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[16 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]

Dan Proft calls for the GOP to support the recall of Rahm Emanuel.

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[18 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

Over the course of his 20 years in state government, former Governor Pat Quinn paid approximately $200,000 into the pension system. If he lives to average male life expectancy, he will receive nearly $3.5 million in pension payments.
But that’s an outlier in the system we should ignore.
There are more than 10,000 Illinois public sector pensioneers enjoying a pension of more than $100,000 annually.
But that’s an outlier in the system we should ignore.

The average Chicago public teacher pension for teachers who retired in 2011 is north of $77,000. That is 1.5x …

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[8 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Via Dan Proft
16 murdered. 82 wounded in Chicago this past weekend.
Straight from the Chicago Democrat playbook, Rahm attempted to avoid blame rather than accept responsibility with this plaintiff cry,
On guns, in addition to the prima facie folly of the argument that lawlessness in IN and WI is responsible for guns entering Illinois that …

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[1 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Pam Harris. Ellen Bronfeld. Gordon Stiefel. Joe & Marita Schwartz.
You have likely never heard of these people.
These are individuals who went where preening politicians, corporate titans, and saber-rattling editorialists feared to tread. They took on Governor Pat Quinn and his Service Employees International Union (SEIU) financiers and enforcers—and won.
Faced with the prospect of the State of Illinois sanctioning the intervention of a public sector union between them and their children, Pam Harris, et al, took the fight to SEIU and took their case all the way to the United States …

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[9 Sep 2013 | One Comment | ]

It would be a disservice to Don to focus on what we lost instead of rejoicing in what he gave us for three decades on WLS airwaves: good humor; keen wit; thoughtful commentary; and, a jovial heart. Don Wade was doing infotainment before it was part of our lexicon. No pretense. Nothing contrived. It was just Don & Roma being authentically Don & Roma to start your morning with a smile, to arm you with knowledge, and to help you make a little more sense of the world around us. …

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[23 May 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

Social media provides the means to have conversations with people you may otherwise have never met, as well as with people you wish you would have otherwise never met.

Mr. Morrison and his friends at SEIU make sport out of pushing around disabled children. A few short years ago, it was Mr. Morrison who attempted to intervene between the parents of disabled children and their children by forcing public sector unionization on private home health care workers (thankfully he failed).
Such a moment occurred last week when Mr. Morrison chose to opine …

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[20 May 2013 | One Comment | ]

“I think we’ve seen this playbook from Republicans before. What they want to do when they are lacking a positive agenda is try to drag Washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions, trumped-up hearings and false allegations. We’re not going to let that happen.” – Obama Adviser Dan Pfeiffer yesterday on “Meet the Press”
“This (IRS scandal) was a breach of the public trust. And we have to work together to rebuild that trust. That’s going to require Republicans to do this in a legitimate, serious governmental way and not …

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[7 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

In Our Illinois, “we leave no worker behind,” according to Quinn. Back in Actual Illinois, this news must have come as quite a surprise to the 9% of Illinoisans (truly more like 15%) who are unemployed.

In Our Illinois, “small business means big business,” said Quinn and therefore, “Driving economic growth for small businesses requires doing all we can to make sure government is not in the way.” Back in Actual Illinois, small businesses are paying the fourth-highest combined national-local corporate tax in the industrialized world. In Actual Illinois, the only …

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[22 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago Democrats in charge of Illinois are running another scam on the most vulnerable Illinoisans with their proposed non-reform of the state’s Medicaid program. What Governor Quinn had initially presented as a plan to reduce Medicaid spending by $2.7 billion has come out the other end of the Springfield sausage grinder as a plan to raise taxes and impose counterproductive price controls that will worsen the access to quality health care for low-income families and disabled persons.

Furthermore, the proffered plan includes an end-run around the United States Supreme Court …