The data Pritzker’s team sent us came from two federal sources: the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The figures for those states check out, but they don’t come close to telling the full story.
Cassidy sent us an email promising an aide would "share the studies out of Colorado," but nothing arrived as of our deadline.
Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, however, show Illinois added — rather than lost — roughly 48,000 jobs overall in 2007.
Newman’s claim accurately reflects the single survey she is relying on, but it appears to be an outlier among similar polls.
With nearly half of income-taxing states not charging higher rates to the wealthy, it’s clear the ad’s claim is off base.
Chicago is far from the nation’s leader in reducing teen smoking. At least nine other major school districts or counties came out ahead.
Experts we spoke with summed up the claim as a "myth," "clearly not true," and "total nonsense."
While there’s no official definition for a "jobs tax," it is clear Pritzker’s plan doesn’t contain one.
It’s not true in Illinois and we could find no credible evidence that suggested it was true elsewhere.
Preckwinkle criticized a city program aimed in part at increasing the supply of affordable housing in better-off neighborhoods that have high rents.
Lightfoot’s claim is accurate, but it does little to reinforce the portrait she is drawing of a reformer who improved police accountability.
Now, Pritzker is the state’s chief executive — and the one painting tax policies in overly broad strokes.
Her claim that Daley somehow paved the way for the role Rauner played in the state’s protracted budget impasse lacks substance.
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The claim follows a well-worn partisan script in which a candidate blows out of proportion a minor piece of legislation an opponent once supported.