Illinois

Illinois Dem Indicted on 40 Embezzlement Charges

Accused of embezzling almost $275,000

Illinois state Senator Tom Cullerton (D.) has been indicted for fraudulently accepting benefits from a labor union, prosecutors said Friday morning. Cullerton is facing one charge of "conspiracy to embezzle from a labor union and employee benefit plans," one count of "making false statements in a health care matter," and 39 counts of "embezzlement from a labor union," according to an NBC Chicago affiliate.

DCCC Chair Cancels Fundraiser for Pro-Life Democratic Congressman

After facing backlash from progressive activists and her fellow Democrat colleagues, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chairwoman Rep. Cheri Bustos (D., Ill.) canceled a planned fundraiser on Wednesday for Rep. Dan Lipinski (D., Ill.), one of the few remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress.

Bloomberg-funded Law School Coordinating PR with ‘Progressive’ AG Offices

Emails show pitching stories and TV interviews, pushing back on reporters for AGs

An environmental center within New York University's School of Law that was created and funded by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has been executing a tightly knit public relations strategy with "progressive" state attorney general offices (OAGs), according to multiple emails obtained through open records requests.