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[31 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

    Embattled Kankakee on Wednesday made its public case for sales tax rebate deals it has reached with dozens of companies, likening its incentives to those Chicago used to lure Boeing Co.’s headquarters.    In a pre…

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[31 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

* The Tribune has a new story about corporate sales tax havens…
Kankakee Mayor Nina Epstein said Wednesday morning that she hopes the Regional Transportation Authority and the city of Chicago will drop their legal challenges to her city’s s…

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[31 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

From Peter Roskam in the Sun-Times
In an entirely different sector, Illinois-based food producer Sara Lee could soon face lower sales and higher costs and provide fewer jobs if the administration goes through with a particularly overreaching food regulation that would dramatically restrict their ability to advertise many food products — in the name of fighting childhood obesity.

While well-intentioned, the proposed guideline would eliminate Sara Lee-owned Ballpark Hot Dogs’ sponsorship of baseball’s Detroit Tigers, restrict athletes from appearing on General Mills’ Wheaties cereal and restrict Sara Lee from advertising a lean …

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[31 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

It’s not enough for President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board to target the Boeing plant in South Carolina. Now the NLRB thinks it can tell a church school when it’s not religious enough.
Most people have heard by now of NLRB’s unprecedented decree that Boeing Co. cannot build a new airline production facility in South Carolina.

But Obama’s NLRB is also claiming the authority to dictate labor policies and order union elections at Catholic universities if they are not religious enough.
Read more at the Washington Examiner:
Hat Tip Pat Hickey

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The attorney for a family suing Chicago Public Schools over the alleged handcuffing of a first-grader in 2010 said Tuesday that the boy was among several 6- and 7-year-olds who were detained and handcuffed for hours for talking in class.

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[31 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

Hey, it’s not official Obama policy, could be that’s why at least this works. A steal for 99-cents. Hopey-changey held accountable.Shepard Fairey getting beaten up again as well.What to do when you’re not cool any more: Right now, few people in Washing…

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[31 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard says that while there have been “pockets of success,” the system as a whole has not improved as well as have those in other major American cities.