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The Chicago attorney (Manny Sanchez), who was removed amid controversy in 2012 by Gov. Pat Quinn, has been named chairman of the ISFA’s seven-member board. He replaces former Illinois Senate President Emil Jones Jr. “I’m ecstatic,” Sanchez said today. “I look forward to growing the revenue sources at U.S. Cellular Field and protecting the interests of the state and the city in terms of (the ballpark’s) fiscal viability.” The ISFA board, which manages bond...

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[ • 26 Jan 2015 • 2 Comments]
I admit to a certain lunacy by remaining a Cub fan, having first been seated in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field in 1938. Though I don’t attend many games anymore, it’s the only place I have attended longer, though less consistently, than the saloon formerly known as Riccardo’s, now Stefani’s 437 Rush, where, under-aged, I first sipped a red wine in 1950. Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, in recent years occasionally dropped into Stefani’s and I had the chance to exchange...

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[ • 24 Jan 2015 • No Comment ]
Save Wilmette Lakefront goes live with campaign to preserve Lake Michigan Shoreline from development by the Wilmette Park District. Read More Here http://savewilmettelakefront.com/
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[ • 23 Jan 2015 • No Comment ]
This week I offer up a scouting report on Northwest side aldermanic races in Chicago. But how about a completely different format? Not a sober “Analysis & Opinion.”  but a a column replete with and chock full of gossip, trivia, tidbits, innuendo, stupidities, candidate information and disinformation, phantom quotes, personal bias, unsubstantiated rumors, speculation, insults and early predictions? Some would call that “trash talk.” I call it a fun read. Let’s irritate everybody. Here...


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[ • 21 Jan 2015 • No Comment ]
Illinois has used the Economic Development for a Growing Economy, or EDGE, Tax Credit Act to dole out nearly $1 billion in tax credits to businesses since 2001. The act establishes that EDGE tax credits can only go to businesses creating new jobs in the state. But the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or DCEO, created its own regulations under which the agency gave out EDGE tax credits to companies for “retained” jobs. The Liberty Justice Center, a public-interest law center,...


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[ • 20 Jan 2015 • One Comment ]
The actions of two small cells of French jihadists–and the presumed presence of more–are doing Benjamin Netanyahu’s work for him. Netanyahu has worked long and hard to persuade French and other European Jews to emigrate to Israel.  Right-wing Israeli websites for at least a decade describe–not always accurately–acts of French, mainly Muslim, anti-Semitism. Some are greatly exaggerated, others accumulated over several years, but made to seem very recent. This is not...


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[ • 20 Jan 2015 • No Comment ]
Jim’s Leahy’s wake will be Wednesday January 21, 2015 at Seguin Funeral Home 858 Sheridan Road, Highwood, IL 60040 – 3pm to 9 pm. His Funeral will be held at St. St Patrick Catholic Church in Lake Forest on Thursday January 22, 2015 at 10:00am. Rest in Peace, Jim Leahy.
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[ • 19 Jan 2015 • 2 Comments ]
James A. Leahy, longtime political activist and campaign worker has passed away.  Our condolences from the Chicago Daily Observer to the Leahy family.  We salute Jim Leahy, USMC.  
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