Thursday, December 31, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 31, 2009

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 30, 2009

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 29, 2009

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Monday, December 28, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 28, 2009

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 27, 2009

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 26, 2009

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Friday, December 25, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 25, 2009

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 24, 2009

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 23, 2009

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 22, 2009

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Monday, December 21, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 21, 2009

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 20, 2009

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 19, 2009

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Friday, December 18, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 18, 2009

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Human services providers seek cash flow

By Jamey Dunn

With five months in unpaid bills and some agencies predicting they will be unable to make payroll January 1, social service providers are asking the state to take out another loan.

Earlier this month, Gov. Pat Quinn proposed borrowing $500 million to help catch up on the state’s back bills and keep human service organizations afloat. $250 million would go toward Medicaid payments, which Quinn claims will result in $600 million in matching federal funds.

Organization directors say they have exhausted the money Illinois pays them to administer programs under contract, such as caring for the elderly, homeless and developmentally disabled. Many are now running on credit and paying interest that they say is actually the state’s responsibility.

“Just from a strictly business perspective, it is a cash flow issue. We have bills. We have people on payroll, we have light bills, we have insurance payments, we have pension payments, we have every sort of expenditure anybody in the business world would understand,” said Steve Roach, executive director for Catholic Charities in Springfield. “If you don’t have revenue coming in, sooner of later you’re not going to be able to pay those bills.”

As the debate over borrowing unfolded, Moody’s Investors Services downgraded Illinois’ bond rating to the second lowest in the country, just above California. That means that interest rates on potential loans would probably not be ideal. Illinois already borrowed $2.25 billion, due at the end of the fiscal year in June, to keep the budget limping along in lieu of finding a new revenue source.. If the state borrowed the $500 million, it would be tacked onto that bill.

The fate of Quinn’s proposal cannot be removed from the context of an election year. For the plan to go ahead, the governor, comptroller and treasurer, all of whom are currently running for office, have to sign off.

Comptroller Dan Hynes, Quinn’s opponent in the Democratic primary, has refused to approve the plan. Hynes spokeswoman Carol Knowles said the comptroller is opposed to the idea because the state is already so deep in debt. She said Quinn has been vague and noncommittal on the details of the plan since he announced it and has not provided any details on how to distribute the remaining $250 million that would not go to Medicaid.

Knowles denied that politics played a part in Hynes’ decision. “The comptroller has been made out to be the bad guy … but he honestly thinks this is a bad idea,” she said.

Human service providers accused the comptroller’s office of bending to media and political influences when doling out checks. “There are priorities for picking and choosing for paying, and those priorities are … based on media attention or legislative muscle,” said Don Moss, coordinator of the Illinois Human Services Coalition. “This is not a way to run the system. We need everybody to get paid on time.”

The comptroller’s office denies any special favors are being given. “I’d like to see them provide an example of that. The fact of the matter is that we reach out and work with providers all across the state everyday — all day long,” Knowles said.

Knowles added that many of the groups crying foul are getting some of their money, just not all of it. “Entities such as these receive more $50 million every month and have been consistently since the beginning of the fiscal year through an expedited payment program,” she said. “Their claims about special treatment are not valid, but their concerns about not being paid are valid.”

The comptroller’s office gets several thousand calls a week about unpaid bills to providers, but Knowles said they only deal directly with the organizations or the agencies that contracted them. “Do legislators call us and ask for payments to be expedited? Yes, they do. Do we expedite them? No, we don’t.”

Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, has refused to take a side in the issue. Spokesman Scott Burnham said that the treasurer is open to discussing a short-term borrowing plan, but since Hynes is opposed, it is a “moot point.”

Meanwhile, social service providers are hoping to find some sort of relief and fast. They are worried they will not be able to offer shelter to those in need as the weather outside turns colder. They also are concerned for their employees who, according to Moss, “face hard work every day knowing that their payroll might not be there in two weeks.”

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Attorney general says Thomson sale would be legal

Attorney General Lisa Madigan gave Gov. Pat Quinn the green light today to sell Thomson prison to the federal government without a vote from the General Assembly.

President Barack Obama’s administration plans to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Thomson as part of the president’s plan to close the controversial prison that houses terror suspects in Cuba.

House Minority Leader Tom Cross had challenged the legality of Quinn making the deal without legislative approval and requested a legal opinion from Madigan.

“Rep. Cross still strongly believes that a transaction of this magnitude needs to go through the General Assembly,” Cross spokeswoman Sarah Wojcicki said. “We need to have a full discussion.”

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GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 17, 2009

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 16, 2009

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jamey Dunn returns to Illinois Issues


Please welcome back to our staff Jamey Dunn, who began work this week as our visiting Statehouse bureau chief.

Jamey was an intern for Illinois Issues during last spring's legislative session. As bureau chief, she will be responsible for Statehouse coverage, maintaining this blog and writing features and other items for the magazine. She also will supervise this year's PAR intern, Rachel Wells, who will begin after the first of the year.

Jamey holds a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois Springfield and a bachelor's in speech communication from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

We are thrilled to have her return to the magazine staff and look forward to continuing to provide you with in-depth state government news coverage and analysis.

