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[28 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Inequality makes the rich richer? Money is power? No on both counts: . . . crony capitalists “have a lot of money” not because of rising inequality but, rather, because government gives them special privileges. At root, inequality here is the result of actions by the agency so trusted by Mr. Krugman – the state […]

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One small step for marriage as we know it, one giant leap?

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Chicago, IL — The Illinois Chapter of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) passed a resolution Sept. 26 supporting the freedom to marry and urged the Illinois House of Representatives to pass Senate Bill 10 …

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[28 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Baar Topinka, the Illinois State Comptroller since the 2010 election, is a former Illinois State Treasurer who lost to Rod Blagojevich in the Illinois governor’s race in 2006. Speaking to a room of about 50 GOP club members, she criticized Democratic …

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[28 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

SPRINGFIELD — What do Dennis Rodman, Rod Blagojevich and Jesse Jackson Jr. have in common with Illinois state government? Despite having large incomes, they’ve each found themselves teetering on the brink of insolvency. kAm(96? x H2D J@F?86C[ …

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[28 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Instead of engaging a Board of Education that is appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and serves entirely at the pleasure of the mayor (Emanuel appointed a completely new board when he took office in April 2011), they will fight for legislation in the state…

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Governor Pat Quinn’s once brilliant “populist” move of cutting the pay of lawmakers as punishment for not passing “pension reform,” has completely backfired. Quinn had issued a line-item veto of House Bill 214 in early July of this year, to suspend the …

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So do proponents of a proposed third metropolitan airport at Peotone, which the Illiana would pass to the south. But foes — including the Metropolitan Planning Council and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle — suggest that CMAP’s integrity …