WBBM Thinks Some Ads More Political Than Others

Over a two-day period, I heard two issue advocacy radio ads on WBBM. One was preceded by a disclaimer saying it was a political ad. The other wasn’t. The one with the disclaimer, making it less likely that people would … Continue reading

RTA Uses Tax Dollars to Lobby Citizens to Lobby Legislators

It’s certainly not unusual for tax dollars to be used to lobby Illinois legislators. Former legislators, whether that way through retirement or ouster, often get contracts from local tax districts to influence their former colleagues. The Regional Transportation Authority, now … Continue reading

RTA Uses Tax Dollars to Lobby Citizens to Lobby Legislators

It’s certainly not unusual for tax dollars to be used to lobby Illinois legislators. Former legislators, whether that way through retirement or ouster, often get contracts from local tax districts to influence their former colleagues. The Regional Transportation Authority, now … Continue reading