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[30 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

From WirePoints
You may notice that the highest rates for Cook County are in its south suburbs. That area is clearly in a death spiral, which was the focus of our article last week. Finally, Cook County generally taxes commercial property at 2.5 X the effective residential rate, which is why those rates are separately listed above for Cook County. (The exorbitance of those commercial rates is a separate story.) For the collar counties, however, commercial rates are the same as residential.)

 
Perhaps most frightening of all, much larger property tax bills …

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[26 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

You can see the truth of it by watching the other politicians scrambling for cover in the wake of the Laquan McDonald video release.
They don’t like questions about how they helped Rahm win. That puts the jacket on them. And they don’t want to wear the jacket.

So they’re stitching one up for Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, who charged Van Dyke with murder the other day.
They want Alvarez to wear the jacket for it all.
Rahm seems to be throwing her under his bus, but he doesn’t want his fingerprints …

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[25 Nov 2015 | One Comment | ]

Better ask any of the various stooges you have placed into political office over the last 1o years or so.

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[24 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

Pundits and pols have been writing the political obituaries of “outsiders” Donald Trump and Ben Carson ever since they began leading national polls this summer. I have not been one of them, but I currently believe Carson is slipping, though it’s possible he can carry Iowa and some Evangelical-dominated southern states.
People love his religiosity, but now that national security has come to the fore, his clumsy, incoherent ignorance of foreign affairs must be apparent to his most pious admirers. It was made glaringly worse last week when a couple of …

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Here's Your Chance To Live In A 90-Year-Old Castle With An Art Deco Pool

An online advertisement for the apartment said the maintenance man takes “care of the dragons”

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[24 Nov 2015 | Comments Off | ]

Laquan McDonald Video: What Does it Show? What Happens Once It's Released?

DNAinfo explains why Chicago is bracing for the release of a video that shows Laquan McDonald’s death.

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[24 Nov 2015 | Comments Off | ]

Chicago's Coolest Uber and Lyft Cars (Including a $205,000 Bentley)

There are also Teslas, Hummers and a Maserati. But you’ll most likely get picked up by a Toyota Camry.