Latest Pants on Fire! Fact-checks in Illinois Jeanne Ives stated on December 3, 2019 in a tweet: Says U.S. Rep. Sean Casten has held numerous "invite-only" town halls. Donald Trump stated on October 28, 2019 in a speech: "Over the last two years, the number of murders in America and America’s major cities has dropped, unlike here (Chicago), by more than 10%." Brad Halbrook stated on February 7, 2019 in a resolution: "The City of Chicago is often bailed out by taxpayers in the rest of the State, such as the $221 million bailout for the CPS (Chicago Public Schools) pension system that was signed into law." Toni Preckwinkle stated on January 29, 2019 in a campaign ad: Says Susana Mendoza is a supporter of the death penalty who could administer it herself and "‘...sleep like a baby at night…’" Peter Roskam stated on October 22, 2018 in a debate appearance: Says the Washington Post fact-checked a charge he opposed pre-existing condition protections for health insurance "and gave that Four Pinocchios." Mike Bost stated on September 14, 2018 in a campaign ad: Says Brendan Kelly "spent his career" supporting Nancy Pelosi. Peter Roskam stated on July 1, 2018 in in a Facebook ad: Says Sean Casten supports "doubling premiums" and "cutting current health care plans." Rudy Giuliani stated on August 6, 2018 in a tweet: There were "63 murders this weekend" in Chicago and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s legacy is "more murders in his city than ever before." Rod Blagojevich stated on May 28, 2018 in a Wall Street Journal op-ed: "I’m in prison for practicing politics." Bruce Rauner stated on February 13, 2018 in a campaign ad: "Who’s really behind Jeanne Ives’ campaign for governor? Mike Madigan’s corrupt insider machine. They’ve bankrolled her campaign with thousands in shady labor union cash, turning Ives into another Madigan lackey." Bruce Rauner stated on January 29, 2018 in a session with Chicago Tribune editorial board: "I have introduced balanced budgets every year that I’ve been governor." Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated on October 2, 2017 in a press conference: "I think if you look to Chicago, where you had over 4,000 victims of gun-related crimes last year, they have the strictest gun laws in the country. That certainly hasn’t helped there." Bruce Rauner stated on August 28, 2017 in a bill signing event: "My grandparents were proud immigrants to the United States of America, here to Illinois in the late 1800s. My grandparents did not speak English when they were young." Bloggers stated on March 13, 2017 in a blog post: Said Vin Diesel declared his love of Rockford, Ill., after locals provided him car help and hospitality. Bloggers stated on March 17, 2017 in a headline: "Muslims get their way--Illinois will permit wearing burqas in driving licenses photos" Bruce Rauner stated on February 15, 2017 in the annual budget speech: Says he presented "a balanced budget." Katherine Cloonen stated on September 21, 2016 in a campaign ad: "Lindsay Parkhurst wants to take away programs like Social Security and Medicare that seniors have earned throughout their lifetimes."