Posts tagged "Ed Burke"

Do NOT privatize TSA security at O'Hare Airport

As someone who often favors privatization of incompetent, slap-dash and uncaring government work, I have to implore: Do NOT privatize TSA security at O’Hare Airport as Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some “powerful” Chicago aldermen are suggesting. That’s because they’ll hand over our safety to the Chicago Way of doing things. In other words, they’ll put... Read more »

How many Burkes does Illinois need, for crying out loud?

Gov. Pat Quinn’s nomination of Jennifer A. Burke to the state’s Pollution Control Board passed 43-11. She is the daughter of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke and Chicago Ald. Ed Burke. State Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago, is Ald. Burke’s brother. Read the details in the StLtoday.com

Why the Sun-Times deserves to live.

Fellow ChicagoNow blogger Mike Doyle says the Chicago Sun-Times deserves to die. Here’s one reason it deserves to live: A superb reporting and writing job by Sun-Times political writer Abdon M. Pallasch on the slating of state and county judges. No, I’m not saying that newspapers are the only place you can find this kind... Read more »
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Wal-Mart decision entombed in a different City Council committee

Without explanation, the decision to allow a second Wal-Mart into Chicago has been sent to molder in Ald. Ed Burke’s Finance Committee, a Tribune story reported. Leon Finney: “What happened?” Rev. Leon Finney, head of the Woodlawn Organization and a revered Chicago activist, appeared to be stumped by the move. After the decision was lateraled... Read more »
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