[ • 18 Oct 2019 • One Comment]
So long, Illinois. Goodbye, Chicago. Here, I was born and raised. Schooled and worked. Practically my entire life has unfolded in Chicago and close by. As a kid, I rode on Chicago street cars and the wooden “L” cars before there was a CTA. Took the old North Shore Line to high school and college. Flew out of Midway Airport when it was the nation’s busiest and before there was an O’Hare. Caddied in Northfield and labored over a North Avenue knitting mill’s steam table. I’ve worked...

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[ • 2 Oct 2019 • No Comment]
Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker (D) September 2019 Porker of the Month for signing a $40.1 billion budget without any spending restraints and $1.4 billion in pork-barrel projects. Illinois currently has a $223.9 billion shortfall, which breaks down to a debt burden of $52,600 per taxpayer. The state has $6 billion in unpaid bills and the lowest credit rating of any state in the country. Its unfunded pension liability tops $130 billion. Illinois...

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[ • 10 Sep 2019 • No Comment ]
Gunman carjacks 79-year-old in Lincoln Park CWB Chicago – 12h ago A senior citizen was carjacked at gunpoint Monday afternoon in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, police said. No one is in custody. The 79- ..read more Visit website Show original . Share . Favorite . Email . Add Tags Pervs A-hoy! Video shows Peeping Tom at work in Lincoln Park CWB Chicago – 12h ago Screenshots of the man as he creeps and peeps a Lincoln...


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[ • 10 Sep 2019 • No Comment ]
Tom Perez, head of the Democratic National Committee, recently called Donald Trump “The most dangerous president in American history,” echoing similar sentiments–including a comment by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz who gave up his independent presidential bid for fear of helping Trump.     There’s no doubt Trump is extremely dangerous. He is the most bizarre, untruthful, incompetent, self-aggrandizing personality ever to hold the office. He has committed horrors...


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[ • 29 Aug 2019 • No Comment ]
Kind of like in the “Book of Job,” he that giveth can taketh away. Like former Skokie state Representative Lou Lang, who is the Niles Township Democratic committeeman, is doing with the man he appointed for his Springfield gig. Apparently, he that voteth wrong can also be voteth out. Or dumped, as the case may be, with first-year state Representative Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi who Lang appointed to the 16th Illinois House District House seat in January....


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[ • 21 Aug 2019 • No Comment ]
The threat of a recession is on the minds of investors. Some traditional measures of the yield curve are inverted and, in the past, those have preceded recessions. The link between an inverted yield curve and a recession has so dominated recent financial news that for some investors it’s no longer a matter of whether we get a recession, but how long until it starts. What these investors are ignoring is how different recent circumstances are from the environment that preceded prior recessions. Think...


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[ • 21 Aug 2019 • No Comment ]
Donald Trump is getting just what he wanted in the still boiling controversy over Israel’s banning two Muslim congresswomen from entering their country–at the unprecedented suggestion of the US president–after first approving their travel there.    The state of Israel, however, in following Trump’s lead with the flip-flop on his two enemies–presumably to help his re-election campaign as he has helped Benjamin Netanyahu’s–got far more criticism than it...


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[ • 22 Jul 2019 • No Comment ]
For months, Andersonville residents have been sounding the alarm over the potential loss of fully mature trees in their neighborhood. The city said their hands were tied and the trees needed to fall so new water mains could be installed beneath them. But despite promises to explore every option to save the trees, the city’s Department of Water Management didn’t pursue a non-invasive technology that has the potential to cut costs while saving the city’s most valuable and vulnerable trees. The...


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