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John J Cullerton

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  • Quinn's main foe is 'Vince Rauner,' not Bruce

    Quinn's main foe is 'Vince Rauner,' not Bruce
    Not to make too much of a reader's minor error, but this paragraph in a recent email to me sums up the Illinois governor's race perfectly: "Regardless of what we do or don't know about Vince Rauner, the fact that he's not Pat Quinn — or Michael...
  • Cleaning up after baby boomers

    As a member of generation X, I want to thank John McCarron's "A boomer's advice for millenials" for being one of few public pieces to acknowledge how the American dream has been scarred, or, as he softly calls it, "leaving a few bills to pay." Both...
  • Report slams IDOT political hiring

    Report slams IDOT political hiring
    Gov. Pat Quinn failed to rein in patronage abuses at the state transportation agency after replacing now-imprisoned Rod Blagojevich, and Quinn's directors repeatedly hired politically connected workers in violation of the rules, the state's top ethics...
  • Rauner hits Quinn on ex-chief of staff subpoena

    Rauner hits Quinn on ex-chief of staff subpoena
    Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner on Sunday lashed out at the leadership of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, saying a federal subpoena for the emails of Quinn’s former chief of staff “goes right to the heart” of the administration....
  • New laws make it easier to file nursing home complaints, donate Obama items

    New laws make it easier to file nursing home complaints, donate Obama items
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed a pair of bills that would make it easier to file complaints against nursing homes and allow the state to loan or donate items linked to President Barack Obama when he served in the Illinois General...
  • Firm hired to run Illinois Lottery has failed to hit profit goals for 3rd straight year

    Firm hired to run Illinois Lottery has failed to hit profit goals for 3rd straight year
    For the third consecutive year, the private firm hired run the Illinois Lottery has failed to bring in the profits it promised to raise for the state, even as its parent companies continue to be paid more each year to provide games and services....
  • Voters tired of the state's Democrats should try someone new

    I just love the pre-election advertising Olympics. It fascinates me that anyone actually pays any attention to any of the ads, be they Democrat- or Republican-inspired.  For example, a lady tells us in an ad that because Bruce Rauner does not pay the...
  • Quinn dismisses lottery management firm

    Quinn dismisses lottery management firm
    Gov. Pat Quinn has fired the private company that runs the Illinois Lottery after it fell nearly a half-billion dollars short of revenues it promised to raise for the state during the first three years of its 10-year contract.   It’s not clear...
  • IDOT to retain 103 hired despite anti-patronage rules

    IDOT to retain 103 hired despite anti-patronage rules
    SPRINGFIELD—Gov. Pat Quinn's administration said Friday that 103 workers at the state transportation agency who were hired over the last decade through a process the state's top watchdog determined was tied to politics will keep their jobs. In...
  • Courts issue conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies

    Courts issue conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies
    Two federal appellate courts on Tuesday handed down conflicting rulings on whether the government can subsidize health insurance premiums for millions of Americans who live in states that rely on the new federal health insurance marketplace to enroll in...
  • Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago

    Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago
    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being challenged in...