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[9 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

The Institute of Christ the King in Chicago’s South Side Woodlawn Neighborhood has suffered a devastating fire, destroying its roof and much of the interior.  This is the former St. Gelasius (and St. Clara’s) Parish, now served the the Canons of the Institute of Christ the King, a Missionary Organization with a worldwide devotion to service and evangelization.
This is a good organization that does it all from feeding the poor, caring for the sick, Missionary Work in Gabon (big time operation, run right here in Chicago), and running a Traditional …

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[22 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]

Wilmette District 39 Superintendent Spells out a gloomy future if he doesn’t get his tax increase
Dear District 39 Community,
As a public school district serving the Wilmette community, we are closely watching developments in Springfield. In addition to the State of Illinois not having a budget for this fiscal year, there is pending legislation that could adversely impact our balanced budget.
Senate Bill 318 could be part of a state budget resolution. It contains many provisions related to funding for public schools across the state. If you are interested, you can …

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[21 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]

The author of the Wall Street Journal Planned Parenthood promotional piece takes it down a notch.
4:17 pm September 17, 2015
Dennis Paine wrote:
@Stephanie Armour:
As a long-time WSJ subscriber I am sorely disappointed; as a supporter of Carly Fiorina’s bid for the nomination I am outraged.
Please check Video #7 at 6 minutes in. Carly Fiorina is correct.
You need to both apologize, and publish a retraction. This kind of character assassination is beyond the pale. Shame on you, Ms. Armour.
4:21 pm September 17, 2015
Stephanie Armour wrote:
@ 4:17 Bite me.
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[19 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]

From WSJ Washington Wire
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina won applause in Wednesday’s debate for her vivid description of a live fetus she said was shown in an antiabortion group’s undercover video about Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
But the image she described isn’t in any of the videos released by the antiabortion group. Instead, one video from the group depicts a former employee of a tissue procurement company stating what she says she saw at a Planned Parenthood clinic. There was never any video that depicted, as Ms. Fiorina stated, a live fetus on a table being prepared …

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[18 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]

Sounds like more of a hostility to the facts rather than “ignorance of the facts” but…
From Investor’s Business Daily
Pope Francis’ numerous broadsides against capitalism reveal, many thoughtful people believe capitalism to be morally deficient.
This hostility toward capitalism springs from ignorance of the facts and a deep misunderstanding of the logic of markets.

Consider the Pope’s accusation that capitalism is a “new tyranny.” His implication is that humanity escaped the tyranny of communism only to fall victim to the tyranny of markets.
But reality refutes his charge of moral equivalence between communism and …

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[17 Sep 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority sold about $220 million in expansion bonds today for an average yield of 5.06 percent. That’s about a half a percentage point higher than it might have been before the credit rating agencies slammed McPier last month, based on typical yields for a triple-A securities.

The sale secures $153 million in funding for a new $403 million Marriott Marquis hotel, which broke ground in July, but the agency failed to take full advantage of a market that offers historically low interest rates.
Read more at Crain’s
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[17 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]

From Points and Figures
I think these are the charts that matter to individual American citizens. These are the ones that they face every single day. For them, the Obama Economic Miracle has been a disaster. All the Democrats offer more lookalike policies or worse policies than Obama.

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[20 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

From The Hill
Ending Iran’s nuclear threat and bringing it into the international community of law-abiding nations is one of the most pressing U.S. foreign policy objectives.  And so I was relieved and grateful to watch President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry work tirelessly over the past several months to achieve a diplomatic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program.

Regrettably, the Iran deal fails to meet these goals and raises the prospects for war. I cannot support a deal that reduces all our leverage upfront, giving Iran billions of dollars …

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[19 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

The literalati of Chicago just had a bad day. An op-ed by the Tribune’s Kristen McQueary that called for something similar to Katrina to happen here understandably engorged people in New Orleans who didn’t like their tragedy becoming someone else’s metaphor, and, less understandably, readers here who believed she meant exactly what she said.
Read more in the Chicago Reader

Jim Bowman adds
1. Many of the objectors began overreacting as soon as they saw and read news accounts of the catastrophe back when and remain true to form today.
2. Many find it a …

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[18 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

Dear Neighbor,
Join me, 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman, and the Chicago Department of Public Health for an information session about hoarding next Thursday, August 20th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Edgewater Public Library,6000 N Broadway. Free and open to all, this session is designed to help landlords, condominium associations, caregivers, and people who may recognize symptoms of hoarding in themselves.

Read more at Ald Joe Moore
image Pomegranates by Albert Joseph Moore