Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » Kennedy opposes $100 million private school tuition program
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Kennedy opposes $100 million private school tuition program

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017

* From a Chris Kennedy fundraising e-mail…

Rauner’s amendatory veto of SB1 hurts our public schools even more. Because what he isn’t telling you is that behind closed doors he’s working to privatize those funds and redistribute them to private schools in the area. He is calling for a $100 million school voucher program.

This school voucher program is being decided on behind closed doors and just proves what we’ve known all along — Rauner doesn’t care about the families of Illinois, he only cares about his own interests. Whether it’s a budget for the state or school funding, Rauner does not care about the damage he’s causing our state.

Rauner wants to rob our public schools to enrich private schools. We cannot let this happen.

* Mayor Emanuel is trying to stay mum on the topic

Mayor Rahm Emanuel dodged questions on school vouchers Thursday even as negotiations continue on a new statewide funding formula — talks that, at Gov. Bruce Rauner’s request, include vouchers. […]

Emanuel was asked where he stands on school vouchers before heading off to O’Hare for a flight to the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s meeting in New Orleans.

“My primary focus is on public education,” the mayor said.

Pressed on whether he opposes vouchers, Emanuel said, “I have a history and my record is clear as it relates to public education. And my record is clear as it relates to vouchers and using public money for private schools.”

I wish the media would stop calling this a voucher program. These aren’t vouchers. This is a private school scholarship fund underwritten, as proposed, by 100 percent state income tax credits.

* The Cardinal lobbied the mayor a few months ago about this topic

Cupich, who invited Emanuel and his wife, Amy Rule, to Rome to witness his elevation to cardinal in November, emailed Emanuel in April about the plan. He said he supported U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposal to give credits to taxpayers who donate to a fund that covers private school tuition.

“I am convinced that this would be an enormous boost to the Chicago schools and the thousands of parents who use our schools,” Cupich wrote in the email sent April 11.

Emanuel responded in an email back the next day, saying, “Of course we will discuss,” as first reported by WBEZ.

Enrollment at Chicago’s Catholic schools has been dropping for several years, leading to closures of several schools — including St. Benedict High School in North Center — and the merger of four Far Northwest Side Catholic schools into Pope Francis Global Academy.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - wordslinger - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 3:38 pm:

    The media really need to get in the ballgame here. They’re really confusing this issue.

    The current proposal is not a voucher program, at all. I don’t get how they even landed on “vouchers.”

    It’s a tax credit for those who fund scholarships to private schools. The private schools will get the money and decide who gets the scholarships.

    It’s taxpayer dollars for private school scholarships. There is no voucher component for parents wishing to send their kids to private schools.

  2. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 3:39 pm:

    Calling it a voucher program, be it candidate or media, dies a disservice to either asking about it or responding to the program.

    I do understand Cardinal Cupich’s desire for the credit is understandable. The closing of Catholic schools at all grade levels has been going on for 20 years and any pause or stopping of these school closures would be a big “turnaround”.

  3. - Mr. B. - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 3:41 pm:

    My kid goes to a charter, so I am a fan of choice.

  4. - Moody's Blues - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 3:48 pm:

    So Mr. Kennedy doesn’t want poor Illinois children to have the excellent educational opportunities he had at:
    Our Lady of Victory Catholic School,
    Georgetown Preparatory School (Jesuit)
    Boston College (Jesuit)
    Kellogg School, Northwestern University (private)

    Legislators will have to think about the potential for hypocrisy on this issue — I deserved a great education. But the low- and middle-income kids who would receive these scholarships aren’t as important as the lobbyists telling us to vote against this.

    You’d think Mr. Kennedy at least would have his fundraising pitch close to accurate. This is a choice program, it is most definitely not a voucher program.

  5. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 3:49 pm:

    My kids attended Catholic schools because of our religion. We never expected our choice to be subsidized, though as a matter of full disclosure we took the $250 State tax credit when it was available. This program ain’t that.

