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[25 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

More than a year ago, when in my naiveté,  I thought the congress might actually do something about immigration, I added to the discussion one widely overlooked benefit: adding millions of undocumented immigrants to the workforce would have a positive benefit on the economy, especially to the Social Security system.

To quote myself:  “Contrary to the conservative argument that undocumented residents are a financial burden on the U.S., there are powerful arguments that citizenship and the right to work will bring an ultimate economic benefit and strengthen Social Security.
” Social Security …

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[25 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Blagojevich, (and) when he went to prison, we were all guilty by association. But what I could get were speaking gigs. People kept hiring me to speak, and then people asked me to blog on leadership. Then I realized, “I love what I’m doing!” I’m a …

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[25 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 photo, supporters of legislation that will raise the minimum wage in Illinois rally outside the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Ill. Much is at stake as Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, who has asked lawmakers …

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[25 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Only four alderman saw no one filing to run against them: Marty Quinn in the 13th, Ed Burke in the 14th, Brendan Reilly in the 42nd and Harry Osterman in the 48th. Newly appointed City Treasurer Kurt Summers also gets a free ride. No one filed to …

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[25 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

“We’ve heard from people all over the city of Chicago, and the fact that we submitted the highest number of nominating petitions underscores the change that people in the city’s neighborhoods would like to see Chicago take a new set of priorities.”.

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[25 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

If the casino cafe loophole isn’t closed by the General Assembly, hundreds more neighborhood casinos will open across Illinois in the months ahead. This study on casino cafes follows the recent announcement by the Chicago Crime Commission that …

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[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

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