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[21 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Reading the short story in the Sun-Times about Ken Griffin’s $1 million donation to Republican Bruce Rauner’s campaign reminded us of two things: How much the media likes only certain parts of the Bill of Rights; How they try and distort voters views on who’s “rich” in politics. For instance, Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney was sure to include in the first paragraph of his story that Griffin is “one of Illinois’ wealthiest political patrons.” One of? You mean he’s not…

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[18 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Illinois chapter of Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) have called for Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to make a decision on whether she’s running the teachers union, or running for mayor of Chicago. From their press release: (Emphasis mine) “With a $40,000 contribution to her mayoral campaign, President Lewis has made it clear she is running for Mayor, but she has also said that she will force negotiations over a new teacher’s contract this year,” DFER-IL State Director…

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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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