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Crain's Chicago Business
Timeline: How the Navy Pier TIF shell game worked8, 2014 MPEA Chief Financial Officer Richard Oldshue details the funding maneu
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted an hour ago
8, 2014 MPEA Chief Financial Officer Richard Oldshue details the funding maneuver in an email to a member of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's staff, saying of the TIF money, "We don't keep any," and calling it "a one-time... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
How city power players diverted millions in blight-fighting TIF cash to Navy Pierbut that's just the bookkeeping for requesting the transfers," he wrote in an O
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted an hour ago
but that's just the bookkeeping for requesting the transfers," he wrote in an October 2014 email to a research analyst for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. "Ten days after MPEA receives the money we pass it along in full to NPI." (See a PDF... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Gov. Rauner threatens to veto Illinois school funding bill over Chicago pensionsupon a new evidence-based model. Senate Bill 1 is the model that needs to be si
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 13 hours ago
upon a new evidence-based model. Senate Bill 1 is the model that needs to be signed. Governor Rauner said it passed the Illinois House and Senate six weeks ago, but has not been sent to his desk for his signature. “They’re sitting on it,... Read more
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KPLR 11 St. Louis
Gov. Rauner threatens to veto Illinois school funding bill over Chicago pensionsupon a new evidence-based model. Senate Bill 1 is the model that needs to be si
KPLR 11 St. Louis / Posted 13 hours ago
upon a new evidence-based model. Senate Bill 1 is the model that needs to be signed. Governor Rauner said it passed the Illinois House and Senate six weeks ago, but has not been sent to his desk for his signature. “They’re sitting on it,... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Moody's: Illinois avoids 'junk' credit rating, but risks remainIllinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, thanks House members followi
Northwest Herald / Posted 15 hours ago
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, thanks House members following a vote to adopt a spending bill amendment Friday, June 30, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. Madigan said more work needs to be done, including final negotiations on a tax... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Moody's: Illinois avoids 'junk' credit rating, but risks remainIllinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, thanks House members followi
Daily Chronicle / Posted 15 hours ago
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, thanks House members following a vote to adopt a spending bill amendment Friday, June 30, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. Madigan said more work needs to be done, including final negotiations on a tax... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Sangamon prosecutor reviewing powdery substance casefor the report on Wednesday afternoon wasn’t immediately answered. The inciden
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
for the report on Wednesday afternoon wasn’t immediately answered. The incident unfolded in the early afternoon as the Illinois House was preparing to take final votes on the budget package. The House eventually voted to override Gov. Bruce... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Daley vows Kennedy fundraising shakeupspecializes in dealing with labor groups. Whoever does the work, it will be a
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted yesterday
specializes in dealing with labor groups. Whoever does the work, it will be a challenge, with both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan widely perceived in party circles as being with Pritzker. Daley never before has... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Vermilion board chairman 'ready for the challenge' of Hays' seatthe 40-year-old Vermilion County Board chairman, appears to have a clear path t
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
the 40-year-old Vermilion County Board chairman, appears to have a clear path to the Republican nomination for the Illinois House in the 104th District, which includes parts of both Vermilion and Champaign counties. Former state Rep. Bill... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Black backs Vermilion chairman in 104th District GOP racenorth of Fithian on Tuesday. ROYAL — Former state Rep. Bill Black of Danville,
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
north of Fithian on Tuesday. ROYAL — Former state Rep. Bill Black of Danville, who had considered running again for the Illinois House, Tuesday morning endorsed Vermilion County Board Chairman Mike Marron for the 104th District seat. The... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Timeline of events in Dennis Hastert's life and careerIllinois Coach of the Year after leading Yorkville to the state wrestling champ
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 2 days ago
Illinois Coach of the Year after leading Yorkville to the state wrestling championship. 1980: Hastert comes in third in an Illinois House primary, but the Republican Party chooses him to replace the fatally ill primary winner. Hastert later wins... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner hires political unknown as campaign chief$1.3 million effort to save the career of former state Rep. Ken Dunkin, D-Chica
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 3 days ago
$1.3 million effort to save the career of former state Rep. Ken Dunkin, D-Chicago, who had broken with Rauner's arch-enemy, Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan. Besler was not available for comment, and a couple of GOP campaign vets I spoke with... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Illinois Gov. Rauner rips CPS 'raid' as staff shakeup spreadsLydon, director of the state's Washington office. Both are well-regarded—Mahon
