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[27 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

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Home Page Top Stories on DNAINFO.com – Sunday, July 26, 2015 | 5:56pm: Police Beef Up Wicker Park Fest Security After Shooting Saturday Night
Steve Bartin: Chicago’s 9 percent cloud tax will include real estate listings, prices
Steve Bartin: Chicago tops in fatal police shootings among big U.S. cities
Steve Bartin: Democrats show their hand in game of budget poker
Steve Bartin: Yes, ‘ObamaNet’ Is Here: Meet ConnectHome, the ‘Free’ Internet That Costs Taxpayers Much More Than a Private Sector Plan
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[16 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

From the Chicago Tribune
“Emanuel taps longtime problem solver Claypool to take over at CPS”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to soon appoint longtime City Hall troubleshooter Forrest Claypool to head up the embattled Chicago Public Schools, two sources told the Chicago Tribune late Wednesday.

It’s a quick change of jobs for Claypool, who was appointed by Emanuel as his City Hall chief of staff in April. Before that, Claypool was president of the Chicago Transit Authority, a post he held during the mayor’s first term. The appointment is a sign of the …

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[11 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

On the one hand, here’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, numbering the days for lawmakers can send their children to private schools
“The days in which lawmakers support schools that are somehow good enough for someone else’s children, but not for their own – those days must be over.”

On the other hand, here’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, sending his own children to University of Chicago Lab School
After more than six years living just outside Washington, D.C., Secretary Duncan’s family moved back to Chicago recently. His wife, Karen, is ready to …

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[3 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

Bakers fight back against State attacks on their business.
Daily Signal

http://dailysignal.com/2015/07/02/state-silences-bakers-who-refused-to-make-cake-for-lesbian-couple-fines-them-135k/

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[17 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

From the Chicago Tribune, on the Chicago Park District giveaway of Blackhawks’ Rally tickets
Fans swamped Ticketmaster on Wednesday for free tickets to the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup celebration at Soldier Field, creating “higher traffic than usual” and wait times of up to 30 minutes.
The tickets were made available at noon, but the relatively modest size of the venue — one of the smallest football stadiums in the NFL — meant many fans would be denied tickets.

And on Ebay, the market price for “Free” is shown to be
NEW LISTING
(4)Chicago Blackhawks Stanley …

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[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Crain’s runs another gaping hole story about Tony Rezko’s investments
A creditor and former friend of Rezko will face off in court against a European company that teamed up with Rezko to build 4,600 homes and a shopping center on a 62-acre parcel in the South Loop. But their plan fizzled after Rezko, a former fundraiser and adviser to now-imprisoned Gov. Rod Blagojevich, was indicted in 2006, and the company, General Mediterranean Holding, wound up buying out Rezko’s interest in the land.
So, Tony Rezko was a major fundraiser for Barack Obama and …

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[11 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist William B. Crawford’s new book has been released.

Buy on Amazon.com

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[9 Jun 2015 | One Comment | ]

Crain’s notes that Tony Rezko is having trouble paying his debts
As convicted power broker Antoin “Tony” Rezko pays his debt to society, he hasn’t paid much back to his creditors, who have received just 2 cents on the dollar in his seven-year personal bankruptcy case.
Rezko, who is serving a 10-and-a-half year prison sentence for corruption and fraud,owed his creditors $58.8 million in claims, but they have only been paid $1.1 million

While Crain’s is having trouble noticing that Tony Rezko was Barack Obama’s leading fundraiser
Rezko, a former fundraiser and adviser for …

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[2 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Keeping track of the $20.5 Million in CPS money that is floating around.

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[27 May 2015 | One Comment | ]

From Crooked City
Unable to win in court, Taylor began playing the media, a common strategy in wrongful conviction cases. He relentlessly pushed the claims against Burge and his men, setting up marches, speaking out in the media and forming allies with media and political elites. Soon he got other inmates to make the same claims about Burge and his men.

In particular, Taylor formed an intimate connection with a cadre of journalists—Steve Mills, Mike Miner, John Conroy, Eric Zorn, and Mary Mitchell, among others—wholly willing to push wrongful conviction claims, particularly …