Friday Sep 12
Rauner turns down Springfield debate invitation
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Wed Sep 10, 2014
UIS Hits Record Enrollment
Enrollment at the University of Illinois Springfield has surpassed 5,400 for the first time in the school's history, officials said. The fall census of 5,431 students eclipsed the previous record of 5,174 set in 2010, and marks the fifth consecutive year that enrollment has topped 5,000, The State Journal-Register reported Tuesday.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
The Capitol Fax Blog
Chicago media finally catches on
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Monday promised to pump more money into education from preschool through college should he be elected, but failed to say how he'd pay for it and keep his earlier pledges to lower the income tax rate and freeze property taxes. The so-called "blueprint" for education follows the pattern of similar proposals the first-time candidate has released in recent months about how he'd govern, containing broad themes but few specifics.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
The Daily Gazette
Wealth, minimum wage pop up in governor race
Paul Vallas, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate, was asked if he believed Republican venture capitalist Bruce Rauner was “just too rich to be governor.” After telling reporters that Rauner didn't understand working class Illinoisans because of his philosophy in business, Vallas answered “yes.” Quinn's campaign has tried to paint Rauner as an out-of-touch millionaire, pointing to the $53 million he earned in 2012 and most recently pointing out his membership to a wine club with up to $140,000 in initiation fees. However, the campaign has stopped short of saying directly that it is because Rauner is too wealthy.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
The Capitol Fax Blog
The best story of the day on Rauner's property tax "plan"
Local property taxes have long been among the most unpopular forms of taxation. In 1978, then-Gov. Jim Thompson engineered a nonbinding ballot proposal called the "Thompson proposition" that proposed limits on state and local taxes.
Mayor reimburses city $14,000 for travel costs
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and wife Amy Rule greet other dignitaries, including former White House chief of staff Bill Daley, left, in Washington, D.C., during the 2013 inauguration.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Which Candidate Do You Dislike the Least?
Come Election Day, many of us will be voting one-handed - because we'll be holding our noses with the other hand.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Rauner dealt double blows over Illinois ballot
Illinois State Board of Elections member Harold Byers speaks to fellow board members during a meeting Friday to certify the November ballot, including decisions on whether challenged Green and Libertarian candidates can be on the ticket in Springfield.
Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Care Gets Spotlight in Chicago
When the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society hosts the IFFAS/AOFAS Meeting the third week of September, 1,000 attendees-what will be record attendance-and 500 company representatives will descend on Chicago.
Analyst Discusses Gubernatorial Race
Come Election Day, many of us will be voting one-handed because we'll be holding our noses with the other hand.