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[27 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

Who should be the “face” of the Democratic party for the upcoming mid-term elections?  And what should its message be?
Those questions bubbled up like lava following Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District runoff, despite spending millions with the hopes of all brands of Democrats riding on him.

In fact those hopes were excessive based on his showing of 48 percent in the nonpartisan “jungle” primary. Wonderful to think about but essentially beyond reach, especially since he had no message and didn’t even live in the district. But he did …

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[27 Jun 2017 | 2 Comments | ]

From Teamsters Local 727
Can the Tax Rally, June 27
June 19, 2017
Please save the date for the Can the Tax campaign’s rally to be held on Tuesday, June 27th, at the James R. Thompson Center’s outdoor plaza (100 W Randolph St.) from 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Attendees are asked to arrive no later than 10:15 AM.
The rally will bring together coalition partners to highlight the sizable amount of opposition to the beverage tax and call on the Cook County board to repeal the beverage tax before it negatively affects Cook …

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[26 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

From the Times of Israel
 
A parade in Chicago celebrating the lesbian community banned three Jewish women carrying Jewish Pride flags.

Organizers of the 21st annual Chicago Dyke March told the women that the rainbow flags with a white Star of David in the center would be a trigger to people who found it offensive.
A Dyke March collective member told the Windy City Times that the women were told to leave because the flags “made people feel unsafe,” and that the march was “anti-Zionist” and “pro-Palestinian.”

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[26 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

* From Sarah Holliday at Family Focus…
Rich,
At the urging of colleagues, I am writing to share news of a mass layoff at our social service agency, Family Focus.
Family Focus has been providing early childhood development programs in the Chicagoland area for more than 40 years. We currently serve 17,000 people annually in Chicago, Aurora, Cicero, […]

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[26 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Rep. Greg Harris, the House Democratic budget point person, told reporters today his caucus would soon present its own budget plan. Leader Durkin said yesterday there would be no point in another leaders’ meeting unless the House Dems had their own budget plan.
House Speaker Madigan then talked to reporters…
“Once [the spending plan] is […]

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[26 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Even after both the Illinois House and Senate overwhelmingly approved resolutions supporting funding for job creating sections of last year’s Future Energy Jobs Act, a budget proposal by Senate Republicans – and endorsed by Governor Rauner – would sweep every penny of $185 million slated for the landmark Illinois Solar for All Program, […]

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[26 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

Supreme Court, writing unanimously in the travel ban case, is wise to how liberal activist groups operate pic.twitter.com/Nu97q4omkY— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) June 26, 2017