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  • Rally for Marriage at Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, IL @ NOON Today

    10/29/2009 6:05:12 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 325+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | October 29, 2009 | steelers6
    IFI E-Alert:: Marriage Rally and Lobby Day -- Oct. 29th 10/20/2009 8:10:00 AM By David E. Smith, Executive Director -Illinois Family Institute Approximately eight hundred Illinois citizens from around the state joined IFI & other Christian leaders in Springfield last year to rally, pray, and lobby for natural marriage, religious freedom, parental rights and the innocence of our children. Click HERE to download a flyer to distribute at church and in your community. Join IFI and Illinois families from around the state to take a stand for protecting marriage, religious freedom, parental rights and the innocence of our children! Plan...
  • Rally for Marriage at Illinois State Capitol, Springfield, IL Thursday, October 29th at NOON

    10/27/2009 7:42:09 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 4 replies · 510+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | October 27, 2009 | steelers6
    IFI E-Alert:: Marriage Rally and Lobby Day -- Oct. 29th 10/20/2009 8:10:00 AM By David E. Smith, Executive Director -Illinois Family Institute Approximately eight hundred Illinois citizens from around the state joined IFI & other Christian leaders in Springfield last year to rally, pray, and lobby for natural marriage, religious freedom, parental rights and the innocence of our children. Click HERE to download a flyer to distribute at church and in your community. Join IFI and Illinois families from around the state to take a stand for protecting marriage, religious freedom, parental rights and the innocence of our children! Plan...
  • Kirk, Biggert and IL Dems vote special protections for transgenders

    10/14/2009 11:51:14 AM PDT · by BillyBoy · 9 replies · 577+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | Tuesday, October 13, 2009 | Fran Eaton
    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Kirk, Biggert and IL Dems vote special protections for transgenders Two Republican and all but one Democratic member of the Illinois U.S. Congressional delegation voted to make transgenders a new protected class in federal law last Thursday.  Republicans Mark Kirk and Judy Biggert, as well as Democrats Melissa Bean, Jerry Costello, Danny Davis, Bill Foster, Luis Guitierrez, Debbie Halvorson, Phil Hare, Bill Lipinski, Mike Quigley, Bobby Rush and Jan Schakowsky voted for H.R. 1913, tucked within a larger difficult-to-oppose Defense Authorization bill. Eagle Forum explained: H.R. 1913 makes a hate crime — a crime in which the...
  • Illinois public opinion turns against President Obama's health care and economic policies

    09/07/2009 6:36:34 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 53 replies · 2,411+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 09/07/09 | J Brown
    July and August have not been good months for the Democrat Party or the White House. Public opinion, nationwide, has turned against the Democrat's proposed health care reform legislation, violence in Afghanistan has risen, job losses continue to mount and just Saturday one of the Presidents close advisers was forced to resign. Just when the President thought things couldn't get worse, he now knows that even his home State of Illinois has turned against his Health Care plan and economic policies. A Chicago Tribune poll conducted of 700 registered voters over the last four days of August showed some troubling...
  • I haven't forgotten this, have you? FR has the removed news stories (Tri State) archived.

    Obama DID talk to Blagojevich about the Senate seat on November 5th Posted by Christophe on Dec 10th, 2008 Barack Obama claims he never spoke to Governor Rod Blagojevich about filling his vacant Senate seat. On November 5th, the state of Illinois issued a press release saying Obama and Blagojevich did indeed talk about filling Obama’s vacant Senate seat. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2008 Governor Blagojevich Congratulates President-elect Obama and Discusses U.S. Senate Seat To fill President-Elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat, Governor will use deliberate process to select suitable replacement CHICAGO – After congratulating President-Elect Barack Obama on his...
  • Political consultant John Ruff dies in auto accident (Key Figure in Burris Perjury Trial)

    06/11/2009 5:54:47 PM PDT · by callisto · 79 replies · 4,215+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 9, 2009 | DAVE McKINNEY
    SPRINGFIELD -- A key figure in the perjury investigation of U.S. Sen. Roland Burris died in an automobile accident Monday, authorities in far west-suburban Kendall County confirmed Tuesday. John Ruff, of Sandwich, Ill., was killed shortly before 3 p.m. when his 2001 BMW convertible crossed an oncoming lane of traffic and collided with a tree while he was driving eastbound on Rogers Road near Oak Brook Road in unincorporated Plano, said Kendall County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Pearson. John Ruff, a key figure in the perjury investigation of U.S. Sen. Roland Burris was killed in an automobile accident Monday in Kendall...
  • Racist Freeper Actually GOP Candidate (FreeRepublic in the news - Islam Online)

