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[17 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

OPINION: Only when all the dark stories begin to come out will self-dealing elected officials change their ways, Patrick M. Collins writes. https://t.co/eUOHntSbmB— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) January 17, 2019

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[17 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

Louisville airport to be renamed in honor of Muhammad Ali https://t.co/l4Pu7A8h0P pic.twitter.com/rWGN4r6VAV— The Hill (@thehill) January 17, 2019

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[17 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

LA teachers union doxxed the substitutes who came to work to cover them. https://t.co/8OCsu5bsiM— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) January 16, 2019

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[17 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

Chicago Public Schools are losing students. One of their high schools doesn’t even have 65 students! Yet, the teachers union in Chicago wants to prevent school closures and wants a 5% pay increase!

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[16 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

* The Southern…
Ned Mitchell, the former longtime mayor of Sesser, and another individual were arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and booked at the Franklin County Jail, according to the Sesser Police Department.
Mitchell, 70, served as mayor from 1979 to 2013, when he was defeated by current Sesser Mayor Jason Ashmore. […]

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[16 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

Months ago, before Rahm Emanuel decided not to seek re-election, a dozen or so people lined up to challenge him–believing he was vulnerable because of the attempted cover-up of the police murder of Laquan McDonald. Among them was Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who served as head of the police board and became a powerful advocate for police reform.

     She struck me as the most competent and electable independent progressive of the group. I checked with many lawyers and police reformers, interviewed her and found her attuned to my views …

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[16 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

The proposed construction of the extensive Obama Presidential Center on some 19.3 acres in Jackson Park on the south side of Chicago has long been a simmering issue of deep and continuous controversy. This past February, I stated my multiple objections to the choice of the historic site for the center and argued that on every conceivable ground it would be far better for the City of Chicago to construct it in Washington Park, located just to the west of Hyde Park. Washington Park is largely under-utilized and is a stone’s throw …

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[16 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

Steve Bartin: Prosecutors seek 3-month extension to indict Ald. Edward Burke, say investigation ‘ongoing’
Rich Miller: In break with past, Justice Burke won’t be swearing in Comptroller Mendoza today
Steve Bartin: Flashback 2011. Drug dealer assumed he was bribing Chicago Alderman Ed Burke
Steve Bartin: Was Chicago Alderman Ed Burke An Associate of Organized Crime? Flashback 1985. Alderman Ed Burke Put Mobster On Chicago Payroll As A Favor To Chicago Mob.
Steve Bartin: (Video Flashback) Anne Burke Talks About Talking on the Phone to Alleged Extortionist , Her Husband , Alderman Ed Burke
Steve Bartin: A spokesman for Illinois Supreme Court …

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[16 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

For the more than three decades we have been involved in analysis of the economy, one nagging constant has been pessimistic prognostications over the U.S. debt. Now once again, debt is the news de jour. Consumer, business, and government debt are all at record highs, and, therefore, the theory goes, the economy is tempting fate.

We have some very basic problems with this theory. Debt has been rising for decades, as it usually has since the US was founded more than 200 years ago. But just like debt, assets, incomes and …