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[26 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

From 2004. Governor Blagojevich and his replacement as US Rep, Rahm Emanuel launch a poorly thought out drug importation scheme.

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[26 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

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A senior State Department official in charge of federal counterterrorism programs will face trial in Virginia after he was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor.

Fairfax County Police officials say Daniel Rosen was arrested by a county detective about noon Tuesday at his Washington, D.C. home after he allegedly sought to arrange sex with a minor. The detective, a female officer working in the county’s Child Exploitation Unit, had been posing as the minor in online exchanges with Rosen, police said.
 

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[26 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

* Watch the bouncing balls via ScribbleLive…

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[26 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

* For whatever reason, Gov. Rauner repeated his claim yesterday that a fix for this fiscal year’s problems was just days away. He was promptly disabused of that notion, however…
Gov. Bruce Rauner said again Wednesday that he is very close to reaching an agreement with legislative leaders to give him […]

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[25 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

* Finke…
Two months after it passed the General Assembly, a bill has finally been sent to the governor that gives electric utilities, including Ameren, two additional years to recover costs of upgrading delivery systems.
The bill is now in the hands of Gov. Bruce Rauner who has until […]

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[25 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

We’ve long suspected – heck, we’ve had no suspicions – that the Chicago media doesn’t much like Rahm Emanuel. He’s too aloof, too dismissive of their often silly questions, and, frankly, too rich. The union-member press corps had collectively thrown its weight behind  Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, then health problems forced her out of the race. Next up was Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, who will face Emanuel in the runoff. Although the press loves to write about money and…

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[25 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

* Gov. Bruce Rauner barnstormed Illinois for days after delivering his State of the State address. That hasn’t happened since the budget address. He just hasn’t been out there stumping and he’s not making himself available to the media.
He’s changing that up a bit today with a safe audience speech, a […]

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[25 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

Jeff Berkowitz reports on Rahm’s failure last night:

Rahm had a bad four years. He started with only 25% of the black and Hispanic kids in CPS reading at grade level and finished with that same number. Zero improvement. He closed 50 schools, upsetting a lot of residents and teachers and did very little to send those kids to markedly better schools. He raised 15 million dollars from the business community and couldn’t even spend it all. When you have kind of a nothing product, there is only so much advertising can do to overcome your ineptitude. Rahm squandered four years. He may get four more on April 7, 2015, but he will need to explain how he actually improves the ability of kids to read in CPS. All day kindergarten just doesn’t cut it. He needs to explain how he will make things much safer on the west and south sides of Chicago.

A lot of truth here.