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 3 days ago
Lydon, director of the state's Washington office. Both are well-regarded—Mahoney earlier served as top aide to former Illinois House GOP leader Tom Cross, and Lydon as chief of staff to former west suburban U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert—and both... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Illinois school funding is next battle in Springfield budget war - Millerand new resentments built during a bitter peace. And, so, when Rauner's Republi
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 5 days ago
and new resentments built during a bitter peace. And, so, when Rauner's Republican support partially collapsed in the Illinois House (and, to a lesser extent, in the Senate) and a bipartisan budget and tax hike were passed over his vetoes, it... Read more
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SaukValley.com
The day crocodile tears fell on Illinoischeeks onto the manicured lawn. The box score for the recent enactment of a fu
SaukValley.com / Posted 6 days ago
cheeks onto the manicured lawn. The box score for the recent enactment of a full-year yet incomplete budget would read: Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, 1; Gov. Bruce Rauner, 0, though indeed nobody in Illinois came out a winner. Madigan... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
No, the Illinois GOP renegades are not 'sellouts'Andersson, R-Geneva, and Illinois State Rep. David Harris, R-Arlington Heights,
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
Andersson, R-Geneva, and Illinois State Rep. David Harris, R-Arlington Heights, answer questions from the media after the Illinois House voted to override Gov. Rauner's veto and pass a budget for the first time in two years during an overtime... Read more
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FOX News
Illinois politicians wake up to Chicago's murder plaguevalue violent gun offenders badly need and future victims of gun violence are d
FOX News / Posted 6 days ago
value violent gun offenders badly need and future victims of gun violence are desperate for. Republican leader of the Illinois House Jim Durkin, a former prosecutor, believes increasing the sentences for repeat gun offenders is one way to... Read more
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FOX News
Illinois politicians wake up to Chicago's murder plaguevalue violent gun offenders badly need and future victims of gun violence are d
FOX News / Posted 6 days ago
value violent gun offenders badly need and future victims of gun violence are desperate for. Republican leader of the Illinois House Jim Durkin, a former prosecutor, believes increasing the sentences for repeat gun offenders is one way to... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
My love affair with librarieswho better to host the discussions than librarians — I love ’em all. Jim Nowla
Bureau County Republican / Posted 6 days ago
who better to host the discussions than librarians — I love ’em all. Jim Nowlan of Toulon served two terms in the Illinois House and worked under three governors. He co-wrote “Fixing Illinois: Politics and Policy in the Prairie State.”... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Illinois budget crisis puts teens with mental health problems at riskIllinois' House on Sunday, July 2, 2017 voted to raise the state's income tax r
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 6 days ago
Illinois' House on Sunday, July 2, 2017 voted to raise the state's income tax rate to 4.95% from 3.75% for individuals and to 7% from 5.25% for corporations. The tax hike the most significant part of a spending deal that lawmakers hope will enable... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
What Lincoln would think of Trumpin solidarity with Southern states to affirm the gag rule. On March 3, 1837, Li
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
in solidarity with Southern states to affirm the gag rule. On March 3, 1837, Lincoln and only one other member of the Illinois House signed a dissenting statement declaring "that the institution of slavery is founded on both injustice and bad... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Illinois Budget: What It Does And Doesn't Do (Surprise Giveaway To Muni Bondholders?)does take a few steps to address deepening fiscal woes ignored during years of
Zero Hedge / Posted 7 days ago
does take a few steps to address deepening fiscal woes ignored during years of political stalemate between the governor and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. It brings a measure of relief to state vendors owed $15 billion in unpaid bills, and... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Jim Dey: Democratic contrarian counting on fed-up votersnone of his Democratic colleagues dared go — he refused to back 75-year-old Mic
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
none of his Democratic colleagues dared go — he refused to back 75-year-old Michael Madigan's bid for yet another term as Illinois House speaker. If that wasn't enough, Drury also voted against rules that give Madigan complete control of the... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner to blame for Illinois budget crisis: Speaker Madigan - Opinionto working with our Republican colleagues to further address those issues and f
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 8 days ago
to working with our Republican colleagues to further address those issues and find solutions. We stand ready to continue working with our colleagues across the aisle to move Illinois forward. Michael Madigan is speaker of the Ill... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Chicago-Based Catholic Order Settles Abuse Lawsuitcauses from his Holy Cross Immaculate Heart Church in Chicago's in the heavily
NBC Chicago / Posted 8 days ago
causes from his Holy Cross Immaculate Heart Church in Chicago's in the heavily Latino Back of the Yards neighborhood. Illinois' House even passed a resolution in 2007 praising him for saving kids from gang violence. But Wellems' response to... Read more
