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One of the libertarian arguments that’s often dismissed with a wave of the hand is “We need less government regulation.” Liberals and their friends in the newspaper business often counter that without regulations, businesses would run amok. Well, we wonder what they’re saying in the wake of the Chicago taxi scandal. Here’s what the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday: A former top official of Chicago’s largest cab company — Chicago Carriage Cab — has been charged with illegally obtaining “clean”  vehicle…

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Senator Richard Durbin, July 30th, 2009.
“Many people say: I like my health insurance right now. I don’t want to change. I don’t want to go into Medicare or Medicaid. I like what I have. Would you please leave people alone. The answer is yes. In fact, we guarantee it. We are going to put in any legislation considered by the House and Senate the protection of you, as an individual, to keep the health insurance you have, if that is what you want. What we are trying to create are …

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The November 4 election, for Democratic politicians in Chicago, will be a “UPS moment.” Which committeemen among the 50 Chicago wards will deliver? And will their delivery be decisive and intimidating?
With Chicago politicians already heavily focused on the Feb. 24, 2015 municipal election, and those with statewide ambitions intensely pondering the state landscape for 2016 and 2018, the 2014 vote will, to use that ancient sexist expression, “separate the men from the boys.”

Many decisions will be made, or unmade, based on which candidates run best, and which committeemen produce the …

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Mexican Hot Dog? New Taqueria, The Big State, Opens in West Town

Chef Eric Saavedra’s menu is packed with authentic homemade dishes, most under $5.99.

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Vice President Joe Biden will announce the grant winners — which are going to almost 270 community colleges in all 50 states — with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Labor Secretary Tom Perez present. Many grantees will focus on IT and … Winning …

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After succeeding the impeached Rod Blagojevich, he almost lost in 2010. This time, he managed to scare off potentially serious primary challengers, including former White House chief of staff Bill Daley and Attorney General Lisa Madigan. But tax hikes …

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Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat who had just been arrested on corruption charges. “Don’t do that, you don’t want to be associated with [Blagojevich] at this moment in history and after your service in public office,” Durbin said he warned Burris during a …

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Judy Baar Topinka, Illinois’ Comptroller, would have made a great Governor. I voted for her in 2006 when she ran for Governor against Rod Blagojevich. But I voted for her knowing she would lose. Nobody that unindictable could run this state, and we …