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28

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Editor-in-Chief Eric Kohn joins ‘The Michael Koolidge Show’ September 28th at 10:15am

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I’ll be joining The Michael Koolidge Show this morning, Wednesday, September 28th, at 10:15am.  Click here to listen live on Rockford’s News/Talk 1440 WROK.  For more info, click on the logo below:

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Sep
26

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AFSCME Selectively Edits Tribune Byline in Anti-IPI Video?

Last week, AFSCME Council 31 released a short online video taking some swings at the Illinois Policy Institute:

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Sep
23

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Where Was Money-In-Politics Fretting When Madigan Was Sole Sugar Daddy?

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There are plenty of people who are disenchanted with the current election cycle.  But I think it’s safe to say that Reboot Illinois publisher and Chicago Sun-Times columnist Madeleine Doubek is not looking forward to this fall’s state contestso:

Why should we care about what happens in contested state legislative races all over the state this year? Each really is about the battle for control between GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. You knew that, but perhaps you didn’t realize we all will lose no matter who wins.

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Sep
21

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Everything Old is New Again: Cook County Considering Taxing Soda

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If there is one thing that Chicagoland politicians are good at, it’s finding all kinds of new and creative ways to separate you from your hard-earned money.  Take, for example, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who has the benefit of being viewed as reasonable and competent by far too many people mostly because she’s not Todd Stroger.  According to Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times, she’s currently mulling a tax on soda and other sugary drinks as a desperation ploy to try to close the county’s budget gap:

County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is “looking hard” at a new tax on sugary soft drinks — anywhere from half a penny to a full penny an ounce — to close a $174.3 million budget shortfall without employee layoffs, sources said Tuesday. …

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Sep
20

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Did “Duped” Rich Miller Threaten a Capitol Fax Commenter?

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If you haven’t seen it yet, the Illinois Policy Institute has a new documentary film coming out on Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.  The trailer:

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