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* It’s my tradition to keep the blog open on the last weekend before a general election. I can’t promise many posts. I have to be in Chicago for the pre-election party I host every couple of years, so we’ll see what happens. And, for sure don’t expect anything early Sunday morning. […]

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Taxers and spenders did us dirt in Illinois. Vote for Quinn? Unless your political job depended on it, and many jobs do, why?

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Karen Lewis Endorses Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia for Mayor

In a video posted to YouTube Friday, Lewis says she “fully supports” the County Commissioner.

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Plan to Restart Chicago Spire Project Fizzles, Leaving Future in Doubt

A developer’s plan to restart to build a huge skyskraper on Lake Shore Drive stalled Friday.

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Most important this election cycle, that’s how important: Best of the Web Today: Political Cycles Can Mary Burke avoid sinking in an ad hominem spiral? By JAMES TARANTO The most important single election next Tuesday is for governor of Wisconsin. The incumbent, Scott Walker, was elected in the Republican wave of 2010 and embarked in […]

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In what will probably come as a no surprise, Illinois’ rank on the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index has plummeted from 17th to 31st in the nation since Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.) was elected to his first full term in 2010. Even less surprising is the lack of coverage it’s received in the Illinois media since the report’s 2015 edition was released. According to the report: The absence of a major tax is a common factor among many…

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Wallenda Intends to Enjoy Walk, Crowd, Sounds, Weather Permitting

The daredevil said he was attracted by Chicago’s nickname as “the Windy City.”

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* Simon Edelman’s closer is pretty darned good…

* In other news, Gov. Pat Quinn held a press conference today at a Chicago training center for new school “Safe Passage” workers. Some reporters surmised that it had more to do with politics than with an official governmental event…

CPS Safe Passage Worker apparently reading from script […]

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[31 Oct 2014 | One Comment | ]

From the May 5, 2011 Chicago Reader
William Crawford, a retired Tribune investigative reporter. Crawford tells me he heard about the case, asked Sotos if he could look through the files, and wound up spending three months compiling a hundred-page narrative he calls “Chimera.” He’s e-mailed it to everyone in Chicago he thinks might possibly care—particularly journalists and Medill faculty. “Our purpose here,” Crawford begins, is “to set the record straight [and] get that record in front of those men and women, in private and public office, who are in a …