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  1. Pritzker campaign claims lawsuit doesn't get its facts rightRead the original story

    Oct 18, 2018 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    And when they asked why JB Pritzker did not visit their office, they were told that "he'll visit when they stop shooting." Apparently, the Region 6 Office is safe enough for Black and Latino men and women, but not a white man.


  2. The poisoning of WillowbrookRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2018 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    If you call up the 2014 National Air Toxins Assessment map , which estimates the risk of cancer for residents of every census tract in the United States, and type in "Chicago, IL," you'll see a dark patch of blue over the southwest suburb of Willowbrook: That's the location of Sterigenics International, a company that uses ethylene oxide to sterilize medical products like surgical trays and gowns. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to the gas can "result in respiratory irritation and lung injury, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, and cyanosis.


  3. More than you ever wanted to know about TIF districtsRead the original story

    Jul 25, 2018 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Nearly a third of property taxes now collected by City Hall go into 143 special taxing districts controlled by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen, according to a new report by Cook County Clerk David Orr. Orr said a record-high $660 million poured into tax-increment financing funds last year, which was more than 31 percent of the $2.1 billion-plus that city government collected.


  4. Vitriol continues in Durkin's primary raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2018 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    He's a phony Republican who makes Mike Madigan proud. After missing three consecutive Republican primaries, Straub is teaming up with Mike Madigan's union allies in an attempt to hijack the Republican Party and keep Madigan in power.


  5. Lawsuit mulled as Durkin primary takes more nasty turnsRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2018 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Burr Ridge Village Board members are threatening to sue state Rep. Jim Durkin of Western Springs for allegedly slandering the village with his political advertisements. Durkin, the Illinois House Republican leader, is running for re-election in the 82nd House District and Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub, also a Republican, has filed to run against him in the primary.


  6. "C'mon, man. That was just an accusation"Read the original story

    Dec 22, 2017 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    A Republican running to become the top law enforcement officer in the state took tens of thousands in campaign contributions from companies in the Cayman Islands, a restaurant whose owners are named in FBI mafia investigations and another group whose owners were jailed on federal fraud charges. DuPage County Board Member and former Burr Ridge mayor Gary Grasso admits he has made some "first time mistakes" in his fledgling campaign for Attorney General.


  7. Z returnsRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2017 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    If you were worried that House Republican Leader Jim Durkin wasn't taking his primary race seriously enough, think again. As you already may know, Leader Durkin is being challenged by Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub, who has backing from conservative activist Dan Proft and Operating Engineers Union Local 150.


  8. Local 150 and Dan Proft: The enemy of my enemy is my friendRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2017 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Operating Engineers Union Local 150 is making good on its threat to back a Republican primary opponent against House Republican Leader Jim Durkin. The union local's president, Jim Sweeney, told me he had about a dozen members in Durkin's district passing nominating petitions for Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub a couple of weekends ago.


  9. Oppo dumpRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2017 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Mickey Straub, the village president of Burr Ridge, says he's challenging House Republican leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs in the March primary. And when you contemplate a primary bid against a sitting legislative leader, things you wrote in the past can quickly come bubbling back up.


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