Archive for September 2013

William Beavers Ain't No Hero

William Beavers Ain't No Hero
Former Cook County Commissioner William “Hog Balls” Beavers got a judicial slap on the wrist today by U.S. District Judge James Zagel when he was sentenced to 6 months in prison for failing to pay taxes on the tens of thousands of dollars he took out of his campaign fund to feed his need to... Read more »

UNO Charter Schools Reform Chairman Resigns Abruptly After 3 Months!

UNO Charter Schools Reform Chairman Resigns Abruptly After 3 Months!
Imagine that – UNO Reform Chairman Resigns Abruptly After 3 Months! Well folks, somehow that news just doesn’t surprise me and the official statement by Martin Cabrera Jr. that he was leaving “because of a difference of philosophy and mission” was not only expected by me but something of a validation in what I had... Read more »

Toni Preckwinkle The Queen of Non-Reform Reformers

Toni Preckwinkle The Queen of Non-Reform Reformers
When Toni Preckwinkle ousted Todd Stroger as Cook County Board President she immediately declared “this victory belongs to the people of Cook County.” and that the hopes of county residents have often been tempered by cynicism, “but not this time!” “Their message is clear. Now is the time to repeal the Stroger sales tax, now... Read more »
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Chicago Alderman Joe Moore The Non-Reform Reformer

Chicago Alderman Joe Moore The Non-Reform Reformer
Apparently Chicago Alderman Joe Moore is the non-reform reformer after a Rogers Park Ward Office worker reported to him via email that she saw an intern labeling political fliers in the alderman’s taxpayer-funded office and told him “You don’t need a scandal over something so completely avoidable!” Ironically the one thing that was more than... Read more »

Syria, World Credibility and the Crossing of a Line

Syria, World Credibility and the Crossing of a Line
I had to shake my head when U.S. Minority Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was asked yesterday what was different now than before in Syria? Her answer amounted to Syria crossing a line when chemicals were used to kill 1400 people. And that is when the disgust set in because I had said long... Read more »

Tri-State Fire Protection District Pension Shenanigans

Tri-State Fire Protection District Pension Shenanigans
The taxpayers paying into the Tri-State Fire Protection District sure have been taken for one hell of an expensive ride by their elected Board of Trustees. That board apparently has no regard for them or the public trust. Late salary boosts for a chief wasn’t just unleashed once – but twice. In addition to that,... Read more »
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