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[ • 16 Sep 2016 • One Comment ]
Stephen Boulton and Dan Kelley successfully uphold the ability of the GOP to be represented by Republicans. Via Stephen Boulton on Facebook Dan Kelley represented Dr. Jeffrey Leef, our Congressional candidate in the 7th District, before the Chicago Board of Elections against an Objection brought by one of the disqualified Ward Committeemen. To win, the Objector had to be in fact a Republican Ward Committeeman, which put the entire disqualification issue before the Board. Dan did a good job, but...


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[ • 15 Sep 2016 • One Comment ]
From Channel 2 Some Chicago State University students are facing a frigid problem. No hot water in their dorm rooms. They haven’t had any hot water at all for two weeks, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports in this Original Report. This is the latest problem to pop up at the embattled university, which underwent lay-offs and a forced early graduation just last spring due to state funding issues. And many students aren’t happy about it. Declining enrollment at CSU Chicago State enrollment: 2012: 6,107 2013:...


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[ • 13 Sep 2016 • One Comment ]
Okay, poll cats, though you may have been agonizing–or beaming–about each and every presidential poll since the primaries began, all those cheers and tears were wasted because the polls until now have been next to worthless insofar as being predictive.  Even the websites that specialize in aggregating and analyzing them would tell you that except they want you to keep coming back. Today, however, I give you permission to start paying attention, beginning with the polls that come out...


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[ • 12 Sep 2016 • No Comment ]
Dahleen Glanton in the Chicago Tribune Why isn’t Chicago’s violence crisis treated like suburban heroin epidemic? Answer here Because the city keeps electing the same pathetic politicians year after year while the suburbs have competitive elections.
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[ • 9 Sep 2016 • No Comment ]
From Evanston Now The consultant Evanston hired to provide diversity training for the city’s police department says the city is doing more than most to build trust between police and the community, but needs to continue the process Gilo Kwesi Logan, asked at the Human Services Committee Wednesday evening about best practices Evanston could adopt from other communities, said, “I haven’t found one community doing it like Evanston
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[ • 7 Sep 2016 • One Comment ]
Sports, the flag and the national anthem are so interlinked that an old gag has it that the last two words of the “Star Spangled Banner” are “play ball.” Furthermore, ignoring  the rituals associated with the anthem–singing, standing, saluting or placing hand over heart are viewed in many quarters as a sign of disloyalty to the USA–especially for minorities. Yet some of these perspectives change. Back during the 1968 World Series singer Jose Feliciano was roundly...


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