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[30 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

NFL.com reports:Cleveland Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown is best known as perhaps the greatest player in NFL history.Coming of age in America’s turbulent 1960s, though, Brown is also recognized for a social activism beyond football that led to the Bla…

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[30 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

* Our good pals at BlueRoomStream.com will stream the former governor’s press conference live at 10:30. Click here to watch it. And click here for background.
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[30 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

* I sure hope the prosecutors know what they’re doing on this one…
A 31-year-old Elgin man accused of making a death threat to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner in May has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and was sentenced to two years of probation and six months wearing an alcohol-monitoring device.
Jesse Kuzma, of the 1100 […]

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[30 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

In his most recent column for Crain’s Chicago Business, Rich Miller is grasping at straws in an attempt to criticize Governor Bruce Rauner. Miller opines that the Governor is “missing a chance to push back on gun crime.” He writes: “Gov. Bruce Rauner said last week that he has never spoken with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel or any legislators about a much-anticipated proposal to toughen penalties for gun crimes. ‘I’ve not discussed that issue with the mayor myself,’ he said, adding, ‘Frankly, I’m…

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[30 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

* Part of this may wind up in a TV ad, but the online spot is way too long for television right now…
It was only a matter of time. Democrat Susana Mendoza’s campaign is out with its first confrontational spot against Comptroller Leslie Munger following Munger’s on-camera math mess at the Illinois State Fair.
It’s digital-only […]

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[29 Aug 2016 | One Comment | ]

Cairo, Illinois was once as bustling with people as its Egyptian namesake. Located between both the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, its population of more than 15,000 filled the streets with goods, industry and noise in the 1920s.

But as railroad lines took over from the shipping industries across the 20th century, the number of jobs began to dwindle and people began to flee. In 2014, it had a population of just 2,576.
Read more in the Daily Mail

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[29 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

Many people are disappointed by the fate of the Independent Maps Amendment following the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling, which found the citizen-initiated measure unconstitutional and therefore ineligible for the November ballot. Unfortunately, the court’s ruling was expected, not only because of the court’s Democratic majority but because of the stringent rules surrounding citizen-initiated ballot measures. In addition to requiring what comes out to be over a quarter of a million (8 percent of the number of votes cast in the most recent…

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[29 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

Are 3.5 million children in America really living on less than $2 per day? That’s the claim of some reports based on a new book, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer….