Much of what transpired at the Sun-Times, as well as other debates featuring the pair, has a Groundhog Day feel with voters left to wonder the truth.
Property tax levies are set at the local level, not by lawmakers in Springfield. That makes the main beat of Rauner’s contention a head-scratcher.
A new ad blames the governor for Illinois going 736 days without a budget, delaying school funding and causing tax hikes. True? Here’s our ruling.
Rauner is quick to point out that J.B. Pritzker wants to put tracking devices on your car in order to tax your mileage. Not so fast, governor.
Would Republican attorney general candidate Erika Harold oppose gay adoption, as her Dem opponent Kwame Raoul claims? We find his argument flimsy.
Complaining about high property taxes is the low-hanging fruit of politics in Illinois – and the subject of a ‘mostly false’ TV ad in the AG race.
Rauner’s tax argument overlooks nearly a dozen states with graduated systems that tax middle-class earners at lower rates than Illinois.
And if Pritzker is going to call Rauner out for cherry-picking, it’s also relevant to note that Pritzker does the same in his own response ad.
Days after Chicago’s most violent weekend this year, the first-term senator points out what she sees as a gaping loophole in federal gun laws.
The governor slings the incendiary word in a broad attack on his political foes, conflating ethics questions with Illinois’ rich history of graft.
Republicans have been complaining about Obamacare for years, but Roskam is taking some “Pants on Fire” swings with this attack on his opponent.
Tweeting about Chicago violence, Rudy Giuliani flubs his numbers, claiming 63 people were murdered last weekend, five times the actual tally.
Politicians often get a pass making broad statements on the campaign trail and in TV ads and social media. PolitiFact separates truth and fiction.
Illinois tops in the nation? A high bar to meet when grading the education of our workers. So, we thought Pritzker’s tweet was worth checking out.
Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown’s claim that preschool enrollment is down under Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn’t fly.