CHICAGO –  Secretary of State Jesse White has named Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Tinley Park) as an honorary co-chair of his re-election campaign committee. White is building a strong statewide coalition to continue his great work as Illinois Secretary of State.  

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Think Tank Releases Findings of Statewide Poll on Top Economic Issues

ROCK ISLAND - The Illinois Policy Institute will visit the Quad Cities on their Turnaround Tour, a campaign focused on practical, common-sense solutions to rein in out-of-control spending, expand government transparency, remove government roadblocks to creating a more friendly business climate and reform the bankrupt state pension system. The Institute will also release findings from a statewide poll that discusses spending, taxes and other issues. The tour will include rallies with local leaders and educational forums with candidates for the state legislature to discuss their solutions to the state's fiscal problems.

Details on Candidate's Forum

WHO: Kristina Rasmussen, Executive Vice President of the Illinois Policy Institute, Moderator

INVITED: Richard Morthland, Candidate 71st House District

CANDIDATES: Dennis Ahern, Candidate 71st House District

WHAT: Turnaround Tour Candidate's Forum

WHEN: Wednesday, September 29th, 7:30 - 9 pm

WHERE: Holiday Inn Rock Island Hotel and Conference Center

Venice Room

226 17th Street, Rock Island, IL

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About the Illinois Policy Institute

The Illinois Policy Institute is a nonpartisan research and education organization dedicated to making our state a beacon for liberty and prosperity for all citizens. As a leading voice for economic liberty and government accountability, we engage policy makers, opinion leaders, and citizens on the state and local level by promoting free market principles and liberty-based public policy initiatives for a better Illinois. To learn more about our organization or review our policy briefs, please visit our website at