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[17 Oct 2013 | One Comment | ]

From Bill Baar
A reader calls my attention to Zachary Fardon’s confirmation as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and these curious sidebar to the story,
Fardon served in the U.S. attorney’s office in Nashville, Tenn. and later entered private practice. Among his clients was John Wyma, a longtime lobbyist and friend of former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose testimony helped convict Ryan of corruption. 

Many of us suspect Wyma the one who tipped off Rahm Emanuel and the Prez that the Feds had wires on Blagojevich.  Wonder who would …

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[18 Feb 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

The Prairie State Report noted yesterday that Illinois GOP chair Pat Brady claimed History’s side when he came out in support of Same Sex Marriage.  Pat’s position not just his own, but History’s backing him up too.
And today I read The Daily Herald’s Editorial board advised the House to join the Goddess too: Editorial: Time for state House to join tide of history on rights.
An odd invocation of the Goddess of History: Clio; from folks concerned about the mixing of religion and politics.  A sadly ignorant invocation because the Goddess takes notes; not sides.  She’s the Goddess of …

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[21 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Checking in on the Enid Oklahoma Sheriff Election
The four candidates for Garfield County sheriff expressed their views and answered questions Monday night.
The all-Republican field of candidates will face off in a June 26 primary for retiring Sheriff Bill Winchester’s office, but a winner likely will be decided in an Aug. 28 runoff election.
Candidates are former Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Deputy George Dillman, GCSO Lt. Shon Jackson, current Undersheriff Jerry Niles and former Enid Police Department Chief Rick West.
 

 
Whoa whoa whoa…George Dillman…a CDOB’s favorite from way back, here on an adventure with …

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[18 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Mike Madigan’s plan: off load the State’s Teachers Pension liability onto local gov which will then declare bankruptcies (the state can’t). Jamie Dimond sees it coming.

 
H/T Bill Baar

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[21 Sep 2010 | 6 Comments | ]

From Bill Baar’s West Side
I also fell onto some interesting information about Raghuveer Nayak….He lives accross the street from Aiham Alsammarae…
Aiham Alsammarae
117 Covington Ct.
Oak Brook, IL
Raghuveer Novak
124 Covington Ct.
Oak Brook, IL>

Also attached is the listing for Alsammarae’s house, it’s ‘for sale’ for a mere $3,299,000…It’s funny that he purchased the home in 1999 for $525,000…He’s probably the only person in the U.S. who’s home went up in value 6x in the past 11 years.
http://www.trulia.com/property/3014768447-117-Covington-Ct-Oak-Brook-IL

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[25 Mar 2010 | One Comment | ]

From Bill Baar

Giannoulias’s facebook page focusing on Kirk’s opposition to Obama Care with things like this,
A divide over the nation’s health care overhaul is heating up the race for President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat.
Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias (jeh-NOO’-lee-ehs) is criticizing his Republican opponent for opposing the national health care overhaul.
The Illinois treasurer made a stop Wednesday in Congressman Mark Kirk’s district.
So since it was a bipartisan vote against the Health Care Takeover, is Giannoulias going to support Rep. Lipinski’s …

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[7 Feb 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

Rep Jan Schakowsky advising Scott Lee Cohen on the mud slung in politics?
Geez, of all people to advise Cohen to step aside because of the mud slung in politics. Schakowsky’s husband Bob Creamer did some hard-time down at Terre Haute for a check kiting scheme and the two of them still walk tall. If Schakowsky’s calling shots here, Cohen oughtta stay. Who’s Schakosky and Creamer to talk.
Rep Jan Schakowsky advising Scott Lee Cohen on the mud slung in politics
Geez, of all people to advise Cohen to step aside because of …

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[30 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]

Maybe I missed it all, but this story sure didn’t seem to make Chicago’s legacy media at all. Via Politico,
A senior policy fellow for Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) has pleaded guilty to defrauding the government and private lenders of nearly $822,000 by using aliases to obtain student loans and more than 90 credit cards.
Ernest B. Moore, who went by Bernard Moore and Bernard Glenn-Moore on Capitol Hill, had a penchant for putting together events with marquee names — and a special legislative interest in sentencing issues and measures like the “Second Chance …

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[29 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

State Senator Lou Lang (D-Skokie) on Genson’s request to call Emanuel and Jarrett as witnesses.
Genson is demanding the lawmakers subpoena Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s incoming chief of staff, as well as longtime adviser Valerie Jarrett, saying Blagojevich can’t get a fair impeachment hearing without them.
“This is a smoke screen,” said Lang, whose committee will meet again Monday. “He’s asking for subpoenas of witnesses he knows the U.S. attorney does not want us to have, and I, for one, am not going to allow him to turn this into a circus or …

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[21 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

AP via LA Daily News: Raum [sic] Emanuel ties to Rod Blagojevich troublesome
The AP can’t spell his first name but it sure sounds like someone is leaking stories to get the Bus in gear for a crush on Rahm.
CHICAGO – Gov. Rod Blagojevich is legendary in Illinois political circles for not picking up the phone or returning calls, even from important figures such as the state’s senior senator, Dick Durbin.
But there was always one call Blagojevich regularly took, say his aides, and that was from Rahm Emanuel: his congressman, his …