  6. - wordslinger - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 3:52 pm:

    –So Mr. Kennedy doesn’t want poor Illinois children to have the excellent educational opportunities he had at:–

    You know who’s getting the scholarships, do you? How’d you find that out?

    No one is stopping anyone from providing scholarships for anyone to go to private school.

    What is your rationale as to why taxpayers have to foot the bill for them, when they’re already paying for the public schools?

    Just free stuff?

  7. - GA Watcher - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 3:52 pm:

    Unless you are a school in a newly developing community, student enrollments are dropping everywhere — including private schools. It’s just a matter of current demographics. A tuition tax credit is not going to solve this problem for private/parochial schools.

  8. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 3:53 pm:

    - Moody’s Blues -

    The “shaming” of candidates that attended private schools or Catholic schools makes me less inclined to think this is a good idea.

    Rauner clouted his denied Winnetka-living daughter into Payton Prep, a CPS school, but what needs to happen is “shaming” public officials concerned on a tax credit program.

    If the only argument to support the program is “so a person doesn’t get shamed”… how great of a program is it?

  9. - wordslinger - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 3:54 pm:

    –A tuition tax credit is not going to solve this problem for private/parochial schools.–

    A tuition tax credit is not what’s being proposed. Nor is a voucher program.

  10. - Mr B. - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 3:54 pm:

    The general population, at least in Chicago, is pretty open to Charters.

  11. - Will Caskey - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 3:57 pm:

    Honestly i would approve an attack calling it a voucher program. I see your point but think it’s a distinction without a difference

  12. - wordslinger - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 4:01 pm:

    –I see your point but think it’s a distinction without a difference–

    That’s absurd.

    A voucher program would benefit all eligible parents. A scholarship program benefits the few who are selected for scholarships.

  13. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 4:07 pm:

    ===A scholarship program benefits the few who are selected for scholarships===

    And the people who fund them.

  14. - wordslinger - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 4:10 pm:

    –And the people who fund them.–


    I’d be a lot more generous if I knew I’d get a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for my “philanthropy.”

  15. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 4:11 pm:

    === === A scholarship program benefits the few who are selected for scholarships===

    And the people who fund them.===

    Made me think of the GA Scholarships for a moment there…

  16. - northsider (the original) - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 4:26 pm:

    Donations to scholarship funds are already tax deductible. Who does this help?

  17. - Cassandra - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 4:26 pm:

    So we are talking about a fund which helps lower-income families access the private school system.
    It’s hard for me to be against that, even if helping religious schools is part of the outcome and I am not religious. My adult kids and I are having that discussion right now regarding the grandkids-though not in Illinois. Public or private. Keep in mind that many if not most of the wealthy and powerful appear to use the private school system. Not just they, but we all want our kids to have the best possible chance in life, and we can’t all just move to, say, Winnetka if the local public school isn’t performing well.

  18. - wordslinger - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 4:29 pm:

    –Donations to scholarship funds are already tax deductible.–

    One reduces your taxable income. One reduces your tax.

    Tax credits are much more better.

  19. - Anonymous - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 4:44 pm:

    According to the language of the credit posted by Rich the other day it doesn’t appear that it is limited to private schools. The definition of qualified school is public or non-public school. So it appears that the scholarships could be used to pay for out-of-district fees for kids attending a public school outside of the district in which they reside.

  20. - Precinct Captain - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 4:45 pm:

    It’s a tax credit for the ultra rich.

    Who would regulate these scholarships? What are the criteria?

  21. - Anonymous - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 4:50 pm:

    What gets me is that the governor has yet to propose a balanced budget and here he is with a last minute proposal for a budget-busting, unfunded tax credit. Shesh

  22. - Flyer - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 4:51 pm:

    A more realistic approach would be to raise the tuition tax credit limit.

  23. - illini - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 4:58 pm:

    I attended a private/parochial for 8 years so I do understand the attraction.

