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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

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[11 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

Rick Kogan talks with author and former Chicago Tribune investigative reporter William Crawford about his book Justice Perverted

More at WGN Radio

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[27 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

CDOBS Syndicate

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
Home Page Top Stories on DNAINFO.com – Sunday, July 26, 2015 | 12:54pm: …

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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


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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
(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 …