Posts tagged "Ohio"

What, Chicago is so short of accused grafters that we have to import them?

Now comes the news that the guy that was supposed to be watching the city of Chicago’s money has been indicted in an alleged $500,000 kickback scheme while he was overseeing the state of Ohio’s state investments. On top of that comes even more news that the official, Amer Ahmad, was working as Chicago’s comptroller... Read more »

Which is worse: Romney's 'binders' or Obama's 'optimal?'

Wow, you’d think that Republican presidential candidate Romney set fire to a battered women’s shelter when he said he had a “binder” of qualified women to appoint to his cabinet as Massachusetts governor. Makes me want to ask the Obama partisans: Is  ”binders of women” the best ya got? Can there be a more idiotic reason... Read more »

It's bad enough that pensions are draining Illinois dry; now Sears and others also want to

If Ohio wants to shower Sears Holding Corp. with $400 million to lure the retailer away from Hoffman Estates, I say, “Fine, do it.” And let Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) explain to his taxpayers why his state’s bribe is four times greater than the $100 million that Illinois reportedly had offered. But if I... Read more »
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Carp update: Chicago floods?

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District has filed a response with the U.S. Supreme Court to our neighboring state’s demand for a shutting down of the Chicago Waterway System to keep Asian carp out of the great lakes. The district argues that the shutdown could cause significant flooding and environmental damage. Story is here. A response... Read more »
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