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[30 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

For the first time in more than a decade, a train has travelled from South Korea across the heavily guarded border into North Korea.

Koreas begin removing land mines from the DMZ to ease military tensions
North Korea destroys 10 front line guard posts
North and South Korean Soldiers Shake Hands in Sign of Peace

Hat Tip Bill Baar

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[29 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

Read more in the Sun Times

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[29 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

* No surprise…

The House voted 62-45 to overturn the “Tobacco 21” veto, but it needed a three-fifths majority of 71 votes to become law. The legislation would have set a minimum age of 21 to buy cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and nicotine-based products such as e-cigarettes and vaping materials.
The bill didn’t have enough House votes […]

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[29 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Remember this Tribune story from 2011?…
All it took to give nearly two dozen labor leaders from Chicago a windfall worth millions was a few tweaks to a handful of sentences in the state’s lengthy pension code.
The changes became law with no public debate among state legislators and, more importantly, no cost analysis.
Twenty years later, […]

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[29 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

After FBI raids Ald. Ed Burke’s offices, people seen leaving his ward office carrying boxes and computer equipment. FBI has confirmed “our agents are executing search warrants at multiple locations today.” https://t.co/SbUGomj2JZ pic.twitter.com/cT4eLF41xz

— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) November 29, 2018

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[29 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

FBI raided the City Hall offices of longtime Ald. Ed Burke in Chicago today. Could well be totally unrelated but Burke did do property tax appeals work for Trump Tower in Chicago. With Michael Cohen unloading to prosecutors, is there is some kind of …

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[29 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

Feds have also raided Alderman Ed Burke’s 14th Ward offices. Sign says the office is closed. Brown paper sheeting covers the inside doors. ⁦@ABC7Chicagopic.twitter.com/wr0KpQxiFm

— Craig Wall ABC 7 (@craigrwall) November 29, 2018

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[29 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

* The Hill…
Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) was elected chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Thursday, beating out Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) and Denny Heck (D-Wash.).
Bustos won 117 votes, compared to 83 for Heck and 32 for DelBene. […]
Bustos dropped out of the assistant leader race to run for the DCCC position. She is […]

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[29 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago Sun-Times and Capital Fax. For more on the man who’s been running things in Chicago click on this. Also , this.

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[29 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Background is here. From One Illinois…
The governor is suing the state attorney general and One Illinois to withhold emails on government appointments from the public.
Although he lost his re-election bid Nov. 6, Gov. Bruce Rauner filed suit a week later to fight a binding opinion issued by Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office that […]