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[13 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

Key DREAMer scam: Someone sneaks in at age 15 and, 5 years later, America is ‘the only country they have known.’ https://t.co/08uyff0Tiu

— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) February 12, 2018

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[8 Feb 2018 | 2 Comments | ]

Alec Klein, director of the Medill Justice Project, was accused of “harassing” and “predatory” behavior by former students and employees in an open letter sent to Northwestern administrators on Wednesday.

In the letter, former students and employees of Klein and the Medill Justice Project allege that the tenured professor displayed “controlling, discriminatory, emotionally and verbally abusive behavior” while working at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. The letter accuses Klein of attempting to kiss a prospective female employee and asking a female employee to come to his hotel …

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[7 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

PALATINE – Palatine Township GOP Chairman Aaron Del Mar responded to Illinois Review’s request for comment with the following statement, which he specifically offered only if it would be published unedited and in its entirety. Del Mar’s response to the…

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[7 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

* DGA…
Today, Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration appeared before a legislative body investigating the state’s botched response to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at a state-run veterans’ home in Quincy. Over three years, 13 people died. At a hearing last month, lawmakers asked the administration to turn over more information about the state’s response to the […]

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[7 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

Amazing, seems like this one rating agency has been way more positive about Chicago debt than the other more established firms. Hmm, I bet if someone looked into there might be something missing from this story, something in a press release from Oct 2017. https://t.co/SavQqWdWV3
— Peter Matuszak (@PeterMatuszak) February 6, 2018

Last chance, you would think the wonks at P&I would have picked up on the one thing about Kroll that would tie this whole Chicago double upgrade together. Nope. https://t.co/n7ntQ8wDz8 — Peter Matuszak (@PeterMatuszak) February 6, 2018

Sorry @capitolfax this round …

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[7 Feb 2018 | One Comment | ]

“When it came to the issue of, quote, ‘chain migration,’ I said to the president, do you realize how painful that term is to so many people?” Durbin said. “African-Americans believe they migrated to America in chains and when you talk about chain migration, it hurts them personally.”

Durbin’s claim was of course ludicrous on its face: “Chain migration” is a metaphor, conjuring an image of each member of a family as a link in a chain, and has nothing to do with slavery. (Something he apparently knew back in 2010, when Durbin …

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[7 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Drury has been saying all along that Speaker Madigan is behind the effort to kick him off the ballot. Hiring Madigan’s top election lawyer will only buttress his argument…
The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 announced today that it has retained election attorney Michael Kasper in the ongoing challenge of Representative Scott […]

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[6 Feb 2018 | 2 Comments | ]

With all the advance brouhaha over “The Memo” about to be released by Congressman Devin Nunes you’d think we were going get the contemporary equivalent of the notorious 18 missing minutes of  Nixon tapes.
   Instead, we got a lead balloon that couldn’t even be slightly inflated by all the hot air coming out of Sean Hannity’s and Donald Trump’s mouths combined.
   Well before it was made public not only were Democrats pointing out its omissions, inconsistencies and half-truths–which by self definition are half lies–but Republican Sen. John McCain was calling it a dangerous …

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[6 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

* ABC 7…
Ives called her ad a parody of Governor Bruce Rauner’s “Thank You Mike Madigan” ad. […]
Dan Proft, a radio host and conservative strategist who used to work with the Rauner campaign but defected to Ives, defended the ad.
“Not everybody’s tone or sensibility is the same, so people are going to take things differently. […]