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  1. *** UPDATED x1 - Indicted on 24 counts *** Schock attorney expects indictmentRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 10 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Aaron Schock, who resigned from his Illinois congressional seat last year amid scrutiny of his spending, expects to be indicted by a federal grand jury, his defense team said Thursday. "This indictment will look bad, but underneath it is just made-up allegations of criminal activity arising from unintentional administrative errors," Terwilliger said in a statement.


  2. Unprecedented spending in an unprecedented yearRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Seth Lewis, a Republican who has benefited from Rauner's generosity, is running for the state Senate in Chicago's western suburbs, including Villa Park and Bartlett. He has raised $1.7 million in the last three months.


  3. Rauner mum on releasing tax returnsRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Gov. Bruce Rauner, who once described himself as part of the "point-zero-one percent" of wealthy Americans, is holding back on releasing his personal income taxes this year - a departure from past practice for the wealthy Republican. The Rauner Family Foundation also has not filed its papers this year.


  4. I may have been too hastyRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    The financial state of our State is grim. Instead of a responsible and comprehensive budget, we have received a stop-gap spending plan that's not nearly enough to make it through this year, let alone address the key needs of our State.


  5. Spinning like a topRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    SPRINGFIELD, IL - Despite triple digit heat indices, power outages, flooding and the cancelation of a concert at the Grandstand, the 2016 Illinois State Fair revenues remained on pace with figures from previous years. In fact, preliminary figures project that gross revenue estimates for the 2016 Illinois State Fair will surpass 2015 revenue levels.


  6. Durbin talks about his tavern-owning daysRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    The place was a regular hangout of mine back in the day when I was a student at Sangamon State. US Sen. Dick Durbin was one of its owners years before I got to town, but he and his partners created a venue that thrived through my early Springfield partying days.


  7. Another year, another Rutherford eventRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    For whatever reason, he just can't bring himself to stop doing it, even though his future ain't exactly bright these days Former Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's quixotic decision to host a party outside the gates of the Illinois State Fair while he continues to fight a sexual harassment lawsuit had some senior GOP members scratching their heads Wednesday. But a relaxed Rutherford was unapologetic, telling Chicago Inc. his political career is merely "in recess" and that "I'm going to do in life what I want to do, when I want to do it."


  8. Accusation that AFSCME will fine strike-breakers called "groundless"Read the original story

    Aug 3, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    TO: Trey Childress, Deputy Governor and Chief of Operations Jason Barclay, Governor's General Counsel Richard Goldberg, Governor's Chief of Staff FROM: John Terranova, Deputy Director DATE: August 2, 2016 SUBJECT: AFSCME Threatening Workers with Fines for Crossing Picket Lines My office has recently learned that AFSCME representatives are advising employees about the consequences of crossing the picket line in the event of a strike. Specifically, we heard that the Union is threatening to fine employees as much as $5,000 if they cross the picked the line.


  9. Question of the dayRead the original story

    Jul 15, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Growing up in Kentucky, one of Alan Lowe's first memories was visiting Abraham Lincoln's birthplace. On Monday, Lowe took over as the new director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.


  10. Rauner pushes hard for transportation stopgapRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday tried to up the pressure on lawmakers to pass a stopgap budget, this time warning that state road projects will grind to a halt next month without one. At a Statehouse news conference, Rauner's transportation secretary, Randy Blankenhorn, said work will have to stop on the projects after July 1, the start of the fiscal year, if lawmakers don't approve spending authority to keep them going.


  11. Madigan: "Rauner has created the crisis he so publicly sought"Read the original story

    Jun 9, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - House Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement after Moody's Investors Service downgraded Illinois' credit rating Wednesday: "Governor Rauner has created the crisis he so publicly sought.


  12. Thousands expected at today's labor rallyRead the original story

    May 18, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Union supporters plan to rally at the Illinois Capitol to protest Gov. Bruce Rauner's calls to change collective bargaining policies. A coalition of labor groups plans to march by the governor's mansion Wednesday on their way to the state Capitol.


  13. *** UPDATED x4 - Nyet - But maybe yes? *** Madigan: NyetRead the original story

    May 17, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Speaker of the Illinois House Michael Madigan on Tuesday issued the following statement after Governor Rauner again insisted on passing his personal agenda before further discussions on a comprehensive state budget could take place: "Progress has been made on budget items with Governor Rauner over the past year when he sets aside his non-budget agenda that attempts to lower the wages and standard of living of middle-class families.


  14. It's Rauner vs. Madigan everywhere you lookRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    "This will be the Democrats versus Rauner. Rauner has become the Republican party in that sense.


  15. Catholic Charities asking parishioners to help end stalemateRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    The state's debt to Chicago's Catholic Charities, Illinois' largest social services agency, now tops $25 million because of the state's ongoing budget impasse, forcing the agency to do something it's never done before - appeal to priests and parishioners to lobby politicians in Springfield on behalf of the needy. The cash reserves that have kept the archdiocese agency alive until now are quickly running dry as the state falls further behind in paying its bills.


  16. Pot, meet kettleRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    At first blush, it may have seemed like a rare moment of bipartisanship at the Illinois Capitol: Democratic President Barack Obama called for changes to a process for drawing political maps that too often favors one party, bringing Republican lawmakers to their feet. "In America, politicians should not pick their voters; voters should pick their politicians," Obama said during last week's speech in Springfield, echoing comments from his final State of the Union address.


  17. 2nd Annual "Cocktails with Capitol Fax"Read the original story

    Feb 11, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    TrackBill CEO, Steve Marciniak, and his team will be in Springfield next week to show off the latest features of their legislative tracking platform . Together with Rich Miller, we'll be hosting a happy hour reception at the Sangamo Club, 227 E Adams St, on Tuesday, February 16th from 3:30 to 6:30pm.


  18. Getting around todayRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2016 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    President Obama will address the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday, February 10 in the House Chambers. Streaming of President Obama's speech will be available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/live Family members will not have access to the house floor for Wednesday, February 10. Members should be advised the House Floor temperature has been lowered due to the additional personnel and camera lights in the room, so members may want to dress appropriately for the day.


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