Attempts by the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) to discredit state House candidate Ammie Kessem’s pro-union credentials are inaccurate and misleading, according to a recent editorial published on Medium.com.
Ammie Kessem, a Republican candidate in the 19th District race for the Illinois House, also criticized her opponent’s endorsement of Toni Preckwinkle, describing the mayoral candidate as the "Soda Tax Queen."
It’s a paradox that the same state Democratic politicians who have led the state to the brink of fiscal crisis manage to be re-elected, according to Republican leaders gathered recently to expose the "Chicago Machine."
Ammie Kessem, District 19 candidate for the Illinois House, recently signed “The People’s Pledge,” a growing effort of candidates and lawmakers to end Rep. Michael Madigan’s (D-Chicago) 30-year reign as House Speaker.
If the process of assessing Chicago property taxes is “opaque,” as the Illinois Policy Institute states, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: allowing aldermen to serve as property tax attorneys may be a conflict of interest.
A groundswell of support among police, firefighters and trade-union members has led to a GOP resurgence on Chicago’s northwest side, according to Matt Podgorski, chair of the Northwest Side Republican Club.
Ammie Kessem, the Republican candidate for the Illinois House of Representatives’ 19th District, has been endorsed by the Illinois political action committee of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
House District 19 Republican candidate Ammie Kessem recently denounced her opponent, Rep. Robert Martwick (D-Chicago), for a social media post claiming credit for a $19.5 million property tax refund announced this month.
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this weak overturning a decades-old decision allowing unions to charge non-members for lobbying seems to belong a world away, ideologically, from the one in 1977 that said such fees were constitutional.