Whatever you build, you're building for the family - not with an eye toward getting away, but with an eye toward adding to the family pie.

I am prepared to do whatever I can do and whatever is reasonable to make sure that it is Hillary who makes it to the White House and not Trump.

Unfortunately, Bruce Rauner is more committed to playing politics than fighting for Illinois women and families.

Illinois has the opportunity to lead the country in providing more affordable health care options to its citizens.

Trump is an anathema to America's democracy and values.

Let's help those in prison maintain positive connections with their community. If we truly want re-entry to be successful, and we do, people need to come back to a place that still feels like home.

I'm proud to be part of the resistance.

By legitimizing Iran's nuclear program, removing the pressure of economic sanctions, and allowing it to obtain conventional weapons and ballistic missiles, this agreement makes the prospect for war more likely, not less.

The people at the bottom who are working but working at relatively low wages need some help.

None of our family businesses were focused on technology. It was '93 when I came out of law school, and the Internet was taking hold. So I started New World Ventures.

The more activity around Chicago-based companies, and the more success that entrepreneurs have in Chicago, the better we as venture capitalists in Chicago will do.

Selling online is one channel, but it's not the only channel.

Setting a tone of inclusiveness and ensuring protection for all begins at the top, whether from the White House or the State House.

It's important that we start conversations about changing the culture of sexual harassment and discrimination in politics, state capitols, and our larger communities with an acknowledgment of the courage of so many women who have chosen to speak up and speak out.

I'm involved in issues, and issues are about grass-roots politics.

Black and brown communities are significantly and disproportionately impacted by deficiencies in our criminal justice system.

There's a truth about public service that is often unspoken and rarely understood - that the role of our elected officials is about much more than balancing budgets and ensuring the delivery of essential services.

The challenge in multi-lateral negotiations is not to lose sight of one's over-arching goal in the midst of the cacophony of opinions at the bargaining table.

Let's remember that Bruce Rauner has every interest in getting stories out there that hurt Democrats.

Just because one happens to be wealthy, it doesn't mean you are naturally any good at building an investment operation that is world-class or successful.

There are not 'many sides' in the fight against hatred and bigotry. There is only right and wrong.

My wife and I were both very engaged in trying to defeat Trump. We knocked on doors in three states.

No matter how much wealth anybody has, family problems are about the same across the board.

My uncles and my aunts were outstanding. There's just no other way to say it.

Leadership means setting a moral tone.

I've tried, in my own life, to speak up when I see harassment occurring. But I want to acknowledge that there are probably situations and instances where I could have done more. I think that's an acknowledgment that all men need to make.

I have a lot of Republican friends.

It takes so long for the folks who are earning minimum wage to finally see a little bit of a rise... that it takes a little nudge, I think, from government.

Health care is a human right, and single-payer health care will deliver quality, affordable care to every Illinoisan.

Great success doesn't come in short periods of time.

If you're governor of a state, and you have nothing to say when the president attacks the people that you represent, you are complicit.

I'm an independent thinker and independent leader. I have been my whole life.

Great law schools like Northwestern are here to expand the minds of their students, to allow them to achieve their personal goals, to enable them to contribute, to give back in ways that they could not without the education they receive here, and to help them make the greatest country in the world just a little more accessible, a little fairer.

Early education is the type of issue politicians nod their heads at, and then when it comes time to make a tough decision, a financial trade-off, inevitably it's about the first item tossed from the table.

In the World Cup, people of many nations come together for a fierce competition. To field the best team, all the competitor nations know that they need to train their athletes for many years, starting as early as the first moments a child can recognize a soccer ball. No shortcuts. No late starts.

Single-payer is about making our society a better place. It's about putting people over profits.

As an elected official, an advocate for children, and an educator, Glenn Poshard has always fought for what's right.

You, as an entrepreneur, must make sure the postmoney valuation is a number you can obtain. You don't want too high of a valuation.

Head Start has been a key component of health, nutrition and early learning opportunities since the 1960s.

I hate the term 'philanthropist.'

I've been honored to take part in protests and events across Illinois, joining with thousands of you in the resistance, making calls, sending letters, and making sure Washington understands that we will not allow the ACA to be repealed.

Small ideas won't help Illinois' future.

I think much of what you learn as a kid comes before age seven.

Trump can spend virtually an unlimited amount of his own money on this election, which makes him unlike any of the other candidates in the race. So those who oppose him will have to work very hard to make sure he doesn't win.

I do periodically ride a bus with my kids.

ChicagoNEXT is focused on making Chicago the best possible place for technology entrepreneurs.

By definition, startups are not constrained by the limits of established company culture. And so they push boundaries and develop new technologies and ways of doing things.

Any business owner can tell you that if their company isn't performing profitably and up to standards, one of two things will happen: either you make changes to improve its efficiency, or a competitor will drive you out of business. Market forces have a way of cutting to the chase rather quickly.

When you're someone who cares about making a difference in the world, and you have resources to do that, you have literally hundreds of choices you could make about how to do that.