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21 11, 2017

How Facebook Reshaped Political Campaigns In Illinois

2017-11-21T20:53:40+00:00

Facebook is facing tough questions in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Did Russians use social media to sway the election? Why is there so much fake news? Why isn’t Facebook more transparent? Similar questions are being asked here in Illinois, where Facebook has already reshaped political campaigns by [...]

30 10, 2017

Nearly 60% of Guns Recovered in Chicago Come From Out-of-State Dealers

2017-10-30T23:40:16+00:00

Details on thousands of guns used in crimes and recovered by Chicago Police are being revealed in a new report. The city’s second “Gun Trace Report,” set for release on Sunday, looks at guns recovered by CPD from 2013 through 2016 — where they came from, who bought them — [...]

23 10, 2017

Stop Playing Politics with Illinois Children

2017-10-23T19:19:14+00:00

It’s been 23 days since Republicans in Congress again failed to do their jobs by allowing the formerly bi-partisan Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire. And for 23 days, Governor Rauner and his billionaire buddies have refused to stand up for Illinois children and condemn this outrageous act. The [...]

13 10, 2017

Gun Raffle Still Happening Despite Vegas Shooting

2017-10-13T18:57:16+00:00

LIBERTYVILLE, IL — The Lake County Republican Central Committee is sticking with plans to hand out at least a dozen guns to donors at a fundraising dinner in Kildeer on Friday. The event will feature multiple raffles, offering attendees a chance to win handguns, rifles, a musket, safes containing mystery [...]

13 10, 2017

Rauner Campaign Ad Uses Quote About Manar

2017-10-13T19:05:27+00:00

A television commercial now airing for Gov. Bruce Rauner touts the school funding reform legislation he signed into law in August. But the campaign spot is somewhat misleading. The ad begins: “It's been called nothing short of a miracle.” If you pause the tape and look closely, you’ll see that [...]