Posts in category "Mayor Daily Politics"

Chicago Realty Roundtable Aimed at Sustainable Economic Development

Chicago Realty Roundtable Aimed at Sustainable Economic Development
Last night I had the incredible opportunity to attend a wonderful panel discussion at the Union League Club of Chicago about the future of two incredibly important real estate ordinances featuring four of the most influential voices in the future of real estate development in Chicago. The discussion was moderated by David Kohn, the Executive... Read more »

High Times in Springfield: Illinois Senate Sends Medical Marijuana Legislation to Gov. Quinn

First gambling, now weed? Cash-strapped Illinois is about to get a hell of a lot more “progressive.” Illinois has moved one step closer to becoming the 19th state in the United States to legalize marijuana for medicinal use after the Senate voted 35-21 in favor of the legislation. The legislation now moves to Gov. Quinn’s... Read more »

Mormon Senator Arrested for DUI

“Oh Crap! Mormon Senator Arrest for DUI.” The headline reads straight out of the Onion. Unfortunately its the latest news out of our nation’s capital. Just when it seemed that congressional leadership in Washington could not get any more dysfunctional, a senior Republican senator has become the latest high profile elected official to be embroiled in a public scandal involving the... Read more »
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269-269 Electoral College Tie: Now What?

269-269 Electoral College Tie: Now What?
Red State… Blue State… Purple State… Battle Ground For most of the Presidential campaign pundits have spelled out various scenarios that would get either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney to the magic number of 270 electoral college votes needed to clinch the  Presidency. Much less discussed is what would happen if the electoral calculus yielded... Read more »

513-0: Its the Budget Stupid!

513-0: Its the Budget Stupid!
The 2012 presidential campaign will go down as the campaign of sound and fury. After an estimated $6 billion spent by the candidates and their affiliated Super PACs what did we really learn about either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? If you lived in swing states such as Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Iowa, or Colorado you... Read more »

Obama, Romney Make Case for Election in Wall Street Journal Editorials

Today Barack Obama and Mitt Romney presented their final arguments for election in opposing editorials in the Wall Street Journal. You can read both below. Here is Barack Obama’s case for four more years. Barack Obama: Real Progress, But We’re Not Done For the past few days, we’ve all been properly focused on one of... Read more »
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Massive Decrease in Early and Absentee Voting in Chicago

The Illinois Republican Party is claiming that early and absentee voting has decreased by 57% in Chicago since 2008.

A Voting Guide to the 2012 Election

A Voting Guide to the 2012 Election
As Chicago voters head to the polls for early voting this week they are largely more informed than any other generation of voters in our city’s history. While the Chicago Tribune will continue to endorse candidates this election cycle (Tribune election guide and endorsements here), the Chicago Sun-Times announced earlier this year it would no... Read more »

1 Hr til Huge Trump Announcement... What is the Big Surprise?

At 12:00pm ET (11:00 CT) real estate tycoon and television personality Donald Trump is promising to release information about President Obama he considers to be a ‘game-changer’ in the election. What do you think the annoucement will entail? Please comment below with your best prediction. poll by twiigs.com poll by twiigs.com Drudge: Divorce Papers Drudge: Cocaine Dealer... Read more »
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The Romney Tax Cut Explained in Beer

Saw this incredible explanation of our tax system circulating around facebook this morning. Thought you’d all enjoy it. Does a great job illustrating exactly how our progressive tax system works. Enjoy OUR TAX SYSTEM EXPLAINED IN BEER: Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to... Read more »