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[16 Jun 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

From CAIN-TV
That’s right. An actual honest-to-Allah terrorist is giving us a bizarro lecture about how to prevent the actions of people like himself.

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Isn’t there a single legislator who will introduce a bill to ban AR-15s? “The Orlando Sandy Hook Commemoration Act”
7:49 PM – 14 Jun 2016 · Chicago, IL, United States
Where do we even start with this?

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[1 Jun 2016 | One Comment | ]

Complete whitewash of Tony Rezko’s career by Illinois News Network
Rezko helped American Arabs actively engage in American politics, which is the lifeblood of this country.
Rezko was close with many celebrities, including for more than 40 years with Muhammad Ali, who was a role model for every American Arab who grew up in this country in the 1960s and 1970s. Ali sent a message that he was unable to attend because of health but applauded Rezko’s release.

Rezko also helped John Stroger become president of the Cook County Board. When Richard Phelan decided …

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[26 May 2016 | One Comment | ]

From DePaul President Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., commending the Communist Disruption of a DePaul College Republicans Event
I realize that many of yesterday’s protesters hold similarly noble goals for a more inclusive world for those traditionally held aside by our society. I realize also that these young soldiers died for all the freedoms enshrined in our Bill of Rights, including freedom of speech and assembly. ​We honor their sacrifice best if we, too, remember and honor all the rights of human freedom, even as we fight for more freedom and justice …

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[18 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

From Edgar County Watchdogs
A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit was filed today in the 5th Judicial Circuit Court, Edgar County, against the Office of the Auditor General.  Also named in the suit is Frank Mautino, the current Auditor General.

According to the complaint, Mautino failed to comply with certain requirements of the FOI Act to include production or certain records in his possession.  The complaint was filed by Kirk Allen, pro se.  Allen is the Co-Founder of the Edgar County Watchdogs.  Allen prevailed in hispro se FOIA case against past Health …

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[13 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

From Rolling Stone
Billy Corgan had strong words for social justice movements and liberals in a new interview. “When I watch some of the clips … of some of these protests, I have no respect for what these people are doing,” he said in an interview on InfoWars, a website run by libertarian radio host Alex Jones. “They’re shutting down free speech. … I just don’t get it. To me it’s antithetical to the society that I believe in. But I try to listen to their argument.”

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[12 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

From CBS 2
The former top fundraiser for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (and Barack Obama ed.) has left a halfway house a free man, after spending nearly a decade in federal custody.
An attorney for Antoin “Tony” Rezko confirmed his client was released Thursday and was looking forward to being reunited with his family.

In another convenient story
Related Midwest has taken part ownership of 62 acres southwest of Clark Street and Roosevelt Road, and will be the lead developer of a multibillion-dollar joint venture that promises to reshape Chicago’s skyline and …

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[11 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

From the Daily Herald
A plan approved in the Illinois Senate Tuesday to redistribute education funding would eventually cost many suburban schools, leading one lawmaker to warn, “If you’re a suburbanite, they’re coming after you.”

The plan from state Sen. Andy Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat, is intended to send more money to less-wealthy districts. The Senate approved it by a 31-21 vote after Republicans and Democrats sparred for a week about disputed sets of numbers showing how districts would fare in future years under the plan.
 

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[28 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

From Reuters
Illinois stripped former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert of his teacher’s pension on Wednesday, but his sentencing for a federal financial crime linked to past sex abuse will not cost him a second, more lucrative state pension.
The state Teachers’ Retirement System moved swiftly after Hastert’s sentencing by ending his $16,622-a-year annuity from 16 years of teaching in a far western suburb of Chicago, where the sexual abuse to which he admitted occurred.
But Hastert will not lose his $28,025 annual pension from his six years as a member …

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[21 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

From the Daily Signal
Democratic lawmakers appointed to the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood received more than $81,000 in campaign contributions from the organization since 1990, according to a study by the Media Research Center.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., was appointed as the committee’s ranking member.Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.; Diana DeGette, D-Colo.; Jackie Speier, D-Calif.; Suzan DelBene, D-Wash.; and Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., were also appointed to the panel.

Using data from the Center for Responsive Politics, Yoder calculated that since 1998, the six Democrat appointees to the panel have …