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Daley and Rahm
Chicago police still providing former Mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel taxpayer-funded security details
RFI senior advisor David Melton spoke to the Chicago Tribune about Chicago’s ex-mayors’ police protection. Read the article here.
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Big bucks for State Sen. Martin Sandoval’s side gig
RFI Policy Director Alisa Kaplan spoke to WGN TV about recent questions raised about Illinois senator Martin Sandoval’s side businesses.
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Sandoval big
Before Illinois spends $45 billion on highways and bridges, Sandoval should hit the road
RFI Policy Director Alisa Kaplan is quoted in this Chicago Sun-Times editorial about campaign donations to embattled Illinois senator Martin
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Lisa Schneider Fabes
Despite residency rules, WorldBusiness Chicago VP, Wilmette school board president holds a key role in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s orbit
“‘We want to know who is seated at that table,” said Alisa Kaplan, policy director of the Reform for Illinois
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hinsdale doctor hosts democratic fundraiser for illinois lawmakers sen durbin rep casten
Hinsdale doctor hosts Democratic fundraiser for Illinois lawmakers Sen. Durbin, Rep. Casten
“Illinois Sunshine reports that over the last several months she has made political contributions to the campaigns of Illinois State’s
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public unions in illinois continue on a year after janus decision
Public unions in Illinois continue on a year after Janus decision
“AFSCME Council 31 spent $5.4 million in campaign donations from 2013 to 2017, according to Illinois State Board of Elections
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ex official exempt from state law
Ex-official exempt from state law
RFI Policy Director Alisa Kaplan was quoted in this article. Via – The Kankakee Daily Journal The former head of
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chicago mayoral money tracker preckwinkle beats lightfoot in final money chase
Chicago mayoral money-tracker: Preckwinkle beats Lightfoot in final money chase
Illinois Sunshine data were used in this article. Via – The Chicago Sun Times As they head to the finish
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hanauer touts record against newcomers in ward 10
Hanauer touts record against newcomers in Ward 10
Illinois Sunshine data were used in this article. Via – The Lincoln Courier Ralph Hanauer bided his time in seeking
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incumbent terry morris pays fine to state election board
Incumbent Terry Morris Pays Fine To State Election Board
Illinois Sunshine data were used in this article. Via – Joliet, IL Patch Last October there were questions whether incumbent
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dem ground game targets davis a murky ethics ordinance schock shock
Dem ground game targets Davis — A murky ethics ordinance — Schock shock
RFI Policy Director Alisa Kaplan was quoted in this article. Via – Politico Illinois Playbook A Cook County ethics ordinance
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election data outlines financial state of d209 board campaigns
Election Data Outlines Financial State of D209 Board Campaigns
Data from the Illinois Sunshine Database were cited in this article. Via – The Village Free Press According to a
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state data outlines financial state of d209 campaigns
State data outlines financial state of D209 campaigns
Data from the Illinois Sunshine database was cited in this article. Via – Forest Park Review According to a breakdown
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chicago voters select two black women lori lightfoot and toni preckwinkle for mayoral election runoff
Chicago voters select two black women, Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, for mayoral election runoff
Illinois Sunshine data was cited in this article. Via – The Washington Post After a historically crowded campaign saw 14
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joliet fire union pumps money into key city council races
Joliet Fire Union Pumps Money Into Key City Council Races
The Illinois Sunshine database was cited in this article. Via – Joliet, IL Patch In six weeks, voters in Joliet
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