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L3 Capital Buys $3.5 Million Worth of Lakeview Property: Report

The firm bought a stretch of buildings on the 3300 block of North Lincoln Avenue, Crain’s reported.

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* As we already know, the Legislative Audit Commission will be resuming its investigation of Gov. Pat Quinn’s anti-violence initiative in early October. And now, a couple of weeks later, the IDOT lawsuit hearings resume…
A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration will return to federal […]

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* From a press release…
Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation that will give Illinois residents the opportunity to voice their opinion on whether millionaires should pay a little more to help ensure all students have access to a high-quality education. The legislation establishes a statewide advisory referendum on the November 4 ballot to ask […]

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As I’ve written time and again, the best-intentioned police officers find it difficult to impossible to gain the cooperation of minority communities in solving crimes because the people there often fear the police as much as the gangs. The neighborhoods also know the police have their own code of silence (the Outfit calls it “omerta”) wherein everyone from the mayor, chief of police and even the best cops protect the five or so percent of brutal or corrupt ones. Otherwise the torturing cop Jon Burge would have gone to the …

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General Rule: Public schools may not teach religion, although teaching about religion in a secular context is permitted.- AntiDefamation League (emphases my own)I was taught Math, Chemistry and Physics in high school, but I seem to have learned on…

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The Daily Caller reports:

Black community leaders in Fresno, Calif. are urging the Fresno Unified School District to re-evaluate the hiring of a white guy to teach three cultural studies courses at a brand-new middle school that will overwhelmingly serve minority students.

Rutherford B. Gaston Middle School — named after the city’s first black principal — will open in a few short weeks. It’s the first middle school in the immediate, poverty-ridden vicinity since 1979.

The protesters are unhappy because the school has chosen to hire Peter Beck, a person with white skin, over other, unidentified candidates, The Fresno Bee reports.

Beck will teach African-American studies, Latino studies and Southeast Asian studies.

On Monday morning, a small band of activists showed up in front of the sparkling new school at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Church Avenue. The local press was also there.

“We’re just saying what the community wants,” said Rev. Karen Crozier, one of the activists. “We didn’t fight for a white male or female teacher to educate our babies.”

No word yet on whether Fresno’s community leaders think only whites should teach the U.S. Constitution since 55 white guys were delegates.