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.

Bruce Rauner’s GTCR settled racketeering lawsuit in 2006

May 22, 2014

Was there corruption within the walls of GTCR during Bruce Rauner’s reign that would shame even the worst assumptions about Springfield government? It’s officially become a fair question to ask.

Proof Bruce Rauner was hands-on in nursing home business

May 21, 2014

Bruce Rauner was GTCR’s point-man in a management/labor dispute between the Service Employees International Union and Trans Healthcare.

Alleged Medicare fraud scheme spells more trouble for Rauner

May 19, 2014

When greed is linked to alleged criminal abuse of our government’s Medicare and Medicaid programs, it’s time for folks to start paying attention.

Rauner cuts backroom deal with career politician and a conflicted lobbyist

May 13, 2014

Bruce Rauner has yet to be elected to any public office but he’s already acting like the Springfield politicians he says he’ll chase after with that big sledgehammer of his.

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?

SJ-R: Rauner’s blueprint falls a few billion short

June 13, 2014

For a man who has vowed to "shake up Springfield," Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner isn’t bringing much to the table with less than five months until the...


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Mark Kirk’s extremely liberal voting record

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