Enjoy it. After years of close calls, near misses, moral victories and (let’s be honest) quite a few losses, it’s finally the taxpayers who stand in the middle of the ring, albeit bloodied and bruised – but sweetly victorious!

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Enjoy it. After years of close calls, near misses, moral victories and (let’s be honest) quite a few losses, it’s finally the taxpayers who stand in the middle of the ring, albeit bloodied and bruised – but sweetly victorious!

As of 7:45 p.m. tonight, I am proud to report to you that we have defeated the attempt to raise taxes on Illinois families. Next year, your state income taxes are slated to go from 5 percent to 3.75 percent as you were promised.

Below, you’ll read about how we accomplished this feat. But we couldn’t have done it without help from our generous donors. They’re people just like you who understand that Illinois needs to cut spending and reform out-of-control government worker pensions – not keep tightening the screws on taxpayers.

Let’s be clear about the scope of this victory. It is seismic. Momentous. Two weeks ago, this was impossible. Democrat leaders were laughing at us. The conventional wisdom was that House Speaker Mike Madigan, who had publicly committed himself to finding the votes to raise taxes, would do what he always seems to do: win by any means necessary.

But Mike Madigan had already thrown his weight behind two other proposals this spring, only to have us beat him at his own game. First, we lined up the entire Republican caucus against the progressive tax hike before targeting moderate and vulnerable Democrats on the issue. When it looked like we had secured the votes to stop the progressive tax, the Speaker shifted to a new strategy – a 3 percent “surcharge” on those making more than $1 million. Without taking our foot off the gas against the progressive tax, we shifted our argument to beat back this new proposal. And it’s a good thing we didn’t quit on the progressive tax fight because, sure enough, once we killed the millionaire tax, the progressive tax was right there lurking in the shadows. After defeating those constitutional amendments – both of which required three-fifths majorities in both houses of the General Assembly – the assumption in Springfield was that the income tax extension would be easy pickings as it needed only a simple majority.

Again, we were laughed at for thinking we could win. Some said the Republican caucus would never hold together, others knew that the unions were all in for the extension, and still others thought that just because the Speaker hadn’t lost three big votes like these in a row before that it wasn’t possible.

But with preparation, proper strategy, sufficient resources and quality execution, anything is possible. And we knew we had all four.

First, we relentlessly used data and analytics to grow our existing marketing channels and add new ones – all to deliver our messaging to key targets. We did this so well that our audience size began to rival that of legacy media brands.

Second, we took back the moral high ground from the Left. We made a compelling “fairness” argument that penetrated. The amazing team at the Illinois Policy Institute took the lead in demonstrating that a tax hike was not necessary to balance the state’s budget. But most importantly, we showed that the tax hike would be deeply unfair – particularly for Illinois’ poor and disadvantaged.

Third, we worked the levers of power in a way that took the establishment by surprise. We learned from past failures and adapted. Illinois Policy Action followed up with a holistic marketing campaign that forced lawmakers to reject a tax hike. We positioned the tax hike proposal as an unjust “breaking” of a promise, and therefore it became more painful for legislators to support the tax hike than to oppose it.

For a more detailed description of our five-year fight against irresponsible tax hikes, check out our complete tax fight timeline.

There were no close calls. No near misses. No moral victories. Just victory!

The leadership we provided on this issue would have been absent and the tax-raisers would have, once again, gotten their way if not for Illinoisans like you who contributed to this cause and who, tonight, share in this victory! Please join Illinois Policy Action today and help us keep racking up victories for taxpayers!

This is one series of victories, but as we all know, it is not enough; much more must be done. Yet, being the optimists we are, we believe that someday in the not-too-distant future, the people of Illinois will look back on this day and say that this was when our comeback started. They’ll say that this day was the turning of the tide. Some people will say that it was always inevitable. But we know the truth. We know that it wouldn’t have happened without you and the other committed patriots like you who’ve been there at every turn.

There will be many more fights along our road to prosperity – there is still much to do. But standing in the center of the ring tonight, I have to say … yo, Adrian! We did it!

In liberty,
John Tillman
CEO

 

 

Chief Judge Evans enters order on the taking of notes in court Released On 05/30/2014

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PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chief Judge Evans enters order on the taking of notes in court
Released On 05/30/2014
Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans today entered General Administrative Order No. 2014-06 which permits the public present at court proceedings conducted in courtrooms of the Circuit Court of Cook County to take written notes while court is in session.

“I firmly believe that the integrity of our courts depends on increasing, not limiting, public access in the courtroom, whether that access is allowing the media to film proceedings or allowing people to simply write down what they see and hear,” said Chief Judge Evans. “Every time integrity is embraced, justice is enhanced.”

The use of laptop computers and other electronic devices in the courtrooms of the Circuit Court of Cook County is prohibited and may not be used to take notes unless otherwise expressly permitted by the judge presiding.

General Administrative Order No. 2014-06 is attached.
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We need to go back to common law—- common sense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We need to go back to common law—- common sense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KIDS FOR CASH ————- JUDGE GETS 28 YEARS——— MORE THAN ONE JUDGE INVOLVED

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfGqPBKQeKE 4:18 Minute Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zB8i6ftPU0#t=19 14:32 Minutes Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvXUzpYRfVU#t=24 17:28 Minute Video

 

 

JUDGE PORNLITO HAS A QUESTION OF ETHICS AS WELL AS THE FORMER CHIEF JUDGE FOR NOT DOING JOB OR IS THERE THE APPEARANCE OF STATE FUNDING FRAUD AT STAKE A COVER UP?

