Rod Blagojevich

Rauner Strikes Down Forced Unionism

Illinois Republican gives workers a say in union membership

Gov. Bruce Rauner of IllinoisBruce Rauner (R.), Illinois’ newly elected governor, signed an executive order ending mandatory public sector union dues on Monday.

Duckworth and Cover Up

Illinois Dem House candidate ‘screwed up’ in firing whistleblower, email shows

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.

Ducking the Tough Issues

Questions over finances dog House candidate, former Obama official Tammy Duckworth

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.

Obama Super PAC Leans on Chicago Machine

$50,000 raised by long time Obama ally with ties to Blago, Rezko

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.