Rauner “appalled” and “outraged” but what’s he doing about it?

August 29, 2014

Bruce Rauner knows it’s easy to harp on corruption, but he clearly has difficulty doing anything about corruption when the corruption is for his benefit.

Libertarians lodge criminal complaints over armed intimidation

August 28, 2014

The Libertarian Party of Illinois lodged complaints on Thursday with both the Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

Rauner camp brings a gun to a petition fight

August 24, 2014

The Illinois GOP’s standard bearer is a guy apparently comfortable with skullduggery that would make the Chicago Democratic Machine blush.

Right, yeah, a buffer. Rauner had a lot of buffers.

August 13, 2014

Bruce Rauner assures us he’s “five layers away” from the two high level ConvergEx executives indicted last week. Where have we heard that excuse before?

Internal memo exposes holes in Rauner’s nursing home narrative

July 21, 2014

Bruce Rauner’s repeated suggestion that GTCR was just an “investor” in Trans Health is nothing short of a blatant lie, and the memorandum from GTCR’s own Management Leader is simply further proof.

New revelations cast more doubt on Rauner’s fitness for office

July 13, 2014

Just like with the elderly in the nursing homes, when it came to the developmentally disabled, Bruce Rauner’s business philosophy was apparently “churn and burn.”

Rutherford joins Rauner in club RICO

June 12, 2014

If State Treasurer Dan Rutherford wants to commiserate with someone over newly filed RICO allegations, his former gubernatorial primary opponent Bruce Rauner is just the man.

NIEDERER: Bruce Rauner is not the change Illinois needs

August 1, 2014

Bruce Rauner, who has shown no interest in protecting our most vulnerable citizens, is not the change Illinois needs.

TRIBUNE: Rauner opens door to higher income tax rate

July 21, 2014

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner today opened the door to a potential income-tax hike.

BROWN: Rauner will need to be a miracle worker to make financial plan work

July 18, 2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has a scary talent for telling people what they want to hear, but what’s most frightening is that voters will keep believing him.

AP: Supreme Court won’t hear term limits appeal

July 17, 2014

The Illinois Supreme Court decided Thursday not to immediately consider whether voters should get a chance to limit terms for state legislators.

ERICKSON: Rauner-owned company linked to deaths, assault

July 13, 2014

Bruce Rauner owned company was put under the legal and regulatory microscope in a handful of states in connection with fatalities and unfit living conditions.

TRIBUNE: Lawmakers intervene in teacher licensing

July 12, 2014

Chicago Tribune investigation finds nearly 100 cases of legislators trying to speed up process or change its results.

CRAIN’S: Rauner company won Cook County contract, donated to Stroger

July 10, 2014

Bruce Rauner would never stoop to pay-to-play tactics - or would he?


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Mark Kirk’s extremely liberal voting record

Mark Kirk’s extremely liberal voting record

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