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* One of Bruce Rauner’s new TV ads…

I’ve heard there was another ad that specifically targets his three opponents by name. Still trying to get ahold of it.

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Originally posted on Oak Park Newspapers:
From our dear village authorities: Sidewalk shoveling required Village ordinance requires property owners to remove snow and ice from the public sidewalk within 24 hours following any snow, sleet or freezing rain. Being a good neighbor is important, too, so property owners are urged to help those who may…

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[28 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

* Looks like an opposition research dump to me…
U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, who cites his successful push to raise Illinois’ speed limit as the top accomplishment of his first year as a state lawmaker, has been ticketed for speeding 11 times since 1988, according to public records.
On average, that’s a ticket every 2.4 years, […]

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Fox News reports on academics who aren’t above partisan politics.

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[28 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

I propose the following dialog between the O’Toole Brothers, James and Jerry, Cattle Ranchers from Central Illinois, in search of a new ways to promote Beef consumption for the Illinois Beef Producers.
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Scene One: The O’Toole Brothers decide on a new spokesman
Jerry:  I just got my Maverick Box Set.  That James Garner never fails to deliver.

James: I think you are the world’s last James Garner fan.  You know the Rockford Files was canceled 30 years ago.  It’s time to move on.
Jerry: Garner still sells the beef, though
James: Maybe he could sell …

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CNBC reports:The U.S. government is set to slash its estimate of fourth-quarter growth as exports and restocking by businesses were less robust than previously thought, leaving the economy on a more familiar path of modest expansion.Gross domestic prod…

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[28 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

On the day in June 2011 when civil unions became legal in Illinois, Mayor Rahm Emanuel performed one of Chicago’s first for the man who would become his alter ego at City Hall.

Then-chief policy adviser David Spielfogel legally cemented his decadelong partnership with Lee Crandell, then a top official at the Active Transportation Alliance, which shares the mayor’s affinity for bike lanes, bike-sharing and pedestrian-friendly streets.

“We had had a very, very long engagement. We were tired of waiting. I told [Emanuel] we were very excited to do it, and he said he would love to, so we took him up on it,” said Spielfogel, 36, who has since been promoted to senior adviser to the mayor.

“It was maybe 15 minutes, and we were in a meeting immediately back to work,” he said.

Welcome to the workaholic world of Rahm Emanuel’s go-to guy.

Chicago: from working class city to…. this.

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[27 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

* Sun-Times…
With less than three weeks before the March 18th GOP gubernatorial primary, Kirk Dillard’s running mate has a new move.
Don Tracy, the brother-in-law to state Rep. Jil Tracy, R-Quincy, who is running as Dillard’s lieutenant governor, filed papers this week announcing “Illinoisans for Jil Tracy,” an independent expenditure PAC.
The papers made public today announce […]