Doug Ibendahl


What did Bruce Rauner do to Cherrydale Farms?

September 11, 2014
What did Bruce Rauner do to Cherrydale Farms?

Cherrydale Farms is a Pennsylvania-based company which survived the Great Depression and two World Wars. But it couldn’t survive Bruce Rauner.

Rauner-linked nursing home “bust out” case goes to trial this month

September 3, 2014
Rauner-linked nursing home “bust out” case goes to trial this month

In a few short weeks, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida will be center stage for what is likely to provide an unprecedented look at how GTCR under Bruce Rauner treated nursing home victims.

Rauner camp continues fight against Libertarian Party candidates

September 2, 2014
Rauner camp continues fight against Libertarian Party candidates

It appears Bruce Rauner isn’t so “outraged” and “appalled” about those openly armed men deployed for his benefit after all.

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

August 29, 2014
Rauner “appalled” and “outraged” but what’s he doing about it?

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
Libertarians lodge criminal complaints over armed intimidation

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
Rauner camp brings a gun to a petition fight

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

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
Internal memo exposes holes in Rauner’s nursing home narrative

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

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
Rutherford joins Rauner in club RICO

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.