Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » *** UPDATED x1 - Governor’s office responds *** Mendoza bill: “If an employee works in the Governor’s office, they will be paid from the Governor’s payroll”
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
*** UPDATED x1 - Governor’s office responds *** Mendoza bill: “If an employee works in the Governor’s office, they will be paid from the Governor’s payroll”

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018

* Every governor does it, and they probably shouldn’t…

Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza joined State Senator Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, State Representative Christian Mitchell, D-Chicago, State Representative David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, and State Representative Greg Harris, D-Chicago, Thursday to introduce the “Truth in Hiring” Act to bring all “offshored” employees of the Governor’s office back into the Governor’s budget.

For too long, Illinois governors – Democratic and Republican – have engaged in the deceptive practice of “offshoring.” The expression comes from the practice of rich people hiding their assets in offshore accounts, in tax havens like the Cayman Islands or Panama, to avoid paying taxes on them.

Illinois governors “offshore” their employees’ salaries to other agencies — for example, paying an education advisor $250,000 from the Department of Human Services; or a deputy chief of staff $140,000 from the Illinois State Police’s budget — to mask the true size of the Governor’s budget.

The most recent payroll shows only 44 of Governor Rauner’s staffers are actually paid from the Governor’s budget. MOST of his staff – 58 people – are hidden in other agency payrolls. If the Governor were honestly reporting all the people working in his office, he would have to disclose his office budget is more than $10 million, instead of the $4.9 million that is budgeted for the current fiscal year.

“That’s more than $5 million being secretly taken away from agencies that need it, like the Department of Children and Family Services that investigates child abuse; or the Department of Aging that cares for Illinois’ seniors,” Comptroller Mendoza said. “This ill-advised practice is silently siphoning money from health care, environmental protection, juvenile justice, economic development and public safety.”

The Truth in Hiring Act, (HB5121; SB3233) simply says that if an employee works in the Governor’s office, they will be paid from the Governor’s payroll. Their salary will be counted in the Governor’s budget. Their salary will not be pulled from agencies that are supposed to protect the most vulnerable or put state troopers on the highways.

“Offshoring is wrong. It was wrong when Governor Quinn did it. It was wrong when Governor Blagojevich did it. It was wrong when Governor Ryan did it. And it’s still wrong when Governor Rauner does it,” Comptroller Mendoza said. “This deceptive practice needs to stop.”

“Every time a governor shifts a new, unexpected six-figure salary onto a state agency’s plate, dollars that had been prioritized for important purposes – economic development, senior services and child protection, to name a few – are being diverted to a paycheck instead,” Senator Manar said. “Governors should understand the importance of being transparent about their expenses. Taxpayers who foot the bill for government, and frankly the lawmakers who determine the appropriations for state agencies, deserve that accountability.”

“This practice subverts the appropriations process. It takes money away from state agencies that protect children, the environment and public safety,” Representative Mitchell said. “This governor, and any future governors, should present the true cost of their staff in their office’s budget and make the case for why they need that level of funding.”

To be clear, this initiative is not intended to criticize employees who have found themselves offshored. In many cases they accepted jobs with the governor’s office not knowing their salaries would be offshored to other agencies.

This initiative follows Comptroller Mendoza’s Debt Transparency Act, which passed last year with unanimous or near-unanimous overrides. The state is already seeing the benefits of that reform as legislators on both sides of the aisle have more up-to-date numbers to craft a budget with and regular citizens have a clearer picture of the state’s finances.

* Accompanying graphic…

Hopefully, the governor won’t fight this idea like he did with the comptroller’s last initiative. She thumped him but good in that Debt Transparency Act battle.

*** UPDATE *** Governor’s office…

Rich,

We’re open to a conversation about changing bookkeeping practices. But, let’s be clear: all state agencies that operate under Governor Rauner are part of the administration and carry out the necessary functions of state government. Unlike previous administrations, we have been transparent and publicly reported employees that work in our office - reflecting that number in our headcount. All salaries are publicly reported. The Rauner administration is spending less on total agency-wide payroll than the previous administration.

Rachel Bold
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Bruce Rauner

- Posted by Rich Miller        

63 Comments
  1. - PJ - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 1:45 pm:

    You know he’ll fight it. He’s too arrogant to do otherwise.


  2. - Real Goes Wrong - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 1:46 pm:

    Where do you hide an elephant? In a herd.

    The reason you can “hide” a $250K hire at DHS is that it is such a bloated mess of an agency to begin with. After you fix this problem, fix that problem.


