Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » Morning stuff
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      About     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact Rich Miller
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Morning stuff

Monday, Oct 24, 2022 - Posted by Isabel Miller

* A quick roundup to start your day…

    * With redistricting, two IL lawmakers don’t live in the districts they want to represent: Two candidates from Madison County filed to run for state offices in the Nov. 8 election even though they do not live within the new boundaries of the districts they wanted to represent. But since this is the first election after the state’s redistricting process, the two candidates — state Rep. Amy Elik, a Republican running in the 111th District, and state Sen. Kris Tharp, a Democrat running in the 56th District — are allowed to stay on the ballot.

    * In highly political, richly funded contests for Illinois Supreme Court majority, pledges of impartiality stir skepticism: Douglas Keith, counsel at the center’s democracy program, said that amount will no doubt rise as state courts grapple with heavyweight issues. Despite candidates’ claims of independence, he said, research has shown that judges do indeed favor their contributors. “No one is spending that much money to ensure an impartial judiciary,” he said.

    * Suburban Democrats spend big to hold two U.S. House seats in newly redrawn districts: ‘We are running to win’: The congressional districts mapped last year by the Democratic super-majorities in the state Legislature were drawn to give the party an advantage, and analysts have rated both seats as likely wins for Democrats. On top of that, Underwood and Casten both have out-spent their Republican rivals, with Underwood’s $3.7 million more than 10 times the $300,000 Gryder had spent as of the latest campaign finance reports. Casten has outspent Pekau nearly 5 to 1.

    * Southland candidates for Illinois House seats say increased state school funding could help ease property tax burden: Incumbent Democrat Fran Hurley said property taxes and inflation for everyday purchases such as groceries and fuel are a major concern. […] Republican Tom Toolis said the evidence-based formula “is a good start to ensure schools are appropriately funded by our state, but the governor and legislature must make it a budget priority.”

    * Neither side is taking anything for granted in this congressional race: Foster is in a potential semi-pickle in part because Democratic Party leaders got greedy earlier this year. In hopes of shoring up neighboring suburban Democrat Lauren Underwood and creating a second district for Latinos on the north side of the metropolitan area, Foster’s old district was dismembered in the remap. Joliet and parts of Naperville and Aurora were taken out and the new district was moved so far west, all the way to Belvidere, that Foster prizes an endorsement that he just got from the Illinois Farm Bureau. A district that was majority minority now is heavily white.

    * Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s campaign visits Quincy: The Chicago Democrat stopped at the American Legion Post in Quincy to share her thoughts on why she believes voters should elect her to her second full term in office.

    * Rep. Mary Miller a national leader when it comes to ‘incendiary rhetoric’ that’s fueling ‘polarization’: The study, printed in the Sunday New York Times, “found that in the current Congress, representatives who fought certifying the election used polarizing language on Twitter about 55 percent more often than other Republicans, and nearly triple the rate of Democrats.”

    * We’re getting out of the endorsement game: Crain’s reporting is and always will be independent and rigorous. But at a time when trust in the media generally is at a low point, we’re cognizant that anything we do that erodes that trust further is a mistake. And given the plethora of political information that’s readily available now, continuing an endorsement tradition rooted in the days when such information was scarce is unnecessary.

* More to come!


  1. - The Way I See It - Monday, Oct 24, 22 @ 8:51 am:

    Crain’s getting out of the endorsement game is sad to hear. I recognize that there is a plethora of political information. Sadly, there is far too much intellectual sewage (here’s looking at you, Dan Proft) out there and having real papers give endorsements is still valuable.

  2. - AcademicUnionStateEmployee - Monday, Oct 24, 22 @ 9:17 am:

    ==Crain’s getting out of the endorsement game is sad to hear. I recognize that there is a plethora of political information.==

    SJ-R stopped doing endorsements prior to the 2020 election IIRC. Most likely they won’t do them again this year. And most likely the lack of endorsements was probably more of one of their many “cost cutting measures” rather than the plethora of other info, not to mention the skeleton staff that is still brave enough to remain at the paper.

