On the last weekend of Aug.1999, then-Illinois House Republican Leader Lee Daniels held a golf outing and fundraiser dinner at Medinah Country Club that attracted 1,200, raising $680,000 for his members’ campaigns-- $1.01 million in 2017 dollars.
Non-profit executive Jack Wuest of Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood has made 56 Illinois campaign contributions in 2017. That’s 55 to Democrats and one, for $500 on Sept. 30, to Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs).
Governor Bruce Rauner is looking for a new chief of staff-- and Illinois super-lobbyist Nancy Kimme has a replacement in mind. Sources close to the situation say Jennifer Hammer, 35, currently director of the Illinois Department of Insurance, has emerged as Kimme's top choice.
Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin is looking to replace his Chief of Staff with a former Bruce Rauner aide close to controversial state super-lobbyist Nancy Kimme, sources tell Prairie State Wire.