-- Dana Heupel, executive editor

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Monday, December 14, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 14, 2009

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 13, 2009

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 12, 2009

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Friday, December 11, 2009

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Sunlight is the Best Disinfectant

by Dave

Is anyone really all that surprised at the run of screw ups surfacing down at City Hall since John Spring became mayor? I submit that it is no different than how these crooks have always done business. There's just someone calling them out now. It sure hasn't been their enablers over at the dead tree media breaking all these stories. The local media has long considered it its mission to protect and defend those in power at City Hall. Some of the following scandals were left over from the previous administration for the current one to cover up, but it's the same group of nepotistic whores who are in power. It is only lately that a bright light has been shined upon this small group of "public servants" that have used taxpayer money to line their own pockets and the pockets of their friends and family for the last couple decades.


Death by a thousand pin pricks (this is by no means a complete list)

1. From the onset Spring lied about where his campaign money came from

2. Firegate

3. Puppygate

4. Hackergate - we've still never seen that illusive FBI report

5. DUI snow plow operator

6. Steve McQueen denied the opportunity to speak at council

7. City workers building sidewalks with city equipment on the side

8. Awarding of raises to all their friends and relatives while the unemployment rate is the highest in 20 years, then hitting the golf course the next day instead of going to work

9. The complete boondoggle that is hydro, including hiring Duesterhaus' brother at 4-5 time the going rate

read it all here

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Dorothy Brown Before Team Obama



On Tuesday, December 8th, Circuit Cook Clerk Dorothy Brown spoke to "Team Obama" (now Team HOPE) at the Flossmoor Station about her campaign for Cook County Board President.

Dorothy talked about her four point improvement plan for county government and took questions from the audience.

This video is 37:27 long. It can be downloaded by clicking here.

Team Obama was formed from the grassroots volunteers who were mobilized on behalf of Barack Obama's presidential campaign out of the South Suburbs and have chosen to "stay together and stay involved." It's meetings are open to the public. The group does not make endorsements and encourages participation in the political process as participants see fit.

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GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 11, 2009

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dan Hynes Speaks to Team Obama



On a blistery December 8th, the state Comptroller Dan Hynes came down to the South Suburbs of Cook County to talk to a packed room for "Team Obama" (now Team HOPE) at the Flossmoor Station about his campaign for Governor.

Dan started off about his experience with Barack Obama, from the 2004 Senate campaign to the presidential campaign, including observations on his first trip to Iowa as a surrogate speaker. From there he launched into a detailed explanation of the fiscal crisis that faces Illinois, as well as other problems that face the state. Hynes then answers questions from the audience.

This video is 42:22 long. It can be downloaded by clicking here.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 9, 2009

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 8, 2009

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Monday, December 07, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 7, 2009

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Sunday, December 06, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 6, 2009

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Saturday, December 05, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 5, 2009

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Friday, December 04, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 4, 2009

Articles of interest to Illinois Republicans recently posted by ABC7, NBC5, CBS2, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Crain's Chicago Business, Daily Herald, Suburban Chicago News, Suburban Life, Pioneer Local, Southtown Star, Rockford Register Star, Bloomington Pantagraph, Peoria Journal Star, Springfield State Journal Register, Belleville News Democrat, Southern Illinoisan, Illinois Review, Public Affairs, Champion News, Illinois Family Institute, Americans For Truth, Chicago Daily Observer, Tom Roeser, Capitalfax, etc. Since January 1, 2005, GOPUSA ILLINOIS has brought 55,448 such articles and information on many upcoming events to its subscribers' attention each morning, free of charge, and without any advertising. To view the December 4, 2009 GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips, please visit www.gopillinois.com. Thanks

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 2, 2009

Articles of interest to Illinois Republicans recently posted by ABC7, NBC5, CBS2, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Crain's Chicago Business, Daily Herald, Suburban Chicago News, Suburban Life, Pioneer Local, Southtown Star, Rockford Register Star, Bloomington Pantagraph, Peoria Journal Star, Springfield State Journal Register, Belleville News Democrat, Southern Illinoisan, Illinois Review, Public Affairs, Champion News, Illinois Family Institute, Americans For Truth, Chicago Daily Observer, Tom Roeser, Capitalfax, etc. Since January 1, 2005, GOPUSA ILLINOIS has brought 55,338 such articles and information on many upcoming events to its subscribers' attention each morning, free of charge, and without any advertising. To view the December 2, 2009 GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips, please visit www.gopillinois.com. Thanks

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 1, 2009

Articles of interest to Illinois Republicans recently posted by ABC7, NBC5, CBS2, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Crain's Chicago Business, Daily Herald, Suburban Chicago News, Suburban Life, Pioneer Local, Southtown Star, Rockford Register Star, Bloomington Pantagraph, Peoria Journal Star, Springfield State Journal Register, Belleville News Democrat, Southern Illinoisan, Illinois Review, Public Affairs, Champion News, Illinois Family Institute, Americans For Truth, Chicago Daily Observer, Tom Roeser, Capitalfax, etc. Since January 1, 2005, GOPUSA ILLINOIS has brought 55,267 such articles and information on many upcoming events to its subscribers' attention each morning, free of charge, and without any advertising. To view the December 1, 2009 GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips, please visit www.gopillinois.com. Thanks

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