  3. - Occasional Quipper - Monday, Oct 24, 22 @ 9:35 am:

    == “Ms Miller’s inflammatory words underscore the extent to which polarizing rhetoric is now entrenched among Republicans in the House of Representatives, especially among those like Ms. Miller, who voted against certifying the Biden victory, according to an examination by the New York Times of partisan language over the past 10 years.” ==

    So what’s the point of this article? To say that Republicans are worse than Democrats. So this article on divisiveness is really just another example of how divisive Democrats and their allies in the media are.

  4. - Rich Miller - Monday, Oct 24, 22 @ 9:41 am:

    ===To say that Republicans are worse than Democrats.===

    Another victim heard from.

  5. - H-W - Monday, Oct 24, 22 @ 10:25 am:

    It is sort of sad to think I will soon be represented by the most Trumpian, divisive congressional representatives in America. Currently, I am represented by the most ineffective congressional representative in Congress. He always votes Trumpian, but he rarely says much.

    Hard to believe I live in a blue state.

  6. - The Velvet Frog - Monday, Oct 24, 22 @ 10:26 am:

    So some reps voted against certifying the presidential election. And you think the divisive part is pointing that out? Just listen to yourself and hear how laughable and pathetic you sound.

  7. - The Velvet Frog - Monday, Oct 24, 22 @ 10:28 am:

    Way to side with the “Hitler was right” lady.

  8. - Occasional Quipper - Monday, Oct 24, 22 @ 11:06 am:

    == and hear how laughable and pathetic you sound ==

    Thank you all for reminding me that opposing political comments are not welcome here.

  9. - Rich Miller - Monday, Oct 24, 22 @ 12:05 pm:

    ===are not welcome here===

    The constant victim doubles down.

  10. - Amalia - Monday, Oct 24, 22 @ 12:16 pm:

    won’t debate but polls. ok then.

  11. - Occasional Quipper - Monday, Oct 24, 22 @ 12:37 pm:

    == The constant victim doubles down. ==

    I don’t know why you keep using that word. My last point was that unless you agree with the prevailing left bias of this site, your comments won’t be met with intelligent and reasoned arguments. Instead, you will be met with name-calling and belittlement. But it’s not like I’m going to lose any sleep over it. I’m just reminded to avoid trying to participate in any kind of intelligent debate on this site.

  12. - The Velvet Frog - Monday, Oct 24, 22 @ 12:49 pm:

    Ok, let’s try again to respond to your original comment.

    “To say that Republicans are worse than Democrats”

    Did you read the article? It was about a study that quantified incendiary tweets and listed the person who had the most. So no, the article isn’t about what your spin tries to make it out to be about.

    And no, it’s not “divisive” to make factual observations, even if they are about divisive content. Just hypocrisy and “both sides” whataboutism trying to change the subject.

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* After being charged with grooming and possessing images depicting child sexual abuse, Nicholas Kachiroubas to be ousted from ICCB (Updated)
* Isabel’s afternoon roundup
* You reap what you sow
* Coverage roundup: US Supreme Court upholds domestic violence gun law (Updated x2)
* US Attorney's office files blistering motion supporting Haymarket Center's discrimination lawsuit against Itasca (Updated)
* Uber Partners With Cities To Expand Urban Transportation
* It’s just a bill
* Stop Illinois From Making Credit Cards Hard To Use
* Question of the day
* Open thread
* Isabel’s morning briefing
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Live coverage
* Yesterday's stories

Visit our advertisers...







Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

June 2024
May 2024
April 2024
March 2024
February 2024
January 2024
December 2023
November 2023
October 2023
September 2023
August 2023
July 2023
June 2023
May 2023
April 2023
March 2023
February 2023
January 2023
December 2022
November 2022
October 2022
September 2022
August 2022
July 2022
June 2022
May 2022
April 2022
March 2022
February 2022
January 2022
December 2021
November 2021
October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
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