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November 1, 2018

Correcting the Record

Tom Rooney recently tried to drum up a Halloween scare with false and unsubstantiated claims about Ann Gillespie’s positions on the issues. His most recent mailing didn’t even bother to list alleged sources of his claims. So here is the truth. False claim: Ann is bankrolled by Chicago Madigan bosses. Fact:  Ann has received no funding from Michael Madigan or …

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July 25, 2018

Early Childhood Education: Good for Illinois’ Children and Budget

According to recent reports, several school districts across Illinois were surprised to learn that their state funding had been slashed for early childhood education (ECE), resulting in sudden cutbacks to services. This is a reckless way to fund public education. These types of haphazard moves are disruptive for children, parents and educational staffs. Furthermore, they are counterproductive. It is well-established …

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July 25, 2018

Our best defense against income inequality? Unions.

The wealth gap in the United States is real, and growing. Wealth among the top 1 percent of Americans has exploded while for those 90 percent or below, real income has been stagnant or even declining. The graph below clearly shows the progression of the gap: Of course, most families in District 27 don’t need a graph to know this. …

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