Today, President and former state Senator Barack Obama returned to Springfield to address the Illinois legislature. U.S. Representative Peter J. Roskam served alongside Obama in the state senate from 2000 to 2004.
Rep Roskam released the following statement:
“President Obama is uniquely unqualified to deliver this message and the Illinois legislature is uniquely unqualified to play host to a speech on bipartisanship.
“I served alongside Barack Obama in the state senate and have attempted to work with him during my time in Congress. One thing in particular I’ve noticed about the President is …
Dillard recalls being told not long after Obama arrived in 1997 that the young lawmaker from the South Side was someone he should get to know.
The two ended up serving together on a four-member bipartisan task force assigned to tackle ethics and campaign finance reforms being champion by, among others, former Democratic U.S. Sen. Paul Simon, then head of the Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University that now bears his name.
Dillard was the Senate sponsor and Obama the co-sponsored of legislation, approved in 1998, that banned lobbyists from giving …
Jan Schakowsky to speak at 49th Ward Dems monthly meeting
Please join us at the monthly meeting of the 49th Ward Democratic Party as we welcome our longtime friend and fighter for our progressive values–Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. The meeting will take place Monday, February 15th, 6:30 p.m. (food and refreshments), 7:15 p.m. (meeting) at the49th Ward Democratic Party office, 1774 W. Greenleaf (at Ravenswood).
As you know, Jan has proudly represented the 49th Ward since 1993, first as State Representative (1993-97) and later as Congresswoman. She will join us next Monday …
From the News Gazette
Former Gov. Jim Edgar suggested last week that Republicans might not make any gains in the 39-20 advantage Democrats have in the Senate and 71-47 margin they have in the House.
“I don’t think there’s going to be enough change in the Legislature, one way or another. The top of the ticket is going to have an impact. If it’s Trump or Cruz (for the Republican Party), I don’t seem them playing well in Illinois,” said Edgar, who is running as a delegate committed to Jeb Bush. “I …
From the New York Times
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who fared well on Monday night, tried to put a younger and more charming face on the basic Republican message of anger, xenophobia, fear and hate, but at a rally on Saturday night he fairly quickly veered into demonizing President Obama, misrepresenting vital issues like Obamacare, and using critical national security issues mostly to stoke Americans’ insecurities.
Via Jim Bowman
Miracle in the midlands:
Because the DC Media believe it is a powerful weapon that benefits Democrats, nothing will ever stop them from using …
Sen. Cruz discusses a phase out of subsidy and EPA mandates with an Iowa Farmer.
Well, now another group is exercising their right to remain silent, the Chicago media, this time over the brutal murder of a 76-year-old man on the far south side.
The man’s name was Claude Cannon. According to news reports, he was shot numerous times in his home, gunned down, just like Emanuel Lazar was more than five decades ago.
According to news reports, Claude Cannon has a brother and roommate, none other than Darrell Cannon. Darrell told the media he did not discover the body in his own house until the day …
Evanston Generosity with Your Tax Dollars
Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Mich. represents a serious failure of government there and she’s asking residents, businesses and organizations to contribute to the United Way of Genesee County’s “Flint Water Fund.”
The city is donating $5,000 to the “Flint Water Fund” and in an online campaign is asking others to make a donation.
Rich Miller is upset that Governor Rauner might do something about the rampant corruption at Chicago State Univesrity. Whew!
Read more at Capital Fax
Perfect sequence of stories about the CTA on Google News. The Solution to various assaults and ears getting bit off?
More Electric Buses!
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CTA to buy more electric buses – Chicago Tribune
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CTA worker injured in Red Line subway near North and Clybourn – Chicago Tribune
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South Side man charged with sexually assaulting minor …