J.B. Pritzker, the Democratic billionaire currently running for governor of Illinois, sought an appointment to public office in 2008 from then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D.), according to conversations captured by secret FBI wiretaps.
Bruce Rauner (R.), Illinois’ newly elected governor, signed an executive order ending mandatory public sector union dues on Monday.
Democratic Illinois congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth privately admitted that she “screwed up in firing” a whistleblower during her stint as head of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA), according to an internal email obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The FBI is investigating Chicago Democrat Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. for misusing campaign funds “to decorate his home,” the Chicago Sun-Times has reported.
This evening will not be the first time that Tammy Duckworth, former assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs under President Obama, addresses a Democratic National Convention.
A local news radio station, FM 101.1 will begin an advertising campaign on the sides of Chicago Transit Authority buses, depicting Blagojevich in prison with the slogan, “He’s not listening.”
Rod Blagojevich’s dark hair will soon fade to gray, according to the former Illinois governor’s barber, the Associated Press reports.
The sole major contributor to Obama’s Priorities USA PAC for the month of January is a longtime ally of the president with ties to the Illinois political machine, including convicted fraudster Tony Rezko and disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Priorities USA raised a mere $59,000 in January, according to the Federal Election Commission. Almost all of it came from Obama fundraiser John W. Rogers, who donated $50,000.