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[19 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

* From a statement by Personal PAC’s Terry Cosgrove…
…Governor Rauner’s veto of HB 40 would completely betray the trust of everyone in Illinois.
 
In politics and in life, you are only as good as your word…especially when that word is followed by a signature.
Personal PAC’s questionnaire is a contract of trust and how we the people can […]

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[19 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Kerry Lester…
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner told a suburban business group today that state lawmakers are “very close” to a budget deal that would break a two-year stalemate.
He offered no details but called it “a big comprehensive package” and asked the crowd at a GOA Regional Business Association luncheon to “stay strong.”
Rauner, promoting his pro-business […]

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[19 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

With rumors swirling about whether City Hall is prepared to bail out Chicago Public Schools itself, Mayor Rahm Emnuel today wouldn’t say if a CPS closure as much as three weeks early still is a live option.”I’m not doing any hypotheticals,” Emanuel rep…

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[19 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

* O’Hare Airport is one of our state’s crown jewels, so this Greg Hinz report ought to case some worry…
(F)igures drawn from U.S. Department of Transportation reports indicate that over the past decade, the total number of departing passengers dropped 1.5 percent at O’Hare even as it grew 8.1 percent nationally.
That leaves O’Hare far […]

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[19 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

The emailer was Robert Judelson, of JMB Realty, who bewailed “costly and time-consuming” regulations which “play havoc with financial results and make it ever more difficult to provide needed housing for. . . new folks [who might be] moving to the city.” Developers, Judelson said, “are struggling more than ever to bring projects to . . […]

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[19 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

City Hall today formally moved to glitz up O’Hare International Airport’s hotel scene, seeking bidders to renovate and take over management of the existing 860-room Hilton, and build and operate a new 300- to 400-room inn across from the Internationa…

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[18 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

No–I’m not worried about getting dragged off my flight to Paris in a few days–where, among other things I’ll cover the first round of the French elections–but the past week has left me with a few serious concerns.
The good news, such as it is, is that Steve Bannon has been pushed aside, perhaps demoted and may soon depart. I suspect, however, Trump will keep him on because, as LBJ used to put it about guys like Bannon, “it’s better to have him inside the tent pissing out rather than outside …

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[18 Apr 2017 | One Comment | ]

Kicking off a campaign for Governor, Sen. Daniel Biss dances with noted agitator, Rep. Jan Schakowksy

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[18 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Last Friday, payroll employment data, from a survey of businesses, showed the US created just 98,000 jobs in March. The consensus of forecasters had expected job growth of 175,000. The other jobs number, which comes from a survey of households, showed 472,000 new jobs in March.
Private jobs have now grown for 85 consecutive months, and the US economy is on the eve of completing its eighth consecutive year of growth. For comparison, the average post-World War II recovery is just 61 months.
Some analysts (they know who they are), who were …