archives
        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


        * Illinois Asks State's Top Court To Revive Pensi.....
        * Illinois AG files notice of appeal in pension case..
        * Clemency for man wrongfully jailed for 1991 murder..
        * Rauner asks state agencies to prepare for the w.....


        * Clemency for man wrongfully jailed for 1991 murder
        * Illinois doctor fined over medical marijuana slip
        * Archbishop praises Obama's action on immigration
        * Firefighters rescue 4 boa constrictors from fire
        * Illinois AG files notice of appeal in pension case
        * Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms
        * Wrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed
        * Jobless rate falls in all 12 Illinois metro areas
        * New Lincoln museum exhibit has bed where he died
        * Illinois gives $4.5M food banks for modernization

        * Illinois attorney general files notice of appeal in pension case
        * Quinn grants clemency to 126 ahead of holiday
        * Illinois gives $4.5M food banks for modernization
        * State begins accepting fracking applications
        * Debt rating agencies weigh in on state pension ruling
        * Lisa Madigan to ask Illinois Supreme Court to consider pensions
        * Rauner tackles transition agenda
        * Attorney general warns of immigration scams
        * State pension changes ruled unconstitutional; appeal to Illinois Supreme Court next
        * State to refund $60 million in retiree health care money

        * Most BP oil spill claims handled correctly, McGladrey says
        * Illinois AG Madigan files notice of appeal in pension case
        * Congressmen sound alarm over anti-Asian Carp move
        * Motorola Mobility loses bid to extend antitrust law reach
        * Chicago business activity is growing—but at a slower pace


        * Charity event looks like turkey tokenism
        * Decatur Classical parents want to expand into old Stewart building
        * Cupich: More must be done to ‘repair our broken immigration system’
        * Norman Schoer, viola player with Grant Park Orchestra and Lyric Opera, dies at 103
        * Charity event looks like turkey tokenism
        * Lisa Madigan appeals ruling that KOed pension law
        * Lisa Madigan appeals ruling that KO'd pension law
        * Chicago’s overnight parking ban begins Monday
        * At least five cold-related deaths reported in Cook County
        * Release Koschman grand jury records


        * 3 Ferguson-related protesters arrested in Chicago
        * Oak Lawn insurer wants out of $3M award in cop shooting
        * Judge reassigned after failing to follow contempt rules, officials say
        * 5 hurt in separate city shootings
        * Crash-and-grab burglars hitting high-end stores in suburbs and Chicago
        * Cupich calls Obama action on immigration a 'first step'
        * Quinn pardons 126, including 1 of Dixmoor Five
        * New dog-friendly park coming to South Loop
        * Island Lake cops recount helping at scene where 2 deputies were shot
        * School lunch sales rise in district that rejected health guidelines


        * Let's Talk Kids - "Love Is Love"
        * LLCC Offers Variety Of Community Education Classes
        * Incoming U of I President Speaks To Springfield Audience
        * Another Year Of "Messiah" For Springfield Choral Society
        * Fumée Gypsy Project Plays At WUIS
        * New Exhibit On Lincoln's "Undying Words"
        * Locals Organize For Vigil In Response To Ferguson
        * Illinois Hunters Kill 52,000 Deer Over The Weekend
        * Pension Ruling "Credit Negative," But No Ratings Change
        * Tim Landis: Foreclosure Sales, CIPS Icehouse and Heritage River Trail


        * Our Opinion: Help combat hunger this holiday season
        * Eugene Robinson: On replacement, caution urged
        * George Will: Thanks, or something
        * Quote of the Day: Nov. 27, 2014
        * Illinois attorney general files notice of appeal in pension case
        * Quinn grants clemency to 126 ahead of holiday
        * Illinois gives $4.5M food banks for modernization
        * Michael Gerson: The big ‘but’ on immigration
        * Quote of the Day: Nov. 26, 2014
        * State begins accepting fracking applications


        * Throwback Thursday: Santa’s House in Belleville turns 50 (plus one)
        * Plenty of reasons to give thanks
        * Illini scramble for big win
        * Finke-led Chargers win in Danville
        * Huddle Up: Begrudging respect for Louisville
        * WBB preview: Paradise Jam
        * Couple sues owner of plane that crashed into home
        * MBB Preview: Sycamores bringing Big Ten style
        * Saluki women hand out 19 assists on 32 buckets to beat Memphis, 82-75
        * Casino appearance nothing new


        * Fremd turns back Meadows' tough newcomers
        * Vacant Lake Zurich parking ready for Christmas tree sales
        * Boys basketball: Fox Valley roundup Wednesday, Nov. 26
        * Palatine powers past Richards
        * Unbeaten Northern Iowa tops Northwestern 61-42 in Cancun

        * Frerichs: 'Treasurer for all' after slim win
        * Frerichs declares victory in close treasur...
        * A Mother’s Mission: Combating domestic vio...
        * Local lawmakers weigh-in on president’s im...
        * Dems refuse to allow double amputee war ve...
        * Letting Duckworth vote is a problem for Pe...
        * Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed ble...
        * Illinois Contributes $10M More to I-74 Bridge
        * Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s Statement on t...
        * Kirk the Jerk is scared of Tammy Duckworth...

        * St. Marys Cement considers reopening in Dixon...
        * U.S. Senators Urge Uzbek President To Rele......

        * Obama headed for defeat on Iran sanctions...

        * Some Lakefront Park Closures Thanksgiving Morning
        * The Better Government Association continues to spread the lie about public employee pensions.
        * In Chicago the race is on. It’s easy as ABC.
        * No justice.
        * Be like Martin Luther King.
        * Bruce still hasn’t gotten it right. Pardon who?
        * Tweeting #FergusonInClass
        * If only I could hit the delete button on white racism.
        * Glen Brown: Should we worry about the unions’ “commitment… to develop a fair and constitutional solution to fund the state’s retirement systems” after the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling?
        * Rahm, the closer.


        * Governor Quinn Announces Investment to Help Regional Food Banks Better Serve Those in Need - Governor’s Investment Will Ensure Lower Cost and Higher Efficiency for Services Reaching Nearly 2 Million Illinois Residents
        * Governor Pat Quinn Takes Clemency Action
        * Governor Quinn Statement on Abner Mikva Receiving Nation’s Highest Civilian Honor
        * Department of Insurance Announces Multi-State Settlement with Symetra Life Insurance and Symetra National Life Insurance Company - Illinois will share part of a $1.2 million penalty against Symetra Life regarding Life Insurance policies
        * Avoid Foodborne Illness This Holiday Season




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