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Mike Frerichs

Mike Frerichs Talks Star Wars, Hillary, His Height and More with Reboot Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.22.2017 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In our Jan. 15 "Only in Illinois" video, we talked with Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs about his first year in office and the challenges he has faced as the state's top investment officer during a time of extreme instability in state finances.

Biggest Illinois Treasurer's Race Campaign Contributors

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.18.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Illinois treasurer's race might not be the most exciting or talked about in the state, but it's one of the most hotly contested statewide elections on the 2014 ballot.

Frerichs and Cross Make Their Cases for Treasurer in Their Own Words

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.17.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinoisans are seven weeks away from voting on six statewide government offices, which means they have at least 12 candidates to get to know (plus third-party candidates in some races) and decide whether or not they will vote for them in a short period of time.

Cross, Frerichs Treasurer Contest Cues Up Fierce Clash

David Ormsby | Posted 06.12.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Both the rhetoric and the tactics are heating up in race for State Treasurer, which other than the Governor's race, offers the most potential for drama in Illinois' 2014 campaign season.

Will Illinois Ban Fracking After Disaster Strikes Or Before?

Will Reynolds | Posted 03.16.2014 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

An Illinois ban on fracking is inevitable. The question is whether it will happen before or after a major fracking disaster.

Beyond Clean Coal/Fracking Awards: IL Environmental Council Should Honor These Five Environmental Leaders Tonight

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Advocates gathering in Chicago tonight for the "Environmental Leadership Dinner" might want to honor the extraordinary efforts of some real environmental leaders on the extraction frontlines in southern Illinois instead of long-time boosters for "clean coal" and fracking jobs.

Tea Party Candidate For Illinois Senate Says Black Men Prefer Drug Dealing To Education

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Party leaders in central Illinois are calling on their own candidate for state senate to step down following racist remarks he made at a ca...