Quinn OVERPAID local gov – oops

By:  Diane Benjamin Unfortunately, just because the Illinois Department of Revenue overpaid local governments and schools $168,000,000, they don’t get to keep it.  THIS HAPPENED UNDER GOV. QUINN! See the complete list here:  http://tax.illinois.gov/#&panel1-5  (Right side-PPRT Estimate of Misallocation) See a story with more details here:  http://kwqc.com/2016/04/19/illinois-overpaid-local-governments-168-million/ This is the McLean County list: McLean MCLEAN […]

Quinn’s anti-violence program-Madigan connection

Not Mike – LISA If you missed the story from yesterday – Some groups that received this money (our tax dollars!) taught the Chicago kids to HATE cops:  http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2014/07/governor-quinns-neighborhood-recovery-initiative-cops-kill-kids/ Stay tuned – there is much more to this story.    ILLINOIS VIOLENCE PREVENTION AUTHORITY (IVPA) Neighborhood Recovery Initiative Damon Arnold, M.D., M.P.H, Co-Chair Lisa Madigan, […]

Quinn: NRI program Investigation

by:  Diane Benjamin Rep Dwight Kay urges Commission to search the records of the tainted Quinn NRI Program See Kay’s the letter here: DK Letter to Committee (10 June 2014) Quinn’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, billed by some as buying votes for the 2012 election, is under investigation by the US Attorney’s office and a panel […]

Transparent government matters!

   Really.  The Most Transparent Governor Ever?       81% Failure Rate- State Executives Ignore Open Meeting Law Leaders of state agencies, Gov. Quinn’s appointed executives failed to comply with mandatory Open Meeting Act training or blatantly ignored our request to review their certifications. 100% Failure Rate at 17 top Agencies  Freedom of Information Officer Certification   […]

The REAL State of the state (Illinois)

Attn. Renner & Koos: Blm-Normal is IN Illinois Response to Gov. Quinn by Illinois Policy Institute http://illinoispolicy.org/real-state-of-the-state/ JOBS AND GROWTH Illinois has the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation  More than 1 million Illinoisans are unemployed or underemployed Illinois is projected to be dead last in jobs growth in 2014 78,713 Illinoisans have given up and left […]

Governor Quinn Targets the Whistleblowers

   FACT: The Quinn administration has targeted state employees and managers inside his administration– Did they “blow-the-whistle” on his no-bid deal?   It’s Illinois’ largest project in history outside of road construction.Upgrading the outdated Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) will cost up to $190 million dollars. An intergovernmental agreement with Michigan was used to avoid a […]

Governor Quinn Attempts Media Censorship

  This is the continuing story based on our 9 month investigation “Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.”   Hugo L. Black (New York Times Company v. United States, 1971)     H-1B ObamaCare Illinois Bombshell Read my Huffington Post column Within a high-cost IT contract, the Quinn administration is discriminating […]

Proof Common Core is an illegal FEDERAL program

by:  Diane Benjamin Supporters of Common Core want citizens to believe governor’s got together and made new standards. The following documents proves Illinois adapted Common Core to get Federal RACE to the TOP money.  The legislature was never consulted and never voted to accept Common Core.  It is also obvious that NOT accepting the adoption […]

Gov Quinn is outsourcing Illinois jobs to India!

More coverage on the findings of our Watchdog team: http://www.wandtv.com/story/23355753/watchdog-report-claims-state-it-jobs-could-be-outsourced Watchdog Report Claims State IT Jobs Could be Outsourced Posted: Sep 05, 2013 11:19 PM CDT CHICAGO – A government watchdog organization claims up to 100 state IT jobs could soon be outsourced. Adam Andrzejewski, who published the report as founder ofOpenTheBooks.com explains that Cognizant Technology Solutions, the […]

Quinncome Tax

by  Ben VanMetre,  Illinois Policy Institute Two years ago, families in Illinois started forking over an additional $1,500 as the result of a 67% personal income tax hike — pushing their state tax bill to $3,750. Lawmakers said the tax hike was necessary to prevent cuts to core government services. They promised the new revenue would be used […]

An open letter to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

By: Charles Nicholson Dear Governor Quinn:   I read your statement in an article today (7/31/12) in the Chicago WLS news stating, “I’ve sworn an oath to uphold our constitution, every single amendment,” and “I believe in it, the right to bear arms.  But I also believe there is a right to public safety.”  Governor, […]