AP FACT CHECK: No Pritzker plan to increase taxes 26 percent

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Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is telling voters that his Democratic opponent J.B. Pritzker plans to raise taxes by 26 percent if he’s elected to office. Rauner, who is seeking a second term this fall, has spent years battling Democrats over how to handle the state’s troubled finances, which are…

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Rauner Drags His Feet While Immigrant Communities are Under Attack

Time and again, Bruce Rauner has failed Illinois’ immigrant communities, cowering to Donald Trump’s hateful policies and acting as his silent partner in Springfield. As bills protecting the 1.8 million immigrants in Illinois sit on Rauner’s desk, the Pritzker campaign will highlight how this governor has failed immigrants across our state.…

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Phone Banks, Canvassing, and Other Candidate Events This Week

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Phone Banks for Sean Casten – Downers Grove and West Chicago When: Tue, July 31, 5pm – 8pm AND Thu, August 2, 5pm – 8pm Where: 928 Warren Ave, Downers Grove AND 946 N Neltnor Blvd, West Chicago Join a phone bank for the Sean Casten for Congress campaign. We’ll…

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Illinois Governor Profits Off ICE Detention Center Contracts

Gov. Bruce Rauner this year reported turning a profit from a health care group that services U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers, including facilities that hold immigrant families with children. In his most recent statement of economic interests, the multi-millionaire Republican governor disclosed earnings from a private equity fund…

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JB Pritzker Statement on Supreme Court Upholding Trump’s De Facto Muslim Ban

After the Supreme Court upheld Donald Trump’s travel ban yesterday, JB Pritzker, Democratic candidate for governor of Illinois, released the following statement: “The Supreme Court upholding Donald Trump’s de facto Muslim ban is an appalling decision that runs counter to the core values our country was founded on,”said JB Pritzker. “It’s shameful that this bigoted president…

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Failure Fact Check: Rauner Touts “Important Priorities” He Decimated

Chicago, IL – As Rauner tries to take credit for a budget he had little role in crafting and signed three years too late, the Pritzker campaign will be holding him accountable and highlighting the damage his 736-day budget crisis has done to the state. Bruce Rauner is unironically touting “important priorities” included in…

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Daniel Biss: “I’m All in to Elect JB Pritzker”

Monday, JB Pritzker and Daniel Biss released the following statements on their commitment to defeating Bruce Rauner and electing Democrats up and down the ballot: “Since the primary, JB Pritzker and I have had a series of productive discussions about the future of the State of Illinois,” said Senator Daniel Biss. “I’m thrilled with his…

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J.B. Pritzker, Susana Mendoza Demand Apology from Rauner

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate J.B. Pritzker and Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza held a press conference in Chicago Thursday. State officials and politicians discussed the Rauner Administration’s attempt to blame Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth for the mismanagement of the Quincy veterans home Legionnaires’ crisis at the Quincy veterans home. “Shockingly, the…

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