SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Rauner robocalls shift to the Senate, including Cullerton

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

* From a press release…

Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner today released a round of automated calls to voters in four state senate districts, including Illinois Senate President John Cullerton’s district.

The calls come as Governor Pat Quinn, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton are renewing their push to make Quinn’s state income tax hike permanent.

Rauner encouraged voters to stand against the Quinn-Madigan-Cullerton tax hike.

The calls are going to districts represented by Sens. Andy Manar, Bill Cunningham, Mike Jacobs and Senate President John Cullerton. Yes, Cullerton. The script for Cullerton’s district

Hello, this is Bruce Rauner. Governor Pat Quinn and State Senator John Cullerton are pressuring state lawmakers to raise your income taxes. Pat Quinn and John Cullerton think you don’t pay enough in taxes – but I disagree. There’s still time to help me fight the Quinn-Cullerton tax increase. If you oppose higher income taxes and want to get more involved in my campaign, call me at 312-583-0704. Paid for by Citizens for Rauner, Inc

* The script for everybody else

Hello, this is Bruce Rauner. Governor Pat Quinn is pressuring state lawmakers to raise your income taxes. Pat Quinn thinks you don’t pay enough in taxes – but I disagree. There’s still time to help me fight Pat Quinn’s tax increase – and to let State Senator *NAME* know you want [him/her] to protect you from higher income taxes. If you oppose higher income taxes and want to get more involved in my campaign, call me at 312-583-0704. Paid for by Citizens for Rauner, Inc

- Posted by Rich Miller        


48 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 1:57 pm:

    “Smart” move to look politically inept.

    I get it. Money is no object. Congratulations. Wasting resources shows your financial gravitas.

    Again, “Fire Cullerton”, or getting “volunteers” to work for Rauner in Cullerton’s District requires a Field Apparatus. This “Call We, Maybe” won’t get a GOTV to pass muster, and is probably the best way to keep 1/3 of the General Assembly, and one Veto-Proof Chamber come 2015, less responsive to overt or covert compromise.

    I bet it feels good though. Calling in there.

    What a waste.


  2. - truthteller - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:01 pm:

    I hope the callers ask Rauner what he wants Cullerton et al to cut if the tax is not extended. Early childhood ed.? K-12? assistance to the disabled? close some Vets’ homes? Some prisons?


  3. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:09 pm:

    What’s next for the Rauner Crew, call into Oswego, ask for a vote to repeal our local internet contract, “Willy-Nilly”?


  4. - Bogart - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:09 pm:

    It’s a Doolittle raid over Tokyo. It doesn’t have to achieve much other than letting them know, they are in reach. Good move.


  5. - CircularFiringSquad - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:11 pm:

    Very powerful. Let’s hope there is more of the same.
    Rd II
    “Hi, this is ShakeyMitt Rauner. I am the guy who paid convicted conman/pervert Stu Levine more tha $30 grand— that’s Three Zero, Zero, Zero, Zero a month and claim I don’t know the man. I am the guy who killed Grandmas. Now I want to be governor — really president — so just remember Nobody’s Perfect and vote for me.”


  6. - carbaby - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:13 pm:

    Is it just me or shouldn’t it be a little more accurate? Last I checked the question on the table is about allowing the temporary tax increase to sunset- not to increase them more than the current 5%.
    But then again, who really listens to robocalls. I know I certainly don’t. Those go to voicemail to be deleted. People screen their calls with this day and age of caller ID- which has been for about the last 15 years.


  7. - Anonymous - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:21 pm:

    ==Last I checked the question on the table is about allowing the temporary tax increase to sunset==

    Current State law states that the income tax rate next year will be 3.75%. Some want to change the law so that it raises to 5%. By definition, that is raising taxes. Describing it as “continuing the current rate” is not accurately describing what the law currently states the rate is for next year.


  8. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:25 pm:

    You’d think a guy with his resources and brains, who’d been planning this for more than a year, would have created a live call center and used it instead of robo calls. I mean, that’s how I would have done it. Train my own callers, build my own call lists, micro-target voters, etc.

    Instead, the billionaire goes cheap on us. You can robo-call the entire 47th Ward for like, $500. That’s tip money for Rauner. He’s going to complain that there was no infrastructure if he loses, but rather than build some, he’s paying some chump change to a fly-by-night operator that probably makes debt collection calls the rest of the year.

