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WBEZ: Feds Sought Info On House Speaker Michael Madigan In City Club Raid

Dave McKinney, Dan MihalopoulosOctober 20, 2019 Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan was named in a federal subpoena to a prominent Chicago public affairs organization last spring as part of a sprawling FBI probe into political hiring and contracting at Commonwealth Edison, WBEZ has learned. A source familiar with the subpoena confirms the FBI delivered that request …

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Herald-Review: GOP lawmaker calls for state ethics task force in Illinois

PETER HANCOCK Capitol News IllinoisOct 17, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — A Republican state lawmaker said Wednesday she plans to introduce legislation to establish a State Ethics Task Force to tighten ethics rules within Illinois government. “To have the public’s trust, we must take action whenever confidence is broken,” Rep. Tony McCombie, R-Savanna, said in a news …

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CNBC: US manufacturing entering a ‘golden era’ under Trump, says auto parts billionaire and NFL owner

PUBLISHED THU, OCT 10 201912:43 PM EDT Kevin [email protected]_STANK Shahid Khan, an auto parts billionaire who also owns the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, is extremely encouraged by the state of manufacturing in the United States. “I’ve been in an auto parts factory for 50 years. Times in the U.S. have never been better,” Khan said Thursday on …

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Chairman Morrison’s Statement on disturbing photo images from Sen. Sandoval Fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 18, 2019 Chairman Morrison calls photo images from a Senator Sandoval fundraiser which depict the shooting of President Trump “Disturbing and downright vile” CHICAGO, IL – Cook County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison is calling on democrat State Senator Martin Sandoval to publicly explain why the senator finds these disturbing images from his fundraiser which …

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Statement on El Paso Shooting

The shooting that occurred today in El Paso, Texas is another horrific act of violence. This senseless act claimed the lives of at least 20 individuals – individuals who should still be with us today – and at least two dozen more were injured. Tonight I am praying for the victims and their families, the …

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Chairman Morrison Announces Vacancy in 48th Ward Republican Committeeman Post

Cook County Republican Party Chair, Sean M. Morrison announced today that there is a vacancy in the 48th Ward Republican Committeeman post. All interested Republicans may apply by email at [email protected] with your resume and any questions you have about this vacancy. Must be a resident of the 48th Ward and must NOT have voted in the …

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While the usual sheep all fall in line, at least one elected official - Republican Commissioner Sean Morrison - is actually paying attention to the budget numbers and not conforming to the 'business as usual' approach to budgeting... which is to grow government and spend every available dollar. 🐑🐑🐑COMMISSIONER SEAN MORRISON OPPOSES FY2020 COOK COUNTY BUDGET AND NEW SPENDING

Chicago, IL – The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted today to approve the FY2020 Cook County Budget presented by President Toni Preckwinkle on a vote of 15-1. The lone vote of opposition was cast by Commissioner Sean Morrison from the suburban 17th District.

Cook County’s newly passed $6.18 Billion FY2020 Budget is a $240 Million increase from the previous FY2019 Budget of $5.94 Billion. With $7.8 Billion in unfunded pension liabilities, Commissioner Morrison would have preferred to see President Preckwinkle hold the size of government for 2020 and apply the $240 Million to Cook County’s legacy pension debt – permanently reducing that portion of debt for Cook County taxpayers.

Further fiscal analysis shows that even though Cook County has seen a decline of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employees, which has dropped by 14% since 2010, the overall amount paid to remaining employees has increased substantially from $2.15 Billion in FY2011 to $3.0 Billion for FY2020 – a 39.5% increase representing $850 Million more annually on wages.

In addition, and more significantly, Cook County’s overall operating budget has more than doubled from $3.055 Billion in FY2011 to $6.18 Billion in FY2020 – up 102%. “This rate of growth in spending is not sustainable for the long-term fiscal health of our county. It is not fair to Cook County taxpayers. We can do better and we should strive to do better,” stated Commissioner Morrison.

Commissioner Morrison also expressed particular concern for the long-term fiscal condition of the Cook County Health & Hospital System. Cook County was faced with several issues this past year surrounding the system’s financial health which were exposed in a bombshell report by the Inspector General.

“The 2020 Budget continues to grow both the size and scope of county government and does not do enough to reduce the county’s unfunded pension obligations and other legacy debt obligations. As a result, I cannot support this budget,” Morrison concluded.

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While the usual sheep all fall in line, at least one elected official - Republican Commissioner Sean Morrison - is actually paying attention to the budget numbers and not conforming to the business as usual approach to budgeting... which is to grow government and spend every available dollar. 🐑🐑🐑

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The FBI will need to add staff.

This is why the FEDS " must " investigate " Cook County Spending " ! The people of Crook County know Illegal distribution of funds is taking place ! These are " CROOKED DEMOCRATS " that are running the corruption ! Their leader was a " Machine Authorized " DemocRAT !

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