    04/28/2009 3:35:26 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 64 replies · 2,611+ views
    Islam Online ^ | 4/23/2009 | IslamOnline
    In early March, a gal named Rosanna Pulido won the Republican primary for the upcoming special congressional election in Illinois’ District 5, Rahm Emanuel’s former kingdom. She will lose. But not before making the funnies! She was the founder of the Illinois chapter of the Minutemen, because she *hates* the Mexicans. Once in a CNN interview she described John McCain as “just another politician that acts as if he was elected to represent the Mexican government.” Well maybe he was! AND YET, her most delightful comments came under the name “chicagolady” on the Free Republic website, where she wrote hilarious...
  • Word of Republican gaining big wins in Illinois elections!

    04/08/2009 4:08:04 PM PDT · by Wpin · 19 replies · 1,369+ views
    Vanity | April 08, 2009 | Wpin
    I am hearing reports that Republicans are making huge gains in local elections in areas like Kane County, Lake County and McHenry County. Who have trended democrat last few elections. Many of these upsets were over multiple termed democrats who were thought to be unbeatable. This is incredible news that if true, shows how the left is lying in their polls and ideas.
  • Quigley cruising to 5th District win (Illinois, over Pulido)

    04/07/2009 5:37:24 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 30 replies · 1,300+ views
    Chicagobreakingnews ^ | April 7, 2009 | chicagobreakingnews
    <p>Democratic Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley is cruising tonight in the 5th District race to replace Rahm Emanuel in Congress.</p> <p>With 45 percent of precincts counted, Quigley had an 8,500-vote lead over Republican Rosanna Pulido and Green Party candidate Matt Reichel.</p>
  • Illinois Democrat Mike Quigley favored to win race to replace Rahm Emanuel (ChicagoLady's race)

    04/07/2009 2:18:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 20 replies · 1,405+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 6, 2009 | DEANNA BELLANDI
    ...Pulido said she isn't intimidated by Quigley's big money lead. Quigley had raised $512,932 in the election cycle that started after the November election while Pulido collected just less than $21,000, according to Federal Election Commission filings as of March 30. Reichel, a 27-year-old French teacher and translator, said he hadn't yet filed an FEC report because he hadn't raised $5,000. "I feel like it's a David and Goliath scenario but the end of the story is David wins," said Pulido, director of the Illinois Minuteman Project, part of a national volunteer civilian border patrol group that wants to stop...
  • Voters Head To Polls To Replace Emanuel

    04/07/2009 11:35:08 AM PDT · by pissant · 19 replies · 994+ views
    CBS ^ | 4/7/09 | staff
    Voters are heading to the polls Tuesday to pick a replacement for Rahm Emanuel in the 5th Congressional District. Democrat Mike Quigley, now a Cook County commissioner, hopes to succeed Emanuel. If elected, he will represent much of the city's North and Northwest sides, as well as a handful of near western suburbs. Quigley is up against Republican Rosanna Pulido, founder of the Illinois Minuteman Project, and Green Party candidate Matthew Reichel, a peace activist. Polls opened at 6 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m.
  • Johnson, Pope counties add concealed carry to ballot

    04/06/2009 5:15:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 316+ views
    The Southern ^ | 5 April, 2009 | Scott Fitzgerald
    Two more Southern Illinois counties have included concealed carry advisory referendums on their ballots this Tuesday that proponents say will help convince state lawmakers that laws need to be passed to allow for it. The effectiveness of those referendums being included on Illinois voting ballots has yet to be seen, says an anti-handgun lobbyist. Tom Menard, executive director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, said this particular election day that focuses mostly on municipal, township and school board races traditionally shows a low turnout, about 20 percent, and is not an accurate snapshot of populace attitudes and thinking. Two...
  • Shortest 'debate' ever, but Rosanna Pulido OWNED the opposition!

