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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 …

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[15 May 2015 | One Comment | ]

All this funded by the generous donations of everyday Catholics.
We invite you to join Organizing Catholics for Justice and CCHD National Grantee IIRON to oppose Governor Rauner’s proposed budget cuts. These cuts will kill people, and we believe it is immoral to balance Illinois’ budget by sacrificing human lives while two-thirds of corporations in Illinois pay no state income tax. We’re demanding that Governor Rauner tax corporations and the rich so that Illinois can fulfill its basic responsibilities to educate our youth, protect the public’s health and provide a social …

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[15 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

Rich Miller with a particularly inept metaphor
People have been saying Chicago would become another Detroit since at least the days when Harold Washington first ran for mayor. Know what happened? He raised taxes after years of avoidance by Richard J. Daley and his machine successors and the city eventually took off like a rocket. Emanuel tried to follow the Daley path after succeeding yet another Daley. It’s a failed strategy, and it has truly endangered the city’s fiscal and economic health. Taxes will have to rise so much that some …

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[13 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

Wednesday, June 7, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
 Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Blvd. 
Chicago, IL 60604
A debate on the motion: Nonprofit organizations influencing government and engaging in political advocacy, including issue advertising, should be required to disclose their donors.
Many nonprofits maintain that their donors’ privacy must be protected under the First Amendment and that anonymous funding of political speech can be beneficial because it encourages political participation by people concerned about retaliation for supporting controversial views.
Others, however, maintain that the First Amendment does not extend so broadly and that the law should require greater disclosure …