Articles Archive for May 2016
One of the recurring pessimistic themes of the past several years is that Greece is about to default on its debt. Now that Greece is negotiating again, this fear is back. Some wonder if a major European financial firm, like Deutsche Bank, will also fail.
A big problem with this theory is that Greece already defaulted on about half of its debt to private creditors in 2012, back when private European banks both owned a larger share of Greek debt and were more thinly capitalized. A great wave of bank defaults …
* I had no idea that Tony Rezko was recently released from prison…
More than 250 friends, family, political activists, and government officials attended a special “Welcome Home” celebration on May 12 to honor Antoine “Tony” Rezko who was released from Federal custody only one week earlier.
Rezko served 8.5 years in federal custody allegedly for illegally […]
* Press release…
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced today that the Illinois State Museum will re-launch Saturday, July 2, 2016 pending approval of the administrative rule that will allow the Department to charge an admission fee at the main museum campus.
The administrative rule is on the agenda for the Joint Committee on Administrative […]
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He’s available, she usually isn’t. Our presumptive Dem candidate, that is. “Maybe, Hillary has something to hide,” comments Newalert’s Steve Bartin. I endorse that comment. Besides, she’s brittle, he’s quick on his feet, a far better campaigner. Source: Newsalert: Television Networks Struggle to Provide Equal Airtime in the Era of Trump
* 10:42 am – House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton told reporters after the leaders meeting that they had talked with the governor about his new stopgap budget proposal.
But Madigan said he “made it clear” to Rauner that while the budgeteers would work on the proposal, “this is not something that’s going […]
From DePaul President Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., commending the Communist Disruption of a DePaul College Republicans Event
I realize that many of yesterday’s protesters hold similarly noble goals for a more inclusive world for those traditionally held aside by our society. I realize also that these young soldiers died for all the freedoms enshrined in our Bill of Rights, including freedom of speech and assembly. We honor their sacrifice best if we, too, remember and honor all the rights of human freedom, even as we fight for more freedom and justice …
The Chicago Tribune reports:Donald Trump on Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall cam…