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[31 Jan 2012 | 19 Comments | ]

Were Bernard T. Barton, Jr. (AKA: John Thomas), Dan Mahru and Dan Frawley used by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to keep tabs on Tony Rezko’s associations with senior Chicagoland politicians, rather than help build a criminal case against Tony?

 
Considering they weren’t called as witnesses in any trial, considering how long – a decade – it took for Barton to be sentenced, how long it’s taking for Mahru and Frawley to be sentenced, plus how no evidence, from any transcript, of any recorded conversation, involving any of the three, ever made …

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 The historic Pullman neighborhood–an architecturally-significant former 19th century company town that shaped transit, labor and American civil rights–could be on its way to becoming a national park under legislation to be proposed in Congress …

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Pat Quinn says his State of the State address will focus on jobs and economic growth because that’s the top issue for Illinois residents. Quinn spoke Tuesday at a Chicago news conference where he announced two start-up companies that will benefit …

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Want to have a say in how Navy Pier looks in the future? Come out to two public forums Tuesday and Wednesday nights, when five international design teams will show off their visions for remaking the city’s most popular tourist destination.

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Ten able-bodied drivers who authorities say used disabled-parking placards or license plates to try to park for free in metered spots around downtown Chicago were ticketed Tuesday in the city’s first sting operation since stricter, new city penalties…

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* The setup…
When it comes to his Facebook and Twitter pages, state Sen. Sam McCann says he tries not to bicker with disagreeable constituents.
“I will accept a friend request from almost anyone,” said McCann, R-Carlinville. “There’s only…

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Yesterday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the implementation of tax increment financing reforms aimed at strengthening the transparency and accountability of TIF districts. Emanuel’s announcement came…

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[31 Jan 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

April 27, 1968: some 8,000 peaceful peace marchers walk about a mile to Chicago’s Civic Center where a phalanx of police wade in without provocation, beat dozens bloody and jail scores more who are tear gassed in the Center’s jail cells.

Roosevelt University’s President Emeritus, Edward Sparling, led a citizens commission to investigate the incident and found total fault lay with the police and Mayor Richard J. Daley. It was obviously Daley’s forewarning of what would befall demonstrators who might show up for the Democratic National Convention …

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[31 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]

Let us pray. O Eternal God, who gave us, in the person of Saint Cecilia, a powerful protectress, grant that after having faithfully
passed our days, like herself, in innocence and holiness, we may one day attain the land of beatitude, where in concert with her, we
may praise you and bless you forevermore in eternity. Amen.

Two great musicians are working on the prayed for premier of an original work. Michael Moriarty*, celebrated actor, musician, composer and defender of unborn children has written a string quartet – musical presentation that …