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[26 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000 http://t.co/wRRcFN3vLx

— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 26, 2015

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Crain’s political reporter Greg Hinz commented on the recent budget battle in which the state has to find a way to close a $6.6 billion hole in next year’s fiscal budget. Entitled “Ideology, not money, holding up state budget deal,” Hinz illustrates how he believes this budget battle is more about ego between House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) and Gov. Bruce Rauner (R-Ill.) than math and provides a “simple solution” to solving the battle – which basically involves having Rauner…

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[26 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

Next year’s race for the US Senate in Illinois promises to be one of the more unusual battles in many years. It’s already under way with incumbent Republican Mark Kirk running commercials a year and a half before the general election because he senses who his strongest Democratic opponent will be.

You could almost call Kirk’s commercial a shameless bid for sympathy were not both his situation and his likely opponent’s so tragic. Both candidates are physically challenged–with the Democrat’s not only more serious, but the result of war wounds. Kirk’s …

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It became a flashpoint in 2005, when Gov. Rod Blagojevich issued an executive order forcing pharmacies to fill prescriptions for contraceptives, including Plan B, the “morning-after pill” that critics regard as an abortion drug. A lawsuit by four …

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[26 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

In turn, Rauner has the ability to sign, reject or amend the Legislature’s plan it presents him. The General Assembly went into overtime under Rauner’s two Democratic predecessors, former Gov. Pat Quinn and now imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich …

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Legendary photojournalist John H. White lives by three words: faith, focus, flight. “I’m faithful to my purpose, my mission, my assignment, my work, my dreams. I stay focused on what I’m doing and what’s important. And I keep in flight – I spread my …

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Pat Quinn and now imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, but impasses were resolved before checks needed to be sent out to schools beginning their academic year. Republican opponents of the plan called the Democrat-led process an “atrocity.” “You do …

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The Chicago Board of Education is expected to vote Wednesday on proposals that would expand enrollment at several charter schools and move some into different buildings. In one case, Rowe Elementary would move into the old Peabody elementary …

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24 that it was refusing to hear an appeal from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, which had been ordered to pay millions of dollars in damages to the condo building’s developers. The district finally paid up on Oct. 2 …