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[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

From WirePoints
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 …

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[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

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.

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[3 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

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.

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[20 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

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
Sunday Masses
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)        …

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[17 Nov 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

Washington D.C. and Chicago sources are reporting that the homily of newly appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, scheduled to be delivered at his installation mass in Chicago on Tuesday, has been written by Leftist National Catholic Reporter writer Michael Sean Winters. Reports claim that the homily begins with a 5-minute condemnation of Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput without mentioning him by name.

Sources also claim that Winters is positioning himself to become the shadow writer for the new Archbishop in Chicago. The left-wing Winters has been a prominent defender of the Obama administration, …

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[17 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

From Crux  
(Cardinal Francis) George said he’d like to ask (Pope) Francis if he fully grasps that in some quarters, he’s created the impression Catholic doctrine is up for grabs. Does Francis realize, for example, “what has happened just by that phrase, ‘Who am I to judge?’ ” Francis’ signature sound-bite, George said, “has been very misused … because he was talking about someone who has already asked for mercy and been given absolution, whom he knows well,” George said. (Francis uttered the line in 2013, in response to …

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[12 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Metra Fares increases are proposed
Metra leaders will vote Friday on proposed fare increases, including up to 19 percent for monthly passes in the same year hundreds of employees’ salaries jumped by 15 percent on average.
The pay of more than 320 of Metra’s nonunion staff members, ranging from low-level workers to supervisors, rose as much as 36 percent between 2013 and 2014, data obtained by the Daily Herald indicates.
The changes resulted from Metra’s efforts to professionalize job descriptions, wages and raises after a haphazard approach in the past. They followed a …

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[9 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Here is Pat Quinn doing his worst to buy an election last week

11/01/2014 – Governor Quinn Announces Investment in La Casa Norte to Construct New Community Center
11/01/2014 – Governor Quinn Announces Investment for New Community Health Center in Garfield Park
11/01/2014 – Governor Quinn Announces Investment in Waukegan Green Infrastructure Projects
11/01/2014 – Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Homebuyers Access Record $1.2 Billion in Affordable Mortgage Loans in 2014
10/31/2014 – Governor Quinn and Mayor Emanuel Thank New Safe Passage Workers
10/31/2014 – Governor Quinn Kicks Off Construction on Final Phase of Science Center at …

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[31 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

From the May 5, 2011 Chicago Reader
William Crawford, a retired Tribune investigative reporter. Crawford tells me he heard about the case, asked Sotos if he could look through the files, and wound up spending three months compiling a hundred-page narrative he calls “Chimera.” He’s e-mailed it to everyone in Chicago he thinks might possibly care—particularly journalists and Medill faculty. “Our purpose here,” Crawford begins, is “to set the record straight [and] get that record in front of those men and women, in private and public office, who are in a …

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[30 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

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