    Pathetic. I expect more from billionaire Republicans.


  9. - Anonymous - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:25 pm:

    Are these strictly robo-calls, or are the live person calls that leave an automated message if it goes to voicemail?


  10. - Norseman - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:29 pm:

    === You’d think a guy with his resources and brains, who’d been planning this for more than a year, would have created a live call center and used it instead of robo calls. ===

    He was afraid they’d unionize and ask for a pension.


  11. - wordslinger - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:31 pm:

    Robocalls in Cullterton’s district. I can’t believe I missed out on this gravy train.

    Time to catch up:

    Mr. Rauner, let me tell you about my “Jump to Conclusions” mat…..


  12. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:32 pm:

    Dudes, this is politics.

    Let’s not get into semantics about whether this is a vote to abolish the sunset or raise taxes.

    It is like the whole 2% Tax Increase v. 66% Tax Increase argument.

    Either you are for exposing 41,000 children to child abuse or trying to keep 41,000 children safe.

    End of story.


  13. - wordslinger - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:33 pm:

    –It’s a Doolittle raid over Tokyo.–

    Yeah, just like that, lol.


  14. - Ghost - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:33 pm:

    Be careful what you wish for.

    If Rauner wins the race he will be handed a steaming mess budget wise. Fast talking, sound bites and emotional appeals wont help him; and if he thinks shutting donw parts of the State will leade people to cheer him he is in for a rude surprise.

    Long term Rauner would be better off to only slightly push back on the tax hike, let it pass, and then if he wins he can say he didnt want it…but have the funds available for operations. Then if he really can squeeze state spending donw enough he could run a tax reduction bill and come across like a hero.


  15. - Wally - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:43 pm:

    YDD, maybe the dems should have thought about using some of that money they have raised the past 3 1/2 years to keep those kids safe. Or, gave a thought to the impact a 67% increase would have on job creation and consumer spending.


  16. - Demoralized - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:48 pm:

    ==maybe the dems should have thought about using some of that money they have raised the past 3 1/2 years to keep those kids safe==

    Without it I guarantee massive cuts would have been made and there would have been kids that might have been less safe.

    Maybe some of you brilliant mathematicians could explain how you fit the square peg of the state’s expenses in the round hole of revenue without the tax increase. From what I’ve seen you all have magic calculators to do so.


  17. - Dan from Springfield - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:49 pm:

    - Anonymous - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:21 pm:

    ==Last I checked the question on the table is about allowing the temporary tax increase to sunset==

    Current State law states that the income tax rate next year will be 3.75%. Some want to change the law so that it raises to 5%. By definition, that is raising taxes. Describing it as “continuing the current rate” is not accurately describing what the law currently states the rate is for next year.

    Right now the law says tax payers will get a reduction in income tax on 1/01/2015. If the 5% income tax is made permanent the on 1/01/2015 income tax will be RAISED to 5% from 3.75%. That is an increase.


  18. - Spliff - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:51 pm:

    Tom Cullerton, John Cullerton what’s the difference ….. wow, talk about being an outsider.


  19. - Demoralized - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:52 pm:

    ==Describing it as “continuing the current rate” is not accurately describing what the law currently states the rate is for next year==

    Sure it is. That’s the way I would describe it. To describe it as a raise in taxes is a political description, which is fine.


  20. - Anonymous - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 2:57 pm:

    Given the current vote count, it’s clear who is winning the narrative game of “keep current” vs “raises taxes”…and Madigan, et al, are not the ones controlling that narrative. If the public agreed with the “keep current rate” language, it would already be a done deal.


  21. - A guy... - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 3:01 pm:

    It’s another complimentary level of communication, no more, no less. What makes anyone thing residents in Cullerton’s district are any less dissatisfied with government or don’t want their taxes raised. It will do what it’s designed to do.


  22. - wordslinger - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 3:08 pm:

    –What makes anyone thing residents in Cullerton’s district are any less dissatisfied with government or don’t want their taxes raised.–

    Election results?


  23. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 3:18 pm:

    ===What makes anyone thing residents in Cullerton’s district are any less dissatisfied with government or don’t want their taxes raised.===

    Who us going to drag ALL these less than satisfied Raunerite voters to the polls?

    Useless. Waste of political resources by someone who is not into conspicuous consumption.


