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By Mark Rhoads The conviction of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on multiple charges of corruption is not funny, it is sad. And it is symptomatic of a culture of corruption loo long condoned in Illinois by millions of peoiple in…

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Earlier today I noted that very little news had come out of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s meeting with the Chicago Federation of Labor, and that an absence of the usual saber-rattling probably meant a productive meeting.
Turns out I didn’t wait long enough for…

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* The grim state budget situation is being felt all the way through the system…
Inmates in at least one state prison are being forced to wear the same used underwear for several days in a row because of a clothing shortage.
The situation, says a…

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Michael Bay (in white hat) delivers just what we want–scene after scene after scene of Chicago (albeit…

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The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board has dealt a blow to competing proposals for a new hospital in McHenry County.
The board issued an “intent to deny” to applications from Centegra Health System and Mercy Health System, according to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, which has opposed the hospital proposals.

Centegra Health System called for building a 128-bed, $233-million hospital in Huntley. Mercy Health System proposed a 128-bed, $200-million hospital in Crystal Lake
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Two-hundred and thirty-five July 4th’s ago, the United States became reality. While there have been plenty of stumbles along the way, other than during the Civil War, doubts about its continued existence have been few and far between. Lately, however, government spending and debt levels have created a mainstream fear that the US is possibly on its last legs – destined to become a future version of Greece.

We don’t agree and, no, we are not sticking our heads in the sand. Our problems are clear. The budget …

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If this was indeed filmed in the White House map room. Jim Geraghty, NRO. (I was a Senate intern to Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) in the summer of ’74 when the Watergate hearings were going on. How bout this ‘gate? Nixonian anyway.)Meanwhile, our President Bar…

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There are huge differences between men and women, thanks be to God! I am no Maurice Chevalier but I thank Heaven for Little Girls! That is not to say, that one might hold the opposite view – some do. Vive la difference!Each time I see a little girlOf f…

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Here’s your Blago-palooza update for this morning: 

Blagojevich jury wanted to find him not guilty but couldn’t escape evidence | chicagotribune.com
Blagojevich appeal likely to hit tapes complaint again | chicagotribune.com
Jurors suspect Blago…