Latest False Fact-checks in Illinois Jeanne Ives stated on January 29, 2020 in a press release: Says U.S. Rep. Sean Casten “demanded the impeachment of the Republican President before the Mueller report was even released.” Marie Newman stated on January 6, 2020 in an interview: Says U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski had "a part in" undoing a law that used to limit how long trains could idle at crossings. Mark Batinick stated on October 8, 2019 in a radio interview: Says California has "30% or a third of the country’s people living at or below the poverty level." Jeanne Ives stated on July 26, 2019 in a TV interview: Says ex-Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti "publicly did not stand in opposition to" former Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to sign a bill that expanded the public funding of abortions in Illinois. Susana Mendoza stated on July 8, 2019 in a podcast interview: "Indiana actually has a higher gas tax than Illinois does even with the increase in (Illinois’) taxes." Bill Brady stated on June 18, 2019 in a speech: Says that after "the last income tax increase in the state of Illinois, we saw the largest exodus of middle-income families." Lori Lightfoot stated on May 30, 2019 in a TV interview: Says there were "rumors floating around" that Chicago police union officials were "telling their officers, ‘don’t do anything. Over Memorial Day weekend, don’t intercede. If you see some criminal activity, just lay back, do nothing.’" Mike Murphy stated on May 22, 2019 in remarks during a press conference: Says when New York "implemented a program" to tax the wealthy at higher rates it saw a revenue shortfall "because of the outward migration of their top earners." Dale Righter stated on April 29, 2019 in a TV interview: "The last time Illinois raised the minimum wage in 2006, the very next year this state lost 50,000 jobs. The prediction this time is, we’ll lose 90,000 jobs." Ideas Illinois stated on March 21, 2019 in an ad: "Pritzker and Madigan want to change the constitution to allow a permanent jobs tax on middle class families." Toni Preckwinkle stated on March 19, 2019 in a debate: "Nationally, they predict prison populations on the basis of third-grade achievement." Susana Mendoza stated on February 13, 2019 in a campaign ad: Says Bill Daley, as part of former Gov. Bruce Rauner’s transition team, wrote "the blueprint" for record Springfield gridlock. Sean Casten stated on October 22, 2018 in a debate: Under the GOP tax law, "if you live in Hinsdale, Illinois … you are now being double-taxed to the tune of $35,000." Bruce Rauner stated on September 6, 2018 in a TV ad: Says "J.B. Pritzker’s tax plan" includes a "new tax per mile you drive with government tracking device." Kwame Raoul stated on September 4, 2018 in a TV ad: Says "we know" Erika Harold would "discriminate against a loving gay couple who want to adopt a child, favoring an abusive straight couple instead." Bruce Rauner stated on August 22, 2018 in a radio interview: "Every state that has put in a graduated income tax, the middle class always pays more." JB Pritzker stated on July 31, 2018 in a video on Twitter: "We have the most educated … workforce in the entire nation." Juliana Stratton stated on June 28, 2018 in a radio interview: Gov. Bruce Rauner has "created no jobs over the past three years." Rahm Emanuel stated on June 28, 2018 in a television interview: "Chicago is experiencing right now the highest employment since 1950." Evelyn Sanguinetti stated on June 26, 2018 in a radio interview: Says a progressive income tax proposal from Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker "is wholly regressive." Bruce Rauner stated on June 12, 2018 in a speech: Says "massive floods" led to Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks at the Quincy Veterans’ Home. Garry McCarthy stated on March 30, 2018 in a campaign post: Studies show "the 2016 shooting and murder rate in Chicago cost us about $9.6 BILLION DOLLARS" and "the entire City budget for 2018 is $8.6 billion dollars. This math does not work, it is financially killing our city." Bruce Rauner stated on March 20, 2018 in his victory speech: "Newspapers have framed this election as my fight against the Illinois mafia." Chris Kennedy stated on February 9, 2018 in an interview with the Southern Illinoisan editorial board: "Zero percent of kids in Cairo are college-ready." Jeanne Ives stated on February 7, 2018 in a campaign ad: "Rauner made you pay for abortions in all nine months of pregnancy." Bruce Rauner stated on January 29, 2018 in a session with Chicago Tribune editorial board: "No private business was conducted on public property. That issue is a contract dispute." Jeanne Ives stated on January 15, 2018 in a campaign statement: Says President Barack Obama advocated "fathers in the home" as the solution to gun violence. Rahm Emanuel stated on January 9, 2018 in a talk radio appearance: "Chicago now has the highest employment in the private sector in the history of the city." JB Pritzker stated on December 6, 2017 in a candidate forum: "I released way more (tax) information than Bruce Rauner has." Illinois Family Institute stated on August 19, 2017 in a blog post: Public schools, colleges and state-funded day care centers "will be made into sanctuaries by Bruce Rauner signing SB 31."