    Unbelievable as it may be, 1/3 of those children who currently attend my old school do not have parents who are communicant members of our church, yet we do not charge any tuition of anyone who wants to enroll their children.

    I do believe in school choice but am adamantly opposed to spending tax monies to promote private/parochial schools by siphoning off the monies from our public institutions.

    This is a bad idea from the start. Rich is absolutely correct when he said

    ===A scholarship program benefits the few who are selected for scholarships

    And the people who fund them. ===

    My church has made one of its missions to provide a Christian ( I won’t mention the denomination ) education and has determined to continue providing a free “private” education for anyone who wants to enroll their children.

    I fully realize that this is situation far from the norm, but I remain totally opposed to this taxpayer subsidy of education.

  24. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 5:24 pm:

    Illini, that is indeed both a generous and exceptional program. My parish/school provided a fair amount of free or reduced tuition to active parishioners who otherwise couldn’t afford it or had fallen on hard times, but we were nowhere near one-third.

    I am totally with you in opposing this proposal.

  25. - igotgotgotgotnotime - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 5:32 pm:

    Shouldn’t Rauner be calling a hundred million dollar kick in our critically ill budget “outrageous”?

  26. - Anonymous - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 5:32 pm:

    Hypocrisy? What a stretch.

    Basically, this is a proposal to allow some to avoid paying a part of the state income tax burden if they give money to a private school scholarship fund. It is a tax loophole that takes money that should be going to the Department of Revenue (and lord knows Illinois is bankrupt already), and gives those tax revenues to private schools in the form of tuition deferment.

    Clearly, this help private schools maintain their enrollments at the expenses of general state revenues, and public school enrollments.

    This does nothing to ensure all children have access, especially those rural children who do not live near private schools.

  27. - Robert J Hironimus-Wendt - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 5:34 pm:

    Anonymous @ 5:32 was me. I forgot to post my name.

  28. - Anon221 - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 5:54 pm:

    For those that support this program… You do realize you are subsidizing, for instance, Bruce and Diana Rauner’s contributions, don’t you? One way or another, through higher property taxes to maintain the schools in your area, through higher income taxes to offset the (at least because if passed it could grow) $100 mil out of General Revenue, and through more winner-loser areas of the state that cost more to try and maintain. Sorry, Bruce and Diana and all their tax-credit eating friends can do this on their own dime, not mine.

  29. - 39th Ward - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 6:16 pm:

    Remember that the real estate taxes that fund those top tier suburban public schools are already tax deductible. We are already subsidizing a massive school choice program, and the bigger the tax bill the bigger the subsidy.

  30. - Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 6:19 pm:

    ==So we are talking about a fund which helps lower-income families access the private school system.==

    No. We are talking about the diversion of tax dollars to fund scholarships for private schools. There is no indication of what the qualifications for the scholarships would be.

    I’m guessing it would only take a couple of minutes for someone to figure out that you could donate an amount equal to your child’s tuition to a qualifying scholarship fund and then have that money given to your child as a “scholarship.” In the process, you would get a 100% tax credit for your child’s tuition.

  31. - PJ - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 6:39 pm:

    It’s a joke. The proponents have been actively advertising that the rich stand to actually *make* money by contributing the max, because they get both the state and federal tax credits.

    That’s money that would be going to fund actual public schools (or roads, or police, or anything else). Instead it goes to:

    A. The pockets of the already wealthy
    B. Private schools, without any oversight of who actually receives said scholarship money

    Makes me furious.

  32. - PJ - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 6:41 pm:

    Charity is great. State-sponsored “charity” that actually benefits the wealthy at the expense of the public is a perversion of the term.

    People are free to fund private school scholarships anytime they want.

  33. - Anon221 - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 6:47 pm:

    39th Ward- if I’ve been doing my taxes wrong, please tell me, but real estate taxes are not 100% deductible, like this program proposes to be. The Rauners could potentially get their property taxes back in full as tax credits, plus that piddling amount that state allows on income tax deductions.

