Letters to the Editor on Chicago Tribune Endorsements

Letter to the Editor

Baseless endorsement To the editor: Your endorsement of Gov. Bruce Rauner was missing only one thing: any accomplishment of Rauner. That you don’t like J.B. Pritzker is evident, and your outline of him is common for the Tribune editorial endorsements — whatever might cut into the private sector is bad…

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Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Herald Endorse JB Pritzker for Governor

On Friday, JB Pritzker picked up two major newspaper endorsements in his bid to become Illinois’ next governor. The Chicago Sun-Times and the Daily Herald, which hasn’t endorsed a Democratic gubernatorial candidate since 1960, endorsed JB. Here’s why they’re backing the Democrat for the state’s top job: From Chicago Sun-Times: Endorsement: J.B. Pritzker…

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Poll Shows Rauner is Less Popular than President Donald Trump

By Shia Kapos with Garrett Ross THE BUZZ: A new independent poll shows Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker with a commanding 16-percentage-point lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. The survey, conducted by NBC News/Marist, has 46 percent of registered Illinois voters backing Pritzker, compared to 30 percent supporting Rauner. Libertarian…

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


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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