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Illinois Governor's Race On Pace To Be Most Expensive in U.S. History

June 6, 2017
In what may seem a paradox, the worse off Illinois government gets the more the wealthy are willing to spend to gain control. It is part of a national trend that has seen ever escalating spending battles for even down the ballot offices.

Rahm Emails Show Casino Chief Sought Help After Family Contributed To Mayor

January 9, 2017
Emails obtained in BGA suit show gambling expansion talk between mayor's administration and Neil Bluhm. Family donated $770,000 to Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner and Rahm Emanuel. Meanwhile, a consultant for Rivers Casino concluded gambling expansion would pose "existential threats" to its business. 

Kirk, Duckworth Raise Big Money From Special Interests

October 3, 2016
Tammy Duckworth takes large contributions from law firm that brings asbestos lawsuits, while Mark Kirk gets a boost from a billionaire hedge fund manager.
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