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For Whom The Downton Abbey Gong Tolls

March 17, 2015
For Whom The Downton Abbey Gong Tolls

Congressman Aaron Schock resigned today, less than 12 hours after POLITICO raised questions about tens of thousands of dollars in mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle.

SJ-R: Rauner criticized over salaries in governor’s office

March 6, 2015
SJ-R: Rauner criticized over salaries in governor’s office

Democrats on a Senate budgeting committee criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration for what they said are excessive salaries being paid to Rauner staffers.

MILLER: GOP Comptroller won’t abide by Rauner’s union EO

February 13, 2015
MILLER: GOP Comptroller won’t abide by Rauner’s union EO

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s appointee for Illinois Comptroller, Leslie Munger, won’t abide by his executive order setting aside “fair share” union fees without a court order.

ERICKSON: Rauner may be shuffling payroll to hide office costs

January 31, 2015
ERICKSON: Rauner may be shuffling payroll to hide office costs

Bruce Rauner playing three-card monte with governor's office payroll.

SJ-R: Top Rauner staff receiving higher pay than Quinn’s

January 30, 2015
SJ-R: Top Rauner staff receiving higher pay than Quinn’s

An AP review reveals Bruce Rauner is paying top members of his administration significantly more than their predecessors in Pat Quinn's administration.

TRIBUNE: Rauner keeps blame game campaign theme in office

January 17, 2015
TRIBUNE: Rauner keeps blame game campaign theme in office

Only hours after he was sworn in, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner demonstrated that his blame-the-past campaign theme didn't end Nov. 4.

TRIBUNE: IL lawmakers approve special comptroller election

January 9, 2015
TRIBUNE: IL lawmakers approve special comptroller election

  Democrats gave speedy approval Thursday to a measure that would require a special election to fill part of the term left vacant after the death of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, as Republicans railed against the move as a power grab aimed at undermining Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner as he prepares to take office.  ...

BIVER: Rauner win has nothing in common with GOP victories outside IL

November 7, 2014
BIVER: Rauner win has nothing in common with GOP victories outside IL

Unlike the Republican victories around the country, Illinois will get what it asked for: more of the same with this time the GOP brand getting the blame.

VIDEO: Plutocrat (The Ballad of Bruce Rauner)

October 24, 2014
VIDEO: Plutocrat (The Ballad of Bruce Rauner)

"I'll hammer and shake that capitol dome, like it's a grandma stuck in a nursing home. Hey, grandma, it's time to say goodbye." Brilliant. A must watch.

DUMKE: How Rauner makes money from worthless degrees

October 20, 2014
DUMKE: How Rauner makes money from worthless degrees

Bruce Rauner made some of his vast fortune—and continues to collect money—from for-profit schools that are accused in court of exploiting students, handing out worthless degrees, and raking in millions of taxpayer dollars through fraud.