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[31 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

“Occupy Wall Street” and its multiple spinoffs have already achieved a massive, worldwide victory by changing the nation’s dialog and debate from “deficits” to income inequality—to say nothing of refocusing public anger and blame onto the numerous abuses of the financial markets and their manipulators.

What the Occupiers may achieve next no one can be quite sure. Inclement weather may diminish the size of the various demonstrating groups, there may be a focal shift to police brutality or the fickle mass media may simply move on to something new and different, …

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[31 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

*** UPDATE *** On the one hand, this may actually be a bit of good news for the Democrats because it means that the Madison and St. Clair county parties won’t go to war over this seat…

Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis said Monday sh…

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[31 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

In the concluding Part 4 of Illinois Review’s interview with Lincolnshire pediatrician Dr. Arie Friedman, we learn about 1. his motivation and what he says he will work on if he’s elected to serve in the Illinois Senate next year,…

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It’s back in the news. The infamous Mutual Bank of Harvey that did the Rezko-Obama land deal. Crain’s Chicago Business reports:The family that owned Mutual Bank of Harvey pocketed millions in dividends, spent bank funds on a lavish wedding and held a b…

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[31 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

If the first week of the fall veto session is any indication, Gov. Pat Quinn continues to struggle among a crowd of politicians who are shrewd and strategic. Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Michael Madigan, speaker of the House; John Cullerton, Senate president &m…

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[31 Oct 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

On a recent day in federal court, a quiet settled over the courtroom as Stuart Levine answered questions about his past.
It wasn’t just the drug-binge parties and snorting 10 lines of animal tranquilizer mixed with crystal meth at the Purple Hotel that stunned the courtroom.

It was an interminable list of scams that one man was able to pull off for decades.
Did he steal $6 million from one charity, keep half and never pay it back?
“Yes,” he said plainly.
Levine, wearing an ill-fitting suit and glasses, was asked if he rewarded a …

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Forbes has listed Chicago’s Loop as the country’s best downtown.

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Pat Quinn made to the Illinois Tollway board Monday were invalid because his office failed to file the correct paperwork — thus negating the actions the would-be directors took at a meeting Thursday, the Tribune has learned. …

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[31 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Baseball complex planned for farm where 1989 movie was filmed.

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