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[31 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

Reblogged from Oak Park Newspapers: Danny Davis faced a challenger in the March primary, River Forester Dan Roche, 38, husband, father of two, experienced in counter-terrorism with the CIA, currently heading anti-terrorism worldwide for CME (formerly Chicago Mercantile Exchange), smart, fotogenic, a fourth-generation Oak Parker by birth, a Fenwick alum. Chi Mag writer Carol Felsenthal […]

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[16 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

(W)hile a state senator in 2003, Obama did recommend to now incarcerated Gov. Blagojevich—Obama’s go-between was none other than the also incarcerated Tony Rezko—that Blago appoint Whitaker to the job as director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The Department of Public Health under Whitaker, Sweet adds, “also got caught up in scandal. He oversaw the budget of the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board, which approves medical construction projects. Rezko and his associates controlled that board, which they used to solicit kickbacks and payoffs, according to testimony at Rezko’s trial. Rezko was …

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[25 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

From the Washington Post
The prince was erecting the foundations of a power base, diving into countless local races by endorsing candidates, seeding the region with mayors and other local officials who would be loyal supporters. But he could be mercurial, former associates say. Jackson sometimes boasted that he was a reincarnated Greek chariot driver, Coconate said. “I really thought he had a problem with reality,” Coconate said. “He’d get in his own little world. He’d come out with outlandish things.” At one of Jackson’s hangouts — a Turkish bath — …

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[12 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

Flashback. November 2011 Chicago Magazine interview between reporter Carol Felsenthal and Chicago Teachers Union boss Karen Lewis:CF: So you have an issue with [Secretary of Education, former CPS CEO] Arne Duncan?KL: Yeah, because he has a bachelor

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[17 May 2012 | One Comment | ]

Unbeknownst to the Chicago Media, the national media has picked up on a story that President Obama’s golf buddy and Michelle Obama co-worker, Dr. Eric Whitaker tried to bribe Rev. Jeremiah Wright to keep quiet during the 2008 election cycle.
Here’s a tip from Carol Felsenthal (a CDOBs contributor and Chicago Magazine columnist), who has covered the story, pretty much solo
Klein, a former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief andNewsweek foreign editor, told me by telephone today from his home in New York that he found Wright “nothing but charming, intelligent, forthcoming…not in any way …

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[26 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Too bad former Cook County Board President the Toddler Stroger wasn’t down at the faux farm, he might have thought it was the food dessert. Chicago Mag and Puffpo contributor Carol Felsenthal: So I applaud these issues, but they seem small-bore. Yes, …

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[20 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Rod Blagojevich’s retrial begins today with jury selection. Chicago Mag’s Carol Felsenthal spoke with a legal insider that predicted this time Blagojevich will be found guilty on all counts. Here’s a part of Felsenthal’s interview: You told me last summer…

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[7 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

I tracked all 14 aldermanic runoff races closely most of the day and late into the evening on Tuesday. Sound boring? Not for me—not with a new mayor coming in and the possibility, slim as it might be, that aldermen under Mayor Emanuel may morph into something more lively than potted plants. Here, some lessons and thoughts I had along the way:

A return to the limelight, sort of, for Burris
In the 6th Ward, which includes Chatham and Englewood, the expectation was that 13-year incumbent Freddrenna Lyle would easily survive …

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[25 Jan 2011 | 7 Comments | ]

“If the law says that,” roared Mr. Bumble in Dickens’ Oliver Twist, “the law is an ass!”

In plain English the law that would deny Rahm Emanuel from running for mayor because in service of his country he purportedly lost his residence here is an ass and should be overridden ASAP.
Ultimately because we are a nation founded on John Locke’s unique application of Natural Law which contrary to the original Thomistic concept, links Natural Law to the will of the people—mature application of Locke will force the Supreme Court of …

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[25 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

        “If the law says that,” roared Mr. Bumble in Dickens’ Oliver Twist, “the law is an ass!”         In plain English the law that would deny Rahm…