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[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Over the past four years, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, a Democrat, has handed out roughly $1 million in pay raises to exempt, nonunion employees who don’t fall under state wage laws, as Illinois faces bankruptcy. From 2011 to 2012,…

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[29 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | ]

Beyonce Course 'Not a Fluff Class,' UIC Instructor Says

“There’s clear value in it,” said instructor Jennifer Richardson.

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Man Arrested for Stealing Firefighter's Campaign Signs in 41st Ward

Mary O’Connor and Joe Lomanto said they had nothing to do with the theft of Anthony Napolitano’s signs.

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[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Politico reports:

The White House is preparing to send a sweeping online privacy proposal to Congress that would restrict how companies like Google and Facebook handle consumer data while greatly expanding the power of the Federal Trade Commission to police abuses — ideas that are likely to incite strong opposition in Congress.

The forthcoming measure — slated for release next month — would require large Internet companies, online advertisers, mobile app makers and others to ask permission from consumers before collecting and sharing their most sensitive personal information, according to three sources briefed by administration officials. Companies that collect data for one purpose would in some cases need to get user sign-off before deploying it in a markedly different way, the sources said.

The Obama regime wants the FTC involved in your internet experience and they call that protecting privacy!

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[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

The Southern’s Kurt Erickson and Capitol Fax’s Rich Miller have both been spotlighting a recent study by University of Illinois labor specialists Robert Bruno and Frank Manzo IV claiming it refutes Gov. Bruce Rauner’s (R-Ill.) assertion that Illinois state workers are overcompensated. As Erickson reported: In a report by University of Illinois labor experts, state and local government workers in Illinois were found to earn 13.5 percent less on average than workers in the private sector with a comparable education….

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[28 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | ]

VonMar Asks Fans to Visit Him in Jail; Charges Against Him Upgraded

Delvon Irving, 24, was charged after he filmed himself trashing a 7-Eleven on New Year’s Day.

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[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

52 Village and City Managers Out-earn Every Governor of the 50 States. In Illinois, the top honors go to administrators of fairly small towns.  The top five highest pensionable salaries are Lawrence Hileman ($292,124)- City of Glenview (pop 45,417), Michael Ellis ($258,381)- Village of Grayslake (pop 21,101), Richard Nahrstadt ($251,918)- Village of Northbrook (pop 33,170), Michael Janonis ($241,852)- Village of Mt. Prospect (pop. 54,505), and Christopher Stephens ($240,000)- Village of  Rosemont (pop 4,202).
Rounding out the top ten are Reid Otteson ($231,347)- Village of Palatine, Michael Cassady ($228,234)- Village of Bensonville, …

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[28 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | ]

What Happens to Chicago's Abandoned Bicycles?

Here’s a map of where the city removed hundreds of them from all over the city last year.