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[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

For all you hear from Illionis Democrats about the minimum wage, especially in an election year, you’d think it was the cure for Ebola, our fiscal problems, and the Cubs all wrapped up in one. But the truth is, it isn’t (not that we expect state and local media to report that anytime soon). On the federal level, for instance, Pew Research has pointed out that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), less than 3% of the national…

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[21 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

In liberal columnist Mark Brown’s latest piece for the Chicago Sun-Times, he attempts to explain why Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) boss Karen Lewis and her cult-like minions could “teach Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D-Chicago) a lesson.” What that lesson is supposed to be, I’m not sure, other than the fact that the CTU is a well-organized, well-funded political campaign machine. Brown clearly helps illustrate the latter point right off the bat: The adoring crowd that welcomed Karen Lewis to the Beverly…

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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 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]

Eric Allie on Rahm choking off the opposition to the Lucas Museum on Chicago’s lakefront.

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[29 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

FOWARD!  TWO PICKETS To . . .I was confused by Lynn Sweet’s headline.  Not surprising. due to the subtle nuances of political language and all . I will be required to work for ticket -in order to – Obama bash?The Chicago Tribune endorsed the …

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[7 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

(Here’s another installment in a series of posts about how Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President Forrest Claypool are building their CTA legacy with about $1 billion in capital improvements.)

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[1 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

If Chicago can welcome the world by hosting the NATO summit, why not be the stage for the NFL’s grandest showcase — the Super Bowl?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel posed that question publicly on Thursday after…

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[28 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

While you were distracted by all the NATO nonsense that’s been consuming our city for the last few weeks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been on the move as usual.

He resigned to become general manager of…

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[18 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

In their ceaseless effort to give the mayor credit for everything, Cty Hall flacks announced the sun rose in the east, thanks to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Not really. The sun did rise in the east, but the…

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[14 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

By Cranky Housewife – The NATO Summit countdown has begun – which you know, in New York City, when they do a countdown for the really exciting events…you’ve got to admit it…they know how to do it right; they drop…