Latest True Fact-checks in Illinois Tammy Duckworth stated on August 7, 2018 in remarks during a press conference: "If you are a gun store owner and you decide to go out of business … you right now are allowed to convert your entire gun store inventory to ‘personal use’ and once it is a personal use weapon, you can sell it without background checks." Troy LaRaviere stated on June 1, 2018 in a blog post: "Under Emanuel, CPS has become the most understaffed school district in Illinois." Nancy Rotering stated on February 11, 2018 in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times: "It’s now constitutional to ban [assault weapons] in Illinois. Yet, the Illinois General Assembly has failed to allow other cities to have that opportunity." Chris Kennedy stated on January 16, 2018 in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times: "There was no requirement to put in affordable housing." Daniel Biss stated on November 27, 2017 in a tweet: These guys are now pretty much living up to the @BruceRauner standard. And falling dismally short of the @MittRomney standard. Even Romney released his full tax returns. Eric Holcomb stated on October 24, 2017 in a campaign ad: "We’re growing union jobs faster than Illinois." Bruce Rauner stated on September 28, 2017 in a press conference: "I personally am pro-choice. I always have been. And I made no qualms about that when I was elected governor." Illinois Policy Institute stated on August 3, 2017 in a tweet: The new tax will make soda sold in Chicago among the most expensive in the country. Richard Durbin stated on February 15, 2017 in an interview with Willie Geist : "You can almost pinpoint half of the gun violence deaths to two or three specific sections in the city. They are just areas of devastation, economically and otherwise." Bruce Rauner stated on December 31, 2016 in an op-ed in the (Springfield) State Journal-Register: The status quo led the General Assembly to reduce pension payments four straight years starting in 2005, costing billions of dollars as the delay in contributions essentially borrowed from pension funds at a very high interest rate. Mike Fortner stated on November 25, 2016 in a op-ed for The State Journal-Register in Springfield: "House Bill 6627 also requires the applicant to attest to their eligibility to vote, as is required by the National Voter Registration Act and used by all other states that have (automatic voter registration)." David Menchetti stated on November 28, 2016 in testimony before the Illinois House Labor and Commerce Committee: "The causation standard in Indiana is exactly the same as it is in Illinois." Bruce Rauner stated on September 19, 2016 in a press conference: Even our attorney general who is a strong Democrat, she has said that we need causation in our workers’ comp system. That’s the No. 1 thing pushing our manufacturing jobs out of Illinois. Richard Durbin stated on July 20, 2016 in a press release : "Illinois suffered 1,652 overdose deaths in 2014 ... of which 40 percent were associated with heroin. Illinois is ranked number one in the nation for a decline in treatment capacity between 2007 and 2012, and is now ranked the third worst in the country for state-funded treatment capacity." Bill Mitchell stated on April 20, 2016 in a speech: "Over the last six years, the state of Illinois spent about $320 million on illegal immigrants."