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[29 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Uber-liberal Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown is ringing alarm bells on campaign contributions again, pointing fingers squarely on one side and completely ignoring the other. This time, Brown is focusing on the $4 million donation Sam Zell made to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s (R-Ill.) Turnaround Illinois PAC. As he writes in his latest piece:   I really don’t want to be a class warrior, but what I continue to see going down is that rich people, no longer satisfied with the privileges…

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[4 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

It’s pretty well known that once hired by the government – especially in Illinois – it’s nearly impossible to lose your job, salary, or pension. A USA Today study once concluded that federal employees have a higher chance of dying from natural causes than getting laid off or fired. Turnover in Washington bureaucracies is almost non-existent. Here in Illinois, convicted state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) – found guilty by a federal grand jury for bribery and corruption – is still…

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[27 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Remember when Jacob Weisberg declared an end to Chicago-Style politics? Eric Holder must not have got the message. From the Washington Times
Associate Attorney General Tony West, who helped raise an estimated $65 million in his role as the co-chairman of Mr. Obama’s campaign, came to the Department of Justice from Morrison & Foerster. The problem: MF Global’s trustee for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy has retained Morrison & Foerster as its general bankruptcy counsel.
Second, the trustee overseeing MF Global’s bankruptcy is former FBI Director Louis Freeh. During Mr. Holder’s 2009 Senate …

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[10 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

by Brad McMillan Now that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is heading to federal prison to serve a 14-year sentence for attempting to auction off President Obama’s former U.S. Senate seat, the unfortunate reality is that the public and the Illinois…

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[26 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Daily Journal reports: Thomas J. Ryan, the 20-year mayor of Kankakee and longtime head of the Kankakee County Republican Central Committee, died late Saturday at Provena St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. Ryan, 83, was the older brother of former…

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[23 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

"Federal authorities today announced corruption charges against Lake County, Ind., sheriff’s officers accused of illegally selling machine guns and a former county official who paid himself $25,000 in allegedly improper bonuses from a fund used to hire extra staff to…

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[16 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

from Warner Todd Huston Rahm Emanuel is now officially sworn in as Chicago’s 46th mayor so we can now officially swear at him. Of course, we all know that today’s ceremony was merely a formality as he was anointed mayor…

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[15 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

  An alderman running Chicago? That’s what we’re supposed to believe when we’re watching Fox’s new cop show, "Chicago Code." That might sound plausible to Hollywood, but it makes it hard for us to watch. Especially when how Chicago really…

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[16 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

from Chicago News Cooperative Organized labor is planning to spend millions of dollars and deploy thousands of volunteers across Chicago’s wards in the coming election to expand its influence at City Hall. Although the largest labor groups appear to be…

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[22 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

Before we get all weepy about U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer’s decision not to release former George Ryan early from his prison sentence, it’s advisable to read it. Other than a few fleeting references in news stories, its argumentation…