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Burr Ridge

Mob Mentality In The Western Suburbs

Have supporters of the District 86 referendum mastered the art of extortion? How has it gotten so ugly that those opposed to raising property taxes are getting harassed in public? Burr Ridge Mayor, Zach Mottl joins Dan and Amy to discuss his mayoral campaign and his opposition to the referendum and the backlash he’s received.

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A Village's Fight With Jim Durkin

House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, is attacking the Chicago suburb of Burr Ridge to try and score political points. Now, the village is pushing back. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes talk to a Burr Ridge trustee who is starting to question Durkin's record and priorities. Proft and Hughes also talk to state Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, about his efforts to save taxpayer money through government consolidation. And they cover Gov. Bruce Rauner's stay at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy, as well as recent developments in the Republican gubernatorial primary.

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