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Rauner Wouldve Vetoed Medical Marijuana Bill

Illinois' medical marijuana program is ripe for corruption, according to the Republican candidate for governor. Bruce Rauner wants the application process changed for companies vying for dispensary and cultivator licenses.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Illinois, Illinois Government, US Governors

Tue Sep 16, 2014

American Reporter

Market MoverBUSH'S Mini-Bailout Missed a Mega-Opportunity

Every worker in America should be cheering for the workers at the Chicago-based Republic Windows and Doors. The 240 employees at Republic offered the nation an important lesson in the power of collective action.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government

Mon Sep 15, 2014

American Reporter

MomentumNOBODY Listened, Nobody Learned

The attorney representing Robert Blagojevich, brother of ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, in the "honest services" case charging Blagojevich and five others with fraud and corruption, says he will ask for public release of the famous wiretaps in the case. In a wide-ranging telephone interview with The American Reporter on Wednesday, Chicago attorney Michael Ettinger said the tapes in defense possession contain about 430 hours of recorded conversations and estimates that it will take defense attorneys another three weeks to listen to all of them.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Roland Burris, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Governors

Switched

Gillibrand: I Couldn't Tell My Harasser 'To Go F*** Himself'

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday that when a male labor leader harassed her about her weight several years ago after she'd had a baby, she had a few choice words she couldn't say at the time. "I've just had a baby, I've just been appointed [to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate], I have a lot to learn, so much on my plate, and this man basically says to me, 'You're too fat to be elected statewide,'" Gillibrand recalled on HuffPost Live Monday morning.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Hillary Clinton, US Governors, Joe Biden, Dick Cheney

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Crooks and Liars

Is Vulnerable Gov Pat Quinn (D. IL) Finally Rebounding In The Polls?

Two new polls show the most vulnerable Democratic Governor this election season starting to pull ahead of his Mitt Romney-esque opponent. It's been known for a while that Governor Pat Quinn is one of the most vulnerable Governor's struggling to win a second term this election season.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Mitt Romney, Tom Corbett, Illinois, Illinois Government

The Southtown Star

Kadner: Mike Madigan problem can't be ignored

Of all the questions that have been asked so far in this campaign for governor, that may be the most important, yet it goes unaddressed. Madigan was first elected speaker of the House in 1983 and, with the exception of two years has served in that position since.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, US Governors

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Crain's Chicago Busines

Corrections

Crain's Sept. 8 editorial should have said that Rod Blagojevich and Pat Quinn ran separately in the 2002 Democratic primary election for Illinois governor.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Pat Quinn

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Examiner.com

More themes to follow in the Quinn vs Rauner race

The gubernatorial campaign between incumbent Pat Quinn and his GOP opponent Bruce Rauner is in prime time now. The general public is starting to pay attention, editorial board meetings with the candidates have started and three debates are scheduled.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Mathematics, Science, Illinois, Illinois Government, Outsourcing

American Reporter

MomentumNOBODY Listened, Nobody Learned

The attorney representing Robert Blagojevich, brother of ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, in the "honest services" case charging Blagojevich and five others with fraud and corruption, says he will ask for public release of the famous wiretaps in the case. In a wide-ranging telephone interview with The American Reporter on Wednesday, Chicago attorney Michael Ettinger said the tapes in defense possession contain about 430 hours of recorded conversations and estimates that it will take defense attorneys another three weeks to listen to all of them.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Roland Burris, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Governors

American Reporter

Market MoverBUSH'S Mini-Bailout Missed a Mega-Opportunity

Every worker in America should be cheering for the workers at the Chicago-based Republic Windows and Doors. The 240 employees at Republic offered the nation an important lesson in the power of collective action.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government

Wed Sep 10, 2014

101.5 CIL-FM

Rauner, Quinn Spar In Front Of Chicago Tribune Editorial Board

The feisty tone of the Illinois governor's race ratcheted up Tuesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner took personal and nasty jabs during a televised side-by-side newspaper editorial board meeting. Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, accused the venture capitalist of lying about state pension business, "profiteering" and not taking responsibility for companies he had stake in.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Opinion

Tue Sep 09, 2014

American Reporter

Market MoverBUSH'S Mini-Bailout Missed a Mega-Opportunity

Every worker in America should be cheering for the workers at the Chicago-based Republic Windows and Doors. The 240 employees at Republic offered the nation an important lesson in the power of collective action.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government

Fri Sep 05, 2014

American Reporter

Market MoverBUSH'S Mini-Bailout Missed a Mega-Opportunity

Every worker in America should be cheering for the workers at the Chicago-based Republic Windows and Doors. The 240 employees at Republic offered the nation an important lesson in the power of collective action.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government

The Miami Herald

Quinn wants new review of IDOT hiring

Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he'll ask the Illinois Department of Transportation's secretary for a new review of hiring connected to a position that's been the subject of an investigative report and federal lawsuit. The state's Office of the Executive Inspector General reported last month that IDOT sidestepped anti-patronage rules over the past decade and improperly hired 255 mid-level "staff assistant" positions.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government

Chicago Tribune

Tweet rips Illinois with comparison to Virginia corruption scandal

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves to the crowd as he leaves his home in Chicago for federal prison in 2012. Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves to the crowd as he leaves his home in Chicago for federal prison in 2012.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, US Governors, Federal Prisons, Prison

Chicago Tribune

Feds: Sexual tryst, $10K bonus in state grant scheme

A former top state public health official and a Chicago businessman who got caught in a sexual tryst quickly steered a $10,000 bonus to the person who walked in on them as part of a state grant fraud scheme, federal prosecutors allege. The revelation surfaced in court papers on the eve of a money-laundering trial that is part of an ongoing federal investigation into alleged abuse of social service and faith-based grants at the Illinois Department of Public Health and other agencies dating to the tenure of now-imprisoned former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Danny Davis, Democrat, US Governors

Thu Sep 04, 2014

TheDailyBeast.com

A Political Crook For Our Times

One-time Republican rising star Bob McDonnell was found guilty on 11 counts of public corruption Thursday after a bizarre trial that revealed he was broke and struggling in his marriage. In an era of small-bore politics and lowered ambition, the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was the scandal best suited for the times.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Wedding, Illinois, Illinois Government

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Northwest Herald

Our View: Regular fumigation required

More than five years ago, when Illinois was embroiled in the Gov. Rod Blagojevich impeachment process, Lt.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, US Governors, Pat Quinn

Tue Sep 02, 2014

American Reporter

MomentumNOBODY Listened, Nobody Learned

The attorney representing Robert Blagojevich, brother of ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, in the "honest services" case charging Blagojevich and five others with fraud and corruption, says he will ask for public release of the famous wiretaps in the case.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Roland Burris, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Governors

Mon Sep 01, 2014

PennLive.com

It's 'Labor' Day, not 'Union' Day - how'd we forget that?: Mark Mix

Most Americans realize that Labor Day is about celebrating workers and their contribution to our free society, but that won't stop union bosses from stealing the spotlight to push their own agenda.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Tennessee, IL, Media, Radio, National Public Radio, Opinion

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