  24. - Wally - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 3:20 pm:

    On 1/1/15 , for every 50 grand a person makes, they will pay $1875 in state income taxes if the dems keep their word and the “temporary” tax sunsets. Otherwise, they will pay $2500 in state income taxes if the dems don’t keep their word. That is an increase. My calculator tells me so.


  25. - A guy... - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 3:21 pm:

    First off “think” not thing. Sorry.
    Secondly, you gotta do better than that Word. I didn’t know there was an election that asked if you wanted your property taxes raised, your income taxes raised, etc. I’m not sure if John C. has even had an opponent in a primary or a general lately- even the guy he traditionally chose himself and brought from the House races to the Senate-lol There is such a guy.
    John won’t have to hear anything via rumor. He can just answer his own phone and listen. If a lot of his neighbors voice a little doubt, it may have some impact on him. Maybe not. It’s $500 well spent in my opinion. Betcha the folks in Jacob’s district pay attention.


  26. - Louis G. Atsaves - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 3:25 pm:

    Hmm. Democrats had four years to figure out what to cut before dropping all of us off the fiscal cliff of this “temporary” income tax thingy they created. That four year period started after they were all safely reelected or elected.

    Since the Democrats had 4 years, doesn’t Rauner also get four years to figure out what to cut, after he gets elected?

    Fair is fair, right?


  27. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 3:30 pm:

    ===Since the Democrats had 4 years, doesn’t Rauner also get four years to figure out what to cut, after he gets elected?===

    So Bruce Rauner is no smarter or better than the Democrats?

    Ok, got it.


  28. - wordslinger - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 3:32 pm:

    A Guy, you raise a ridiculous strawman. then you knock it down. Gets you nowhere.

    I was serious earlier about the alarming state of docility in today’s Illinois GOP. I grew up Main Street GOP. You have to bring more to the party than you are now.

    For crying out loud, 19 senate members? Seriously, did you think that was even possible 20 years ago?

    The laziness that writes off Illinois as a “one-party state” is astounding.

    If big-money Republicans hadn’t been playing footsie with Blago, then JBT might have had the resources to fight back on TV. For crying out loud, the dude had Club Fed written all over him.

    Don’t be a victim, dude. Be a Happy Warrior and attack, with substance.

    What do you have to lose?


  29. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 3:40 pm:

    How can My Party say they are standing up for something , and at the same time be fighting for nothing?

    Passive aggressive in relationships, … in life, rarely yield a bountiful harvest of something good.

    Why anyone feels, the entire way, you go about the political realities of being a “party” needs to be; playing a victim, passively being an aggressor of nothing of substance, and complaining about being outworked dumbfounds me.


  30. - wordslinger - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 3:51 pm:

    –doesn’t Rauner also get four years to figure out what to cut, after he gets elected?–

    No. He want’s the big chair.

    There’s no “fair.” This ain’t pee-wee soccer, where everybody gets a trophy and a jello-cup at the end.

    Rauner’s electoral strategy is to not say anything. So be it, he’s not the first guy to do it. But you don’t have to respect it.


  31. - Skeptic - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 3:56 pm:

    So if I paid $2500 in taxes this year and I pay $2500 in taxes next year, my taxes have gone up? If forget to lower my flag at sunset, by doing nothing the next morning I raised it? I know, there I go being all logical and stuff.


  32. - Skeptic - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 3:59 pm:

    “Yes Officer, I was driving 70 in 45 zone, but I had slowed down…before that I was driving 70 in a 35 zone!”


  33. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 4:32 pm:

    === === You’d think a guy with his resources and brains, who’d been planning this for more than a year, would have created a live call center and used it instead of robo calls. ===

    He was afraid they’d unionize and ask for a pension.===

    - Norseman - that made me spit out coffee. Good stuff there.

    Wonder if they would have built up that call center if they would have done a YouTube video? If you are going to use the CYR playbook, go all the way.


  34. - Wally - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 4:52 pm:

    Skeptic, if you paid $1500 in taxes in 2010, then paid $2500 in taxes from 2011-2014 and someone promised you that your taxes on the same wages would be $1875 in 2015 and then they yanked your chain, said fooled ya, its gonna be $2500 again, yeah, that is an increase. A HUGE increase from 2010!


