Tag Archives: Bruce Rauner

CN June 28 2018

    Pat Quinn has a lot of work to do. He needs more than 50,000 iron-clad, valid signatures from certified Chicagoans before August 6, which he says will allow him to invoke the law which puts his petition question … Continue reading

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CN June 21 2018

  President Trump wants to combine the Departments of Labor and Education. Governor Rauner wants to end “fair share” payments by workers in union shops who share in the benefits from organized labor but don’t join the union. These workers … Continue reading

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CN June 7 2018

  Dr. Willie Wilson wants an elected school board for Chicago. ┬áBut his vision for management of the police department is so unconventional that it doesn’t adhere to any of the four current proposals before the City Council. If elected … Continue reading

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CN May 24 2018

A City Council meeting attracts about a hundred off-duty police officers and ┬ámore than a hundred anti-police protesters for one of the most raucous meetings in recent memory. They manage to approve the construction of the Obama Presidential Center, but … Continue reading

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CN May 10 2018

Scott Pruitt, upon assuming command of the EPA, apparently didn’t consider asking Cameron Davis to stay on. Davis had served nearly eight years as President Obama’s point person on Great Lakes issues, including coordinating the compact between the eight Great … Continue reading

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CN March 22 2018

Not that many people voted in Tuesday’s Illinois primary – about a couple of million statewide – but they made some very important decisions, including throwing out Joe Berrios, the powerful, connected Cook County Assessor, and unseating two of Toni … Continue reading

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CN February 15 2018

Susana Mendoza, our state’s Comptroller, has emerged as one of Bruce Rauner’s most vocal opponents. And she wasn’t impressed with yesterday’s budget speech. She also tells us that she’s still strongly in JB’s corner, and she thinks the Quinn/Hampton mess … Continue reading

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CN Jan. 4 2018

Two accomplished, knowledgeable journalists join us today for a January 4 status-check. What are the stories that we’ll all be following for a big chunk of 2018? We start with Chris Kennedy’s recent assertion that Mayor Emanuel has a “Strategic … Continue reading

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CN Oct 5 2017 Anders Lindall

An important case you may not have heard of is almost at the front door of the Supreme Court. It’s called Janus v AFSCME, and it could deal a deadly blow to public-service unions across America when it’s heard early … Continue reading

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CN August 17 2017

Nothing much to report this week in the ongoing struggle to find equitable financing for Illinois’ public schools. The effort to override Governor Rauner’s amendatory veto has stalled for now in the House, where there aren’t enough votes. The bill … Continue reading

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