Dillard says RTA Chair Job a Possibility

State Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican and runner up two weeks ago in the primary for governor, says he’s been asked about being chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, a possibility he did not dismiss. In a statement, Dillard doesn’t say specifically who asked him but outlines a strong interest in transit. “I understand […]

Dillard the Sellout?

Conservative moderate candidate for Governor, Kirk Dillard has an affinity for accepting money from public sector government unions. This is nothing new. He has taken money from them dating back to 1994. On December 3, 2013, Senate Bill 1 passed the Illinois House and Senate. The bill altered pensions for public sector employees and was […]

IEA Phone Banking for Dillard

The IEA sent out an alert this morning talking about how they are phone banking for Kirk Dillard.  The picture below are supposedly of IEA members at the phone bank on Thursday.  Please let us know if you can identify any of the people from the Palatine area so we can find out more information […]

IFT Paying Teachers to Phone Bank for Kirk Dillard

Yesterday, Education Matters discovered the IFT (Illinois Federation of Teachers) has been recruiting to pay $12 per hour for teachers to phone bank for Kirk Dillard.  Here are a few questions that need to be answered.  Call your local school district and ask what they are doing about this. How many teachers have taken off […]

Dillard Sending Unsolicited Emails To University Employees

The following email was forwarded to me from a University Employee.  They stated this was unsolicited since they would never provide a taxpayer funded email to a campaign. This is similar to what is happening in the elementary/high schools. From: sender+Kirk=DillardTracy.com@epsrv5.net [sender+Kirk=DillardTracy.com@epsrv5.net] on behalf of Kirk Dillard [Kirk@DillardTracy.com] Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 3:44 PM To: redacted Subject: redacted, is […]

Illegal Electioneering in Our Schools – Call your Superintendent?

The 2014 Republican primary for Governor has received an unprecedented amount of interest from liberal Democrats. A record-setting amount of money has been spent by groups including the Illinois Education Association (IEA), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and the Democratic Governor’s Association to oppose Bruce Rauner. These groups have become so […]

Teachers Unions Using Taxpayer Resources to Aid Kirk Dillard

Both major teacher unions (IEA & IFT) are using school district email services and personnel in an attempt to get teachers to crossover and vote in the Republican primary for Kirk Dillard. The EducationMatters.us blog did a FOIA of school districts across the state.  Here are some excerpts from the emails uncovered so far.  The […]

Dillard Should Explain Union Endorsements

Bill Brady held a press conference to ask Kirk Dillard to “come clean” on his union endorsements and money. Brady, of Bloomington, also said state Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Hinsdale, needs to “come clean” on how he won the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union. “I think it is imperative […]

Dillard Gets $1.4 Million from Public Sector Unions

The following table is the summary of all the money donated to Kirk Dillard over the years from Public Sector Government Unions. AFL-CIO 800 AFSCME 201,800 AFT 41,200 Assoc. Fire Fighters 6,500 Chicago Federation of Labor 4,000 Chicago Fire Fighters local 2 500 Fraternal Order of Police 1,300 IEA 793,450 IFT 287,600 IL Assoc. of […]

We Ask America Poll: Confirm Earlier Ogden & Fry Poll

We Ask America just released it weekly Tuesday poll. They confirmed the results from earlier today from the Ogden & Fry polling. Poll type: Automated – Date: 3/11/2014 – Participants: 1,235 Likely GOP Voters – Margin of Error: ± 2.90% Bill Brady Kirk Dillard Bruce Rauner Dan Rutherford ALL VOTERS 18.90% 25.76% 46.46% 8.88% Female […]