Posts tagged "Illinois"

Why must Ebola 'protocols' be the same everywhere?

I don’t get it; the calls to “standardize” the procedures for stop the spread of Ebola are heating up. But why? Political opportunism, I suspect, on the part of some. The confusing policies of the Obama administration (yes, they are confusing) present his critics another reason to excoriate President Barack Obama for his lack of... Read more »

Illinois using its state plane to fly in birds

As Illinois sinks further into catastrophic debt and contemplates making the last “temporary” income tax increase permanent. there’s a report that the state is using its own airplane to fly prairie chickens to Downstate counties. As often as 14 times. At a cost of nearly half a million dollars. Is there no end to it?... Read more »

Toss your cigaret butt on the ground; get your butt hauled off to the slammer

Astonishing new law in Illinois could actually get you sent to prison for throwing your cigaret butt on the ground. This amazing news is brought to us by the Illinois Policy Institute. On Jan. 1, an update to Illinois’ Litter Control Act will subject anyone who tosses a cigarette on the ground to increased penalties... Read more »
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Jobless rate increases in Illinois; dips in other states

The  jobless rate increases in Illinois while 16 other states were enjoying their lowest unemployment since  the start of the Great Recession. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that Illinois’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate in October, 2013 was 8.9 percent, a rate exceeded only by Michigan, Rhode Island and Nevada.  That 8.9 percent was... Read more »

Illinois Obamacare grant goes to California

Reports Illinois News Network: A California group with a history of making political contributions to Illinois politicians and connections to the Obama administration was awarded a federal “navigator” grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, to help Illinoisans enroll in the Obamacare health insurance exchange. Read more Nice to see that... Read more »

Eric Holder fails to fight election policies that discriminate against me

For as long as Democrats have been in charge of legislative redistricting in Illinois, my right to be represented fairly has been trampled, without a peep from the like of Eric Holder who are determined to find racism under every rock. (Slate: “Erick Holder: We won’t allow ‘open season’ on voter ID laws.”) The Constitution... Read more »
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Wis. Gov. Scott Walker sticks it to Illinois

In prepared remarks at the Conservative Political Action meeting in Washington, D.C., Walker compared what was happening in his state with Illinois: Contrast that with my neighbor to the south. There is no greater example of the failed policies we are running against than the mess we see in Illinois. Last year, Governor Quinn proudly... Read more »

Months after shutdown fight, Minnesota projects an $876 million surplus

Illinois apparently doesn’t have the guts and the smarts to do the same!

After 90 years, Catholic Charities out of foster care. Happy now?

Catholic Charities appears to have thrown in the towel, after fighting an Illinois decision that the organization no longer is qualified to place troubled, abandoned and orphaned children with caring traditional families. Catholic Charities, you might say, brought this upon itself by standing up for its principles and refusing to place children because it doesn’t... Read more »
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Michael Madigan's $500 million boondoggle

Crain’s Chicago Business has the story: Illinois Speaker Michael Madigan Cost Taxpayers up to $500 Million in Higher McCormick Place Debt Payments Crain’s Chicago Business investigation reports how politics put Chicago’s $8 billion trade show industry at risk.  Chicago, Illinois – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan cost taxpayers nearly a half billion dollars by blocking repeated efforts that would... Read more »
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