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1/ The case outlined by federal prosecutors in the charges against Alderman Ed Burke is strong. The calls between Burke and the alleged victims, and other calls intercepted by the FBI via wiretap, really make the case. #twill…
2/ It is hard for prosecutors to prove corruption cases without wiretaps or recorded conversations because the conversations are often not explicit and there can later be a dispute about exactly what was said.
3/ The recordings also undercut potential defenses Burke might have had otherwise. Without recordings, Burke might have a strong argument that adverse actions taken against the alleged victims were legitimate. He still has the argument, but the tapes make them look retaliatory.
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The @ChicagoTribune owes my wife an apology. But I'm not holding my breath.

My wife, Helene Miller Walsh, is the current Republican State Representative in Illinois' 51st District. She's running against a Mike Madigan Democrat. #twill (1/)
This past week, the Chicago Tribune endorsed that Mike Madigan Democrat. That's fine. It's a free country. The Tribune can endorse whomever they choose.

But why did the newspaper endorse a Mike Madigan Democrat, and not Helene? (2/)
In their own words: "Helene Miller Walsh it turns out had posted, then deleted, crude and divisive remarks about Jews, Muslims, and blacks on her social media."

That's it? (3/)
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Some interesting #twill things from @UpshotNTY's #IL12 data collected last week:…
For reference, the overall results show a very close race in a swingy district that went Obama/Obama/Trump, and was originally drawn for a conservative Dem incumbent, but has been Republican since 2014.…
The candidates are two-term incumbent Mike Bost (R) and St. Clair County state's attorney Brendan Kelly (D). Bost won 54-40 in 2016, with the Green Party candidate taking 6%.
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Coming back from the holiday and catching up on the news? Here are some of the biggest stories you may have missed!
Republicans are standing by while Trump sabotages health care markets and raises premiums AGAIN! #ACA #ProtectOurCare…
GOP candidate says something racist? Say NO to racism by voting for @PaulDavisKS!

"While CNN has rated the race to replace Jenkins as leaning Republican, Democrats have lined up behind former Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis to flip the district."…
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Correct Care Solutions - the Rauner-linked health care company that services ICE facilities - also has contracts with the IL Dept. of Juvenile Justice worth $20M+

Here's a Correct Care posting for a job at IYC Warrenville, an IDJJ facility

#twill #ilgov…
The vendor listed on the state contracts is "Correctional Healthcare Companies", which merged with Correct Care in 2014…
In his "blind-trust commitments", Rauner promised he would donate "any proceeds from investment interests that I may hold that have any contract with the State of Illinois"

Has he donated his profits from Correct Care? Are there other investments like this?
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THREAD: What is the #JanusvAFSCME case, which the Supreme Court heard yesterday, about? What is the expected result and the aftermath?
1/ In #JanusvAFSCME, the Supreme Court is considering whether to overturn a prior case that allowed public sector unions to establish “agency shop” arrangements with their government employers, which require the union to represent the interests of all employees.
2/ The arrangement requires unions to represent non-union employees. It also requires non-union employees to pay a "fair share" fee so they don't free ride on the efforts of the union, which are primarily funded through member dues.
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THREAD: What is wage theft, why is it an epidemic in Illinois, and how will I stop it? #twill
1/ "Wage theft" is when an employer fails to pay an employee wages that they're owed. For example, if your employer doesn't pay you overtime that you worked, that's wage theft.
2/ It's also wage theft when an employer doesn't pay the minimum wage or doesn't give you vacation pay that you're entitled to. Wage theft also occurs when an employer calls you an "independent contractor" when you're not.
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