  34. - Back to the Mountains - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 6:53 pm:

    Okay, I’ll run the risk of being labelled dense. My understanding is that money, which the state would otherwise get, is being diverted into a program which pays for a student to attend a private school. How is that not a modified form of a voucher?

    Under a voucher, a student gets tax dollars to attend a private school. Under this program, what would have been tax dollars are being given to a student to attend a private school.

  35. - wordslinger - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 7:06 pm:

    –Under this program, what would have been tax dollars are being given to a student to attend a private school.–

    The money is given to a scholarship fund. The fund administrator decides on scholarship amounts, the students who will receive them and for which schools.

    The dollar-for-dollar tax credit goes to the contributor to the scholarship fund.

    That is not a voucher. A voucher would go to parents who could use it for the private school of their choice.

  36. - wordslinger - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 7:10 pm:

    For all you school choice advocates, how’s about we just go for open enrollment at the public schools?

    I believe ISBE Chairman Meeks was an advocate of that at one point.

    That way, kids in Austin could go to Oak Park, kids in Bellwood could go to Hinsdale Central, kids in North Chicago could go to New Trier, etc.

    True market solution.

    I’m sure a policy force du jour like Lucci would be all over that.

  37. - illini - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 7:50 pm:

    @wordslinger - why do you have to bring up the nuances of this IPI approved program?

    Please keep pointing out the hypocrisy of the Raunerites.

  38. - Back to the Mountains - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 10:22 pm:

    @wordslinger, thank you. That is a nuance to the proposal that I didn’t consider.

  39. - Amalia - Thursday, Aug 10, 17 @ 11:25 pm:

    No Way. I attended non public school for 8 years. My parents made the choice, my parents made the financial decisions. We never supported public money for anything other than public schools. NO. your system is failing Cardinal. You are asking for a bailout. No.

  40. - Anon221 - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 9:03 am:

    From “School Choice Program Raises Questions about Accountability” AP:
    The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy say loopholes in the tax code would allow contributors to both eliminate their state tax bill and also get a charitable deduction off their federal taxes, and in some cases, also their state taxes. Carl Davis, the Washington-based think tank’s research director, likened the system to a money-laundering tax scheme because the contributions are officially considered donations — even if the scholarship money goes to for-profit schools.
    “That’s not charity. That’s just helping facilitate the movement of funds. These so-called donors are really like middlemen,” Davis said. “They’re not making a financial sacrifice.”
    More from the article:
    Acknowledging that there are things to address, EdChoice’s policy director Jason Bedrick says his team has advised scholarship groups not to mischaracterize the system as a “get rich quick” scheme.
    But he’s not apologetic about the tax loophole, saying it’s no different compared to tax credits for other charitable causes that in some states, though very rarely, is also a dollar-for-dollar contribution. And if there is tax code reform to address double-dipping, it should apply uniformly to all donor tax credits — not just for a highly political issue like vouchers.
    “Some people might not like that, but they’re acting within the letter of the law. I see no problem with that,” Bedrick said. “Nobody’s going to go to jail for this.”

    Because no one is going to jail that makes it soooo OK??? Is that the litmus test we should be using???

  41. - Rollo Tamasi - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 9:30 am:

    If that money goes to schools like Leo and Hales in the city I’m all for it. But should be based on family’s adjusted gross income. Lake Forest parent’s wouldn’t qualify.

TrackBack URI

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* *** UPDATED x1 - Denied *** Dynegy seeking a new deal on pollution control
* Illinois lost 10,800 jobs last month
* Status hearing sheds no light on lawsuit against Rauner, except he wants it dismissed
* Pritzker buys into pot myth, but is right on the broader point
* Welcome to our world, Mr. Coates
* *** UPDATED x1 - Brown responds *** The devil is always in the details
* Rauner eliminates manufacturing program during Manufacturing Month
* Make this happen, please
* Define "investing"
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Visit our advertisers...





