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[30 Apr 2012 | 5 Comments | ]

For more than century, golfers have been taking divots, driving errant shots out of bounds and splashing poorly struck drives into the waters of the sanitary canal. In recent times, golfers have also had to contend with bicyclists, dog walkers and joggers who seem oblivious to the fact that they are strolling on a golf course and, sometimes, interrupting play.
It must have been quite a shock to members of the original Evanston Golf Club to learn that the Sanitary District planned to build a canal directly through the middle of …

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[30 Apr 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

A source with close ties to Chicago’s public education establishment has confirmed that Rahm Emanuel may close 100 Chicago public schools. Along with the closures will come a vast expansion of charter schools. Emanuel has 150 half empty public schools…

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[29 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

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[29 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Nobody bullies like like a bully, who deeply and passionately believes that he has been bullied – a little corporal in Vienna, who avoided tobacco, alcohol, and bullets during WWI, found his art and lifestyle to be a laughing-stock to jeering Jews and …

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[29 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Rev. Wilson Miscamble CSC speaks up for Bishop Daniel Jenky CSC of Peoria in re Jenky’s vigorous, pointed analysis of Obama’s attacks on Catholic ministry: His homily was a courageous homily which pointed to a pattern of behavior of a numbe…

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[28 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

A 2010 Illinois law requires municipalities to raise the funding levels in their pension systems using property tax revenues but no additional contributions from government employees. The legislation prompted former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley in De…

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[28 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

The New York Times reports:Apple, the world’s most profitable technology company, doesn’t design iPhones here. It doesn’t run AppleCare customer service from this city. And it doesn’t manufacture MacBooks or iPads anywhere nearby.Yet, with a ha…

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[27 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

So the Obama campaign tries to paint Mitt Romney as an extremist, now they want to portray him as a wimp. Well, you can’t have it both ways, O.It’s a bit rich for the Dems to trot out Bill Clinton to make character testimonials on honor and tough decis…

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[27 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

* My Chicago Sun-Times column…
Gov. Pat Quinn’s job-approval ratings have at times fallen as low as 23 percent. And polls taken so far this year have pegged his rating at between 30 and 36 percent.
He barely won his 2010 election, beating a wea…