Conflict of interest? Pritzker Owns COVID Testing Company While the COVID-19 pandemic has been not only been fatal for some people, it has also been killing some businesses while at the same time opening the doors for others businesses. Governor J.B. Pritzker’s PathGroup company might be a business that is "making millions off the pandemic.” (Fox News)
"Restore Illinois" - A Year-Long Plan to Reopen Our State
Pritzker’s plan divides the state into four broad regions and allows for the gradual reopening of businesses and public activities in five phases if they meet and sustain certain benchmarks for infection rates and hospital capacity over a 28-day period. The final, full reopening phase would occur only after a COVID-19 vaccine or treatment is widely available, something that could take one year or more.
Data breach in new Illinois online unemployment system exposes private information The Illinois Department of Employment Security “is aware there was a glitch” in a new system for processing unemployment claims for independent contractors and the self-employed that “made some private information publicly available for a short time, and worked to immediately remedy the situation,” Pritzker spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh said in a statement. “A full investigation is underway to assess exactly what happened and how many people were impacted. Those who were impacted will be notified.” (Chicago Tribune) COMMENTARY - Russ Nowak, ROEGT Committeeman “I’m just not going to answer that”. That is what our Governor, Governor J.B. Pritzker said when asked about his wife traveling to his $12 million Florida estate. The Governor extended the Stay at Home order until May 31. The second longest stay at home order in the country. But where is his wife? At their home in Wellington, Florida. Here’s the question from Mark Konkol from the Patch. Mark Konkol with The Patch says, “Where’s the first lady? Is she accompanied by a state security detail? Has she engaged in non-essential travel? What is your response to people who say the state home order and non essential travel bans aren’t being abided by your family? I believe there’s a report from Illinois Rising Action that says that she recently traveled to Florida.” GOV. J.B. PRITZKER: Well, first of all, I want to say that in politics it used to be that we kept our families out of it. My official duties have nothing to do with my family, so I’m just not going to answer that question. It’s inappropriate, and I find it reprehensible honestly that that reporter wrote a story about it. The Governor’s “All In Illinois” initiative doesn’t seem to apply for his family. In my commentary I asked you to consider if our elected officials showed they could lead during this time. It’s a shame our Governor can’t lead by example. If he asks us to be ‘all in’ we have every right to expect it of him. CANDIDATE CORNER ~ Mark Curran for US Senate
Have you ever thought of running for office? Don't forget library, school, park district, village and township elections will be coming in 2021! Please contact Russ Nowak at Russ.Nowak7@gmail.com if you're interested. Thank you for your continued support, stay safe and God Bless America! Russ Nowak Chairman, Republicans of Elk Grove Township COPYRIGHT ROEGT: VOL 46, MAY 2020