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[12 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

Remember when protesters chanted “Hey hey LBJ, how many kids did you kill today”? It’s what I think of when I see this kind of story, absent the LBJ part.

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[12 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

Investigative reporters love real estate because … it’s very tough to hide.

WaPo’s @OConnellPostbiz & @emmersbrown on the plundering of American newsrooms: https://t.co/upi31CErZp

— david jackson (@poolcar4) February 12, 2019

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[12 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

They are in town to uncover “dirt” on Cardinal Cupich, says his successor in Rapid City SD. On Feb. 6, Bishop Robert D. Gruss of Rapid City, S.D., ordered a letter “[t]o be read from the pulpit at all Masses in the Diocese of Rapid City during the weekend of Feb. 9-10, 2019.” An image […]

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[11 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

Whatever happened to the recession calls?
Seems like just a few weeks ago that the correction in the stock market as well as the partial government shutdown had convinced many analysts and investors the US was about to enter a recession.
Fortunately, the data haven’t cooperated. Ten days ago we got the employment report for January, which showed a payroll increase of 304,000 and the highest share of adults working since 2008. Yes, February has seen both initial and continuing unemployment claims average higher than in January, but only slightly. In other …

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[11 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

He wore a wire for the feds on Ald. Ed Burke, then went into hiding after Chicago found out. Now business is backing up in his ward (via @BlockClubCHI) https://t.co/XIJQNxFXeQ— BGA (@BetterGov) February 11, 2019

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[11 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

Do they not know it’s the 3rd rail of national politics?

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[11 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

Gallup chairman does the math.

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[11 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Sun-Times…
Abandoned by his mother, the baby boy — he was about 2 — ended up at an Indiana orphanage during the Great Depression.
His luck changed when a WWI veteran and his wife filled out the “boy or girl” portion of an adoption application with the words: “any child we can love.”
That veteran, William Earl […]

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[11 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

* This is huge…
Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon today filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the Illinois Supreme Court challenging the legality of former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke’s prison sentence.
The mandamus petition challenges the prison sentence issued Jan. 18 by Cook County Circuit Court […]