  3. - RNUG - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 1:46 pm:

    I’ll just add that I KNOW it also occurred under Thompson and Edgar.

    I suspect it occurred under Walker, but I didn’t personally know anyone involved in it.

    This is a good government / transparency bill. Should be a no-brainer to pass … so it probably won’t.


  4. - Precinct Captain - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 1:51 pm:

    Expect Ole Bruce will throw hissy fit over this one.


  5. - Norseman - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 1:52 pm:

    Go Susana Go! I love this bill.


  6. - RJGA - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 1:53 pm:

    Mike Madigan and the Comptroller he controls


  7. - Blue dog dem - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 1:54 pm:

    Fiscal conservatives do this a lot.


  8. - Chicago Cynic - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 1:54 pm:

    I would encourage the governor to fight this like he did with the debt transparency act. Just handing the Ds another bludgeon to use against him.


  9. - Juice - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 1:54 pm:

    RNUG, I believe Pat Quinn was technically an employee of the Illinois Industrial Commission during the Walker years.


  10. - A Jack - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 1:55 pm:

    I think it will get the votes to override even if Rauner vetoes.

    The public wants the transparency that Rauner promised, but didn’t deliver.


  11. - The Captain - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 1:57 pm:

    If it passes this year the Gov will AV it to send it to veto session and get him through the campaign. If it actually becomes law after that it will cream the next Gov who will have to increase his office budget by eleventy billion percent.


  12. - Perrid - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:04 pm:

    @The Captain “eleventy billion percent”, or, you know, an increase of 112%. Either one really. ( I joke)
    The Guv really shouldn’t fight this. And if he does I expect another near unanimous override.


  13. - wordslinger - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:06 pm:

    –This is a good government / transparency bill. Should be a no-brainer to pass … so it probably won’t.–

    Oh, I think it will fly. Probably veto-proof. Election year.

    Really puts some BTIA(TM) folks in a pickle if it does.


  14. - dbk - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:06 pm:

    –She thumped him but good in that Debt Transparency Act battle.–

    It’s A-okay by me if she thumps him again. He deserves to be thumped but good.

    This is a fine proposal, and the graphic makes it crystal-clear what’s been going on.


  15. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:06 pm:

    I can see it now. Once this passes a revolving fund gets created to pay for governor’s office services and agencies are billed.


  16. - Deadbeat Conservatives - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:12 pm:

    =The reason you can “hide” a $250K hire at DHS is that it is such a bloated mess of an agency to begin with. After you fix this problem, fix that problem.=
    So this is an example of how the governor is “fullfilling” his multiple pledges to eliminate waste to streamline governmentin order to avoid tax increases and pay down debt. As with many deemed to be fiscal conservatives by the Trib and WSJ, the math doesn’t add up.
    It’s also appropriate to include him with other failed governors.


  17. - BehindTheScenes - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:19 pm:

    RNUG, Juice, yes it was done under Gov. Walker. The governor’s photographer was on a budget at Corrections.


  18. - Mama - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:20 pm:

    ==- The Captain - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 1:57 pm:
    If it passes this year the Gov will AV it to send it to veto session and get him through the campaign. If it actually becomes law after that it will cream the next Gov who will have to increase his office budget by eleventy billion percent.==

    Captain, I disagree. The facts provided by Susana A. Mendoza, IL Comptroller, proves Rauner paid more for his staff than he listed on his budgets.


  19. - Louis G. Atsaves - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:20 pm:

    The anti-Rauners of both parties who are sponsoring these bills aren’t going enough. Transparency should include the overstaffed legislature and their hiring of bodies who later take leaves to work on campaigns instead of the jobs they were hired to do. Or in the alternative, trim back on the excess staffers.


  20. - Merica - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:20 pm:

    Of course this makes sense, and it’s the way it should be done. But in fairness, this practice of placing staff at other agencies has been used by EVERY governor for the past 40+ years. The Gov’s office, no matter what party, needs a staff of more than 40 people. 100 is probably the correct number. Let’s make sure we have an effective Executive Branch. Democracy depends on it.


  21. - Almost the Weekend - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:22 pm:

    Rich,

    Good time to ask what dem candidates think of this bill. And see if they do as they say next year if they are in charge.


  22. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:23 pm:

    RNUG, it did, and I do. Darn, I’m getting old. Juice, I believe you are right. One distinction, which may not be a difference, is that back in the Thompson/Edgar days we didn’t have senior staff off-shored because it was so obvious.

    Agree with everyone else. It’s overdue, and Rauner won’t like it.