    04/02/2009 10:42:39 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 50 replies · 2,628+ views
    Rosanna Pulido debated Democrat and Green Party candidates last night on Chicago Tonight.
  • Rosanna Pulido on WGN today

    04/01/2009 12:10:35 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 4 replies · 830+ views
    YouTube ^ | April 1, 2009
    FR's own Rosanna Pulido, candidate for Congress in Tuesday's Special Election to fill Rahm Emanuel's vacant congressional seat on WGN in Chicago today
  • Request for volunteers for Rosanna Pulido - Special Election for Congress - April 7

    03/27/2009 8:27:22 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies · 762+ views
    Rosanna Pulido for Congress ^ | March 27, 2009 | Tom Hoefling
    The next ten days are going to involve some intense campaigning on the ground in the Fifth District of Illinois, with the goal of electing FR's own chicagolady, Rosanna Pulido, to Congress on April 7. We still need more volunteers! No matter where you live, if you can make phone calls from home for Rosanna, please contact Maureen Gerrish at, and she'll get you all set up. If you live in or near the district, please join up with one of our teams that will be canvassing precincts every day for the next ten days. We're starting out tomorrow...
  • Important Update from Rosanna Pulido for Congress - March 25, 2009

    03/25/2009 12:34:01 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 12 replies · 566+ views
    Rosanna Pulido for Congress ^ | March 25, 2009 | Tom Hoefling
    Two weeks to go until the April 7th Special Election!Tonight, Wednesday, March 25, 2009, there will be an electronic Town Hall meeting with Rosanna Pulido via conference line. While supporters from across America will be on the call, first preference will be given to citizens of the Fifth Congressional District of Illinois. The call will take place at 7:00 pm Central time. The call in number is: 218-339-2222 The passcode is: 592188 If more conference calls are scheduled we will notify you via email. Opportunities to meet and talk with Rosanna PulidoOn both remaining Saturdays and Sundays before the April...
  • Are you serious about taking away Nancy Pelosi's power? HELP FR's own ROSANNA PULIDO NOW!

    03/23/2009 3:52:01 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 12 replies · 862+ views
    Rosanna Pulido for Congress ^ | March 23, 2009 | Tom Hoefling
    As many of you know, FreeRepublic's own CHICAGOLADY, Rosanna Pulido, is on the ballot in the IL 5th Congressional District Special Election on April 7th, only two weeks from tomorrow. This race will decide who fills the House seat vacated by Rahm Emanuel when he moved into the White House with Barack Obama. This district covers a large swath of the North Side of Chicago, and several northwest suburbs. It is a heavily Catholic area that has been dominated by the Democrat machine, but it doesn't have to stay that way. If you talk to folks in the Fifth, you...
  • 5th Dist. finalists each say they have a shot

    03/19/2009 6:20:50 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 4 replies · 287+ views
    Pioneer Pres ^ | March 19, 2009 | PATRICK BUTLER
    With a special election to fill the seat vacated by Emanuel just weeks away, Democrat Michael Quigley, Republican Rosanna Pulido and Green Party candidate Matt Reichel are each planning on taking their own route to victory. For Quigley, a onetime aide to former Alderman Bernard Hansen, 44th Ward, who got 11,551 votes, that means hammering away with the same "reform and reinvent" message that helped him beat out 11 other hopefuls, including especially strong candidates like State Reps. Sara Feigenholtz and John Fritchey, said Quigley spokesman Billy Weinberg. "People voted for Mike's message of open and honest government, and his...
  • Planning to Turn Rahm Emanuel’s Seat Red

    03/15/2009 8:25:49 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 17 replies · 1,880+ views
    REDSTATE.COM ^ | March 15, 2009 | Warner Todd Huston
    On Saturday afternoon, in the midst of Chicago’s famous St. Patrick’s Day celebration with its tradition of turning of the Chicago River green, a cadre of concerned Republicans met to plan a way to capture the Congressional seat of Chicago’s 5th District, the one being vacated by Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. The candidate charged with this task is Rosanna Pulido and she only has about three weeks to do it. The special election for Emanuel’s seat is to be held as soon as April 7th. Her supporters and other interested parties (me included) met at the top of...
  • GOP Not Fully Embracing Their Candidate in the 5th Congressional District, Rosanna Pulido

    03/06/2009 8:37:53 AM PST · by chicagolady · 50 replies · 2,227+ views
    NBC5 CHICAGO ^ | 3/5/2009 | Marianne Ahern
    GOP Not Fully Embracing Their Candidate for Congress Rosanna Pulido is the GOP's candidate in the race to replace Rahm Emanuel in Congress, but her own party hasn't given their full support. I will have to call RUSH LIMBAUGH!
  • Democrats vote down special election for Roland Burris Senate seat

    03/07/2009 11:31:04 AM PST · by Tempest · 29 replies · 766+ views
    SPRINGFIELD---Over Republican objections, Democrats who run the Illinois Senate defeated legislation today that would have allowed for a special election to replace appointed Democratic U.S. Sen. Roland Burris before his term ends in January 2011. The 3-2 party-line vote at a Senate committee represented another setback for Republicans who have been pushing for a special election since then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich made the appointment weeks after his Dec. 9 arrest on political corruption charges. Among the federal accusations is that Blagojevich tried to sell the very Senate seat he later gave to Burris.

