Posts tagged "Illinois"

It's Election Day 2014 - Now Ask Yourselves A Simple Question

It's Election Day 2014 - Now Ask Yourselves A Simple Question
As the title says: It’s Election Day 2014 – Now Ask Yourselves A Simple Question – Are You Happy? Are you happy with your choice of candidates? Are you happy with your Political Party? And most importantly – do you think America (and your respective State) is going in the right direction? Now if you... Read more »

Illinois Patronage Politics Routinely Disenfranchise Voters

Illinois Patronage Politics Routinely Disenfranchise Voters
Another Election Day is upon us and like the many I have participated in thus far over the past 4 decades I remain frustrated at the lack of progress. Sadly Illinois Patronage Politics Routinely Disenfranchise Voters as party slate-makers play musical chairs with mostly the same career political hacks that either can’t seem to find... 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 »
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State Boxing Official Joel Campuzano KOED Illinois Taxpayers

State Boxing Official Joel Campuzano KOED Illinois Taxpayers
The State of Illinois is broke because it is inherently incompetent in nearly every area of government. And one such area is when it comes to Paid Administrative Leaves, which according to the Chicago Tribune and the Governor’s Office, is supposed to be an “expeditious process. But expeditious it is NOT. Especially when you consider... Read more »

Politics: One Draft After Another

Politics: One Draft After Another
Politics: One Draft After Another I must have one Political draft after another that are pretty much ready to go, yet, been unable to pull the trigger of late. And for that I must apologize to my regular readers and feel I must offer an explanation. Politics, by its very nature, is contentious. And while... Read more »

More Laws Less Jail Space

More Laws Less Jail Space
This inane need for politicians to add laws on top of more laws has always puzzled me. Especially in these hard economic times when many of the same politicians must resort to emptying over-crowded jails. And still the trend of more laws less jail space continues. And that, in my mind, can only mean one... Read more »
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$1 Million Question Was The Bobby Rush SBC/AT&T Grant A Quid Pro Quo?

$1 Million Question Was The Bobby Rush SBC/AT&T Grant A Quid Pro Quo?
Bobby Rush isn’t exactly sure how a million dollars was used for his Bobby L. Rush Center for Community Technology project. According to the Chicago Sun-Times: “That was many years ago,” Rush said. “I have no answer for that. I have no way of knowing that.” So I guess the only logical thing to do... 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 »

Illinois Passes Cigarette Butt Law

Illinois Passes Cigarette Butt Law
I should have guessed that before former Chicago Alderman Richard “Dick” Mell engineered his blatant act of Chicago Nepotism that his Uber Liberal daughter Deborah Mell would sponsor a bill (HB3243) that will ultimately be largely ignored by law enforcement, except maybe by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. As for the rest of the state’s law... Read more »
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METRA Officials Lied

METRA Officials Lied
And now more of the truth is emerging about personal and political agendas by certain METRA Board Members involved in the swift ouster of former Chief Executive Officer Alex Clifford and his over-inflated severance package. The Regional Transit Authority (RTA), which has financial oversight of METRA and other transportation agencies, conducted an in-depth audit immediately... Read more »