Regardless of what top U.S. military officials might advise, Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday he does not expect any American troops to conduct ground combat to take on the Islamic State as long as Barack Obama is president.
“I think the president’s premise on this is right. We cannot, should not, will not do this alone. We are not going to send in combat troops, but we will coordinate and work with a multinational group that includes Arab and Muslim states that are trying to bring peace and order... Read the full story »
As the Chicago Tribune ponders Eric Holder’s legacy as a “reformer” here is the great reformer himself, Eric Holder, making his legacy in Rosemont.From the 20 OCTOBER 2011 Chicago Daily Observer
The Sun Times may have forgotten who was negotiating with Cellini, Rezko, and Rosenberg for the Rosemont Casino license
With the jury present, Rosenberg told Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Niewoehner of a longtime, close business friendship with Cellini, a Springfield power broker accused... Read the full story »
What about our waterways? We hear less concern about the state of our aquatic transportation infrastructure.
Many forget that Chicago’s status as the nation’s transportation hub is rooted in the era when most goods moved by water. Its rise from remote trading post to mid-continent metropolis began when immigrant laborers arrived to dig the Illinois & Michigan Canal, which connected the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.
Fewer still appreciate the continuing... Read the full story »