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[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

*** UPDATE *** From a press release…
Washington, DC – In response to Illinois Republican Congressman Aaron Schock’s defensive reaction to www.PrimaryMyCongressman.com, Club for Growth Action today sent Congressman Schock an open letter from Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. The content of the letter can be found below:
Congressman Aaron Schock
U.S. House of Representatives
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[27 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]

So, how many votes does it take to win a Republican primary in a special House election in a district that includes a portion of Chicago and its southern suburbs when there’s a snowstorm?
955 votes.
Congratulations, Paul McKinley.

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[27 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

Robin Kelly, former Chief of Staff to failed bank owner Alexi Giannoulias, has continued the Democrat tradition of putting dicier members of the dicey Chicago political establishment in the 2nd Congressional District.

Former state Rep. Robin Kelly easily won the special Democratic primary Tuesday night in the race to replace the disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, helped by millions of dollars in pro-gun control ads from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s political fund.
A snowstorm and lack of voter interest kept turnout low as Kelly had 52 percent to 25 …

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[27 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

While former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was awaiting trial, he wrote “The Governor,” a book in which he blamed his downfall on overzealous prosecutors and political enemies. Blagojevich was convicted of crimes including trying to sell an appointment …

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[27 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Pat Quinn’s office this week. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union, which represents some 40,000 state workers, is considering calling its members to vote on a work stoppage authorization if contract talks continue to …

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[27 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Then-Mayor Richard Daley said U.S. District Judge Wayne Andersen was allowing systematic, apartment-by-apartment searches by police under certain circumstances. Police Supt. Matt Rodriguez said the “mission teams” of patrol officers, detectives and …

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[27 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

“We can’t afford to have a police officer on every corner, but cameras are the next best thing,” said then-Mayor Richard M. Daley in 2009. But if they’re not being deployed strategically, the next best thing will never be good enough. Want more of your …

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[27 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Restoring the state’s fiscal integrity is the single most important issue before the 98th General Assembly. Fixing the pension crisis is at the center of the problem and is perhaps the biggest challenge ever to confront an Illinois General Assembly.