Rauner Robocalls on Pensions; Emmanuel Fires Back

Bruce Rauner makes robocalls to Chicago homeowners hitting Pat Quinn on the Chicago pension reform deal.  Here is the transcript: Hi, this is Bruce Rauner and I’m calling because Governor Pat Quinn is considering signing a bill that will let City Hall raise your property taxes.  I would veto this bill and block this property […]

Lawmakers at Odds over Pension Reform Savings

You can tell who is serious about pension reform and who is not with the comments when the actuarial analysis showed the following: It turns out pension reform could save $15 billion less than legislative leaders initially anticipated. An actuarial analysis done by the pension systems affected by this bill say the real savings will […]

Gov. Quinn Signs Pension “Reform” Bill into Law

Gov Pat Quinn signed the pension “reform” bill into law in a private ceremony with the following people in attendance: Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington Senate GOP leader Sen. Christine Radogno Rep. Darlene Senger, R-Naperville Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs House Speaker Michael Madigan Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago From the Chicago Tribune: Gov. Pat Quinn launched […]

Which Republicans Sold Illinoisans Down the River on Pension Vote?

The House and the Senate today voted to pass the fake pension reform bill.  Below are the actual results and Republicans who sold Illinoisans down the river to give cover for Democrats who could have been vulnerable in the 2014 elections. House 62 Yeas, 53 Nays, 1 Present Update: Don Moffit was mistakenly included as […]

Statements from Springfield on the Pension Reform Vote

Below are some of the statements from legislators on the Pension Reform vote. Bruce Rauner “Springfield politicians today voted to slap a small bandage on an open wound. While it may help them temporarily feel better, it does little to fix the real problems facing Illinois. The pension system remains broken and badly underfunded. State […]

2013 Illinois State Fair Republican Day — Interview with Christine Radogno

Champion News’ Carol Ann Parisi interviews Republican Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno

2013 Illinois State Fair Republican Day – Christine Radogno

Pat Brady’s Letter of Resignation as Illinois GOP Chairman

Below is Pat Brady’s resignation letter as posted on the IL GOP website: This letter shall service as notice to the State Central Committee of my resignation as Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party effective immediately. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party for nearly […]

GOP Central Committee Cancels Meeting

Late last night the GOP Central Committee canceled their meeting to oust Pat Brady. In an email from 10th Congressional District Committeeman Mark Shaw, the reason provided was the lack of response from Chairman Pat Brady on whether he would attend the meeting in person or by phone. From: Mark Shaw Sent: Friday, March 08, […]

What Gov. Quinn Didn’t Tell You

“Yes, we are going to continue milking Illinois taxpayers like a dairy cow…” what Gov. Quinn didn’t tell you State of State Address February 6, 2013 Yesterday, Gov. Quinn gave the “State of the State”. Here’s the rest of the story… The growth of state payroll is exploding. In 2012, the State of Illinois payroll went […]