Mickey Straub feels a new IRS report detailing how more than 86,000 people left Illinois at a cost of nearly $5 billion in just a year’s time highlights the battle being waged for the soul of the state.
“Illinois families suffer when Jim Durkin and his staff act without transparency or integrity,” said conservative Republican candidate Mickey Straub. “This behavior is rampant in Springfield and is again on displayin Durkin’s office. News reports this week detail how Durkin staffer Michael Mahoney declined to disclose his friendship with a lobbyist representing a firmbidding for a ‘massive contract’ that Mahoney himself was partially responsible for vetting.
Mickey Straub’s emotions run high upon hearing news that Illinois’ struggles in Springfield have caused the state’s national reputation to take yet another hit.
Members of the Burr Ridge Village Board are rightly considering a lawsuit against GOP Leader Jim Durkin for slandering a town he was elected to represent. As Mayor of Burr Ridge, I’m appalled one of our elected officials would make false claims against our well-governed village. What won’t Durkin do to get elected?
Mickey Straub is accusing his opponent in the GOP primary, Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), who is also the House minority leader, of using his power as a lawmaker to put forth legislation that helps his law firm pad its bottom line.