Who’s Putting Up Dollar Signs for Decisions that Make or Break Illinois Politics?

Chicago Magazine published a list of the Windy City’s 100 most powerful people. Today we bring you the third part of that list and their financial contributions to Illinois politics.

Think there’s a connection between what happens in Illinois politics and the needs of the powerful? Maybe for good reason. Check out our third installment of Who’s Getting Money from the Most Influential People in Chicago? Find it here!

Got a feeling someone’s name is missing from this list? Check out Part 1Part 2 and be sure to keep an eye out for the top 25 coming soon! 

This article appears on all Patch Chicago sites. The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch or its editors.

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Gary March 03, 2014 at 10:54 AM
@Richard - How is offering a different opinion "subversion"?
Richard Biegaj March 03, 2014 at 11:42 AM
@ Gary - OK, poor choice of words on my part. Instead of saying "subvert", I should have said "co-opted".
Phaedrus Pirsig March 03, 2014 at 01:56 PM
Richard, it appears Gary makes the point. Even in the light of this co-option, why is this information not useful? You don't address the reality of the issues, but just point at the messenger. With nothing else given, one is led to believe this is more about your self-interest versus any concern for the issues raised by Gary.
rss March 03, 2014 at 04:04 PM
Richard - I am completely desensitised to your emotional attacks lacking reason. I believe I have written that same comment enough to people like yourself who chose to attack rather than argue with substance that it has become second nature... There is value in Reboot and the information they provide. I am sorry you don't see the value in their efforts. Some of their work is clear and an easily understood. Most are too busy to understand what's going on in their state, and many believe we are bound to status quo... BUT spark interest in presenting facts in small pieces with easy to understand info and people get angry. They want to know more and they get involved. That's what sparks change. And change we need.
Grumpy Old Man March 03, 2014 at 05:54 PM
The fact that Reboot has value (one doesn't have to agree with their point of view) is why we have these shrill attacks on who runs it.


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