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The real reason for the Chicago Teachers Union strike against the students

At first, the Chicago Teachers Union said that the one-day walkout on Friday, April 1, was because its members were getting shafted by the Chicago Public School system. Shafted, as in being asked to shoulder some of the efforts to keep CPS’ from falling into bankruptcy. Then, gee, someone must have realized that depriving students... Read more »

Hey AFSCME, what the hell now?

Instead of crowing about how the Illinois Supreme Court rejected the latest effort to solve Chicago’s suffocating pension problems, it would be nice if AFSCME suggested a solution for funding public employee pensions–other than taxing everyone into oblivion. Demonstrating once again that they are prepared to ride into hell on the backs of Chicago and... Read more »

Why I voted for Frank Underwood in the Illinois presidential primary

Jeez, if Frank Underwood, the evil protagonist of the Netflix award-winning series, “House of Cards,” were on today’s Illinois presidential primary ballot, some of us would have a tough time deciding between him and the rest of the field. (Spoiler warnings!) At least with Frank Underwood, and his wife, Claire, who is running with him... Read more »
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Obama's hypocritical endorsement of Juliana Stratton over anti-Madigan Rep. Ken Dunkin

Barack Obama’s endorsement of Juliana Stratton over anti-Madigan Illinois Rep. Ken Dunkin couldn’t be a more obvious demonstration of the president’s hypocrisy. In his Springfield speech last month, Obama spoke about the need for political cooperation with such passion that one might have even believed that he meant it. As NBC News reported: Bemoaning a... Read more »

Chicago teachers: You're not being asked to take a 7 percent 'pay cut'

That  seven perrcent will still be yours. It will go to fund your pension. But that seven percent “pay cut in disguise” baloney is being spread around by the Chicago Teachers Union BSers as a way to fire up their sheep, so they will walk out on their students. Chicago Teachers Union BSers get to show... Read more »

You might dodge your Chicago speeding/red light cam tickets

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a court ruling may allow you to dodge the tickets your received because a camera caught you speeding or running a red light. Chicago violated the “fundamental principles of justice, equity and good conscience” by denying due process to motorists issued red-light camera and speed-camera tickets, a judge has ruled,... Read more »
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Boss Madigan has made Illinois a national laughing stock

House Speaker Michael Madigan, who has been Illinois’ virtual boss for years and years, has made the state the nation’s laughing stock, according to Jason Gonzales, the first real electoral challenge to Boss Madigan in memory. Gonzales succinctly made that case in a Chicago Tribune John Kass column, “A challenger rises to Boss Madigan of Illinois.”... Read more »

Illinois residents are dead last in confidence in state government

This shouldn’t be news for Illinois residents: They (we) are dead last in confidence in our state government. That’s according to a newly released Gallup Poll. Only 25 percent of Illinoisans are confident in what can only generously be called our Springfield follies. A thundering 74 percent lack confidence. Not that this would impress the assorted... Read more »

Hillary Clinton overlooks Illinois' robber barons of the 21st Century

“Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton delivered a surprising critique of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday, accusing him of pushing an agenda that would return Illinois to ‘the robber barons of the 19th century.’”–Chicago Tribune One thing you can say about Hillary Clinton: She sure has balls. She overlooks who the actual robber barons are... Read more »
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Should Illinois take over Chicago Public Schools?

Gov. Bruce Rauner thinks it’s a good idea. Here’s his logic, according to Mark Litton,of the Illinois News Network: Still, Rauner insists that when the true costs of keeping CPS afloat without a state intervention becomes clear, citizens will pressure state lawmakers to intervene on their behalf rather than see their taxes go up. “You... Read more »
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