  35. - low level - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 5:11 pm:

    Another brilliant, ahem, move by the Rauner machine. Cullerton will be Senate President after the next election. Great way to start a positive, working relationship with any legislator - esp a man who controls 41 votes.

    If Bruce is elected, Illinois will find itself in much worse shape; but the show would sure be fun. Pass the popcorn.


  36. - Archiesmom - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 5:32 pm:

    Skeptic, thank you.


  37. - Anonymous - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 6:15 pm:

    Consider this in the Rauner strategy. The Governor in Illinois has line item veto power. Democratic power in Illinois is based upon pandering to special interest groups through legislation and irresponsibly spending more than the state can reasonably afford to pay off enough entitlement, public employee and contractor groups to keep well funded for campaigns and get foot troops on the ground come election day.

    If Rauner is elected, and the impotent GOP somehow manages to kill a veto proof majority in at least one house, he can use the line item veto to cut the pork grants that may have won the election for Quinn the last time around. That’s an incredible sword to wield in the GA, and a significant number of Dems may find allying with Rauner is more profitable than kissing Madigan’s ring.

    As titular head of the Illinois GOP(if he wins), Rauner can protect rebel Dems from being in contested races.

    Those who don’t do his bidding now on this tax issue could be subject to having their “pork” pulled over the next four years should Rauner win.

    Some Dems come from districts that trend more conservatively, and standing against this tax increase may well be in their best interests through representing the will of their constituents and currying favor with Rauner.

    If Rauner loses, they vote for the enlarged tax increase in the lame duck session. The 3.75% is still a 25% tax increase over the previous 3% rate, which is pretty large in and of itself.

    Following that logic, it’ll be tough for Madigan to get that increase before the election. Holding out for the election results is just smart politics for the hold-outs.

    Make sense?


  38. - Demoralized - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 6:17 pm:

    @Wally:

    You must have been taught the new math. We were old school when I went to school. If I’m paying the same next year as this year my taxes didn’t go up. I’ll give you a calculator if you are having trouble with the math.


  39. - Demoralized - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 6:19 pm:

    ==A HUGE increase from 2010! ==

    Sorry. Should have referenced this little gem in my thoughts above. This is 2014 in case you weren’t aware. If I’m paying the same taxes in 2015 as 2014 it’s not an increase no matter how hard you try to make it so.

    Again, must be that new math.


  40. - Precinct Captain - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 6:32 pm:

    ==Skeptic, if you paid $1500 in taxes in 2010, then paid $2500 in taxes from 2011-2014 and someone promised you that your taxes on the same wages would be $1875 in 2015 and then they yanked your chain, said fooled ya, its gonna be $2500 again, yeah, that is an increase. A HUGE increase from 2010!==

    So you are still whining about a tax increase from after the 2010 election even though the status quo has been a 5% rate for 3 and a half years? And you’re still doing it with the bizarre idea that the law, is stagnate forever? For chrissakes, I might as well complain that they changed from an indeterminate sentencing system to a determinate sentencing system! After all, they made a promise all those years ago!


  41. - Wally - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 7:59 pm:

    Well spoken by a few dems. Want to figure some “new math?” Say someone will pay $1000 extra in income taxes for the 4 years so $4000 total. $4000 that could have been used to buy a new lawn mower, take a weekend trip, buy new clothes, go out to eat quite a few times. You know, pump up the economy a little.

    Now, multiply that $4000 by 100,000 people. Or 200,000 people. What a boost to the economy while we watch incredibly high unemployment in the state and record number of people on welfare because we gave money to the dems and they frittered a lot of it away.


  42. - Demoralized - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 8:29 pm:

    @Wally:

    I wasn’t aware math was a partisan issue but maybe I’m wrong. I have been before. I’ll keep an eye out for Republican math and Democratic math.

    I believe the point some of us are trying to make is that if you are paying the same thing next year that you are paying this year that isn’t an increase.

    And, sure, I could have done something else with the money I paid in taxes. But that’s not the argument you were making.


  43. - Wally - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 9:29 pm:

    The argument I am making is 2 fold. Quit raising taxes and taking money out of people’s pockets, it is an economy killer. The tax is SUPPOSE to be 3.75% on 1/1/15. If somehow we get bamboozled once again and have to pay 5%, well………….


  44. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, May 21, 14 @ 10:03 pm:

    Wally, if you’re going to shout it, please get it right.
    “SUPPOSED to be”
    That $4K might buy you some grammar lessons since it won’t be going to public education anymore.


