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2017

Bruce Rauner has stake in 100-plus firms, disclosure report shows

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Gov. Bruce Rauner — a former venture capitalist and multimillionaire — on Friday released his statement of economic interests.

Rauner — who doesn’t take a salary as governor — is required to list information about entities and investments that could give rise to conflicts of interests. But he doesn’t have to offer full financial disclosures.

Under companies in which he had an ownership interest of more than $5,000 market value or which had dividends more than $1,200, Rauner listed 111 companies, including Chicago Bulls LP, Citadel Wellington LLC, various GTCR Partners entities and Pangea Properties.

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Apr

2017

Chris Kennedy makes campaign stop in Joliet

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Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy, who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2018, spoke at the Will and Grundy Counties Trades and Labor Council Dinner on Friday night.

Kennedy is the son of Robert Kennedy, the former U.S. attorney general and senator, and the nephew of President John F. Kennedy. He moved to Illinois after he graduated from Boston College to begin his business career, earned his MBA at Northwestern University and has served as chairman of the board of trustees for the University of Illinois.

Like many of his Democratic rivals have been, Kennedy was critical of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has not agreed to a full operating budget with Democrats in Springfield for nearly two years.

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Apr

2017

Memorial Day Holiday

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Monday, May 29th, 2017

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.

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Apr

2017

The Emerging Strategy for Capitalizing on Women's Unprecedented Interest in Politics

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Jean Sinzdak could see right away that this year would be different for women in politics. For the first time in her 12 years of running a seminar for women interested in public office, she had to start a waitlist.

Registrations for the “Ready to Run” program, run by Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), began pouring in after the presidential election. Whether it was Hillary Clinton’s loss or Donald Trump’s victory despite multiple sexual harassment accusations and a video that shows him brag about grabbing women, the election results have been a mobilizing force.

“We had a lot of women who said, ‘I never considered running myself, but this year I woke up or I realized I had to do it,’” says Sinzdak, the associate director for CAWP.

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Apr

2017

Flynn probably broke law by failing to disclose foreign income, House Oversight leaders say

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The lead Democrat and Republican on the House Oversight Committee meted out a rare bipartisan rebuke of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday after seeing private information that confirmed the former administration official failed to disclose foreign income from Russia and Turkey.

The public criticism by the senior Republican on the House’s chief investigative panel is unusual and presents a dilemma for the White House, which was accused of failing to provide everything the committee asked for — an assertion White House press secretary Sean Spicer disputed.

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