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From the Chicago Sun-Times: Mayor Emanuel on a Third Term

In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Mayor Emanuel was asked the question: Q. You’re raising money. I know you can’t afford to look like a lame duck. But, is there a possibility you will run for a… Read More

TRIB: Emanuel third-term push comes into focus

  At the same time, Emanuel told the Chicago Tribune he has “every intention of running again”… (Bill Rutthart, “Emanuel third-term push comes into focus as he tackles key issues,” Chicago Sun-Times, October 12, 2016.) Share List

WBEZ: Former Governor Pat Quinn Joining Fight For Elected School Board

  On Wednesday, former Governor Pat Quinn and activists announced they were filing lawsuits in state and federal courts asking judges to grant Chicago an elected school board. To read more, click here. Share List

Sun-Times: Lawsuits seek elected school board in Chicago

Chicago’s practice of appointing a school board violates the rights of all city taxpayers to elect who taxes them, disproportionately affecting minority voters, and has left the district in worse financial shape since 1995, when it was placed… Read More

Reader: Quinn pushes for mayoral term limits, says it’s nothing personal, Rahm

Coincidentally, I sat down for breakfast with former governor Pat Quinn to talk about mayoral term limits last week on the very day that a certain mayor named Rahm laid off 1,000 employees, including 500 teachers, from Chicago… Read More

Crusader: Quinn moves forward with ‘Take Charge Chicago’

Former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is pushing forward to establish a referendum that would limit the mayor of Chicago to two terms in office.   He stopped by the Chicago Crusader office for a one-hour interview, Tuesday, August… Read More

McKinley Park: 12th Ward IPO Advances Progressive Politics for McKinley Park and Its Neighbors

…the IPO has been working to solicit signatures for former Illinois governor Pat Quinn’s Take Charge Chicago campaign, which seeks to add two referendum questions to the ballot for Chicago’s next election. The first resolution would impose a… Read More

WLS: Chicago property owners get first taste of record tax hike

The second installment of Cook County property tax bills were due August 1. That includes the city of Chicago, where property owners got their first taste of a record increase the city council passed last year. Some property… Read More

Pat Quinn Calls for an Elected Consumer Advocate to Help City Homeowners Take on Skyrocketing Property Taxes

Chicago Homeowners “Poorly Served” When Mayor Shut Down Taxpayer Assistance Office in 2011 Ben Franklin said death and taxes are inevitable, but he never said it’s inevitable to be taxed to death. CHICAGO – On Monday’s deadline for… Read More

On Eve of Property Tax Bill Payment Deadline, Pat Quinn Brings Mayoral Term Limits Drive to Home of Southwest Side Taxpayer

  Ben Franklin of Philadelphia said death and taxes are inevitable, but he never said it’s inevitable to be taxed to death. For Immediate Release Sunday, July 31, 2016 CHICAGO – On the eve of the August 1st deadline to pay property tax… Read More