  23. - Rutro - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:24 pm:

    They all work for Ms. Rauner, ….on messaging.


  24. - Old Hard R - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:24 pm:

    Louis G - great point spot on. Anytime you have Mendoza and McSweeney agreeing on anything it’s pure polical gamenship


  25. - Montrose - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:28 pm:

    Mendoza is doing a great job getting her resume together for her own run. More power to her.


  26. - Gone, but not forgotten - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:29 pm:

    They also “offshore” within agencies, i.e., employee working in Bureau of Materials, getting paid from Bureau of Maintenance in IDOT. There are also instances within IDOT where an employee of a District is working in a different District, but getting paid from the original District. It seems to be quite a shell game for everyone’s budgets.


  27. - RNUG - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:31 pm:

    == I can see it now. Once this passes a revolving fund gets created to pay for governor’s office services and agencies are billed. ==

    LOL. Did you used to work at CMS also?


  28. - Langhorne - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:36 pm:

    === not fight it===
    ha, ha, ha.


  29. - Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:36 pm:

    ==Transparency should include the overstaffed legislature and their hiring of bodies who later take leaves to work on campaigns instead of the jobs they were hired to do. Or in the alternative, trim back on the excess staffers. ==

    Overstaffed? Those folks never rest. The practice of shifting legislative staff to campaigns saves the taxpayers money. Most staff is needed only during the Spring session; what would you do with them July-December? If you lay them off, you have no staff next session. This system keeps them employed year-round and shifts them off of the public payroll when they are not needed.

    The legislature would be overstaffed if we had to keep them on the payroll year round.


  30. - Anon221 - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:37 pm:

    Rauner ran on and is running on pledges to be transparent and cut WFA (waste, fraud, and abuse). This bill should be a “home run” for him, but I agree with The Captain, Rauner will find some way to AV it. Hopefully there will be large Yeas in both Chambers to override.


  31. - Trapped in them ‘burbs - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:40 pm:

    He’ll veto it. They’ll override it and he’ll cut a commercial taking credit for the bill. He is dispicable.


  32. - hisgirlfriday - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:41 pm:

    Good bill. Good politics.

    And once again I am bummed Mendoza is not the one at the top of the ticket this fall.


  33. - Stand Tall - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:43 pm:

    It was all fine and dandy when she was a legislator to vote for budgets using phony numbers. In fact the last budget that was passed used phony numbers as well as they said it was balanced and that was proven wrong before the ink dried. I don’t see her calling out the Speaker or Senate President.


  34. - Sugar Corn - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:45 pm:

    Good idea overall. BUT senior staff of the state agencies are, for all purposes, agents of the Governor. As they should be.

    So when Governors detail agency staff to their office for a time - is that wrong? Should it be penalized?

    Example: Future Governor Mendoza wants an “ag expert” to work in her office - is it inappropriate pay that person from the Dept of Agriculture’s budget? No.

    Seems there are some bad, fuzzy areas in the personnel world that this law could clarify. So it is a smart, worthy effort that deserves support.


  35. - DBC - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:55 pm:

    =this practice of placing staff at other agencies has been used by EVERY governor for the past 40+ years.=

    Did EVERY governor pledge that he could reduces taxes and pay off the debt by reducing the “wasteful” bureaucracy?


  36. - Just Me - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:58 pm:

    I was surprised it is only 102.


  37. - Soccermom - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:59 pm:

    This is such smart framing — makes it clear that the Governor is secretly sweeping millions from the agencies to pad his staff.


  38. - Mama - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 2:59 pm:

    Rich, is Susana A. Mendoza, Illinois Comptroller, running for re-election in 2018? Thanks


  39. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 3:02 pm:

    —Rich, is Susana A. Mendoza, Illinois Comptroller, running for re-election in 2018? Thanks—

    This link should be helpful in finding answers to a lot of things

    Www.google.com


  40. - Old Hard R - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 3:02 pm:

    Sugar Corn - let’s not get ahead of ourselves with the future governor Mendoza. Read Kass today her path to victory might not be that easy. And she won’t have a candidate like Munger running against her. So I would slow that train down just a tad or so…


  41. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 3:03 pm:

    ===I don’t see her calling out the Speaker or Senate President. ===

    Oh, jeez. Stop whining.


  42. - RNUG - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 3:12 pm:

    == Example: Future Governor Mendoza wants an “ag expert” to work in her office - is it inappropriate pay that person from the Dept of Agriculture’s budget? No. ==

    I would say it depends. If it was just a temporary assignment, then keep them on the agency. But if it is going to run a year or more, put them on the gov office budget.


