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[29 Aug 2016 | One Comment | ]

Cairo, Illinois was once as bustling with people as its Egyptian namesake. Located between both the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, its population of more than 15,000 filled the streets with goods, industry and noise in the 1920s.

But as railroad lines took over from the shipping industries across the 20th century, the number of jobs began to dwindle and people began to flee. In 2014, it had a population of just 2,576.
Read more in the Daily Mail

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[24 Aug 2016 | 5 Comments | ]

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) endorsed Ninth District Congressional Candidate Joan McCarthy Lasonde today, citing her commitment to helping society’s most vulnerable.
“Joan believes in finding solutions to our nation’s problems, because she is results-oriented,” Ryan
said. “She has worked within her community to help those who are struggling – to positively impact
people’s lives. Her willingness to bridge differences and bring people together has made her effective in
her community. I am happy to endorse Joan McCarthy Lasonde for Illinois’ 9th Congressional District.”

As Speaker, Ryan authored A Better Way, a blueprint for restoring …

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[8 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

Worrying over whether someone is a real Republican is hardly a new issue for the GOP in a Democratic-dominated city where some wards are nearly devoid of Republican voters, let alone anyone who can occupy a leadership role. Accordingly, committeemen spots have long been sought by opportunistic converts of questionable loyalty.
But Christopher Cleveland, chairman of the Chicago Republican Party, said concern was heightened after the Democratic-controlled Legislature in one of its last acts under Gov. Pat Quinn in 2015 gave ward committeemen the power to submit lists of proposed election …

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[3 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

The US Government paid $400 Million to Iran, which released US Prisoners at the same time the payment was received.  Here is some actual reporting via the WSJ and HotAir
On the morning of Jan. 17, Iran released the four Americans: Three of them boarded a Swiss Air Force jet and flew off to Geneva, with the fourth returning to the U.S. on his own. In return, the U.S. freed seven Iranian citizens and dropped extradition requests for 14 others.
U.S. and European officials wouldn’t disclose exactly when the plane carrying the $400 …

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[16 Jun 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

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.

Bill Ayers @WilliamAyers

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 …