Josh Kalven

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by Josh Kalven
9:26am
Mon Oct 26, 2009

ABA Showdown: Fed-Up Taxpayers Arrive In Chicago

Yesterday marked the kick-off of the Showdown in Chicago, three days of actions countering the American Bankers Association's annual conference here in the Windy City.  Nearly a thousand activists and mobilized taxpayers from across the state and country arrived in buses and ...
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by Josh Kalven
2:30pm
Fri Oct 23, 2009

Trumka And Burger Invite You To The Showdown In Chicago

The Showdown in Chicago kickoff is just 48 hours away, with events on Sunday and Monday leading up to a major protest outside the American Bankers Association conference on Tuesday morning.  That final march and rally will feature speeches from two of the country's most ...
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by Josh Kalven
2:32pm
Thu Oct 22, 2009

Countdown To The "Showdown In Chicago"

This Sunday, the members of the American Bankers Association (ABA) will descend on the Sheraton in downtown Chicago for their annual conference, featuring appearances by conservative commentators Newt Gingrich and George Will.  But local progressives don't plan on letting the ...
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by Josh Kalven
11:26am
Tue Oct 20, 2009

The Blind Spot In The Chicago Tax Break Debate

Yesterday on WBEZ's Eight Forty-Eight, Tribune business columnist David Griesing came on to discuss a timely issue: the incentives used by the City of Chicago to lure large corporations to downtown office buildings.  This is a topic we've written about regularly over the past ...
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by Josh Kalven
9:55am
Tue Oct 20, 2009

IL-GOV: What The ...?

Bob Schillerstrom is the Dupage County Board chairman and a Republican candidate for governor.  And as he explains (in truly bizarre fashion) in the ads below, he opposes new taxes and wants to stop state spending: Wow. ...
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by Josh Kalven
10:16am
Mon Oct 19, 2009

2010 Grab Bag: Paul Simon Institute Poll, Giannoulias And Axelrod, Davis Still Waffling

The latest from the Illinois electoral landscape ... IL GOVERNOR A poll released by the Paul Simon Institute on Public Policy late last week showed Gov. Pat Quinn with a sizeable lead over comptroller and Democratic gubernatorial challenger Dan Hynes: Quinn...
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by Josh Kalven
11:37am
Thu Oct 15, 2009

IL-GOV: What The Tax Debate Is Really About

With gubernatorial challenger Dan Hynes releasing his second negative ad against Gov. Pat Quinn yesterday, the contours of the looming debate between these two candidates is becoming clear.  Watch his latest spot: As he has done in both his ads...
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by Josh Kalven
5:35pm
Wed Oct 14, 2009

Quinn, Lawmakers Agree To Fully Fund MAP Grants

We've been following the ongoing effort to restore funding for the Monetary Assistance Program (MAP), which provides college aid to needy Illinois students but was reduced by 50 percent in the state budget passed in July.  The AP has some good news out of Springfield this ...
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by Josh Kalven
11:27am
Tue Oct 13, 2009

IL-GOV: Quinn On "Parameters" And The Progressive Income Tax

On Sunday, Democratic gubernatorial challenger Dan Hynes released the following web ad that hits Gov. Pat Quinn for "refus[ing] to propose a real progressive income tax in Illinois."  The spot is meant to highlight Hynes' alternative plan, which seeks to amend the state ...
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by Josh Kalven
2:01pm
Mon Oct 12, 2009

IL-GOV: The Ad War Begins

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial challenger Dan Hynes launched his first TV ad, a spot that contrasted his tax plan with that put forth earlier this year by Gov. Pat Quinn.  As we noted, Hynes' piece included the false claim that Quinn supported a "50 percent tax ...

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