Gov. J.B. Pritzker says racism behind fake newspapers

BRIAN CASSELLA, CHICAGO TRIBUNE BRIAN CASSELLA, CHICAGO TRIBUNE A series of political mailings that resemble newspapers and excoriate Democratic Go...

September 11, 2022
2:10 AM

BRIAN CASSELLA, CHICAGO TRIBUNE BRIAN CASSELLA, CHICAGO TRIBUNE A series of political mailings that resemble newspapers and excoriate Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker over crime issues has prompted the governor to claim they're the work of 'racist political consultant' and right-wing radio show host Dan Proft, who also is financially supporting Republican governor candidate Darren Bailey.The mailings, tailored to specific areas and sent to voters under such labels as 'Chicago City Wire,' 'DuPage Policy Journal,' and 'Will County Gazette,' are filled with purported news articles containing misinformation about the effects of criminal justice reforms enacted under Pritzker.

Rick Pearson Chicago Tribune