* Toyota-Mazda plant not coming to Illinois - The.....
* Status hearing sheds no light on lawsuit agains.....
* UPDATED: UI, Rauner unveil plan for $1.2 billio.....
* Rauner fights to keep lawsuit sealed as he seek.....
* Rauner, U of I announce $1.2 billion innovation.....
* AU of I innovation center could anchor a massiv.....
* Illinois out of running for Toyota-Mazda manufa.....

* 2 Legionnaires cases reported at Quincy veterans home
* Rural survey: Farm foreclosures over next 5 years a concern
* Judge: No cameras at Wheaton College players' arraignment
* Dredging resumes at Indiana Harbor Ship Canal
* Illinois designates 6 sites as statewide enterprise zones
* Illinois designates 6 sites as statewide enterprise zones
* Appellate court affirms conviction in 2011 stabbing death
* Obama returns to campaign trail for Dems in governor's races
* Illinois out of running for Toyota-Mazda manufacturing plant
* University of Illinois proposes Chicago innovation center

* Under the Dome Podcast: Will lawmakers address gun control during the veto session?
* Chicago lawyer announces bid for Illinois attorney general
* Illinois borrows $1.5B at reduced interest to pay down debt
* Rauner cuts human services, other area in state budget
* Pritzker makes list of richest Americans; Rauner releases tax returns
* Pritzker makes list of richest Americans; Gov. Rauner doesn't
* Pritzker makes list of richest Americans, Gov. Rauner doesn't
* Chicago officially submits bid for Amazon's 2nd headquarters
* New University of Illinois medical school to grant full scholarships
* 'Johnny Appleseed' trees to mark Illinois bicentennial

* Our review: Pearl Brasserie in the Loop
* Boeing invests in drone startup
* United tumbles as profit weakness damps faith in turnaround
* Nonprofits can do better at training new board members
* Chicago's top rivals for Amazon

* CPD squad car involved in crash outside Cook County courthouse
* 2-story ‘Star Wars’ replica in yard for Halloween is big hit
* Suspect in custody after South Loop bank robbery
* MOORE: Taking back corners on 63rd Street
* Three facing federal charges over shootout during undercover sting
* A selfie with your credit card application? Maybe
* Chelsea Handler ending Netflix show to focus on activism
* SIMON: Who thinks late night comedy is still about fun?
* Tribune Media shareholders OK Sinclair takeover
* Post Mirotic-Portis incident, the Bulls are ready to start moving on

* Man fatally wounded by man with rifle on West Side
* Wildlife concerns put hold on 130-foot Verizon cell tower at Springbrook Golf Course
* Lauri Markkanen is the last power forward standing after Bulls' infighting
* How Cubs can beat Dodgers in Game 5 of NLCS
* Joffrey Ballet sets aside its modern lines and embraces 'Giselle'
* Judge orders government to allow abortion for immigrant teen held in Texas
* Why more couples over 50 are cohabiting, not marrying
* Chicago's best Italian food: 31 days of pasta, pizza, antipasti, gelato and more
* Spain ready to revoke Catalan autonomy amid independence bid
* How Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky was strip-sacked by the Ravens

» Illinois Issues: Cities Lose Out On Retail Tax As Online Shopping Booms
» What Could Hurt Chicago’s Bid For Amazon’s HQ2?
» At CPS, More Special Education Dollars Go To White, Wealthier Students
» Illinois Bond Sale To Help Pay $16bn Debts
» Mayor To Propose Higher Prices For Ridesharing, Big Concerts
» WBEZ Investigation: CPS Secretly Overhauled Special Education At Students’ Expense
» How's The Illinois Economy? For Rauner Administration, Depends On The Audience
» Online Locator Tool Aims to Make Recycling Easier
» State Week: Prison Assaults, Pawar's Exit
» Lawmakers Urged To Override Life Insurance Veto

