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Hey Take Back Chicago I just added Bruce Rauner's transition committee to this list.

An employee of Angelo Aponte reportedly gave a copy of a confidential New York State Senate memo, which pertained to the evaluation of bids for the contract to operate a racino at Aqueduct Racetrack, to Henry Sheinkopf.

At the time, Mr. Sheinkopf was a lobbyist working for an investor in the consortium of Aqueduct Entertainment Group LLC.

People may want to look at Nafeez Ahmed's massive analysis on Highlands Forum, CIA, Google, mass surveillance etc

MSC Chicago LLC's address is 1649 W Cermak Rd and Monterrey Security Consulants Inc is 2232 S Blue Island Ave but as satellite view on Google Maps makes clear, these are just two different street addresses for the same building.

Metropolitan Leadership Institute
Rahm-backed candidate in 45th ward, Michael Diaz, running against John Arena is also an MLI grad

Elise Doody-Jones If you look at a copy of letter filed with ISBE you will see that her campaign is run by New Chicago Consulting, whose principal, Thomas Bowen. was formerly Deputy Campaign Manager for Chicago for Rahm
More interestingly, Mr. Bowen is married to Aviva Bowen, who is communications director for IFT.
Would love to listen in on conversations at that dinner table.Democrats for Education Reform

William J. Bratton spoke at a Dec. 18, 2014, meeting of The Partnership for New York City at the offices of Viacom Inc. to discuss issuing affecting the New York Police Department, according to a Jan. 11, 2015, report in The New York Post.

William J Mulrow, The Blackstone Group L.P. director and Cuomo's new top aide, was one of two directors of the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation when it steered millions of dollars in Hurricane Sandy relief funds to Blackstone-financed developments:

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP will hold it's 2015 "Petroleum Academy" at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston, September 21-24.

Americans for Prosperity

How is it possible that the Koch Brothers are not mentioned here at all?

David Koch
Charles G. Koch

Largest charitable gifts in 2014 This list includes both cash gifts and pledges made in the current year. Does not include gifts of artwork or gifts from anonymous donors. While these donors did make large charitable commitments in 2014, others did so without the donors nor the charity formally announcing their support.

Victor Sign Corp located at 2734 W. Superior St (see

This is also the listed address of other contributions to Joe Moreno according to IL State Board of Elections filings:
1735 N Ashland Partners LLP
Wynn & Associates
and Noble North Elston LP

Noble North Elston LP
"In 2012, our lawyers in Chicago represented Noble North Elston Limited Partnership in a $17,000,000 refinancing with MB Financial Bank. of a parcel located on the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago and possessing one of the three digital business identification signs on the expressway and a 30,000 square foot retail building. The financing was enabled by a lease for the sign."

1735 N Ashland Partners LLP this partnership has something to do with Ted Wynn. See: "Stake in Mural Building on Kennedy to be auctioned":

"Sheldon Good is auctioning off a 40% general partnership interest in a partnership that owns the building, according to a news release to be issued by the company. [...] Woodstock investor Lawrence J. Oakford is listed as the general partner of the 1735 N. Ashland partnership, and he borrowed an undisclosed amount from a venture managed by Theodore A. Wynn, according to public records."

Wynn is a big Joe Moreno donor.

Carly Fiorina "Carly Fiorina is gearing up to run for president. The National Journal reports she already has begun hiring staff."

Happy holidays everyone! We added a new relationship category: Hierarchies! A quick post on the change:

I figured out how to use the new function. It is an improvement. Thanks.