  45. - Precinct Captain - Thursday, May 22, 14 @ 1:21 am:

    ==Quit raising taxes and taking money out of people’s pockets, it is an economy killer.==

    1) No one’s taxes are being raised. Again, where is this idea that law is stagnate forever coming from?

    2) Where do you think tax money goes? Right into the economy!


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

    Competition for voters has been sorely lacking in Illinois. This is a good thing.

    I’d like to see the same done in Bloomington for Quinn.


  47. - Toure's Latte - Thursday, May 22, 14 @ 9:29 am:

    Speaking of Republican math, where’s their budget?


  48. - low level - Thursday, May 22, 14 @ 2:21 pm:

    “Democratic power in Illinois is based upon pandering to special interest groups through legislation and irresponsibly spending more than the state can reasonably afford to pay off…”

    Really? That’s what explains all the Democratic seats in the upper middle class and wealthy suburbs?


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Proft busts caps in Bertino-Tarrant race
* Today's quotable
* Funding stuff that works
* Question of the day
* Caption contest!
* More complicated than it already looks
* Caught in a vicious cycle
* How can we miss you if you won't go away?
* Rules bent a bit to move ConAgra headquarters to Chicago
* Trump raises money in Illinois for out of state candidates, while NRSC jumps in for Kirk
* *** UPDATED x1 CPS responds *** CTU says 95 percent voted to strike
* Video gaming could be a huge revenue generator for state, Chicago
* Let's tone it down a little
* Safe Roads backers begin TV blitz
* Kasper speaks
* The transformation is almost complete
* Caps off in comptroller's race
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition
* 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

  
* HP Elite x3 Anniversary Update fixes camera issues that held sales
* Honor 6X rumored for launch October 18 with dual cameras
* ChargeTech brings PLUG to Indiegogo: 250W of power, two AC outlets
* Lenovo lays off about 1,000, mostly in Motorola
* Huawei ‘Nexus’ tablet may be a second Andromeda device
* If Google buys Twitter, there’s a perfect spot for it in YouTube
* Project Loon achieves new milestone in flight time

* Chance concert at U.S. Cellular is a success
* Eaton hopes for return to lineup on Tuesday
* Rodon's shutdown start captures road series
* 50th big league start is large for stellar Rodon
* Rodon's shutdown start captures road series
* White Sox mourn loss of superstar Fernandez
* Rodon's shutdown start captures road series

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


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

Archives
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* Blumenthal: State can't afford union's demands,.....
* Southern IL newspaper apologizes over ‘controve.....
* Illinois Celebrates Its First Gold Star Day - M.....
* Moody’s drops Chicago schools’ credit rating de.....
* Gov. Rauner Mum on Transportation Ballot Issue..
* IL School Supt. Critical Says Federal DOE Missi.....
* Grand Opening for Peoria's Newest Business - CI.....
* Doubek: Lockbox for road repair funds creates m.....
* Gov. Rauner on tonight’s debate: Next question..
* Families of Fallen Military Members Honored Mon.....


* Man charged in shooting at popular Chicago tourist spot
* Study: Illinois video gaming has generated about $785M
* Study: Illinois video gaming has generated about $785M
* Some retired educators in suburban Chicago receive bonuses
* Illinois man to plead not guilty in wife's 1990 death
* Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike in contract talks
* Police: Hammond officer shot, injured armed suicidal man
* The Latest: U of Illinois plans vigil after deadly shooting
* David Gill appeals to US Supreme Court to get name on ballot
* $3.5M bail set for suspect in kidnapping of Wheaton student

* Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike in contract talks
* First Gold Star Families Day observed at Capitol
* Donation lifts fundraising caps in Illinois comptroller race
* Planning underway locally for Illinois' 200th birthday
* Attack on state senator leads to arrest of murder suspects
* Illinois Supreme Court overturns law allowing 6-member juries
* Local unemployment of 4.6 percent still lowest in state
* Elderly frozen-treat seller gets $380,000 from GoFundMe page
* Creation of Amish history museum in central Illinois underway
* Privately funded Executive Mansion work will follow traditional wage, bidding rules

* Beer wars heat up as Miller Lite calls out Bud Light by name in ads
* Bats needs to close this deal before somebody buys CBOE
* Variable pay could be headed up for Chicago workers in 2017
* Beer wars heat up as Miller Lite calls out Bud Light by name
* Your salary might not go up in 2017, but about that bonus . . .


