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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

I lived in Kankakee County from 1975 until 1988. I was a teacher at Bishop McNamara High School in the City of Kankakee. The County is heavily populated with descendants of French Canadian Voyageurs of the late 18th Century and Immigrants from Canada l…

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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

* There’s more to making Illinois business friendly than handing out tax subsidies or even reforming things like the workers’ compensation system. For instance…
Thousands of Illinois businesses are waiting for the state to pay long-o…

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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

*** UPDATE *** OK, here are the documents I promised you earlier…
* AG Madigan press release
* Madigan’s response to motion for restraining order and injunction
* Memorandum in support of motion to intervene with affidavits

You can also …

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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

* Big Jim is back in the limelight…
Former Gov. Jim Thompson will represent the Illinois State Police in a lawsuit challenging whether the state of Illinois can release the names of 1.3 million Illinoisans who hold state firearm owner’s id…

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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

* Chicago Catholic priest Michael Pfleger has been an institution in state and local politics for decades, so his suspension by Cardinal George is news for this venue…
Cardinal Francis George suspended Rev. Michael Pfleger from his ministry at S…

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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Almost as soon as Gil Kerlikowske became Barack Obama’s drug czar in 2009, he declared that the administration would be weaning itself from the “war on drugs” metaphor as it continued fighting illicit drug use. “We’re not at …

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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

With Obama linked radical Rev. Michael Pfleger in the news, it’s flashback time:Pfleger has had a longstanding friendly relationship (since the late 1980s) with Barack Obama and has played a significant role as a spiritual advisor for the latter. Betwe…

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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago Sun-Times reports on President Obama glowing praise for Mayor Daley:“You have done an extraordinary job and this city has been transformed because of your leadership — not only the museum park and changes along the lakefront, but also b…

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[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

During a discussion at the Goodman Theatre on Wednesday about the importance of the arts, Emanuel was asked whether he would follow the lead of other struggling big cities—by forcing non-profits to pay property taxes.

The mayor-elect did not answer the question directly. But the “philosophy” he articulated left little doubt about the pain ahead.
“There’s a lot of good non-profits and charitables. But they get a benefit on the tax side. And given the changes I’ve got to make and given the sacrifices I’m gonna ask from everybody, nobody is in …

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[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

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