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CAN WE ALL ASK THE ? HOW MUCH WAS NOT SAID ABOUT WHOMS PORN IS AT STAKE HERE AND WHY DIDN’T ANY OF THESE OFFICIALS COMMIT THE APPEARANCE OF ALL THESE ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONALISM FRAUD?

DOES THE JUDGES HAVE CANNONS THEY SWORE ON OR DOES LIE CHEAT AND MOST OF ALL DISHONESTY TO THE PUBLIC MATTER ?

SO THE STATE  ATTORNEY HAS NOT DONE HIS  DUTY TO THE PEOPLE OF WILL COUNTY AND HAS HIM SELF COMMITTED INJUSTICES THAT PUSH HIM OVER HIS DUTY TO OFFICE AS BEING INVOLVED AND NOT DOING HIS DUTY ?

SO HERE IS WHAT WILL UNFOLD LETS JUST SEE IF THEY JUST SWEEP IT UNDER THE RUG OR MORE PEOPLE STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ?

 

The state’s attorney’s office never did take up Konicki’s case—she said Okrei told her “Glasgow has been advised not to get involved, since he, himself, had been sent the pictures,” the affidavit said.

Okrei told Konicki Glasgow confirmed he “had received the pictures, saying he had deleted them and not distributed them,” according to the affidavit.

Konicki believes Will County Judge Gerald Kinney received her “revenge porn” pictures as well, according to her affidavit. Konicki tried to get both Judge Kinney and State’s Attorney Glasgow to submit to depositions about the pictures.

 

LOOK AT THE FILING ON DOCKET LETS SEE IF THE STATE DOES ANYTHING HAS TO GO TO THE ILSC OR THE IGTO INSPECT INTRINSIC CRIMINAL AND CIVIL CONSPIRACY BUT MOST OF ALL FRAUD AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS WE PAID THEM OR HARD EARNED MONIES JUDGES GET PAID IN WILL COUNTY OVER $170,000.00 AND MR. G GETS WELL THATS KIND OF FUNNY?

http://joliet.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/check-out-former-will-county-board-member-kathleen-konickis-revenge-porn-affidavit

The appearance this rabbit holes brings big political friends with so we can just call this the PORN county court house

May 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

 

The appearance that the fox was and is watching the hen house in this

case is watching the    PORN COURT HOUSE ? 

FORMERLY KNOW AS WILL COUNTY COURT HOUSE ?

WILL WE NOW HAVE THE RIGHT INVESTIGATION AND ASK THAT OTHER THINGS GET REOPENED AND THE RIGHT PUNISHMENT IF PORNLITO GOT THE PORN THEN THERE IS THE APPEARANCE THAT SOME CIVIL AND CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY THAT WAS FALSELY JUDICATOR DID WITH PREJUDICE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND OTHERS ?

 

So the real ? is was judge kinny being bribed by the other porn judge ? Will the inspector general step in? Or is the DOJ have a hand on all the miss givings going on in this court house?

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Former Will County Board Member Names Judges, Lawyers & State’s Attorney in ‘Revenge Porn’ Plot Story
Former Will County Board member Kathleen Konicki tells a sordid story of “revenge porn” in an affidavit she penned in hopes of getting back “intimate” pictures she says were passed around by former boyfriends.

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Kathleen Konicki. Credit: Will County Board
Kathleen Konicki. Credit: Will County Board
Kathleen Konicki. Credit: Will County BoardJudge Gerald Kinney. Credit: Chicago Law BulletinWill County State’s Attorney James Glasgow. Credit: Will County State’s Attorney’s Office
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Former Will County Board member Kathleen Konicki has been fighting for the better part of a year to get back “intimate” pictures she says were passed around by former boyfriends.

Komicki has petitioned for a protective order and filed a lawsuit against two men she claimed as former flames—Joliet attorney Timothy Rathbun and New Lenox resident John Bassett.

Now Konicki, who represented Homer Glen as a Republican on the board, has penned an affidavit detailing a sordid story of “revenge porn” that names judges, lawyers and the county’s top prosecutor as characters in her passion play.

In her affidavit, Konicki said former Will County Judge Roman Okrei, who was advising her as an attorney, encouraged her that Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow would vigorously prosecute her case.

Okrei told her Glasgow might see her case as a “timely and appropriate vehicle for himself as an elected official to step forward into the public fray of revenge porn and take the lead,” the affidavit said.

“He said that my timing couldn’t be better, because the problem of vindictive men lashing out at women by posting intimate pictures on the Internet (‘revenge porn’) was widespread and on the verge of getting public attention and publicity,” Konicki wrote. “He said that women from all walks of life, across the nation, were being targeted with revenge porn.”

The state’s attorney’s office never did take up Konicki’s case—she said Okrei told her “Glasgow has been advised not to get involved, since he, himself, had been sent the pictures,” the affidavit said.

Okrei told Konicki Glasgow confirmed he “had received the pictures, saying he had deleted them and not distributed them,” according to the affidavit.

Konicki believes Will County Judge Gerald Kinney received her “revenge porn” pictures as well, according to her affidavit. Konicki tried to get both Judge Kinney and State’s Attorney Glasgow to submit to depositions about the pictures.

Check out the entire affidavit—and all the people Konicki claims are involved in the saga—here.

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