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[28 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

The more I read about the departure of George Lucas’s neofuturist storage unit, that unsightly blob of a building meant to house his movie posters and Yoda holograms, the sorrier I felt for the guy.…

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[28 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

* Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel…
“Instead of doing the hard work of fixing Illinois’ broken education funding formula, Bruce Rauner has wasted 18 months of his term holding the entire state hostage in the name of workers’ compensation and right to work. After all that time, Bruce Rauner is doubling down on the failed formula that […]

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[28 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

Where to even start with this Frankenstein’s monster from Crain’s Chicago Business that stitches together illogic and self-contradiction into an unwieldy beast of pure nonsense? First, the background: Crain’s endorsed Bruce Rauner in the 2014 GOP primary and in the General Election.  But, not even two years later, they have clearly soured on their choice: Back in 2014, when Crain’s endorsed Bruce Rauner in the primary and general elections, we saw him as a pragmatic businessman who would bring long-overdue solutions to…

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* Press release…
Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced her office has reached a nearly $125 million settlement with Volkswagen Group of America Inc. for misrepresenting the emissions of its 2.0-liter Volkswagen and Audi diesel engine cars sold in the U.S. As part of a multistate settlement, Madigan secured $28.9 million for violations of Illinois’ Consumer […]

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[28 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

* WAND TV…
Local business owner Cindy Deadrick-Wolfer suspended her [Illinois House] campaign Tuesday.
Deadrick-Wolfer, who owns Shop on Main and also runs the marketing company Events Plus, was running as a republican for the Illinois House of Representatives 96th District. […]
Deadrick-Wolfer was running against incumbent Sue Scherer for the district covering Macon, Sangamon, and Christian Counties.
Right […]

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[28 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

It’s what they call a correction, I think. Financial markets showed signs of stabilizing following sharp falls in the British pound and global stocks after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union last week. Source: Global Markets Begin to Steady After Brexit-Related Rout – WSJ

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[28 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

From CNN: House Republicans’ report on the attack in Benghazi paints a picture of a perfect storm of bureaucratic inertia, rapidly worsening security in Libya and inadequate resources in the months that led up to the killings of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three colleagues on September 11, 2012. CNN has obtained a portion of the … Continue reading Benghazi

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[28 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

Gary North reports:

A majority of the voters of Venezuela are thieves. They have tried to vote themselves prosperity through the welfare state.

This preference for theft by the ballot box has now blown up in their faces.

Good.

To imagine that theft produces any other result is to imagine that (1) dishonesty is the best policy, (2) thieves win in the long run, and (3) private property is theft.

Venezuelans elected and re-elected the long-winded socialist Hugo [OOgowe] Chavez. Chavez was a tin-horn dictator whose role model — rhetorically and ideologically — was Fidel Castro. He loved to give three-hour speeches. He loved to hear himself talk.

After Chavez died of cancer, Venezuelans voted for his hand-picked successor, a former bus driver. Maduro carries on Chavez’s policies.

Chavez’s state took oil income and created massive bureaucracies, where his political cronies prospered. He let some of this money trickle down to the voters, who re-elected him four times.

Heh.

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[28 Jun 2016 | Comments Off | ]

Classic Chicago TV Commercials To Honor The 75th Birthday Of TV Advertising

From Eagleman to Mr. Submarine, here are some of the best (worst) commercials in the city’s history.