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They tried to keep her off the ballot. A strong woman, a stellar candidate. Her wow-em speech at Homer Glen.Cedra Crenshaw | Republican for Illinois State Senate – 43rd District

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From Heritage. How to cut federal spending. Quick hits: According to a new report by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) the federal government has paid more than $1 billion to dead people over the last 10 years.A new Pew poll finds that 61% of Latinos believe ille…

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* More than half of Illinois schools now “failing” under No Child Left Behind
This year, Illinois schools had to get all 77.5 percent of students—and subgroups of students, such as low-income or Latino students—to meet state standards. …

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The Chicago Police Department said it has raised the minimum age for applying to become an officer to attract more mature candidates and also is offering a new hiring preference (20 percent of new…

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Despite failing to get their paperwork together, organizers of the Chicago rally said the show will still go on, and include a jumbotron, amplified sound, public speakers and more. The Chicago Park…

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[29 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]

Chicago Democrat State Sen. Rickey “Hollywood” Hendon was most recently in the news in the company of Dem Governor Quinn making particularly inflammatory remarks aimed at Quinn’s GOP challenger Bill Brady. Dem Governor Pat Quinn stood by while Illinois state Sen. Rickey Hollywood Hendon made the most sickening slurs against Republican candidate for governor Bill Brady, then shook Hendon’s hand. Knowingly despicable. Theseremarks:
Several local politicians attended the rally, led by U.S. Rep.Danny Davis, at the New Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church, which was filled with union workers when Hendon launched into his attack …

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Subpoenas from U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s office arrived in August at five state agencies seeking copies of contracts and other financial records related to nearly 50 not-for-profit agencies and more than a dozen individuals.

An accompanying letter says the subpoenas are part of “an official criminal investigation,” although it does not say who or what may have been the subject of the investigation.
A number of the agencies said they received grants with the assistance of Chicago mayoral candidate and Democratic state Sen. Rickey Hendon, who is also assistant Senate majority leader. …

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[28 Oct 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

The disgraced John Edwards, the Democrats’ 2004 candidate for vice-president, once mused that there are “two Americas” – rich and poor. That cliché can be applied locally: There are “two Chicagos” – white and non-white.

In a sample ballot prepared by the Cook County Democratic Party, which features President Barack Obama’s photo, county chairman Joe Berrios, the candidate for assessor, proclaims that Obama’s “work has just begun…keep his agenda on track.” And, Berrios adds, “the Republican smear machine is fully operational…(and) will turn back the progress” of Obama.
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[28 Oct 2010 | 6 Comments | ]

“Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart’s desire.”
John Dewey

John Dewey is the father of American Progressive Thought. Progressive thought arrives at a conclusion long before the evidence is heaped on the platters. John Dewey sparked American education and his daffy hand still guides too many teachers. If memory serves . . .
Before heading to a wedding at Gaelic Park on Saturday, I noticed the Chicago Tribune Breaking News:
“Attorney withdraws in Northwestern’s battle with prosecutors
October 22, 2010 10:00 PM …