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[ • 28 Oct 2014 • No Comment ]
Here’s the donation, $200,000 from the Operating Engineers IUOE Local 150 Political Action Committee 6200 Joliet Rd, Countryside, IL 60525 $200,000.00 10/23/2014 2A Liberty for Illinois Here’s the mailer that ‘Liberty for Illinois’ Paid for claiming that Chad Grimm is a conservative candidate. It’s a fairy tale.  Chad Grimm is a Union Shill.
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[ • 27 Oct 2014 • No Comment ]
The rapidly expanding rides-for-hire industry in Chicago is undergoing more change Monday. Now, the city of Chicago is preparing to enter the contest. It will implement one or more universal smartphone apps to connect riders with the closest available taxi among all cabs in the city rather than a customer going online to hail a cab from a specific company. The apps are designed to provide one-stop shopping for taxis and also “can help level the playing field” between taxis and ride-sharing...


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[ • 27 Oct 2014 • One Comment ]
Attention sports fans and media critics! I depart this week from analyzing such depressing stuff as ISIL, cyberwarfare, Ferguson, etc. to report on an amusing and befuddling set of exchanges with the New York Times–with whom you rarely win an argument even if you’re right on the facts. Last week, the insightful op-ed columnist Frank Bruni (like me, a former restaurant critic) was rightly lamenting the crass commercialization of naming theaters, stadiums, stages and everything else in...


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[ • 23 Oct 2014 • One Comment ]
After Pat Quinn (D) wins on Nov. 5, stories will proliferate in the media that Bruce Rauner (R) ran the worst gubernatorial campaign that money could buy. Well, you read it here first: Rauner is running the worst campaign money can buy, and is definitely on track to lose to the man who is arguably America’s worst governor. How can a guy spend $75 million from mid-2013 through Election Day, have a saturation TV presence, have an opponent whose “unfavorables” are double his “favorables,”...


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