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J.B. Pritzker, Susana Mendoza demand apology from Rauner

Fox News Illinois Democratic Governor candidate Pritzker and Comptroller Mendoza demanded Governor Rauner apologize for Republican Comptroller candidate Darlene Senger’s “blame Duckworth” one-line email. This is a stretch, even by politician standards – of course Republican’s tried to capitalize on

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Email: Top Rauner Aide Suggested Blaming Duckworth For Legionnaires’ Deaths

WBEZ I’m sure you have heard of the “Blame Duckworth” email sent by Republican Comptroller candidate Darlene Senger. This email, sent in response to an article on the deaths of several veterans from the Quincy veteran’s home caused by Legionnaires’

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A Valuable Opportunity to Improve Government Accounting—and Accountability

CPA Journal This article from the CPA Journal talks about how governments use language to get away with continually providing unbalanced budgets and accumulating deficits year after year, while still claiming to be complaint with the law. It shows you

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Illinois didn’t take same fiscal recovery road California took

Illinois News Network There are several factors that must be considered before making this comparison between Illinois and California. First is Illinois’ long-standing history of political gameplay, which always gets in the way of real reform, second is how Illinois

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Illinois’ Late Fees Skyrocket Over Past 3 Years

Northern Public Radio I have no doubts that this information will be used during the election to paint the governor as the cause of Illinois’ financial woes. $1 billion in late fees within three years is absolutely horrendous, don’t get

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ROUND LAKE PARK’S POLICE PENSION CRISIS COULD RESULT IN STATE INTERVENTION

Illinois Policy Institute The garnishment of City of Harvey revenues by the Comptroller’s office was a harsh lesson in money management that has been coming for a long time. While the garnishment has been placed on temporary hold by the

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BAD ACCOUNTING HIDES TRUE SIZE OF ILLINOIS’ BUDGET DEFICITS

Illinois Policy  Illinois Policy notes that the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), released annually by the Comptroller’s office, is fairly useless as a tool for budgeting by the time it is released and I agree. How can our government budget

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County board candidate Suess favors sheriff’s review board, elimination of Bloomington Election Commission

Steve Suess for McLean County Board spoke with Sam Wood on WJBC and talks about his campaign, his specific ideas for the McLean County Board, and he covers libertarian principles nicely while representing the McLean County Libertarian Party like the pro that he is. Excellent

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Madigan panel’s Mendoza claims independence despite ties to ousted operatives

These strong women of the Democratic party, appointed to a panel by Michael Madigan, will have a difficult time selling independence from that party. You cannot get to any level of power or authority in either the Democratic or Republican