* Illinois Trial Lawyers Association: U.S. Chamber Poll is another attack on the rights of Illinois citizens
* Marc A. Thiessen: The GOP's bump-stock cop-out
* Kathleen Parker: #MeToo: Tipping point, or outrage du jour?
* Under the Dome Podcast: Will lawmakers address gun control during the veto session?
* Chicago lawyer announces bid for Illinois attorney general
* Joe McMenamin: Aldermen and big money
* E.J. Dionne: Reformers: Be ready when your time comes
* Byron York: What's behind Trump's new executive actions
* Catherine Rampell: Trump's tax proposal won't actually help the middle class. Here's what would.
* Michael Gerson: The religious right has become a tribe of sycophants

* Female red blood donations linked with higher mortality among men
* Massac County part of state's six new designated enterprise zones
* Noon update: Bus crash injures 4, Rocky Horror and sunny this afternoon
* Granite City, Edwardsville salary records added to Public Pay database
* Street closures listing
* School bus crash sends 4 to hospital
* Here are 2017 trick-or-treat hours and Halloween events in Southern Illinois
* 'Rocky Horror' returns to the Speakeasy in Rock Island this weekend
* FBI operation helps child victims of human trafficking
* St. Louis FBI rescues teenage girl during national human-trafficking sting

* Woman inside home bus hit: It just pushed the bed across the room
* ECC hosts first fair featuring historically black colleges
* Elmhurst History Museum names new director
* Bensenville's tree program aims for bigger, stronger canopy
* 3 reasons why the Chicago Cubs can't come back to beat the Dodgers

* Rival: Kinzinger not conservative - MyWebT...
* Naperville's Lauren Underwood to run for R...
* Measure extends term of FSOC independent m...
* Hultgren Comments on CAT Closure, Hurrican...
* GOP congressmen say Rauner 'let down' Illi...
* Democratic candidates square off in Kendal...
* Hundreds of high school students tour Smit...
* Rival: Kinzinger not conservative - MyWebT...
* Naperville's Lauren Underwood to run for R...
* Measure extends term of FSOC independent m...

* Lausch nomination for Chicago-based US Att......
* Donald Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessi......
* Donald Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessi......

* Lausch nomination for Chicago-based US Att......
* US committee delays vote on Dourson nomina......

* Mayor Emanuel is running again in '19
* The Hypocrites’ Dracula is a victim of mistaken locality
* Biss, Kennedy, Pritzker support legalizing marijuana in Illinois, and other Chicago news
* Cit-Go Somewhere Else
* Only the rich can run for office – is that our political trend of the 21st Century?
* Have I ever had a "red pill" moment?
* For MCA 50, ambient musician Lykanthea explores culture, history, and identity with her dream ensemble
* On her solo debut, Heather Trost sets aside A Hawk and a Hacksaw’s Roma influence for dreamy pop
* Democratic Party Chairman and tax man Joe Berrios is back to his old dirty tricks.
* “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective

* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

* JerryRigEverything takes on LG V30 in durability tests
* Facebook Won't Add News Subscription Service to iOS App Due to Apple's 30% Cut
* Canada's Largest Carrier Says iPhone 8 Demand Has Been 'Anemic'
* Two Google alums just raised $60M to rethink documents
* Facebook Messenger lets games monetize with purchases and ads
* [TA Deals] Stream your favorite shows anywhere with a discounted Getflix subscription
* Google Play adds Android Instant Apps via a ‘Try it Now’ button, among other changes

* The five longest White Sox home runs of 2017
* We may as well talk radical realignment
* Adolfo 'grew up,' hit his stride in 2017
* The top 11 White Sox winners of 2017
* Mid-October White Sox fall ball update
* Inbox: Has White Sox Draft strategy evolved?
* Podcast: 2017 White Sox Outfielders Review

Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
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


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0

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