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WGN Radio Chicago
City Club of Chicago: Elected School Board: Yes or No?the vacancy left by former State Senator Barack Obama’s election to the U.S. Se
City Club of Chicago: Elected School Board: Yes or No?
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted yesterday
the vacancy left by former State Senator Barack Obama’s election to the U.S. Senate. A leading progressive voice in the Illinois Senate, Raoul has allowed real life experiences to shape his legislative philosophy. Since his arrival in... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Ray Flavin wants to offer voters choice in race for state’s attorneyafter a short period of working alongside another lawyer, he has worked on his
Ray Flavin wants to offer voters choice in race for state’s attorney
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
after a short period of working alongside another lawyer, he has worked on his own ever since. In 2002, Flavin ran for the Illinois Senate as a Democrat against Republican incumbent Dick Klemm. Bianchi defeated Flavin and another challenger in the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Tollway to railroad: Get on board with O'Hare road or face lawsuitcan agree to," Creel wrote. Schillerstrom followed up with a July 25 letter to
Tollway to railroad: Get on board with O'Hare road or face lawsuit
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
can agree to," Creel wrote. Schillerstrom followed up with a July 25 letter to Elliott and Rauner, copying members of the Illinois Senate and congressional delegations, expressing surprise at Creel's letter. Schillerstrom said if CP kills the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner says he'll stay out of Murphy replacementleaders very much control that process, and I assume they'll come up with a ver
Rauner says he'll stay out of Murphy replacement
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
leaders very much control that process, and I assume they'll come up with a very good person." Murphy doesn't leave the Illinois Senate until mid-September and it'll be up to local Republican officials to fill the seat for a term that ends in... Read more
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FOX News
Top DNC staffer resigns in wake of massive hackfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Top DNC staffer resigns in wake of massive hack
FOX News / Posted 10 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by Wikileaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
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KHSL Chico-Redding
Tax on feminine hygiene products repealed in IllinoisState Assembly is close to sending a plan to the governor, and 11 other states
Tax on feminine hygiene products repealed in Illinois
KHSL Chico-Redding / Posted 10 days ago
State Assembly is close to sending a plan to the governor, and 11 other states proposed legislation this year. The Illinois Senate sponsor was Democrat Melinda Bush of Grayslake. She says she plans to discuss taxes on other products women... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
‘Tampon tax’ repealed in IllinoisState Assembly is close to sending a plan to the governor, and 11 other states
‘Tampon tax’ repealed in Illinois
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 10 days ago
State Assembly is close to sending a plan to the governor, and 11 other states proposed legislation this year. The Illinois Senate sponsor was Democrat Melinda Bush of Grayslake. She says she plans to discuss taxes on other products women... Read more
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Tribune Chronicle
Illinois ends sales tax on feminine productsMinnesota, New Jersey and Pennsylvania had previously not charged the tax and f
Illinois ends sales tax on feminine products
Tribune Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
Minnesota, New Jersey and Pennsylvania had previously not charged the tax and five other states have no sales tax. The Illinois Senate sponsor, Democrat Melina Bush of Grayslake, said she wants to expand the ban for other products. The original... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Tax on feminine hygiene products eliminated in IllinoisMinnesota, New Jersey and Pennsylvania had previously not charged the tax and f
Tax on feminine hygiene products eliminated in Illinois
Lake Placid News / Posted 11 days ago
Minnesota, New Jersey and Pennsylvania had previously not charged the tax and five other states have no sales tax. The Illinois Senate sponsor, Democrat Melina Bush of Grayslake, said she wants to expand the ban for other products. The original... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Tax on feminine hygiene products repealed in IllinoisState Assembly is close to sending a plan to the governor, and 11 other states
Tax on feminine hygiene products repealed in Illinois
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 11 days ago
State Assembly is close to sending a plan to the governor, and 11 other states proposed legislation this year. The Illinois Senate sponsor was Democrat Melinda Bush of Grayslake. She says she plans to discuss taxes on other products women... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
New bill to eliminate sales tax on feminine hygiene productstax” will officially end on Jan. 1, 2017. Illinois is now the third state this
New bill to eliminate sales tax on feminine hygiene products
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 11 days ago
tax” will officially end on Jan. 1, 2017. Illinois is now the third state this year to eliminate those taxes. The bill's sponsor in the Illinois Senate says she now wants to start discussing other taxes on products women must buy but me... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
Clinton dismisses Trump's outreach to blacksfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Clinton dismisses Trump's outreach to blacks
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign tiesfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign ties
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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The Alpena News
Clinton dismisses Trump's outreach to blacksfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Clinton dismisses Trump's outreach to blacks
The Alpena News / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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The Alpena News
