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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

 A $1,000 fine has been levied against a former top staffer in Gov. Pat Quinn’s office for doing political work on state time and state computers nearly two years ago.
Carolyn Brown Hodge, who resigned as deputy chief of staff effective in Octobe…

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

WEST DUNDEE, ILLINOIS—Citing the need to tackle the state’s chronic mismanagement and economic crisis, Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay today announced that she will not seek a third term as the County Chief Executive, but will run for the…

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

As state after state voted to let residents carry concealed guns, Illinois has held out, for a long list of reasons: A strong gun control movement. A dynasty of powerful Chicago mayors. A line-up of state leaders who oppose expanding access to guns.&nb…

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

Them ain’t cowboy-boots, there Par’d! But, they will take you as far as Miss Kitty’s Long-branch and all you might possibly dream!John Kass beat me to the punch -sorry about the pugilist tropes this early.Beat me like a four-fingered cousin from Scart…

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County has sued the former director of the agency in an attempt to retrieve more than $900,000 the executive is charged with stealing over the last few years.
The eight-page civil lawsuit comes about three month…

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

Earlier this week, the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau rolled out a big, $6 million campaign promoting travel to the city. The centerpiece of the campaign was a new slogan: “Chicago: Second to None.” 
Aside from that slogan potentially refl…

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[29 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

* The Associated Press often acts like a giant blogger by repackaging stories into little briefs. Too often, though, those briefs skew the story. For instance, this story is headlined: “Insiders got early notice of college savings deal”&#…

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[29 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]

Obama rips Congress for taking vacations during crisis…
Makes plans for Martha’s Vineyard vacation during crisis…

Slams corporate jet owners
Uses stimulus to subsidize private jet sales
Hat Tip Warner Todd Houston

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[29 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

by Susan Ryan News from Belleville describes officials backing down from a daytime curfew proposal. Police Chief Clay is looking for good solutions. Belleville’s curfew plan might be scrapped after opposition from home-schooling parents BELLEVILLE — After outcry from home-schooling…