Posts Tagged ‘ Illinois politics ’

TRIBUNE: Mark Kirk co-sponsored bills helping ex-girlfriend’s clients

June 1, 2012
TRIBUNE: Mark Kirk co-sponsored bills helping ex-girlfriend’s clients

Mark Kirk was a leading sponsor of legislation that has meant $5.3 million for two clients of his onetime girlfriend, and he is backing another bill that could bring millions of dollars to a third group she represented.

Co-Chair of GOP Platform Committee votes against GOP Platform

May 31, 2012
Co-Chair of GOP Platform Committee votes against GOP Platform

Six Republican State Senators betray the Illinois Republican Party Platform by voting to massively expand gambling in Illinois.

Anti-Democracy State Rep. Throws Tantrum over Lack of Democracy

May 30, 2012
Anti-Democracy State Rep. Throws Tantrum over Lack of Democracy

If you assumed the State House Republicans couldn’t be a bigger embarrassment to our Party - you were wrong.

Tom Cross collects big contributions from gambling interests

May 29, 2012
Tom Cross collects big contributions from gambling interests

Among those voting for the gaming bill adding five more casinos to the state was Tom Cross, who has received $510,750 in campaign contributions from gambling interests.

24 House Republicans vote to massively expand gambling in Illinois

May 23, 2012
24 House Republicans vote to massively expand gambling in Illinois

Shameful.

Utah GOP gets it, Illinois GOP doesn’t

May 22, 2012
Utah GOP gets it, Illinois GOP doesn’t

An incredible story – and one that could have included Illinois.

Resolving to build a more effective Illinois Republican Party

May 20, 2012
Resolving to build a more effective Illinois Republican Party

Resolution of the 2012 Illinois Republican State Convention concerning direct elections of State Central Committeemen and State Central Committeewomen.

Party hack behind IL GOP money transfer scheme gets nod for Congress

May 19, 2012
Party hack behind IL GOP money transfer scheme gets nod for Congress

Rodney Davis, a State GOP insider at the center of the Illinois Republican Party’s money transfer scandal, was chosen today to replace retiring Congressman Tim Johnson.

TRIBUNE: More like this, please

May 11, 2012
TRIBUNE: More like this, please

One day after the Illinois House voted to kill a generous retirement perk for most state retirees, the Senate did the same by a 31-20 margin.

More questions raised in State GOP money transfer scheme

May 10, 2012
More questions raised in State GOP money transfer scheme

Syndicated political columnist Bernard Schoenburg has an excellent expansion this week on the story we broke last month about a money transfer scheme involving the State GOP.