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign tiesfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign ties
The Alpena News / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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The Daily Mining Gazette
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign tiesfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign ties
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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The Daily Mining Gazette
Clinton dismisses Trump's outreach to blacksfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Clinton dismisses Trump's outreach to blacks
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Clinton dismisses Trump's outreach to blacksfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Clinton dismisses Trump's outreach to blacks
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign tiesfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign ties
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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NBC Chicago
Rauner Eliminates 'Tampon Tax'Minnesota, New Jersey and Pennsylvania had previously not charged the tax and f
Rauner Eliminates 'Tampon Tax'
NBC Chicago / Posted 11 days ago
Minnesota, New Jersey and Pennsylvania had previously not charged the tax and five other states have no sales tax. The Illinois Senate sponsor, Democrat Melina Bush of Grayslake, said she wants to expand the ban for other products. The original... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Clinton dismisses Trump's outreach to blacksfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Clinton dismisses Trump's outreach to blacks
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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FOX 12 Oregon
Clinton dismisses Trump's outreach to blacksfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Clinton dismisses Trump's outreach to blacks
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Clinton dismisses Trump's outreach to blacksfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Clinton dismisses Trump's outreach to blacks
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign tiesfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign ties
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign tiesfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign ties
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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FOX 12 Oregon
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign tiesfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign ties
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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9&10 News Cadillac
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign tiesfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign ties
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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FOX 28 South Bend
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign tiesfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign ties
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign tiesfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Lobby firm to investigate Trump aid foreign ties
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Democratic National Committee finance director resigns in wake of email hackand first lady Michelle Obama. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having fir
Democratic National Committee finance director resigns in wake of email hack
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
and first lady Michelle Obama. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeak — and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
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Salon.com
Tax on feminine hygiene products repealed in IllinoisState Assembly is close to sending a plan to the governor, and 11 other states
Tax on feminine hygiene products repealed in Illinois
Salon.com / Posted 11 days ago
State Assembly is close to sending a plan to the governor, and 11 other states proposed legislation this year. The Illinois Senate sponsor was Democrat Melinda Bush of Grayslake. She says she plans to discuss taxes on other products women... Read more
12 related stories
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Trump asks black votes to take a chance on himfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Trump asks black votes to take a chance on him
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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FOX 12 Oregon
Lobby firm investigates Manafort foreign tiesfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Lobby firm investigates Manafort foreign ties
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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The Record Searchlight
Tax on feminine hygiene products repealed in IllinoisState Assembly is close to sending a plan to the governor, and 11 other states
Tax on feminine hygiene products repealed in Illinois
The Record Searchlight / Posted 11 days ago
State Assembly is close to sending a plan to the governor, and 11 other states proposed legislation this year. The Illinois Senate sponsor was Democrat Melinda Bush of Grayslake. She says she plans to discuss taxes on other products women... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Tax on feminine hygiene products repealed in IllinoisState Assembly is close to sending a plan to the governor, and 11 other states
Tax on feminine hygiene products repealed in Illinois
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 11 days ago
State Assembly is close to sending a plan to the governor, and 11 other states proposed legislation this year. The Illinois Senate sponsor was Democrat Melinda Bush of Grayslake. She says she plans to discuss taxes on other products women... Read more
12 related stories
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Lobby firm investigates Manafort foreign tiesfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Lobby firm investigates Manafort foreign ties
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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WDIO Duluth
Another DNC Official Resigns in Hacking Falloutfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Another DNC Official Resigns in Hacking Fallout
WDIO Duluth / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by WikiLeaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Another DNC official resigns in hacking falloutfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Another DNC official resigns in hacking fallout
