Category: Illinois politics

Chicago bigshots to South Side and south suburbs: Screw you

Whether it has been a giant giveaway like the Obama Center defacing Jackson Park or the boondoggle of all boondoggles like O’Hare Airport expansion, Chicago always thinks big. Big was installed in Chicago’s DNA when famed architect Daniel Burnham advised the city to “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.” Except... Read more »

Exclusive: Pritzker's Covid-19 orders no longer exist. Period.

You can have that Fourth of July barbecue after all. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the media and politicians, ignoring a new court order ending the governor’s  Covid-19 regulations, act as if nothing has changed. As if you still must obey, obey, obey. But according to this legal analysis by Northbrook attorney Michael Ciesla, “The Governor’s COVID-1no9 Executive Orders... Read more »

IL school board says schools should open this fall; Pritzker says I dunno

You might have missed this: “IL Board Of Ed Recommends Schools Reopen In Fall: Require Masks”. Reported Patch: Illinois State Board of Education officials are recommending schools fully reopen and proceed with in-class instruction in the fall, but said some students and schools may opt for online learning due to specific circumstances. The board met virtually... Read more »

A primer for idiots who refuse to understand Illinois' money crisis

Leslie Munger, former Illinois Comptroller in “Cooking Up An Illinois Budget Disaster,” tries to get through to the blockheads who seem comfortable with the direction that the state is heading: a financial boneyard. Or the partisan politicians and journalists who try to ignore the hell that awaits. In the simplest “kitchen table” terms, she describes... Read more »

How to accelerate the Illinois exodus

Don’t reopen the schools. Or keep everyone in the dark about whether they will open. Illinois parents and students are still at sea, wondering if their schools will reopen in the fall.  At best, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot are vague about when they will. Lightfoot says that Chicago schools won’t reopen until... Read more »

Illinois Rep. Darren Bailey ain't through with Gov. Pritzker, not by a long shot

Pritzker now faces stronger evidence that his continued lockdown is illegal You’ll recalled that Rep. Darren Bailey, a Downstate Illinois GOP representative, created a storm when he filed a suit, challenging Gov. Pritzker’s emergency powers to shut down the state for more than 30 days. After the judge granted Bailey a temporary restraining order against Pritzker’s... Read more »

Here's $52,000 that you didn't know that you owed

You haven’t received a bill for it, so it’s invisible to you. No one will be knocking on your door or grabbing your wages to collect the $52,000. Nevertheless, the debt still is yours. It’s what every taxpayer in Illinois would have to cough up to pay off the state’s bills. The latest figure comes from Truth in... Read more »

'How do you solve a problem like Illinois?'

Gov. Pritzker and the rest of you head-in-the-sand Democrats might want to take a look at a view from outside the state about the likelihood of American taxpayers coming to the rescue of your pathetic state. I recommend “How do you solve a problem like Illinois? by Charles Fain Lehman. It’s a great step-back-and-look at the intricate... Read more »

Illinois will not survive this, Gov. Pritzker

Just how long do you think that Illinois can survive the vice grip that you and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot with which you are crushing the economy with? I’ve moved from Illinois, so I guess I shouldn’t care anymore, but it’s still my hometown, and you squeezing the crap out of it with your insanity. The Illinois Policy... Read more »

My article in The Federalist

Judge Stops Illinois Governor From Extending State Lockdown The judge’s temporary restraining order sets the stage in Illinois and perhaps nationally for a legal battle over public health experts’ far-reaching demands for public confinement. By Dennis Byrne In one of the nation’s first successful legal challenges to mandatory quarantine directives, an Illinois state judge has... Read more »
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