Pat Quinn is a totally and completely undisciplined individual who thinks this government is nothing but a large easel on which to do his PR work. He almost created a shambles in that department” Harold Washington, 1987
Mayor Hubert Hermanek, Jr. of west suburban North Riverside, after yesterday announcing an impasse after six “good faith” negotiating sessions with Firefighters Union Local 2714, instructed the village’s attorneys to file suit today in Cook County Circuit Court asking that court to affirm North Riverside’s right to legally terminate the firefighters’ contract, which expired on April 30, 2014.
North Riverside, with a population of 6,672 in 2,827 households, derives most of its revenue from sales tax, thanks in large part to North Riverside Park Mall. However, the village is facing a …
From the Thomas Moore Society
Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its decision to dismiss the appeal brought by Satkar Hospitality Inc. against Illinois Review, a conservative news blog. In 2011, Satkar sued Illinois Review for defamation. The U.S. District Court dismissed the lawsuit, but Satkar appealed the decision, and in May, 2013, Thomas More Society brought oral arguments in defense of Illinois Review before the Seventh Circuit.
“We’re very pleased that this blatant attempt to silence aggressive political reporting has been finally rejected by the …
A former Cook County employee who managed a $10.3 million federal grant to assist county residents who were impacted by floods in 2008 was arrested today on federal charges for allegedly engaging in a fraud scheme with several contractors and swindling at least $330,000 from the program. A vendor who allegedly kicked-back more than $100,000 was indicted together with the former county official.
BARRY CROALL, 45, of Montgomery, Ill., was a county program manager who oversaw disbursement of the grant funds for Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. …
NIU is blocking Wikipedia
Northern Illinois University is restricting students’ access to certain websites. For their own good, of course. The internet is a dangerous place, and we wouldn’t want students inadvertently coming across something controversial, now would we?
Students who attempt to visit an unauthorized site through the campus network are redirected to a creepy “Web Page Access Warning.” The “warning” is that the students are about to go somewhere that probably violates NIU internet policy. One student reported the policy to Reddit after he received a warning for trying to …
First it was Walgreen’s. From National Review
Our elected officials in Congress now feel they have the political power to carry out these threats with impunity.
Now Mr. Durbin is celebrating the Walgreens shakedown. The big losers here were the shareholders — including thousands and thousands of middle class Americans — whose retirement funds include Walgreens stock. The stock fell in the 24 hours after the announcement by more than 10 percent and so shareholders lost at least $6 billion on the announcement. That’s a lot of financial wreckage from one single …
From the Sun-Times
Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign has turned to Squeezy the Python tactics to explain the impact of investments in the Cayman Islands, in the hopes to keep the focus on his gubernatorial Republican opponent Bruce Rauner.
Using an Austin-based animator Kristen Maxwell and Michael Brandl, an economist at the Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, the camp is releasing the video on Wednesday in an effort to hit home that financial actions in the Caymans have an effect on the local economy.
From Bruce Rauner Campaign site, noting Gov. Quinn’s investments in …
In no uncertain terms, Bill Brady has endorsed Bruce Rauner for Governor of Ilinois in the 2014 way, by Liking Bruce Rauner on Facebook
Bruce Rauner must win this election for the people of Illinois. I wholeheartedly endorse Bruce Rauner for Governor, and I took the small step of liking his Facebook page. I strongly encourage you to do the same and join Bruce today.
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