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Brady calls on Quinn to support jobs and opportunity in Pullman neighborhood

Instead of raising taxes and killing jobs, governor should speak out to let people work

CHICAGO – Continuing his drive to bring opportunity to “food deserts,” Bill Brady today said that Governor Pat Quinn should also speak out firmly to allow the building of a job-creating Wal-Mart planned for the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago.

Brady joins Mayor Daley and the local Chicago alderman in supporting the store.

Keats leans on UIC corruption report, vows reform

By Alex Parker - Chicago Current

Republican nominee for County Board President Roger Keats today announced he would embrace a number of reform proposals supported by anti-corruption watchdogs, and said he hopes lawmakers in Cook County and Springfield will put such reforms into law.

Keats says he has support from some county commissioners and state lawmakers to make some of the reforms outlined in a February report from the University of Illinois at Chicago law.

Keats pushes reforms, slaps Madigan, Berrios

 Roger Keats, a Republican candidate for Cook County Board president, on Tuesday came out in favor of strong reforms limiting lobbying by elected officials.

Labeling Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Cook Board of Review Commissioner Joseph Berios "the Pay to Play Twins," Keats accused the two of a "serious conflict of interest," in pushing for the lobbying limits.

Senate candidate Kirk blasts rival Giannoulias for not releasing income tax returns

BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter

Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk blasted his Democratic rival Alexi Giannoulias today for not releasing his income tax returns.

"I worry the coming implosion of his family bank may have tax implications for him, and therefore he's not willing to release his taxes," Kirk said. "I knew that I had to finish my taxes on time because I was running for a very high-profile office."

Poll: 78 percent don't trust big government

Trust numbers 'rarely get this low,' survey sponsor says

By LIZ SIDOTI
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Can you trust Washington?

Nearly 80 percent of Americans say they can't and they have little faith that the massive federal bureaucracy can solve the nation's ills, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center that shows public confidence in the federal government at one of the lowest points in a half-century.

Victory in Focus

CYR member and  candidate for the 5th Congressional district, David Ratowitz had the crowd cheering at the Tax Day Tea Party.

Brady launches "Stop the Job-Killing 33" campaign

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor candidate Bill Brady marked Tax Day today by calling on Illinois residents to make their voices heard against Pat Quinn’s 33 percent tax increase, which he said will go to further bloat the government.

With voters divided, GOP shows strength

 By Ed Rollins, CNN Senior Political Contributor

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Poll shows American voters are as polarized as people are in Washington
Ed Rollins says Republicans have bounced back after being written off as ineffective
He says Palin has become star of GOP, but others are getting support
Rollins says real focus needs to be on winning House, Senate seats.

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