[ • 4 Feb 2016 • No Comment]
Who would have thought it? Eight years of George Bush begat Barack Obama — remember “change we need”? — and eight years of Barack Obama has begat — what? Voters in 2016 are even surlier, angrier, more disconsolate and more disenchanted with the U.S. political system than they were in 2008. The choices are stark: It’s Clinton Inc. versus Trump Inc. versus Bloomberg Inc. versus none of the above. The first three will each spend a billion dollars or more to win...

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[ • 3 Feb 2016 • One Comment]
From the News Gazette Former Gov. Jim Edgar suggested last week that Republicans might not make any gains in the 39-20 advantage Democrats have in the Senate and 71-47 margin they have in the House. “I don’t think there’s going to be enough change in the Legislature, one way or another. The top of the ticket is going to have an impact. If it’s Trump or Cruz (for the Republican Party), I don’t seem them playing well in Illinois,” said Edgar, who is running as a...

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[ • 2 Feb 2016 • No Comment]
Apart from “Who’s gonna win…?” the most frequently asked question I get is about former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who, once again, is threatening to run for president as an independent candidate. This is the third such threat the multi-billionaire has made, which always gets attention because he is quite capable of investing a billion or more in his campaign. His rationale is that Bernie Sanders could be the Democratic nominee and Donald Trump–or Ted Cruz–...

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[ • 2 Feb 2016 • No Comment ]
From the New York Times Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who fared well on Monday night, tried to put a younger and more charming face on the basic Republican message of anger, xenophobia, fear and hate, but at a rally on Saturday night he fairly quickly veered into demonizing President Obama, misrepresenting vital issues like Obamacare, and using critical national security issues mostly to stoke Americans’ insecurities.   Via Jim Bowman   Miracle in the midlands: Because the DC Media...


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[ • 1 Feb 2016 • One Comment ]
Sen. Cruz discusses a phase out of subsidy and EPA mandates with an Iowa Farmer.
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[ • 31 Jan 2016 • No Comment ]
Well, now another group is exercising their right to remain silent, the Chicago media, this time over the brutal murder of a 76-year-old man on the far south side. The man’s name was Claude Cannon.  According to news reports, he was shot numerous times in his home, gunned down, just like Emanuel Lazar was more than five decades ago. According to news reports, Claude Cannon has a brother and roommate, none other than Darrell Cannon. Darrell told the media he did not discover the body in his own...


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[ • 30 Jan 2016 • No Comment ]
Evanston Debt Evanston Generosity with Your Tax Dollars Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Mich. represents a serious failure of government there and she’s asking residents, businesses and organizations to contribute to the United Way of Genesee County’s “Flint Water Fund.” The city is donating $5,000 to the “Flint Water Fund” and in an online campaign is asking others to make a donation.
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[ • 27 Jan 2016 • No Comment ]
As of this week, Illinois has fewer drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, less home care for senior citizens and housing for youth in need, fewer re-entry programs for ex-prisoners, mental health counseling services and assistance for veterans. Those are just some of cuts made by the state’s largest social service provider due to the state budget impasse. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois announced it was slashing 750 jobs and suspending 30 programs because the state has not reimbursed...


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[ • 26 Jan 2016 • No Comment ]
Seaway Bank & Trust, Chicago’s largest black-owned bank, sued Urban Partnership Bank last week in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging bad-faith dealings over the mortgage portfolio, originally held by failed South Side community lender ShoreBank. The loans have a face value of $154 million and were held on UPB’s books at $82 million as of Sept. 30. UPB, formed in 2010 to succeed ShoreBank after its high-profile failure, assumed more than $1 billion in loans and has endured tens of...


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