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Suit filed to Stop Term Limits, Redistricting Ballot Questions

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Suit filed to Stop Term Limits, Redistricting Ballot Questions

Suit Alleges Term Limits and Independent Commissions for Redistricting Are “Unconstitutional” Illinois attorney Michael Kasper has filed a suit to block term limits and independent ballot initiatives to prevent them from seeing the light of day, according to the Chicago Tribune. Kasper filed suit in the Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday, the day before […]

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Oberweis Apologizes, Says He’s “Evolved” On Immigration

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Oberweis Apologizes, Says He’s “Evolved” On Immigration

Standing before a packed audience at the Chicago Club, US Senate candidate Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) apologized for his previous position on immigration, and the way he campaigned for his “naive” position, and declared his views on the issue have “evolved.” “Early on, I spoke up forcibly on the need to secure our borders and […]

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Rauner Pockets Additional $750,000 From RGA

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Rauner Pockets Additional $750,000 From RGA

GOP Organization Has Now Donated $1.5 Million to Unseat Quinn The Republican Governors Association wasted little time in reinforcing their support for Republican nominee Bruce Rauner (R-Winnetka) as the Washington-based organization dropped another $750,000 into the race. The donation doubles their previous contribution into the businessman’s campaign account, now totaled at $1.5 million. After the initial contribution, […]

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Analysis: Why Rauner won the Republican Primary and why Quinn is in trouble

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Analysis: Why Rauner won the Republican Primary and why Quinn is in trouble

Rauner beat rivals with smart politics, and backing of Cook County’s most influential Republican By Ray Hanania Bruce Rauner won the Republican Party Primary despite a strong effort by Democrats to sidetrack him and the persistent personal attacks made against him by his Republican Party rivals. Everyone wanted to stop Rauner, except the voters of […]

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Liz Gorman sails to 4th term victory

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Liz Gorman sails to 4th term victory

Liz Gorman sails to 4th term victory By Ray Hanania Cook County Commissioner Elizabeth “Liz” Doody Gorman sailed to a 4th term election victory representing the 17th Cook County district over rightwing Tea Party challenger Barbara Bellar. Gorman, who has played an instrumental role in building the candidacy of Bruce Rauner as the Republican Party’s […]

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Rauner ignites crowd at Gorman organized rally By Ray Hanania More than 500 supporters attended a rally at the Lexington House banquet Hall on 95th Street Monday night, St. Patrick’s Day, organized by Cook County Commissioner Elizabeth “Liz” Doody Gorman on behalf of gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. Supporters packed the room as Gorman introduced leading […]

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Rauner woos Orland Township residents at meeting Monday

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Rauner woos Orland Township residents at meeting Monday

Rauner woos Orland Township residents at meeting Monday By Ray Hanania Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner wooed a gathering of Orland Township residents and predicted he would win the Republican Primary and go on to remove Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn from office. Rauner spoke for about 20 minutes detailing the issues he believes need to […]

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Election Schedule Overview for March 18 Primary Election

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Election Schedule Overview for March 18 Primary Thursday, February 6, 2014: First day for any registered voter within the confines of the U.S.to make application by mail or in person to the Cook County Clerk’s Office for an official ballot. Wednesday, February 19, 2014: First day of grace period registration and grace period voting in […]

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Bellar & Patch activist join in vicious attack against popular Gorman in March primary

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Bellar & Patch activist join in vicious attack against popular Gorman in March primary By Ray Hanania I was reading the slop that passes for “journalism” these days on the Patch, a web-based platform that just as often reports news as it engages in partisan political activity. English: Chicagoland map (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The most recent […]

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WGN-TV & Chicago Tribune To Present Illinois Gubernatorial Debate

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WGN-TV & Chicago Tribune To Present Illinois Gubernatorial Debate CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — WGN News and the Chicago Tribune will present a live, televised debate between the four Republican candidates for governor on Wednesday, March 5 th at 6pmon WGN-TV Chicago, simulcast on CLTV and WGN Radio, streamed live on WGNtv.com andChicagoTribune.com. State Senators Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford and businessman Bruce Rauner will […]

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