Dahleen Glanton's racist Tribune column about the Obama Center

“Racism” is a word that’s too often tossed around these days, used primarily as a cudgel against anyone who doesn’t bow in subservience to far left dictates. Lord knows, it’s been applied to me often enough. So it was with some thought before I applied the label to a column by Chicago Tribune columnist Dahleen Glanton,... Read more »

Smollett out on $100,000 local bond; now how about the feds?

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett ordeal began Thursday as he appeared before Cook County Circuit Cout Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke on a charge of filing a false police report. The judge set Smollett’s bond at $100,000 and was ordered back in court March 14. Smollett surrendered to the police early Thursday morning when he was booked on one felony... Read more »

Not so fast, Obama. Your Jackson Park center faces an important legal hurdle

A federal judge has green-lighted a non-profit’s lawsuit against the Obama center despoiling Jackson Park, handing all Obama’s horses and men’s combined legal effort an unexpected challenge to snuff out the opposition. U.S. Judge John Robert Blakey‘s ruling allows Protect Our Parks’ lawsuit to proceed to trial on the key issue: Whether the center’s construction in the park violates... Read more »
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Will Democrats here have the guts to charge Jussie Smollett with a felony?

UPDATE: Smollett arrest; bond set at $100,000 Filing a false police report in Illinois is a Class 4 felony, punishable by one to three years in prison and fines of up to $25,000, according to Illinois statutes. If Empire actor Jussie Smollet did actually make a false police report about allegedly being attacked last month, justice demands that... Read more »

Chicago GOP endorses Paul Vallas

So what, you say? Republican voters in Chicago are ignored. But in a field of 14 candidates for Chicago mayor, this is an important endorsement. Republican voters account for some 20 percent of the Chicago vote in statewide races. So with no candidate polling more than 15 percent and top  candidates separated by only a few points,... Read more »

Someone put California's high-speed rail out of its misery, please

California’s idiotic high-speed rail fantasy is dead. Or it’s not. Gov. Gavin Newsom in his State of the State address declared, “Let’s be real. The project, as currently planned, would cost too much and take too long.”  Then Newsom got unreal by saying a 110-mile Central Valley segment already under construction between Bakersfield and Merced (population 376,380 and 82,594... Read more »

Building the Obama Center in Jackson Park is bad public policy

We have to say it again. Protect our Parks and other opponents of the Obama Center’s land grab in historical Jackson Pamark are not against the center. Rather, they believe that building it in Jackson Park is not just illegal, but bad public policy. It ought to go elsewhere; there is no shortage of better sits.... Read more »

Illinois Democrats introduce unpopular abortion expansion bill

Illinois Democrats will argue that their legislation to “expand” abortion “rights” merely reflects the popular sentiment to “protect women’s health.” But the radical pair of newly introduced bills is popular only with hard-line advocates who favor an abortion not just up to the moment of birth, but also as late as when the baby has entered... Read more »

If it's got anything to do with O'Hare Airport, it's hinky

Is Chicago Tribune architect critic Blair Kamin the only newsman in Chicago who is sniffing around the latest O’Hare Airport expansion project and suspects that something doesn’t smell right? Kamin raises the issue in today’s revealing column, “A peek inside Chicago’s hush-hush competition to pick an O’Hare expansion architect: ‘This whole process has been pretty weird.'” It’s... Read more »

The rapacious Ed Burke

Thanks to the Chicago Sun-Times for revealing the depth of Ed Burke’s greed, and by extension the petty venality of corrupt Chicago politicians. Two articles worth reading: Burke’s breaks: Embattled alderman got tax cuts on home, office just by asking Ald. Edward Burke built ‘special police’ force after Rahm cut bodyguard detail For most of us,... Read more »