Looting Sheds Light on a Huge Chance for Chicago’s Mayor

A family should not be required to send their child to a failing school simply because of their zip code or their income. Illinois needs to expand its school choice options in order to have truly equal opportunities for all families and not just those who can afford private school tuition or can afford to live in an affluent suburb.

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School Choice Now

A family should not be required to send their child to a failing school simply because of their zip code or their income. Illinois needs to expand its school choice options in order to have truly equal opportunities for all families and not just those who can afford private school tuition or can afford to live in an affluent suburb.

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Pritzker’s $7 Million Question

July 28, 2020 During Governor Pritzker’s 2018 campaign, he repeatedly promised that he was independent from House Speaker Mike Madigan. But it was obvious that these two were plotting behind closed doors the whole time. Following his election, Pritzker immediately filled nearly 3 dozen prominent roles in his administration with Madigan’s recommended list of hires. […]

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Looking Back on Madigan Gives Us a Chance to Look Forward in November

July 21, 2020 By: Matt Rodewald, Director of Communications Just the name Michael Madigan brings out the idea of being a hypocrite. I’m not just talking about Madigan’s feeble effort last week to transfer Illinois’ ethics problems to Donald Trump and Roger Stone. Something the House Speaker did just one day before the explosive court […]

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50 Million Reasons Why Pritzker Doesn’t Care About You

July 6, 2020 By Matt Rodewald, Director of Communications Governor J.B. Pritzker doesn’t care about you. He cares about himself. Any Illinois resident should be able to see that after this weekend’s late-night dump of $51.5 million into his pet project progressive tax. There are so many issues that Pritzker could care about and put […]

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Expect More than Fireworks this July

June 30, 2020 July will bring us more than just fireworks and freedom this year. July 1st signals higher taxes in Illinois and increased pressure on already burdened small businesses. As if the past few months were not enough to cause distress and financial panic for many Illinois families and small businesses, Governor Pritzker will […]

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Defund CTU

June 22, 2020 For decades, Chicago Teachers Union members have failed to educate Chicago’s youth, while simultaneously demanding higher pay and better benefits. This past fall, they went on strike for 11 days, costing classroom time for students and burdening parents.  Now Chicago Public Schools have been out of school for months and will be […]

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Cooking Up An Illinois Budget Disaster

June 17, 2020 By: Leslie Munger, Former Illinois State Comptroller When I was the comptroller, I used an analogy called “the kitchen table”. Think of it as your good ol’ fashioned Midwestern middle-class family going through the finances late one weeknight, planning for how to pay the month’s bills. The kids are in bed, the […]

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