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by Wikileaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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FOX 12 Oregon
Another DNC official resigns in hacking falloutfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Another DNC official resigns in hacking fallout
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by Wikileaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Another DNC official resigns in hacking falloutfeaturing the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked
Another DNC official resigns in hacking fallout
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 11 days ago
featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. Among the emails published by Wikileaks--and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according... Read more
484 related stories
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WGN Radio Chicago
Senator John McCain says America is being ‘disrespected’Wong/Getty Images) Senator John McCain joins The Steve Cochran Show to share h
Senator John McCain says America is being ‘disrespected’
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 12 days ago
Wong/Getty Images) Senator John McCain joins The Steve Cochran Show to share his disappointment in how America is currently being ‘disrespected’ and how he’s NOT a fan of the Blackhawks. Senator McCain is also endorsing Mark Kirk for Illinois Sena... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
State GOP doling out bucks, but not to allhand June 30, has added $1.3 million in campaign contributions since then, and
State GOP doling out bucks, but not to all
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
hand June 30, has added $1.3 million in campaign contributions since then, and it has begun to spend it on three targeted Illinois Senate races. But the 52nd District race — where Mike Madigan, the Republican Urbana City Council member who is... Read more
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The Advocate
National Intervention Needed to End Conversion Therapysimilar laws in California and New Jersey were upheld by courts in those states
National Intervention Needed to End Conversion Therapy
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
similar laws in California and New Jersey were upheld by courts in those states. When arguing in support of the bill in the Illinois Senate, Biss highlighted the fact that the law “doesn’t address religious or nonlicensed professionals.” It simply... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Multimillion ad blitz begins to 'save' state's infrastructure fundRauner chief of staff Mike Zolnierowicz, top Democratic strategist Eric Adelste
Multimillion ad blitz begins to 'save' state's infrastructure fund
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 15 days ago
Rauner chief of staff Mike Zolnierowicz, top Democratic strategist Eric Adelstein and Eric Madiar, former chief counsel to Illinois Senate President John Cullerton. None of those figures would be involved without approval from bigger pols. And,... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Multi-million ad blitz begins to 'save' state's road fundRauner chief of staff Mike Zolnierowicz, top Democratic strategist Eric Adelste
Multi-million ad blitz begins to 'save' state's road fund
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 15 days ago
Rauner chief of staff Mike Zolnierowicz, top Democratic strategist Eric Adelstein and Eric Madiar, former chief counsel to Illinois Senate President John Cullerton. None of those figures would be involved without approval from bigger pols. And,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Matt Murphy announces his Senate resignationState Sen. Matt Murphy, a Palatine Republican, announced his resignation from t
Matt Murphy announces his Senate resignation
Daily Herald / Posted 18 days ago
State Sen. Matt Murphy, a Palatine Republican, announced his resignation from the Illinois Senate in a letter Friday. "At this juncture in my career, I have chosen to pursue an opportunity in the private sector that allows me to better meet my... Read more
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Daily Herald
State Sen. Murphy to say today he'll resign?on budget matters and a top ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, is set to announce as so
State Sen. Murphy to say today he'll resign?
Daily Herald / Posted 19 days ago
on budget matters and a top ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, is set to announce as soon as today his resignation from the Illinois Senate. Top Republican sources confirmed his resignation will be effective Monday, taking a big voice out of the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Republican state Sen. Matt Murphy to resignvoice in Springfield on budget matters and a top ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, is
Republican state Sen. Matt Murphy to resign
Daily Herald / Posted 19 days ago
voice in Springfield on budget matters and a top ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, is set to announce his resignation from the Illinois Senate Friday. Top Republican sources confirmed his resignation will be effective Monday, taking a big voice out of... Read more
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NBC Chicago
New Poll Shows Duckworth Leading Kirk by 7 Pointsclearly primed and misleading poll taken immediately after the Democratic conve
New Poll Shows Duckworth Leading Kirk by 7 Points
NBC Chicago / Posted 22 days ago
clearly primed and misleading poll taken immediately after the Democratic convention to paint an inaccurate image of the Illinois Senate race,” Kirk spokesman Kevin Artl said in a statement. “Based on past polling by Duckworth’s campaign and... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Rauner vetoes bill on UI student trustee criteriaSPRINGFIELD — Legislation backed by the University of Illinois that would have
Rauner vetoes bill on UI student trustee criteria
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 25 days ago
SPRINGFIELD — Legislation backed by the University of Illinois that would have permitted an undocumented student to serve as a student trustee was vetoed Friday by Gov. Bruce Rauner. The legislation, SB 2204, amended the University of Illinois... Read more
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