Category: Illinois Legislature

Speaker of the House Michael Madigan is the Real Enemy of the State

Speaker of the House Michael Madigan is the Real Enemy of the State
As the State of Illinois heads towards another year without a budget people immediately assume its Governor Bruce Rauner’s fault for his hard line stances. But I have another take on it: Governor Bruce Rauner may have his faults but I think Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan is the Real Enemy of the... Read more »

Nothing About Illinois State Rep John D. Anthony Adds Up

Nothing About Illinois State Rep John D. Anthony Adds Up
Man I feel sorry for the voters of the 75th District. They have an appointed incumbent yet nothing about Illinois State Rep John D. Anthony adds up. And that could lead to future trouble for an area that needs real leadership and vision for a diverse constituency. Matter of fact, I have been directed to... Read more »

Election Between Martha Shugart and John D. Anthony Is A No-Brainer

Election Between Martha Shugart and John D. Anthony Is A No-Brainer
The Illinois District 75 House of Representatives Seat is up for grabs and despite the fact that there is an incumbent involved I still think that the election between Martha Shugart and John D. Anthony is a no-brainer. And this is coming from an Independent who tends to vote for conservatives far more often than... Read more »
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A Thunderbolt Finally Hits Illinois Lawmakers On Pension Abuse

A Thunderbolt Finally Hits Illinois Lawmakers On Pension Abuse
One has wonder what in the hell took so long for Illinois Lawmakers to finally realize that their actions have contributed to rampant pension abuses. And I seriously doubt that the latest Chicago Tribune / WGN Investigation was the first revelation given lawmakers over the decades either. Whatever the case – at least today Illinois... Read more »

Latest Tribune Investigation Confirms Lawmakers Defraud Taxpayers

Latest Tribune Investigation Confirms Lawmakers Defraud Taxpayers
What have I told you over and over again? Illinois Lawmakers make laws to enrich themselves! And the sad thing about it is that Illinois Voters continue to turn a blind eye by voting these same thieves back into office – time and time again. Talk about perversions centering on pain! But hey, I have... Read more »

The Man Who Has Hurt Education Most Says Gambling Expansion Will Hurt Schools

The Man Who Has Hurt Education Most Says Gambling Expansion Will Hurt Schools
Man – talk about the pot calling the kettle black on education! But hey, we should be used to that from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. This is a man who has made talking out of both sides of his mouth an art form! But let’s not kid ourselves for a moment – Governor Pat Quinn... Read more »
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54 Double-Dipping Retired Chicago Cops Just The Tip of Pension Abuse Iceberg

54 Double-Dipping Retired Chicago Cops Just The Tip of Pension Abuse Iceberg
According to the Chicago Sun-Times there are 54 Double-Dipping Chicago Cops living the high life since their retirement. I would certainly never begrudge anyone from enjoying their earned pensions after serving a career long enough to get it, but it does bother me when there appears to be a policy in place which allows retirees... Read more »

Governor Quinn Definition of Transparency Very Dark

Governor Quinn Definition of Transparency Very Dark
By now anyone who has read my posts would know that my pet name for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is “Huckster.” And what a huckster he is. For all the outward appearances of a man committed to protecting consumer rights or being ever loyal to veterans there lurks beneath the surface a very cold and... Read more »

Illinois Democrats Tout Education Then Cut The Shit Out Of Funding

Illinois Democrats Tout Education Then Cut The Shit Out Of Funding
How many times must we hear the same old refrain on how committed our hapless Democratic leadership is to education? They obviously don’t believe a single word of what they say. I mean how could they? They have cut the shit out of education funding while not paying their obligations. Now another $171 million is... Read more »
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Illinois Households Will Owe State $42,000 Each

Illinois Households Will Owe State $42,000 Each
As it stands right now, each Illinois household is responsible for the repayment of $10,000 to reimburse bondholders due to the inaction of our Democratic dominated legislature. However, when we add in all the unpaid bills, pension requirements and health-care liabilities that are rapidly piling up, that repayment figure will jump to a whopping $42,000... Read more »