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By Rev. Harold E. Bailey,

President of Probation Challenge and the PCC Broadcast Network

CHICAGO, IL – Newly elected, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has many jaundice eyes peering at him these days.

More than a few Illinois State Legislators have declared that the governor Rauner, now appears to be backpedalling on many of his campaign promises… expressively those matters that would affecting the lives of the middle-class, poor and indigent.

One legislative person monitoring the republican governor’s actions is Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter, who recently dared to speak regarding politically sensitive matters on the Probation Challenge PCC Network.

As many tongues continue to speak with their tongue-in-cheek, others have been vocal as to the governor’s un-kept promises to keep the Illinois government flowing with wise balance.  Sen. Mattie Hunter expressed her feeling regarding her concerns for the South and Westside’s of the city, along with that of downstate Illinois.

Senator Hunter, spoke on The Chinta ‘Strausberg Report’ Show, where throughout the presentation the audience expressed moans and sighs of surprise.  Rev. Harold E. Bailey, Network president, said, ‘I publicly salute this woman of courage! It is not often that you hear truth flow from the mouth of those who pledge to serve you, and Sen. Hunter has not minced her words! There is absolutely no battle for her to give 100% regarding truthful matters that are close to the hearts of the people who are perishing for the lack of knowledge. She has discharged her duty and has now wired up the community with hard-core-truth.”

Sources have confirmed that Governor Rauner, conducts meetings held with state legislators as in a corporate setting—where he requires board-members to follow his dictates!

Illinois state representatives salaries were raised in 2014, compared to 2013.

Sources say, although their salary levels were frozen, legislators failed to pass the mandatory furloughs that had become customary in previous years. Accordingly, legislators’ year-over-year “take home” pay increased.

The base pay for state representatives was $66,277 in 2014, according to data accessed through the state comptroller’s transparency database. In 2013, their base pay was $64,717.

Excluding incoming and outgoing legislators who served for part of the year, the average state representative made $74,345 once leadership bonuses were accounted for. Roughly one-third of Illinois legislators earn the base pay, while the other two-thirds are designated as “leaders” and earn more.

The highest-paid representatives were House Speaker Michael Madigan and Minority Leader Jim Durkin, who both took home $93,122. Durkin has pledged to forgo his travel stipend in 2015. It has not been determined if that happened or not! Do they ever report to the Chicago or African American community?

Members of the Illinois General Assembly are among the highest-paid state legislators in the country. Only California, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania pay their legislators higher base salaries, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

While emphasis are placed on who will get the biggest amount of the fat-meat, African Americans increasingly continues to pimp the criminal justice system. High stakes are involved with black incarceration. Will the governor concern himself with this factual matter becomes the question? Will dollars increase for education—rather than incarceration?

The Cook County Black population is estimated at about 5,246,456.  While blacks in Illinois are is estimated at 12,880,580. It appears that the Chicago population pimps the grand state of Illinois. As Chicagoans pay through the nose with high taxation that benefits the state, it is interesting to note that little revenue returns to Chi-town.

Evangelist Andre’ Murphy of the This is your day for a miracle broadcast,  after hearing Sen. Hunter speak, immediately placed a telephone call from the PCC Studio, to have his prayer-line intercede for the senator.

Many state and city officials have been invited to appear on the PCC Network, however   it is rumored that many fear giving accountability to those they were elected to service.

Bailey, however said that there are those who have gone so far onto the avenue of hypocrisy… that they wouldn’t come within a stone’s throw of the PCC—Truth Network.

Chinta Strausberg, noted International journalist, has broadcast with Probation Challenge and the PCC Network for over 21-years. She continues to search for truth to free communities from the strangleholds of injustices.

Senator Hunter has served: 2003-Present (Senate) … Committee assignments: Senate Committee of the Whole; Appropriations III (Chairperson); Environment and Energy; Higher Education; Pensions and Investments; Public Health; Subcommittee. Global Warming & Energy.

Biography: Full-time state legislator; born June 1 in Chicago; B.A., Government, Monmouth College; M.A., Sociology, Jackson State University; single. Appointments: Co-Chair of Health Policy Task Force, Council of State Governments, Vice Chair of the Commission to Study the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its Past and Present Effects on African-Americans.

The entire ‘Strausberg Report’ with Illinois State Sen. Mattie Hunter, may soon be viewed at: WWW.ProbationChallenge.org—The Truth Network. 24/7 and On-Demand.

Rev. Harold E. Bailey is the President of Probation Challenge/PCC Broadcast Network

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