  43. - Keyser Soze - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 3:36 pm:

    Can anyone name the last Governor who didn’t do the same thing?


  44. - walker - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 3:40 pm:

    The issue is not transparency — these moves are well known among those who care. It’s a separation of powers issue, about the extent to which departmental appropriations bills bind the hands of the Executive. Similar to the funds sweep issues.

    Relative powers within the Executive branch on authorizing payments, is an easier issue to resolve. On what basis can the Comptroller refuse to pay?


  45. - Mama - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 3:41 pm:

    - Anonymous, I did google “Susana A. Mendoza, Illinois Comptroller”, but I did not find the answer to the 2018 re-election question. That is why I posted the question here.


  46. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 3:44 pm:

    “Relative powers within the Executive branch on authorizing payments, is an easier issue to resolve. On what basis can the Comptroller refuse to pay?”

    Accounting laws?


  47. - Norseman - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 3:51 pm:

    Mama - the State Board of Elections has info on candidates.

    http://bit.ly/2IeiSqy


  48. - Arsenal - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 4:14 pm:

    Her point about this stymieing appropriations bills is a good one. This is a worthy bill.


  49. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 5:17 pm:

    This is a good bill, I know there are people with disabilities seeking services through DHS that could certainly put those dollars to good use, instead of paying for the Governor’s staff. Just saying.


  50. - wordslinger - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 5:24 pm:

    –We’re open to a conversation about changing bookkeeping practices.–

    Geez, if “open to a conversation” was a drinking game with this crew, we’d all be in Betty Ford.


  51. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 6:12 pm:

    They are mean and mean, except when they created high-paying jobs for Munger and 30 of her cronies.


  52. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 6:12 pm:

    Lean and mean oops.


  53. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 6:56 pm:

    word, someone clever needs to draw up a bingo card/drinking game for all the Raunerbot phrases. Turnaround Agenda would have to go in the free space, while BTIA(tm) and other gems like Right to Work zones would fill in the other spots.

    To the Post, if one wanted to fix the offshoring issue across the board, as some of us have joked about, the cars, computers, phones, and leftovers that have historically been charged off to CMS Revolving Funds should be put in the Governor’s budget as well.


  54. - wordslinger - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 7:03 pm:

    –To the Post, if one wanted to fix the offshoring issue across the board, as some of us have joked about, the cars, computers, phones, and leftovers that have historically been charged off to CMS Revolving Funds should be put in the Governor’s budget as well.–

    That’s another nut to crack, isn’t it?


  55. - My New Handle - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 8:08 pm:

    Maybe I’ll repost, if appropriate, tomorrow, and I have not read this bill. Would or should or could this be broadened to any governmental position (paid or per diem) appointed or hired by a governor?


  56. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 8:21 pm:

    You don’t really need to put the revolving funds in the governors office. Preventing cms, and now doit, from billing 20% up charges to the agencies would do the trick.


  57. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 8:24 pm:

    Is the Rauner administration open to a conversation on creating make-work positions for former comptroller employees?


  58. - justacitizen - Thursday, Mar 8, 18 @ 10:40 pm:

    Why is this bill only targeting the governor’s office? Any agency that has ghost payroll paid by someone else should be included in this bill. I think this happens in other agencies (e.g., I believe the attorney general’s office have attorneys paid by the Dept. of Revenue under the logic they are doing tax enforcement work.)


  59. - Blue Dog Dem - Friday, Mar 9, 18 @ 3:20 am:

    Of the 102 staffers, I wonder how many actually are needed.


  60. - Anon - Friday, Mar 9, 18 @ 7:11 am:

    Finally as this is ridiculous.

    I work in one of the smaller agencies and we have at least 5 people in management who do nothing for our agency and literally nobody knows what they do.

    The worst part is the govenor put a headcount freeze on all agencies. So he puts these employees in who literally do nothing for the agency so they can’t hire anyone else because of the headcount.

    This ultimately leads to the actual workers being bombarded due to the lack of help.

    Rauner is way worse doing this than any govenor I’ve ever seen. He does it in plain sight but nobody is looking because he is too busy distracting everyone with Madigan stuff.


  61. - DeseDemDose - Friday, Mar 9, 18 @ 8:48 am:

    Wonder what wingman Munger is working on these days?


