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16

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Illinois Has Paid Rich Miller More Than $250,000 Since 2005

On Monday, I reported that the State of Illinois has paid Rich Miller’s Ahead of Our Time Publishing almost $100,000 over the last three years for subscriptions to his Capitol Fax newsletter.  That information came by way of the Illinois State Comptroller’s Ledger website.

As it turns out, that’s not even the half of it.  Literally.

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May
21

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Madigan: People are Fleeing Illinois Because of … Bruce Rauner?

There was a real gem from Mike Madigan in the Chicago Tribune‘s report on the only angle on the fight to make the “temporary” income tax increase permanent that seems to concern the media: Will Mike Madigan be able to find the votes he needs to get what he wants.  (Read more on that in my post from yesterday.)  Anyway, here’s the quote:

Madigan and Quinn both dismissed remarks from Durkin and Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner, who was critical of Democrats for pushing a tax hike that he says is not needed. Rauner has contended the high taxes are causing businesses and people to leave Illinois.

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May
7

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Divorce Records — This Time, Rauner’s — Again Appear in Illinois Politics

John Giokaris touched on this already this morning, but Business Insider‘s Hunter Walker has been digging through GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner’s divorce records:

Republican Illinois gubernatorial candidate and billionaire private equity businessman Bruce Rauner prominently features his relationship with his current wife, Diana, in an ad for his campaign. However, though Rauner has made his family life a major part of his campaign since winning the GOP nomination in March, the circumstances behind the ending of his first marriage have never been revealed.

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May
28

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Allie: Off a Sinking Ship

Our cartoonist Eric Allie on Mike Madigan’s blaming of the exodus of citizens from Illinois, which has been going on for at least 15 years, on 2014 Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner:

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Jul
26

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Radical, Far-Left, Anti-Capitalist Ideology Seems Pervasive Among CPS Teachers’ Reading Lists

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Following a FOIA request and subsequent court ruling, emails were released that landed Governor Bruce Rauner in some hot water. In a 2011 email to other education reform advocates in Chicago, Rauner, who was a private citizen at the time, stated that half of the teachers in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) were “virtually illiterate.” Gov. Rauner apologized to the teachers of CPS, saying his comments were “inaccurate and intemperate” and that he regretted writing them.

CPS teachers and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) quickly pounced and, taking to social media and posting under the hashtag #teachersread, the public got a glimpse of what they’re reading. The CPS teachers began tweeting pictures of books they are reading this summer, along with shots of their personal bookshelves. The selections ranged from the innocuous (“The Alchemist”) to the immature (“449 Stupid Things Republicans Have Said“), but a far more disturbing pattern emerged among the reading selections of the people who are educating our children.

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