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Roll Call
Former Foster Staffer Fifth Democrat to Challenge Roskamclass — as targets in their mission to flip 24 seats and regain a House majorit
Roll Call / Posted 8 days ago
class — as targets in their mission to flip 24 seats and regain a House majority. Cheney, who ran unsuccessfully for an Illinois House seat in 2012, will have to outduel at least four other Democratic candidates — Kelly Mazeski, Amanda Howland,... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Priest who abused child still working with kidscauses from his Holy Cross Immaculate Heart Church in Chicago's in the heavily
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 9 days ago
causes from his Holy Cross Immaculate Heart Church in Chicago's in the heavily Latino Back of the Yards neighborhood. Illinois' House even passed a resolution in 2007 praising him for saving kids from gang violence. But Wellems' response to... Read more
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Darien News-Review
APNewsBreak: Priest who abused child still working with kidscauses from his Holy Cross Immaculate Heart Church in Chicago's in the heavily
Darien News-Review / Posted 9 days ago
causes from his Holy Cross Immaculate Heart Church in Chicago's in the heavily Latino Back of the Yards neighborhood. Illinois' House even passed a resolution in 2007 praising him for saving kids from gang violence. But Wellems' response to... Read more
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FOX News
Priest who abused child still working with kidscauses from his Holy Cross Immaculate Heart Church in Chicago's in the heavily
FOX News / Posted 9 days ago
causes from his Holy Cross Immaculate Heart Church in Chicago's in the heavily Latino Back of the Yards neighborhood. Illinois' House even passed a resolution in 2007 praising him for saving kids from gang violence. But Wellems' response to... Read more
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Beaumont Enterprise
APNewsBreak: Priest who abused child still working with kidscauses from his Holy Cross Immaculate Heart Church in Chicago's in the heavily
Beaumont Enterprise / Posted 9 days ago
causes from his Holy Cross Immaculate Heart Church in Chicago's in the heavily Latino Back of the Yards neighborhood. Illinois' House even passed a resolution in 2007 praising him for saving kids from gang violence. But Wellems' response to... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
APNewsBreak: Priest who abused child still working with kidscauses from his Holy Cross Immaculate Heart Church in Chicago's in the heavily
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 9 days ago
causes from his Holy Cross Immaculate Heart Church in Chicago's in the heavily Latino Back of the Yards neighborhood. Illinois' House even passed a resolution in 2007 praising him for saving kids from gang violence. But Wellems' response to... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Tears fell on Illinoischeeks onto the manicured lawn. The box score for the recent enactment of a fu
Bureau County Republican / Posted 9 days ago
cheeks onto the manicured lawn. The box score for the recent enactment of a full-year yet incomplete budget would read: Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, 1; Gov. Bruce Rauner, 0, though indeed nobody in Illinois came out a winner. Madigan... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
New budget threatens to deepen pension debtdoes take a few steps to address deepening fiscal woes ignored during years of
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 9 days ago
does take a few steps to address deepening fiscal woes ignored during years of political stalemate between the governor and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. It brings a measure of relief to state vendors owed $15 billion in unpaid bills, and... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Granite City woman wins $200,000 Illinois lotterywith her family, as well as towards home improvements. Just last week, the Ill
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 9 days ago
with her family, as well as towards home improvements. Just last week, the Illinois Lottery resumed services following the Illinois House passing a budget for the first time since 2015. During the suspension brought on by the then-ongoing budget... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Durbin to Republicans on Obamacare: 'If you break it, you own it'visible one, tasked with raising objections to Democratic legislation during so
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
visible one, tasked with raising objections to Democratic legislation during sometimes lengthy debates in the often raucous Illinois House. *Quick spins: State Sen. Daniel Biss, a Democratic candidate for governor, said he's raised more than $1... Read more
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SaukValley.com
ILLINOIS SCOOP: Illinoisans are still waiting for independenceeach year on Independence Day. The Illinois General Assembly had a funny way o
SaukValley.com / Posted 10 days ago
each year on Independence Day. The Illinois General Assembly had a funny way of celebrating this year. On July 2, the Illinois House of Representatives passed a budget that includes the largest permanent income tax hike in state history and no... Read more
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The Hill
Illinois's concocted budget crisis a red flag for all pension holdersphilosophy of “never let an economic crisis go to waste for advancing a politic
The Hill / Posted 10 days ago
philosophy of “never let an economic crisis go to waste for advancing a political agenda.” Michael Madigan, Speaker of the Illinois House from 1983-2017 (with a two-year hiatus as Democratic minority leader), has captained the periods of “no state... Read more
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Roll Call
This 2014 House Race May Have Predicted Trump’s SuccessDonald Trump would become the favorite for the Republican presidential nominati
Roll Call / Posted 10 days ago
