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"The Limit Is Winning The Race"

March 12, 2014

Illinois had long been the holdout: a state without any limits on campaign contributions. Prosecutors say former Governor Rod Blagojevich took full advantage of that freedom, as he solicited donations in exchange for favors and state jobs. His arrest spurred lawmakers into action.

Donors find no great divide between Emanuel and Rauner

March 1, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times


Oak Forest park commissioners bill taxpayers for downtown conventions

March 4, 2014
SouthTown Star

Being an Oak Forest Park District commissioner is an unpaid position — but at least once a year membership has had its perks.

Editorial: Look behind the campaign cash

February 27, 2014
Daily Herald

By The Daily Herald Editorial Board:

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Unions try novel approach to silence Rauner's millions

February 26, 2014
Chicago Tribune

By, Rick Pearson:

A coalition of labor unions is using Rod Blagojevich–inspired ethics law to try to block Bruce Rauner from spending more of his personal wealth to attempt to win the Republican nomination for governor, according to a complaint union officials released Wednesday. 

At issue is a provision of the state's procurement code prohibiting any business entity or top official of business that has contracts with state agencies from making donations that promote the candidacy of someone who will be responsible for awarding the contracts.

Sheriff seeks to review the finances and police of suburbs

February 12, 2014
Chicago Tribune
By Matthew Walberg and Joe Mahr Tribune reporters

Mine safety regulator took campaign cash from coal magnate

February 20, 2014
Illinois Times