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[28 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Pope Francis has a knack for shaking people up. His official Exhortation, ‘Evangelii Gaudium,’ hot off the presses, has a number of politically conservative and religiously orthodox commentators in a lather because of its blunt criticism of capitalism and tentative approval of some level of state control over the means of production. Politically conservative and religiously orthodox, myself, I was prepared to be alarmed as I slowly and carefully read it. While continuing to think he made some misdiagnoses, the deeper I got into it the more I wanted to …

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The American Thinker

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CHICAGO — A group of Illinois school administrators and retired teachers filed a class-action lawsuit Friday seeking to have the new law aimed at eliminating Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation pension shortfall thrown out, a long-anticipated move that is …

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CHICAGO — A group of Illinois school administrators and retired teachers filed a class-action lawsuit Friday seeking to have the new law aimed at eliminating Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation pension shortfall thrown out, a long-anticipated move that is …

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[28 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

It’s a situation several Chicago aldermen face as they head into their final full year in the wards they were elected from in 2011. Every decade, a new ward map is drawn after the census. Not much changes for most aldermen. But some find themselves …

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[28 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Andrea Zopp, head of the Chicago chapter of the National Urban League and a member of the Chicago school board, said the closings were a necessary step in addressing the city’s wide disparities in the quality of education offered to its students.

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The district was in negotiations with the San Diego County Water Authority, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Bureau of Reclamation. Those negotiations culminated in the signing of the Quantification Settlement Agreement, the …

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Community member Lloyd Speck appealed to the Cook County North Shore Hospital board on December 19, 2013 to keep its levy as low as possible and to be cautious as it considers a multi-million dollar renovation project. “The bottom line is can we afford …