  62. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 9, 18 @ 8:58 am:

    –The most recent payroll shows only 44 of Governor Rauner’s staffers are actually paid from the Governor’s budget. MOST of his staff – 58 people – are hidden in other agency payrolls. If the Governor were honestly reporting all the people working in his office, he would have to disclose his office budget is more than $10 million, instead of the $4.9 million that is budgeted for the current fiscal year.–

    Those are big numbers. A personal staff of 102 at more than $10 million? Dude is high maintenance.


  63. - Thomas Paine - Friday, Mar 9, 18 @ 9:42 am:

    @Anon 7:11

    Which agency?


TrackBack URI

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Rauner calls on White House to end child separations at U.S. Southern border
* Pritzker campaign, Campaign Workers Guild clash over intern compensation
* Possible sale of Lincoln artifacts gets national attention
* Uihlein gives $1.5 million to Liberty Principles PAC
* *** UPDATED x4 *** Rauner claims he’s done more for black people than any other governor
* Does Walgreens post office move mean the end of HQ2 bid?
* *** UPDATED 4x - Pritzker buys FB ads, Rauner responds, a correction *** Gov campaigns, Illinois Congressionals respond to border policy
* *** LIVE COVERAGE ***
* *** UPDATED 1x - Pritzker hits back *** Rauner goes statewide with “Porcelain Prince” ad buy
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

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

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

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

...............
<


Loading


* Rauner Calls Separating Families 'Wrong'.....
* Madigan relents, and hires an independent inves.....
* New western Illinois bridge having major impact..
* Trump health plan change may ease insurance cos.....
* Gov. Rauner says he's done more for African.....
* Rauner Tries To Flush Pritzker Down The Toilet .....
* Rauner says Trump should stop splitting families..
* Illinois governor says Trump should stop splitt.....
* Illinois Governor's Race Goes Down the Toil.....
* Pritzker campaign, Campaign Workers Guild clash.....


* Former Chicago tanning salon owner sentenced for sex assault
* Guilty pleas in illegal shipping of hazardous waste
* 3rd ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case
* Illinois governor says Trump should stop splitting families
* Lawsuit: Chicago police falsely ID thousands as gang members
* Section of I-55 buckles in central Illinois' heat wave
* Southern Illinois board sets meeting on removing president
* Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois
* Illinois candidate apologies for decade-old blackface photo
* Lawsuit: Many wrongly listed in Chicago gang database

* Illinois politicians seek answers to family separations at border
* 80+ years later, Meredosia woman sees the opening of another new bridge
* Chatham man wins Illinois Bicentennial coin design contest
* Rauner to consider allowing medical cannabis for opioid patients
* Bipartisan work yields gun bills, fate rests with Rauner
* Rauner names Justin Blandford curator of Governor's Mansion
* Rauner names Williamsville woman interim HFS director
* Both Rauner and Pritzker have donated to Mansion renovations
* Both candidates for governor have donated to Mansion renovations
* Illiopolis boy helps push bill to cover hearing aids for kids

* Dow shows GE the door and welcomes Walgreens
* Starbucks pumps the brakes in its home market
* Theranos didn't just harm investors
* Medicare readmissions program not causing observation stay spike
* Trump administration finalizes rule to expand association health plan access


* Cruz’s flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP
* Person shot in Back of the Yards
* Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters
* New Hellenic Museum exhibit explores impact of world refugee crisis via Greece
* Halting US-S.Korea drills risks weakening N.Korea deterrence
* Indians, Clevinger deal White Sox sixth consecutive loss
* Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed
* Illinois Republicans in Congress break from Trump over border children
* City Aviation chief Ginger Evans taking off: Stepping down as airport chief
* Dorothy Brown launches listening tour as part of mayoral campaign


* Youngest migrant children are being held in 'tender age' shelters
* Artist Anish Kapoor sues National Rifle Association for using The Bean in 2017 video
* Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed
* United States leaving U.N. human rights council
* Chicago Aviation Dept. commissioner leaving this summer, mayor's office says
* Giants closer Hunter Strickland out 6-8 weeks after punching wall with pitching hand
* Paramedics under investigation after not immediately tending to teen with gunshot wound to head
* As governor, Rauner says he’s done more for African Americans than 'anybody'
* East Aurora school board grapples with whether to declare District 131 a safe zone from immigration enforcement
* Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish returns to Wrigley mound Wednesday for key simulated game


