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[3 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Big news out of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday was that they picked Charlotte North Carolina as their 2012 national convention site. Interesting, right? A totally non-union city like Charlotte North Carolina over others in the running like union-dominated…

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[24 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

Jim Nowlan is an experienced hand at state government, having served in it and having observed it as a scholar. His commentary here is one of the best, clearly stated summaries of Illinois’ financial problems. It pessimistic about how the…

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[13 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

by Chris Robling Salutations to Chris R, Tom C and the staunch IGA members who stood up and said "no" to the lunacy. Similarly, the Dan Rs and the Judy BTs bear no burden for this pocket-picking. But the headline…

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[11 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

The latest on the Democrats tax hike is just what we expected. While the clock is running out on this legislative session, they’re trying to lower the personal and corporate income tax hike a tiny bit to get what they…

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[8 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

from Rockford Tea Party ROCKFORD, IL – – On November 2nd 2010 Illinois voters chose to rehire a government lead by a majority of Democrats. Now that their power has been reaffirmed for two more years Lame Duck Democrats moved…

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[7 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]

  Speaker of the House Michaelf Madigan listens to discussion in the Illinois House Thursday. (William DeShazer/Chicago Tribune)   Led by His Highness, House Speaker Michael Madigan, Democratic leaders in the state Legislature have concocted a 75 percent increase in…

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[13 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

In the first of what could be a series of decision leading to the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal judge has ruled that the Obamacare requirement to buy health insurance is illegal. Personally, I thought so too, but the ruling…

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[7 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

By the end of this month, we’ll be officially told that Illinois’ population loss will result in us losing a congressional district and an electoral college vote. Because Illinois voters chose to re-elect a Democrat for governor and retain a…

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[3 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]

This is rich. The result of Tuesday’s election was precisely the same: To stop bad things from happening. Such things as more indebtedness, higher taxes, goofy bailout, government intrusion. And so forth.For two Getty Images photo by Mark Wilson /…

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[13 Jan 2010 | 12 Comments | ]

The following are the opinions of Phil Krone and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Chicago Daily Observer
Toni Preckwinkle for President of the County Board – Punch 95
The most difficult endorsement I am making is that of President of the County Board. The first observation I have is that Roger Keats is the best Republican candidate for this office since Richard Ogilvie won in 1966. A North Shore millionaire; tall, handsome and articulate with a great ballot name, Roger Keats will not be a pushover …