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[28 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

Fraud and failure in D.C. public schools: Most of the district’s alleged progress turns out to have been fraudulent. https://t.co/KP4uPK9kra #schoolsafety pic.twitter.com/zDP93lhlWw

— Manhattan Institute (@ManhattanInst) February 28, 2018

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[28 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

Louis Farrakhan: “Jews are my enemy,” “white folks are going down” https://t.co/Obqfab7wNr pic.twitter.com/aFghhx9J9m

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 28, 2018

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[28 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
The campaign of conservative reform candidate for governor State Rep. Jeanne Ives today released a book entitled The Governor You Don’t Know: The Other Side of Bruce Rauner.
The book provides Republican primary voters a factual history of Governor Rauner’s tenure, bumping his rhetoric up against his policy choices and connecting the […]

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[28 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

* WGN TV…
New revelations today in the bribery cases involving Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown.
A court filing in a pending case against one of Brown’s former aides contains details such as one employee having told investigators that the “going rate” to a buy a job in Brown`s office was $10,000, to be paid to her […]

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[28 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Today, the JB Pritzker campaign released a new TV ad, “Lead the Charge,” featuring the Chicago Sun-Times resounding endorsement of JB in the Democratic primary.
In the endorsement — which Capitol Fax called “one of the strongest I’ve ever seen for anyone” — the Chicago Sun-Times acknowledged that JB is best candidate to beat […]

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[28 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

Scot Peterson, the sheriff’s deputy who failed to engage the Parkland school shooter, will likely receive an annual pension of at least $52,000—though the actual total is likely higher—along with getting half of his health benefits covered by taxpayers. https://t.co/EMusqIwpsC

— reason (@reason) February 28, 2018

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[28 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Today, the Rauner campaign launched the latest ad highlighting JB Pritzker’s ties to disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Earlier this month, the Chicago Tribune released another set of wiretaps featuring Blagojevich and Pritzker discussing Barack Obama’s Senate seat with Pritzker calling Jesse White “the least offensive” African American. These tapes, as well as […]

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[28 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

Podesta Warns Kushner He “Better Start Wearing His Kevlar on his Back” https://t.co/YJPvcjB0qd

— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) February 28, 2018

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[27 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

With apologies to nonresidents of Cook County, this is a special commentary on our most important county race.
    Getting rid of  Assessor Joe Berrios in the Democratic primary is the most important thing we can do for Cook’s 5.3 million residents–except for the handful of  property-tax lawyers and their millionaire clients who get their business and residential assessments and taxes reduced at our expense.
  Those lawyers include several of the state’s most powerful politicians, including Speaker of the House Michael Madigan and Alderman Ed Burke.   Berrios also doubles as Cook County Democratic Chairman, which makes …

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[27 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

* From last September…

A lawsuit brought by a former primary challenger to Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan can continue after [federal Judge Matthew F. Kennelly] ruled Wednesday he’d previously overlooked allegations that Madigan used his authority and influence to damage and discredit his opponent.
Jason Gonzales alleges that the veteran South Side lawmaker put […]