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Capitol Facts

page-04.pdf-001By Rich Miller

The Illinois House Democrats launched their direct mail and TV program weeks earlier than the House Republicans in an attempt to knock the GOP candidates down before they even had a chance to stand up.

The mail started going out not long after the mid-August Illinois State Fair. Four years ago, during a national Republican tidal wave, the House Republicans preemptively...
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The First Amendment

page-04.pdf-000By Russ Mann

It’s reasonable to assume that when the founding fathers drafted the Bill of Rights they began with what they considered the most significant of rights, the right to freedom of speech, to peacefully protest and freedom of the press to report events as they unfold. Yet recently we have seen police, in violation of the Constitution, censoring news reporting as well as...
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IEA’s Endorsements Raise A Few Eyebrows ...

page-04.pdf-001By Rich Miller

The Illinois Education Association has always leaned more Republican than its Illinois Federation of Teachers counterpart, but at least one of the IEA’s endorsements raised a few eyebrows this year.

Conservative state Rep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) was endorsed by the IEA last month. The Illinois AFL-CIO assigns the Metro East legislator a rating of just 36% so far this...
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Benghazi - The Rest Of The Story?

page-04.pdf-000By Russ Mann

Radio icon, Paul Harvey, always waited until popular myths and rumors about news stories had subsided, then he would re-educate his listeners with the real ending, “the rest of the story,” the ending to a story that history would record. Benghazi has been one such story with Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, obsessed with turning...
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Keep An Eye On Chicago, South Suburbs ...

page-04.pdf-001By Rich Miller

Some recent Chicago Tribune poll results appear to indicate that support for raising the minimum wage in the state’s largest city may be enough to increase voter turnout for a non-binding November ballot referendum.

The poll found that 84% of registered Chicago voters support a city task force recommendation to increase the minimum wage to $13 per hour over the next three...
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