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[28 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

ILGOP Releases Digital Video – “Get Back to Work”
Madigan and Cullerton Holding Schoolchildren Hostage
Mike Madigan and John Cullerton are holding school funding hostage by refusing to send Governor Rauner the education funding bill they passed two months ago.
It’s a perversion of the democratic process in order to force through their $500 million Chicago bailout. […]

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[28 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
“Speaker Madigan and President Cullerton continue to delay putting the education funding legislation on my desk. Until then, I am unable to change the legislation so that it’s fair and equitable for all schoolchildren in Illinois and the taxpayers who foot the bill.
“Our schools cannot wait.
“If the Democrat majority won’t send me the […]

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[28 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* I told you yesterday about this, but here’s the official announcement…
House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) announced on Thursday that State Representative Peter Breen (R-Lombard) will join the Republican Leadership Team as the House Republican Caucus’ Floor Leader.
As Floor Leader, Breen will be the House Republican Caucus’ primary bill debater as legislation comes […]

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[28 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

Not in so many words, but what are we to make of this, from his apostolic exhortation In March of last year, Amoris Laetitia? No one can be condemned for ever, be- cause that is not the logic of the Gospel! I had a column several decades past in National Catholic Reporter in which I […]

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[27 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* House Republican Leader Jim Durkin will announce this evening that Rep. Peter Breen will take over as his new floor leader.
Breen (R-Lombard) is an attorney who advocates for pro-life causes. He’s very sharp in floor debates, so this role should be a good fit. He’s from the Jeanne Ives ideological wing in […]

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[27 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

 
Some objections to the disastrous Chicago Democrat performance.

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[26 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

Have you ever noticed that whenever things get a little hot for Donald Trump he is likely to tweet out something bizarre, however goofy, or make some inconsequential announcement that gets the 24-hour news-readers and cable-babblers chortling, analyzing an reanalyzing–usually relegating the more serious previous issue to the back burner?
This past week is a perfect example.

Let me ask what is ultimately more important: Trump’s delving into his powers to pardon, his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, his warning to special counsel Robert Mueller  OR …

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[26 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

From Forbes
Illinois is broke and continues to flirt with junk bond status. But the state’s financial woes aren’t stopping 63,000 government employees from bringing home six-figure salaries and higher.

Whenever we open the books, Illinois is consistently one of the worst offenders. Recently, we found auto pound supervisors in Chicago making $144,453; nurses at state corrections earning up to $254,781; junior college presidents making $465,420; university doctors earning $1.6 million; and 84 small-town “managers” out-earning every U.S. governor.
Here are a few examples

20,295 teachers and school administrators – including superintendents Joyce …

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[21 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* SJ-R…
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday issued an ultimatum in his battle with the General Assembly over school funding, demanding that legislative leaders send Senate Bill 1 to his desk by noon Monday. Rauner said that if legislative leaders do not do that, he will call a special session immediately.

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“There is no legitimate reason for […]