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[31 May 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

The head of a publicly funded anti-violence group is now facing charges after allegedly attacking his wife inside their suburban home.

Tio Hardiman, the head of Cease Fire/Cure The Violence, was arrested after allegedly striking his wife, Alison, in Hillside, CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports.
Hardiman was booked at the Hillside Police station and has been charged with domestic abuse. He is scheduled to appear in bond court on Saturday.
Read more at CBS 2

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[31 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

The current US recovery is probably the most ridiculed and disrespected we have seen in 31 years of economic forecasting. Conventional wisdom calls it a “sugar high,” it has evidently not reached “escape velocity” yet, and every piece of weaker than expected data is supposedly the beginning of the dreaded “double dip recession.”

 
Of course, none of this is true, but it fits a narrative – one that works for both sides of the aisle. Conservatives want to paint Obama as an economic fiasco. Liberals want to argue that “austerity” is …

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Reblogged from Not for Attribution: Let us hear it for the bad Catholic’s bingo hall, where we read today that maybe “the permissive will of God allows great evils to occur to plant the seeds of some greater good.” For instance, Be Not Afraid. This nasal, repetitive drone is too simplistic to accompany the Teletubbies, […]

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[31 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

Yo, Catholic brides and grooms to-be. You have a great idea for your wedding liturgy? Be warned: there’s stuff you can’t do. From The Chant Café, where Catholic musicians gather to blog about liturgy and life

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Heather Steans, D-Chicago, said. “There’s always other times to be doing that.” Steans said a supplemental budget bill could be passed during the fall veto session or if lawmakers are called back for a special session for some reason. Gov. Pat Quinn in …

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[30 May 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

From the Illinois Review
 
The IRS scandal may have its roots in Illinois politics. Specifically, the 1996 U.S. Senate race between Democrat Congressman Dick Durbin and conservative Republican State Rep. Al Salvi.
More than a decade before his 2010 letter to IRS officials urging the agency to target conservative organizations, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin’s political career crossed paths with Ms. Lerner when she was head of the Enforcement Division of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and directly involved in the 1996 Illinois U.S. Senate race.
Soon after the IRS story broke, Al Salvi …

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[30 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

Fr. Greeley, a Priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, successful author, and chronicler of Chicago Catholicism, has died at age 85.

 
Fr. Greeley was a frequent visitor and subject of editorial the Chicago Daily Observer.  May he Rest in Peace.
More to come
 

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[30 May 2013 | One Comment | ]

Strikers at the Congress Hotel unconditionally offered to go back to work with no increase in wages or benefits after a mind-numbing 10 year strike.

 
Here is noted advocate of labor and working people, Barack Obama offering his support in 2003
“I just want everybody here to know that as long as I am a U.S. Senator, and when I am President of the United States, you are going to have a friend in the White House who believes in making sure that workers can organize a union … who believes in …