[ • 31 Oct 2014 • No Comment]
From the May 5, 2011 Chicago Reader William Crawford, a retired Tribune investigative reporter. Crawford tells me he heard about the case, asked Sotos if he could look through the files, and wound up spending three months compiling a hundred-page narrative he calls “Chimera.” He’s e-mailed it to everyone in Chicago he thinks might possibly care—particularly journalists and Medill faculty. “Our purpose here,” Crawford begins, is “to set the record straight [and]...

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  Re-writing a key chapter in Illinois’ death penalty history, Cook County prosecutors Thursday threw out the murder and manslaughter convictions of Alstory Simon, whose videotaped confession unraveled one of the state’s most pivotal wrongful convictions, sparking reform and ultimately the end of capital punishment in Illinois.   At a brief hearing, Presiding Judge Paul Biebel granted prosecutors’ request to dismiss Simon’s convictions and ordered him released from...

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Some say we have a Plow Horse Economy because economic growth is always slow after a financial crisis. But the real reason is that politicians from both major parties keep throwing more government “solutions” at problems. This started well before President Obama took office. The Bush Administration, and a spend-friendly Congress, pushed temporary “stimulus” spending in 2001 and then followed Larry Summers’ Keynesian advice in early 2008 and passed tax credits and even more stimulus. President...

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[ • 30 Oct 2014 • No Comment ]
Available now from our friends at Bookster, as a suit, or separate waistcoat, pants, and sport jacket.
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[ • 29 Oct 2014 • No Comment ]
Now is the time, just days away from the Nov. 4 election, for all astute candidates in still-winnable races to “pivot.” If they don’t, they lose. After months of pummeling their opponents with negative ads and mailers designed to trash their reputation and credibility, to solidify their own base, and to diminish their foes’ polling numbers, “pivoting” is a switching of the gears. It’s finally time to give the voters a reason a reason to vote for somebody, not against somebody. The goal...


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[ • 29 Oct 2014 • One Comment ]
Chad Grimm’s Fairy Tales continue Teamsters Local Union No. 731 PAC Fund 1000 Burr Ridge Parkway Suite 300Burr Ridge, IL 60527 $50,000.00 10/24/2014 2A Liberty for Illinois Construction & General Laborers’ DIstrict Council of Chicago & Vicinit 999 McClintock Drive, Suite 300Burr Ridge, IL 60527 $50,000.00 10/24/2014 2A Liberty for Illinois I.B.E.W. Local 134 PAC 600 W Washington BlvdChicago, IL 60661 $5,000.00 10/24/2014 2A Liberty for Illinois UAW Illinois Political Action Committee...


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[ • 28 Oct 2014 • No Comment ]
Here’s the donation, $200,000 from the Operating Engineers IUOE Local 150 Political Action Committee 6200 Joliet Rd, Countryside, IL 60525 $200,000.00 10/23/2014 2A Liberty for Illinois Here’s the mailer that ‘Liberty for Illinois’ Paid for claiming that Chad Grimm is a conservative candidate. It’s a fairy tale.  Chad Grimm is a Union Shill.
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[ • 27 Oct 2014 • No Comment ]
The rapidly expanding rides-for-hire industry in Chicago is undergoing more change Monday. Now, the city of Chicago is preparing to enter the contest. It will implement one or more universal smartphone apps to connect riders with the closest available taxi among all cabs in the city rather than a customer going online to hail a cab from a specific company. The apps are designed to provide one-stop shopping for taxis and also “can help level the playing field” between taxis and ride-sharing...


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