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[25 May 2017 | One Comment | ]

Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art is opening a retrospective exhibit of Takashi Murakami’s works titled “The Octopus Eats its Own Leg”–a creepy variation on “the snake swallows its own tail”–but both images strike me as perfect metaphors for what Donald Trump is doing to himself .
    Almost every Trump utterance since the firing of FBI Director James Comey seems to be contributing to a case against himself for obstruction of justice in the various investigations of Russia’s meddling in the recent presidential election and potential collusion of his team members. …

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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

Crain’s Chicago Business reports:A family of northwest suburban builders filed legal action last week to stop Zillow from posting its estimates of the value of Illinois homes.The Zestimates that Zillow posts are misleading and pose as accurate appraisa…

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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

* But he doesn’t propose an alternative. From the Kennedy campaign…
This morning, the Kennedy campaign released the following video message from Chris Kennedy, addressing voters about our broken property tax system. He is inviting voters to share their stories about how relying on property taxes to fund education has affected local schools.

* The video…

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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

* AP…
With an expected deficit nearing $6 billion at the June 30 end of the fiscal year and the pile of past-due bills ending the week at $14.4 billion, few people believe the state can dig its way out without new revenue. The plans call for a 32 percent increase in the personal income tax […]

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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

SPRINGFIELD – Once an analyst for House Speaker Mike Madigan, Springfield lobbyist Christopher Stone is now focused on building a casino in the state capital’s historic downtown, next to the Old State Capitol. Stone’s hope, says publicist Ryan Keith, is…

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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Today, on day 691 without an Illinois budget, the JB Pritzker for Governor campaign launched “Crisis Creatin’ Rauner.” This multimedia campaign will highlight the budget crisis of Bruce Rauner’s own making and the families, schools, and social service agencies that continue to pay the price.
The campaign kicks off with the launch of CrisisCreatinRauner.com, […]

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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Crain’s…
According to [Jerry Kruse, dean of SIU’s School of Medicine], the percentage of his school’s grads who choose to complete residencies in Illinois has plummeted to 21 percent this year—the lowest in school history. The share has decreased 9 percentage points each year since 2014. For decades before that, the percentage of SIU’s roughly […]

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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

Crain’s Chicago Business