Save Wilmette Lakefront goes live with campaign to preserve Lake Michigan Shoreline from development by the Wilmette Park District.
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Jim’s Leahy’s wake will be Wednesday January 21, 2015 at Seguin Funeral Home 858 Sheridan Road, Highwood, IL 60040 – 3pm to 9 pm. His Funeral will be held at St. St Patrick Catholic Church in Lake Forest on Thursday January 22, 2015 at 10:00am.
Rest in Peace, Jim Leahy.
James A. Leahy, longtime political activist and campaign worker has passed away. Our condolences from the Chicago Daily Observer to the Leahy family. We salute Jim Leahy, USMC.
From the Lincoln Report
Rauner is moving aggressively to overturn as much of the last minute Quinn appointments as he can. From the Illinois Observer:
Among Governor Bruce Rauner’s first acts yesterday was to reverse 177 appointments made by Governor Pat Quinn to state boards and agencies unconfirmed by the Illinois Senate.
There had been 171 Quinn appointments lingering in the Senate Executive Appointments Committee since October 2013 that were withdrawn by Rauner on Monday.
Rauner also withdrew six Quinn midnight appointments made on Sunday, his last full day in office.
(The withdrawn appointments are …
From the Chicago Tribune
Anthony Porter was convicted of murdering two people in Washington Park in August 1982 and was sentenced to death. Porter’s execution date was delayed when his attorneys raised questions about his mental competency. While that issue was pending, Simon gave a videotaped statement to Paul Ciolino, a private investigator working with Northwestern University’s Medill Innocence Project, confessing to the same murders that were the basis for Porter’s conviction.
A copy of the Simon video was sent to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office soon after it was taken …
Let’s hope sincerity isn’t among the attributes of Chicago’s new Treasurer, at least when it comes to his action plan for city investments.
Kurt Summers was sworn in today as Treasurer and released a 90-day action plan that he described in a luncheon address at the City Club of Chicago. His comments are reported in a Sun-Times article linked here and the plan is linked here.
His plan contains a number of elements, but first on his list, and the one he emphasized most, is pushing both city treasury money and …
From Governor Elect Bruce Rauner
Early this morning, Illinois lost one of its all-time greats. Comptroller Topinka’s magnetic, one-of-a-kind personality brought a smile to everyone she met, and she had a servant’s heart, always only caring about what was best for the people of our state. Judy was a tremendous friend, and Diana and I will miss her deeply. We offer our heartfelt condolences and prayers to her family, including son Joseph, as well as her talented and loyal team in the Comptroller’s office.
From the Washington Post
A former Democratic congressional aide pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting two women in 2010.
Donny Ray Williams Jr., 37, who served as a staff director for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee, pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual abuse, two misdemeanor counts of sexual abuse and one count of misdemeanor threats.
Tribune Headline warning of Archbishop Cupich visit to St. Agnes of Bohemia
“Cupich to get firsthand look at archdiocese’s biggest ills”
In contrast with what is actually happening at St. Agnes of Bohemia
7:30 AM (English) 12:00 PM (Spanish) 4:30 PM (Spanish)
9:00 AM (Spanish) 1:30 PM (Spanish) 6:00 PM (Spanish)
10:30 AM (English) 3:00 PM (Spanish) …