* Almora waits patiently for answers about future with Cubs
* Police: Man killed in Gage Park shooting
* West Englewood shooting leaves 1 wounded
* Man, 18, critically wounded in West Pullman shooting
* U.S. Attorney: A few bad cops make it harder for good officers
* Sox’s Eaton remains sidelined
* Preliminary count shows CPS enrollment plunged since last year
* Preliminary count shows CPS enrollment plunged since last year
* Growing pains could be lethal for short-handed Bears
* Man shot in Austin


* Windsor school 'tasting menu' a big hit with students
* Cubs defeat Pirates 12-2 for 100th victory of season
* First presidential debate fact check
* At each other from the start: Clinton, Trump debate
* John Paxson front and center as Bulls begin good vibrations tour
* What we learned: John Fox keeps Jay Cutler guessing game going
* Airlines back climate plan that could cost them $24 billion
* Cubs are likely to carry 11 pitchers on NLDS roster
* Watch live: First presidential debate
* 7 shot on West, South sides, including boy, 15


The widget AQL4JYGHIY powered by Feed Informer does not exist.


* Their View: Where is today's RFK?
* Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike in contract talks
* First Gold Star Families Day observed at Capitol
* Donation lifts fundraising caps in Illinois comptroller race
* Deckle McLain: Rise of bots can't be ignored in economy
* Bernard Schoenburg: Interesting twists in Troemper-Reid circuit judge race
* Statehouse Insider: Do you remember where you were during Rauner's Facebook Live session?
* Compass for Kids supports at-risk children
* Innovate Springfield gives boost to new businesses
* Eric Zarnikow: Aid changes mean students should act now


* Chicago Farmer's New Album Almost Too Good
* N-G prep football top 10, Week 6 preview
* Area prep statistics: Girls' tennis (Sept. 27)
* Area prep statistics: Boys' soccer (Sept. 27)
* Area prep statistics: Girls' swimming and diving (Sept. 27)
* Postcards from Bob: Starting the trip
* Fourth and long: Megginson doing well
* Tate: Football on downward slope in Illinois
* PODCAST: News Gazette Sports Page 09-26-16
* Davenport to close off block for Tuesday's food truck rally


* Paxson: Trading Rose was a basketball decision
* Rozner: Marlins' Dawson heartbroken over Jose Fernandez
* Girls golf: Furtney (65), St. Charles North rule Upstate Eight
* Tuesday Morning Quarterback
* See Marlins' emotional lead-off homer as they mourn Fernandez

* 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

* Government action on for-profit college ac......
* Wicker, Durbin Introduce Legislation To Pr......

* Polls: GOP Closing Fast on Senate Seats - ......
* Polls: GOP Closing Fast on Senate Seats - ......

* Eagles Bulding Starbucks To Close October 5th
* Eagles Building Starbucks To Close October 5th
* Trump vs Clinton in dead heat; Monday night's debates could be crucial
* Trump vs Clinton in dead heat; Monday night's debate could be crucial
* Gill Fights To Get Back On Ballot In Illinois' 13th Congressional Distict
* Lake County Jail Workers Union Voices Concerns Over Long Hours, Safety
* Cartoon Of The Day
* Oral Arguments On Landmark Clean Power Plan To Be Heard Tuesday
* Report: Income Inequality Is Worse For Black Workers Today Than In 1979
* EXTRA: It’s beginning to look at lot like a strike will take place this autumn


* Governor Rauner Proclaims First Gold Star Family Day in Illinois
* IDNR Announces Campsite Reservations Open for Sites in Solar Eclipse Zone - Southern Illinois Will Experience Total Solar Eclipse Aug. 21, 2017
* IDOT Hiring in Preparation of Winter Weather - Temporary help needed to assist with snow-and-ice removal, public urged to apply
* Illinois Department of Insurance Reminds ‘Land of Lincoln Health’ Customers to Enroll In New Coverage - The deadline for ‘Land of Lincoln Health’ customers to enroll in a new plan is September 30, 2016; Consumers could experience a gap in health care cove
* Governor Rauner Celebrates Illinois’ Hunting Heritage on National Hunting and Fishing Day




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