» Lawmakers To Hold Public Hearing Over CPS Sexual Abuse Cases
» Eddie Russell Jr.‘s Family Sues Peoria; Helping Veterans Graduate; Inmates And Mental Health Care
» Morning Shift Live From the Streeterville Farmer's Market
» Eddie Russell Jr.; Veterans in College; Inmates and Mental Health
» June 18, 2018 - Full Show
» Illinois Bicentennial Coin Unveiled
» Austin Texas, Like Chicago, Is Struggling With Pedestrian Safety
» Push To Bridge Gender Wage Gap Continues
» Pediatrics For Transgender Kids; ‘Pay What You Can’ Yoga Studio; Illinois Politics
» Dad-isms: Jokes and Lessons Our Fathers Taught Us


* Guest View: Addressing the higher cost of compliance with our ADA consent decree
* MArc Thiessen: But her emails? You're dang right her emails.
* Byron York: What Republicans suspect about the FBI's Trump-Russia probe
* Catherine Rampell: We'll be cleaning up Trump's mess for generations
* Illinois politicians seek answers to family separations at border
* 80+ years later, Meredosia woman sees the opening of another new bridge
* Chatham man wins Illinois Bicentennial coin design contest
* E.J. Dionne: GOP moderates fold to Trumpism
* Rauner to consider allowing medical cannabis for opioid patients
* George Will: Congress suffers arthritic knees from genuflecting to presidential power


* Large water main break floods, closes road in Belleville
* Water main break closes Belleville road
* Council hears gun violence concerns
* No snow, no problem
* Little League Home Run Derby 2018
* Stretch of road between U.S. 51 and Wyckles to close Wednesday
* Firm begins traffic study for potential Davenport Portillo's
* Belleville sex offender convicted of exposing himself to a teen girl for second time
* Murphysboro is getting a splash park
* Funnel cloud spotted near Decatur Airport as storms sweep Central Illinois


* Saudi-led coalition displays Yemeni arms allegedly from Iran
* NOT REAL NEWS: Erupting Hawaii volcano not raining gemstones
* 10 Things to Know for Wednesday
* Former Chicago tanning salon owner sentenced for sex assault
* Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

* Quigley: Trump has made our nation “sick”
* Cook County Board President Preckwinkle in...
* Roskam: Trump administration must stop tea...
* As outcry against separation of families a...
* Congressman Discusses Immigration Issues
* Bost compares policy of separating immigra...
* Health care mission slated in Harrisburg
* Bost compares policy of separating immigra...
* *** UPDATED 4x - Pritzker buys FB ads, Rau...
* Roskam: Trump administration must stop tea...

* City receives $500K to clean up contaminat......
* Congress flails as family separation crisi......
* New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border —......
* Illinois politicians seek answers to famil......
* State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D ......

* City receives $500K to clean up contaminat......
* Washington's Mayor Eyes a Second Term,......
* Power Breakfast...
* Illinois politicians seek answers to famil......
* Here's What Trump Actually Achieved Wi......

* In the digital age, the standard lecture may not be enough
* Bootcamps Go To College
* New free online courses launched to help Syrian refugees continue their education
* Imagining A Blockchain University
* Can Online Programs and Digital Tools Help Students Spend Less Money? #DLNchat
* Pearson Releases Study on Demand-Driven Education
* Chicago’s future.
* Jeff Sessions explains the difference between Nazi Germany and the U.S. under Trump.
* The documentary Uncle Fun: You're the One and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend
* Prog-rock wizards the Mugicians never released a note—but they may still unearth their dazzling early-80s demos


* New Illinois 104 Bridge Opens in Meredosia
* IL Department on Aging Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Month
* 2017 Wabash County Tentative Multiplier Announced
* Liquor Control Commission Underage Compliance Report for Cook County
* Liquor Control Commission Underage Compliance Report for Will Count

  
* Cubic to build Queensland's AU$371m transport ticketing system
* Micron says good times to continue for memory
* TENAA lays out details of Nokia 5.1 Plus
* Microsoft's latest Windows Server 2019 test build includes first preview of Hyper-V 2019
* Facebook has an AI solution for those who can never seem to keep their eyes open in photos
* Europe should see standard Xiaomi Mi 8 from August
* vivo NEX S in for review

* Rodon can't overcome 4-run 2nd in loss to Tribe
* Abreu widens lead in AL All-Star vote at 1st
* Thou shall steal: Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox lineu...
* Carlos Rodon looks to help White Sox halt 5-game losing streak
* White Sox's Jose Abreu leads AL first basemen in All-Sta...
* Lincoln-Way Marching Band To Perform At Chicago White Sox Game
* Hiraldo leads DSL Blue Jays to 3-2 win over DSL White Sox


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

Archives
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

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




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