Donald Trump would become the favorite for the Republican presidential nomination. But back in 2014, a seemingly random Illinois House race should have been an early indicator of an angry electorate that would be receptive to the billionaire... Read more
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Northwest Herald
McCaleb: Christmas in July? Not for Illinois taxpayers 'Scrooged' by Madigan, state lawmakersfreedom. While many Illinois families did the same, they also kept an eye on S
Northwest Herald / Posted 10 days ago
freedom. While many Illinois families did the same, they also kept an eye on Springfield. That's where lawmakers in the Illinois House and Senate voted this week to increase our taxes by $5 billion to pay off the most expensive budget in the... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Christmas in July? Not for Illinois taxpayers 'Scrooged' by Madigan, state lawmakersfreedom. While many Illinois families did the same, they also kept an eye on S
Northwest Herald / Posted 11 days ago
freedom. While many Illinois families did the same, they also kept an eye on Springfield. That's where lawmakers in the Illinois House and Senate voted this week to increase our taxes by $5 billion to pay off the most expensive budget in the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Emanuel gets some victories from Springfieldwill help open Amazon's Chicago office in the morning. *Gov. Rauner has no pub
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
will help open Amazon's Chicago office in the morning. *Gov. Rauner has no public events scheduled. *The week ahead: The Illinois House and Senate aren't set to meet for the first time in weeks. No City Council committee meetings are set. And the... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Illinois has bills to pay after 2 years without budget planIllinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, gives a speech Thursd
Daily Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, gives a speech Thursday following the Illinois House voting to override Gov. Rauner's veto and pass a budget for the first time in two years at the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield.... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois has bills to pay after 2 years without budget planIllinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, gives a speech Thursd
Northwest Herald / Posted 11 days ago
Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, gives a speech Thursday following the Illinois House voting to override Gov. Rauner's veto and pass a budget for the first time in two years at the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield.... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Obama Presidential Centerlibrary.Two weeks ago, Republicans howled when Democrats pushed the Obama libra
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
library.Two weeks ago, Republicans howled when Democrats pushed the Obama library bill through the Executive... An Illinois House committee endorsed a plan today to contribute $100 million in state funds toward construction of a Barack... Read more
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Daily Herald
Illinois has bills to pay after 2 years without budget plan- In this July 6, 2017 file photo, Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madiga
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
- In this July 6, 2017 file photo, Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, gives a speech following the Illinois House voting to override Gov. Rauner's veto and pass a budget for the first time in two years at the Illinois State... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Debunking myths in aftermath of state's new budgetfor legislators but that state also had a budget showdown that wasn't settled u
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
for legislators but that state also had a budget showdown that wasn't settled until the Fourth of July. In most cases, the Illinois House members who voted for the income tax increase (3.75 percent to 4.95 percent) were voting their districts,... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Jim Dey: Madigan wins ... againand cast his foes to the fore winds. T'was a great victory, perhaps the greate
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
and cast his foes to the fore winds. T'was a great victory, perhaps the greatest of Madigan's 46-year career in the Illinois House. For a man in his dotage — Madigan is 75 — he remains in his prime. As a political tactician, he has few — if... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
In Alexandria shooter's home town, rage-filled radio host channels middle America's inner frustrationduring a recent bid for political office. In November, he received 42 percent o
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
during a recent bid for political office. In November, he received 42 percent of the vote during a failed run for the Illinois House of Representatives District 114, losing to Democrat LaToya Greenwood, who received 57 percent. He said he... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois OKs end of landlines, but FCC approval requiredalternatives. AT&T said it is losing about 5,000 landline customers statewide e
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 12 days ago
alternatives. AT&T said it is losing about 5,000 landline customers statewide each week, with less than 10 percent of Illinois households in its territory still using the service. While AT&T ultimately needs approval from the FCC to abandon a... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
In Alexandria shooter's home town, rage-filled radio host channels middle America's inner frustrationduring a recent bid for political office. In November, he received 42 percent o
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
during a recent bid for political office. In November, he received 42 percent of the vote during a failed run for the Illinois House of Representatives District 114, losing to Democrat LaToya Greenwood, who received 57 percent. He said he... Read more
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