    03/04/2009 11:26:24 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 54 replies · 1,920+ views
    Committee to Elect Rosanna Pulido ^ | March 4, 2009 | Tom Hoefling
    Special ElectionAPRIL 7, 2009 Illinois Fifth Congressional District ROSANNA PULIDO, FR's own CHICAGOLADY, is the Republican nominee!Rosanna Pulido for Congress What you can do nowFor more information or to volunteer: This is a tough Special Election in a heavily Democrat district, but it isn't impossible. Rosanna is a GREAT candidate, and will work hard to earn every vote. Once folks get to know her, they love her! She cannot count on the IL GOP, fellow FReepers, which means that she has to count on us. I would ask that over the next five weeks those who take the defeatist...
  • FR's ChicagoLady on Chicago's WLS-AM 890 Thread (Running for Rahm's House Seat)

    03/04/2009 12:24:32 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 37 replies · 2,626+ views
    WLS 890 AM ^ | March 4, 2009 | ConservativeMind
    Grab the Listen Live or turn on your radios! She's on the Roe Conn Show
  • Minuteman Wins GOP Primary for House Seat Illinois’ heavily Democratic 5th congressional district

    03/04/2009 8:20:30 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies · 2,227+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 3/4/09 9:34 AM | David Weigel
    Last night voters in Illinois’ heavily Democratic 5th congressional district voted in a primary for candidates to replace former Rep. Rahm Emanuel, now the White House chief of staff. Mike Quigley won the Democratic primary, while Rosanna Pulido won the GOP primary.Who’s Rosanna Pulido? She was a founder of the Illinois Minutemen, a wing of the immigration restriction group that patrolled the U.S.-Mexico border in 2006 and 2007. In this CNN interview, she called then-GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain “just another politician that acts as if he was elected to represent the Mexican government.”
  • YESSSS! Rosanna Pulido (R-IL) wins 5th Congressional District Republican Primary

    03/03/2009 8:39:22 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 88 replies · 4,588+ views
    America's Independent Party, AP, Illinois Review ^ | March 3, 2009 | the eagle has landed
    568 of 578 Precincts Reporting - 98% Name Party Votes Vote % Pulido, Rosanna GOP 975 25% Hanson, Tom GOP 842 22% Anderson, David GOP 702 18% Bedell, Gregory GOP 645 17% Kay, Daniel GOP 369 9% Stewart, Jon GOP 365 9%
  • The Conservative Comeback

    02/08/2009 2:50:18 AM PST · by chicagolady · 15 replies · 404+ views
    Conservative Comeback ^ | Feb 7, 2009 | Conservative Comeback
    We received an email earlier today from Rosanna Pulido, a Republican who is running for the open seat in the 5th Congressional District in Illinois. This is the seat that was previously held by Rahm Emmanuel. There is a run off election on March 3rd. Here are ome links that will give you a clearer view of where she stands on the issues.
  • Twenty-six file for Emanuel seat

    01/20/2009 6:48:30 PM PST · by chicagolady · 29 replies · 570+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/09 | Reid Wilson
    More than two-dozen candidates will run for the seat vacated by White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in the 5th district of Illinois. Filing closed late Monday. Fifteen Democrats, six Republicans and five Green Party candidates will compete in a March 3 primary, with the winners facing off in an April 7 general election. The Democrat who wins the primary will be heavily favored in the district, which stretches from the shores of Lake Michigan to the suburbs around O'Hare Airport. Barack Obama won nearly three in four votes in the district. Democrats with an early head start include...
  • Dates Set For Election To Replace Emanuel

    01/06/2009 3:18:01 PM PST · by TheRightGuy · 59 replies · 1,133+ views
    CBS2Chicago ^ | January 6, 2009 | CBS 2 Local News Staff - Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― A primary election is set for March 3 and a general election for April 7 to fill the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rahm Emanuel. Illinois Republicans say the special election could be also be a chance to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate. Emanuel is leaving Congress to become Obama's chief of staff. ...snip ... On the Republican side, Tom Hanson, who ran against Emanuel in 2008, and Illinois Minuteman Project founder Rosanna Pulido are among those reportedly interested. ... snip ...