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[ • 20 Jan 2015 • No Comment ]
Jim’s Leahy’s wake will be Wednesday January 21, 2015 at Seguin Funeral Home 858 Sheridan Road, Highwood, IL 60040 – 3pm to 9 pm. His Funeral will be held at St. St Patrick Catholic Church in Lake Forest on Thursday January 22, 2015 at 10:00am. Rest in Peace, Jim Leahy.
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[ • 19 Jan 2015 • 2 Comments ]
James A. Leahy, longtime political activist and campaign worker has passed away.  Our condolences from the Chicago Daily Observer to the Leahy family.  We salute Jim Leahy, USMC.  
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[ • 16 Jan 2015 • No Comment ]
Last week, we forecast the S&P 500 will hit 2,375 at the end of this year (link), so we’re obviously bullish on stocks. Our case is based on fundamentals, specifically, the long-term link between stocks, earnings, interest rates, and the economy as a whole. However, just because we’re bullish, doesn’t mean we agree with every bullish argument that’s out there. One theory making the rounds is that stocks do well in the third year of a president’s term. Superficially, the idea seems...


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[ • 15 Jan 2015 • 2 Comments ]
While many people are divided on whether Governor Bruce Rauner will be able to turn around our state’s dire condition, there is one thing most people agree upon. They are glad that Pat Quinn is finally gone. Quinn’s sour puss and petty character stayed with him from his days as Rod Blagojevich’s lieutenant governor until the day Rauner took the oath that sent Quinn into forced retirement. Forced retirement? No, Pat Quinn was fired. On election night, Quinn refused to concede. On inauguration...


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[ • 14 Jan 2015 • No Comment ]
During his last days in office, Gov. Pat Quinn doled out $24 million in taxpayer money to local park districts for luxury items such as dog parks and disc-golf courses. Quinn signed off on this spending despite Illinois’ overdue bill backlog of over $6 billion and the nation’s worst credit rating. The governor’s most recent handouts came from Illinois’ Open Space Land Acquisition and Development, or OSLAD, program, which is financed via a portion of the state’s real estate transfer tax. Read...


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[ • 13 Jan 2015 • No Comment ]
From the Lincoln Report Rauner is moving aggressively to overturn as much of the last minute Quinn appointments as he can. From the Illinois Observer: Among Governor Bruce Rauner’s first acts yesterday was to reverse 177 appointments made by Governor Pat Quinn to state boards and agencies unconfirmed by the Illinois Senate. There had been 171 Quinn appointments lingering in the Senate Executive Appointments Committee since October 2013 that were withdrawn by Rauner on Monday. Rauner also withdrew...


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