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[30 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Probably no one….
From our commenter “Bessie”
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/patrickfitzgeraldblagojevichverdict.htm
I looked all over for a recording of Patrick Fitzgerald’s news conference after the 2nd trial and finally found it, attached above…If you listen 7:07 minutes in, he is asked if he will be investigating the John Chase leak…doubtfull…

image I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who was not a leak, but was somehow charged by Patrick Fitzgerald

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

A new $155-million plan to revamp Navy Pier calls for adding a boutique hotel at the pier’s east end and revitalizing the facility’s retail area.

The $155-million investment involves public funds and does not include private investment. MPEA will contribute $50 million to the revamp plan.
Read more at Crain’s
A previous scheme to spend $200 Million on a State Owned Hotel

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

A leading Chicago watchdog group is throwing its weight behind a series of controversial ideas to revamp city government and save money — including halving the City Council to 25 aldermen.

In a report set for release this morning, the Civic Federation argues that the action would not only reduce the city’s overhead by at least $6.5 million a year but encourage aldermen to focus less on local services and more on monitoring the mayor.
Read more at Crain’s

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

Extending an invitation from our friends Mike Houlihan and Skinny Sheahan

Join us for A Hooley with Skinny & Houli At
Jack Desmond’s Irish Pub
10339 S. Ridgeland
Chicago Ridge
The Skinny & Houli Show
Friday July 15, 2011
We start taping at 6PM
We’re taking our show on the road to hang out at Jack Desmond’s, one of our favorite sponsors. Please come on by and join the party.
We need everybody to bring his or her best “Who Cares?” shouts
And we’ll bring some surprise guests too!
Don’t miss this first ever remote taping of
The Skinny & Houli …

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

Publius Forum’s Warner Todd Huston challenged Barack Obama’s class warfare demogoguery spewed in a press conference Wednesday … Obama is the worst demagogue we’ve had in the office of the president since Franklin Roosevelt, a man who also severely attacked…

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

Take a look at this list of the nation’s ten largest cities and see if you can spot the problem:

City
Population
Council Members
Members/100,000 people

New York
8,175,133
51
0.62

Los Angeles
3,792,621
15
0.40

Chicago
2,695,598
50
1.85

Houst…

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

* Gov. Pat Quinn said yesterday that he’s planning to lead a trade mission to Asia this September…
The itinerary includes stops in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo, he said.
Mr. Quinn met with State Department officials earlier [yeste…

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

What is it with these Illinois Dem Senators? Unethical, don’t know their Constitution, or want to turn it on its head? RCP video: Durbin: Illegal Alien Could Be Our Future PresidentBut we’re the ones who are the dunderheads. Will George Stephanopoulos …

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

* One way or another, the governor has to act on the budget today…
The fiscal year ends at midnight Thursday, so Quinn will want to have a new budget in place before that.
The Democratic governor isn’t a fan of the budget lawmakers sent him…

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

Though the state’s child welfare agency is doing a better job of investigating potential abuse cases it’s still failing to meet deadlines for reviewing many cases, an audit shows.
The Department of Child and Family Services is required to review death…