illinois corruption

Where Does Sterigenics Go To Get Their Reputation Back?

The EPA admits it had no evidence to support its Sterigenics scare, but that won't stop the Left's witch hunt. Is the Chicago press corps or any politicians going to apologize or correct the record for creating hysteria of a cancer scare in those communities? Why did they target that company in that district right before an election? Dan and Amy discuss the continuing Sterigenics controversy.

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Which Are You Willing To Give Up To Stay In IL: Your Job, Your Pension, Or Your Home?

One (or more) will be taken from you without a change in political leadership and policy choices. Mark it down. So which one will it be? Where’s the policy alternative from IL Leaders? Dan and Amy discuss the latest property tax destruction update in Lake County.

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Following the Logic of Illinois' Political Leadership

Are the problems in Illinois due to a lack of bi-partisanship or a little too much collusion? State Representatives Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) and Mark Batinick (R- Plainfield) join Upstream Ideas to talk about Following the Logic in Springfield.  


Illinoisans Talk About The Budget Crisis

As the General Assembly heads into its second week of Special Session, the pressure on legislators to pass a budget that inflicts a substantial income tax hike, raises the corporate tax rate and increases a menagerie of sales taxes is intensifying. Illinoisans already pay the highest property taxes and overall tax burden in the nation. Will they Follow the Logic of a massive tax hike with no spending reforms?

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Go After The Big Government Dealers

In 2008, Barack Obama scaled Chicago’s big government trafficking operation nationally.

The nation got only a small taste of the damage Chicago’s RICO-style governance inflicts. Illinois has not been so fortunate.

The kleptocratic kingpins who run the City That Works (You Over) have relegated Illinois to the status of a cautionary tale as to how a poisonous, government-centric culture turns a state into one giant Ponzi scheme.

With more elected officials lording over more fiefdoms than any other state, politics pervades everything in Illinois. 

The result is that the nation’s highest combined state and local tax burden has proven no match for the spending appetites of pols who’ve racked up $250 billion in debt while skipping out on more tabs than Leona Helmsley in her heyday.

With collapse in the offing, the sicarios for Illinois’ political crime families seek a federal lifeline in the form of state bankruptcy.

Instead of amending the federal bankruptcy code, Congress should consider removing sovereign immunity protections to make an example of those who turned Illinois into the bad example.

Of America’s fifty laboratories of democracy, Illinois is the meth lab. If we want to prevent more states from getting hooked on junk governance, the Bernie Madoff treatment should be applied to those who cooked the books in Illinois. 

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Pension Spiking: Same Story, New Cast

Another Illinois politician is raising his salary to maximize his pension benefits before he retires. This time it's Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. You've been warned.

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Edgar County Watchdogs Fight Corruption With 2 Qs: Who Says? What's The Proof?

Kirk Allen, co-founder, Edgar County Watchdogs, joined Dan & Amy to discuss how his organization is investigating and forcing out corrupt politicians - on both sides of the aisle. Allen said, “Often the attorneys representing the elected officials don’t read the laws or comply by them.” 

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Faisal Khan: Not Enough Being Done About Corruption In Chicago

Faisal Khan, CEO, Project Six, joined Dan & Amy to discuss the three ways Chicago can end corruption. Khan says, “sooner or later someone has to own the problem in Illinois”. Watch the video below to learn the three things that must happen. 

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