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[31 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

Chicago’s most unusual mayoral election is reaching an end that should surprise few by now: a gay, African American woman who seemingly came out of nowhere wins a lopsided victory over another African American woman who is the boss of the Cook County Democratic Party and recently re-elected to her third term as President of the Cook County Board.

     Writing this on the Sunday before the April 2 runoff election it looks to me as if Lori Lightfoot will get something in the mid-to-high sixtieth percentile  of the vote and …

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[29 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

There’s always the possibility of federal charges will be pursued against Smollett for the alleged threatening letter to himself, in possible violation of federal laws. But that doesn’t right the wrong of the dismissal of the local charges against Smollett in the present case.
What’s at stake is the integrity of Cook County and the state of Illinois criminal justice system

So, is it too much to hope that the Smollett case has focused such a withering national and global spotlight on the Chicago Way that the Machine pols will have to …

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[29 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

Watching Kirsten Gillibrand’s performance at an MSNBC “town hall” in Iowa I said to myself if Hilary Clinton had been able to show the same empathy with regular people, she might have carried those lost “blue wall” states.  The whole hour was one terrific performance.

   Then, Gillibrand’s declaration of candidacy speech Sunday  set me to thinking she may be the best performer of all the candidates thus far in the mix and maybe many to come. It could make her a more formidable prospect to gain the nomination than I …

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[29 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

Money Made In Last 12 months in Nevada (February 2018-February 2019)$315M: Sports Books$3.3 Billion: Penny Slots— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 28, 2019

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[29 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

Nigerian brothers’ lawyer ‘shocked’ Smollett charges were dropped https://t.co/RsPASOobQc pic.twitter.com/SCTXiMBnb4

— New York Post (@nypost) March 29, 2019

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[29 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

Smollett’s Attorney Suggests The Nigerian Brothers May Have Been Wearing Whiteface https://t.co/25wikbUNQW #jussiesmollett #tinaglandian pic.twitter.com/DV27FmYi9c

— Rich Mitchell (@CDNnow) March 29, 2019

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[29 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

They elevated Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, into an anti-Trump cultural icon, complete with T-shirts, scented candles and holiday-themed songs. Now, “it’s a drag knowing there are people out there who are gloating.” https://t.co/P9p5EaSrNo

— NYT National News (@NYTNational) March 29, 2019

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[29 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

A @nytimes columnist admits collusion was a “seductive delusion” because the Left just couldn’t handle Trump winning. https://t.co/EwW44jvqzo

— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) March 29, 2019

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[28 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

* This is the 15th state trooper struck by a motorist this year alone and the second who was killed…
An Illinois State Police Trooper is dead after being struck by a semi on U.S. 20.
Illinois State Police confirmed the Trooper was killed a little after 3 p.m.
The crash happened around 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon, […]