Statehouse reporter @chicagotribune covering the spectacle that is Illinois government.

Rauner ally chalks up abrupt resignation as politics getting 'too ugly'

chicagotribune.com — SPRINGFIELD - A suburban Republican lawmaker known for throwing plenty of verbal jabs during the 18-month stalemate at the Capitol said Monday that he abruptly resigned because politics is getting "too ugly." Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove said he made his decision to step down from the Illinois House after several fraudulent social media accounts were set up in his name in recent weeks.

Illinois Lawmaker Abruptly Leaves Office and Social Media

governing.com — A top ally of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner abruptly resigned from the Illinois House on Sunday, citing "cyber security issues" that also prompted him to delete his social media accounts. Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, served as Rauner's House floor leader, where he was known for his passionate defense of the governor's policies that also bled into his online presence.

Suburban lawmaker abruptly resigns, citing hacked social media accounts

chicagotribune.com — A top ally of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner abruptly resigned from the Illinois House on Sunday, citing "cyber security issues" that also prompted him to delete his social media accounts. Rep. Ron Sandack, R- Downers Grove, served as Rauner's House floor leader, where he was known for his passionate defense of the governor's policies that also bled into his online presence.

Trump to cite Chicago gun violence in speech

chicagotribune.com — CLEVELAND - Donald Trump plans to fault President Barack Obama for failing the nation's inner cities and cite Chicago's history of gun violence as an example when he accepts the Republican nomination Thursday night, "I have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end.

Illinois Republicans to leave Cleveland lacking unity

chicagotribune.com — Illinois Republican national committeeman Richard Porter stood before the state's delegation at breakfast Thursday and proclaimed that the booing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for refusing to endorse presidential nominee Donald Trump was a display of unity. As Porter described the chaotic convention hall scene as "fun," Jim Fisher bolted from the hotel ballroom.

Illinois delegation told Trump's build-a-wall vow just ‘code' for fixing immigration issue

digitaledition.chicagotribune.com — Illinois delegation told Trump's build-a-wall vow just 'code' for fixing immigration issue Veteran California Congressman Darrell Issa told Illinois' Republican convention delegates Wednesday that presidential nominee Donald Trump's promise to build a wall on the Mexico border to curb illegal immigration was just "code" for fixing the large issue.

Illinois delegation told Trump's build-a-wall vow just 'code' for fixing immigration issue

chicagotribune.com — Veteran California Congressman Darrell Issa told Illinois' Republican convention delegates Wednesday that presidential nominee Donald Trump's promise to build a wall on the Mexico border to curb illegal immigration was just "code" for fixing the large issue.

Chris Christie defends Melania Trump: '93 per cent' was original

smh.com.au — New Jersey Governor and former Republican presidential contender Chris Christie has defended Melania Trump against plagiarism accusations, saying that "93 per cent" of the speech she gave to the Republican National Convention was different to the one Michelle Obama gave in 2008.

Clout Street: Ex-Trump campaign manager Lewandowski: 'There should be accountability' on Melania Trump speech

chicagotribune.com — Donald Trump's former campaign manager said staff responsible for crafting Melania Trump's speech on the first night of the Republican National Convention should be held accountable after portions mirrored remarks First Lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008.

Kasich takes backhanded shot at Trump in speech to Illinois convention delegates

chicagotribune.com — CLEVELAND - Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday told Illinois delegates to the Republican National Convention that the GOP should grow the party by promoting an "inclusive reform agenda" - a backhanded shot at the rival who vanquished him for the presidential nomination, Donald Trump .
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Jul 26, 2016

RT @BillRuthhart: Quite a scene at #DNCinPHL: Chris Kennedy, son of RFK, rips IL Gov. Rauner, but ducks on if he'll run against him:  http://fw.to/I0Y3q0e :

Jul 26, 2016

RT @ReporterHal: UPDATE, with Rauner reply - Emanuel to Rauner: Apology accepted, but 'champion' Chicago kids  http://fw.to/WrYbtLB 

Jul 26, 2016

From @kimgeiger in Philly -- Union leader calls Rauner a 'jackass,' vows to 'take him out' in 2018  http://fw.to/YejI6wS 

Jul 26, 2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner continues his push for term limits, this time at a farm in Auburn. https://t.co/P2lFpPXNeG


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