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[30 Jul 2014 | One Comment | ]
Illinois Not Really Into Checks and Balances

Illinois is an anomaly. It is the Land of Lassitude. Voters are passive, partisan, and forgiving. In state government, there are no checks-and-balances to Democratic abuses, ineptitude and favoritism.
In any other state, when a governor is impeached, indicted, convicted and imprisoned, *the party of that incumbent would be shamed, tarnished and ousted. Not in Illinois.

In any other state, when one party controls all the levers of government – governor, both houses of the state legislature, and the Supreme Court – and that party fails to govern effectively, voters would hold …

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[30 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Uptown Rapper Targeted in Shootings Moving out of State, Dad Says

“I’m scared for his life,” father said of man police say has been targeted in two Rogers Park attacks.

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[30 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

The good folks at Bookster, Tweed Jacket are back in business!  After a year out of circulation, some of the world’s great tweeds, plaids and twills are again available for purchase via Tweed-Jacket.com.  Bookster has been a great friend to the Chicago Daily Observer over the last 8 years or so, and we welcome them out of hibernation.
Need a Norfolk Jacket?  Three Piece Tweed Suit?  Riding Suit?  Where else but Bookster?

Here is what Bookster is all about:
We are passionate about the clothes we sell. Sadly, many of the great British tailoring …

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[30 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

SCOOP: Annabel Melongo found NOT GUILTY in Save-A-Life Foundation computer tampering case

From an e-mail I just received from Annabel Melongo’s attorney, Jennifer Bonjean (slightly edited for clarity):
Today Cook County Judge Joseph Joyce entered a directed finding in favor of Annabel. After 8 years, the State’s case came down to a single allegation that Annabel accessed Carol Spizzirri’s email and forwarded and email to herself. And they couldn’t even prove that. It Is a text book example of the State failing to exercise its discretion and adhere to its duty to …