[ • 5 Mar 2015 • No Comment]
Touted with fanfare by city officials and then-Gov. Pat Quinn at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, a planned network of charging stations for electric vehicles was billed as an environmentally friendly project designed to be the best and largest in the country. But the green initiative fizzled badly, and now two former owners of a California-based company initially selected to build the sprawling Chicago-area network stand charged with fraud in an indictment made public Wednesday in Chicago’s federal...

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[ • 3 Mar 2015 • No Comment]
Evanston has more than it’s share of pension woes. The BGA analysis says Evanston’s firefighter pension fund is the 8th worst funded in the suburbs among funds with more than $1 million in assets. It only has enough money to cover 45 percent of its estimated liabilities. The city’s police pension fund is the 19th worst funded by the same measure, with only enough funds to cover 46 percent of its estimated liabilities.   So funding a private property development, might not...

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[ • 2 Mar 2015 • One Comment]
The Chicago Tribune, like WTTW, The Sun Times and the less lights on news and opinion,  wants, O so very badly, for you to believe that Chicago’s mayoral election as anything to do with Bill De Blasio and Elizabeth ‘Senator Squaw’ Warren. It don’t. This is an election that finds a traditional south side Catholic Democrat ( pre 1972 Vintage) siding with Ald. Ricardo Munoz, some of the membership of SEIU to get Jesus Chuy Garcia a seat behind the big desk on the 5th floor of...

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[ • 2 Mar 2015 • No Comment ]
Other than a bit of envy of its football and baseball teams, the image Detroit summons up in most Chicagoans is fear. Bankrupt, depopulated, no future. Can we be headed in the same direction? Of course not. Oh, sure–we forced a couple of hundred thousand  African Americans out of town, but we’re still pretty well populated. Besides– Detroit  was a single-industry town, dependent on the automotive business, which moved farther out of town and lost market share to the Japanese and...


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[ • 28 Feb 2015 • No Comment ]
Vote Foster and Pellaton for Wilmette Park District Board is the website launched for first time candidates Ryrie Pellaton and Stephanie Foster.
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[ • 26 Feb 2015 • No Comment ]
From 2004. Governor Blagojevich and his replacement as US Rep, Rahm Emanuel launch a poorly thought out drug importation scheme.
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[ • 26 Feb 2015 • No Comment ]
Read more at Fox News A senior State Department official in charge of federal counterterrorism programs will face trial in Virginia after he was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor. Fairfax County Police officials say Daniel Rosen was arrested by a county detective about noon Tuesday at his Washington, D.C. home after he allegedly sought to arrange sex with a minor. The detective, a female officer working in the county’s Child Exploitation Unit, had been posing...


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[ • 25 Feb 2015 • One Comment ]
Imagine a scenario where you bury a lot of your hard earned money in the yard, and never see it again. Better yet, imagine giving that money to someone else, who buries it with promises of big returns which never happen. The site is deep below Chicago’s famous Block 37 between State and Dearborn at Randolph. A decade ago, the Chicago Transit Authority wanted to launch non-stop train service from the Loop to O’Hare and Midway airports. But the closest the service came to reality was the shell...


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[ • 24 Feb 2015 • No Comment ]
Remember that old verity? You get what you pay for. Oftentimes, you don’t. In Illinois politics, however, you pay for what you get, and the candidate who pays the most is the candidate who gets. Bruce Rauner (R) is Illinois’ governor because during 2014 he raised $78,191.560 and spent $58,426,802. Of his receipts, roughly $25 million came from his own pocket. Self-funding, in essence, bought him the governorship. Rauner beat Pat Quinn (D) 1,823,627-1,681,343 (50.3 percent), a margin of  142,284...


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