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[30 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

At least a dozen Illinois Tollway employees stole more than $25,000 in tolls, including a 27-year veteran who admitted pocketing $7,000 over a seven-year period, officials said. The cases were detailed in the Tollway Inspector General’s report su…

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[30 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

* Sheesh…
The unsuccessful 2011 mayoral campaign of Carol Moseley Braun has failed to file documentation on how $315,000 in campaign funds was spent, something that is required by state law.
Illinois Board of Elections officials told the Chicago …

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[30 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

GOP pressure at the Statehouse mounted Thursday on state Sen. Suzi Schmidt to either forego re-election next year or to resign after the release of politically toxic 911 recordings stemming from an ongoing domestic dispute with her husband.
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[30 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

* If this story is accurate, then Indiana’s bid for CME would appear to more than wipe out the company’s entire Illinois corporate income tax costs…
So, just how much is Indiana offering CME Group Inc. to move its headquarters and per…

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[30 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:So after waves and waves of reform, you thought Chicago public elementary schools had made tremendous progress in the last 20 years?Think again.Despite millions of dollars in fixes and programs, Chicago’s elementary grad…

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[30 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

   So, just how much is Indiana offering CME Group Inc. to move its headquarters and perhaps other operations to the Hoosier state?    I hear the figure — in net tax savings — is a mouth-watering $150 million a year. That’s f…

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[30 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

Althouse is dead on in this blogging heads dialogue with a Dem. Our president Barack Obama has female trouble. Beyond the usual.Was the recession a mancession? Yes. And because the stimulus was heavily weighted toward unions, which are heavily weighted…

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[29 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

Jack Roeser, the crusty Illinois conservative who has devoted his time and treasure to right-wing causes and candidates, seems a bit amused at his new popularity.

“I’m getting so many people calling and coming out to visit,” he told me.
I called Roeser on Tuesday to talk about the Tea Party and the big TEACON event this weekend in Schaumburg headlined by Andrew Breitbart and Glenn Beck. Roeser will be their presenter.
“The Republican Party needs the Tea Party,” he said forcefully. “I’m the oldest member, 88 years, their longest member.”
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[29 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

* Uh-Oh…
With an eye on drawing more attendees closer to the 2012 election, Right Nation, a conservative conference that drew roughly 6,000 to Hoffman Estates last year, is postponing a second conference originally scheduled for Nov. 3-5.
Hoffman…