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Get the true skinny on Workers' Comp. reform: Watch round 2 of Berkowitz w/trial lawyer Belcher, Cable/web

Matt Belcher: What [Republican House Leader Durkin] wants to do is to say that anybody who is middle aged or has any sort of pre-existing degenerative condition no longer gets workers’ compensation. What’s next on Public Affairs? Berkowitz mediating a discussion and resolution of the workers comp. reform issue between Gov. Rauner and Speaker Madigan?... Read more »

State's Attorney candidate Kim Foxx commits to taking less than 400 days to indict in a McDonald type case, but won't say how much less

Jeff Berkowitz: Would you have indicted Officer Van Dyke within weeks of having seen the video of that shooting of Laquan McDonald? That is, if you had no other evidence but the video of that shooting, would you have indicted Chicago police officer Van Dyke within a few weeks of having seen that video– based... Read more »

Berkowitz w/Senate Pres. Cullerton on resolving the IL State budget impasse: Are Rauner, Madigan, Cullerton, Radogno and Durkin talking?

TV show host Jeff Berkowitz: Would you agree that if you can do that– I know it’s tough for you politically– would that make it feasible [for a  real estate property tax freeze to work?] IL Senate President John Cullerton: We have told [the Governor] that if there’s ways in which we could help local... Read more »
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How are Rep. Smith and Gov. Blagojevich alike? They both have to do hard time for the crime of “Stupidity.”

State Rep. Smith’s nickel bribery conviction State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago, 10th Dist.) received a guilty jury verdict almost four hours ago in federal court.  Rep. Smith was originally appointed to his office in 2011 and impeached over bribery and extortion charges in 2012– but he was elected to the office again in November, 2012.... Read more »

Better than Andy Shaw w/Mayor Emanuel: Berkowitz w/ Chicago Ald. Waguespack, web and cable

Jeff  Berkowitz: You don’t want to see what happen? Ald. Scott Waguespack: Only 20% to 40% of the kids reading at grade level in CPS. Jeff Berkowitz: But, they are. It is indisputable. It has been going on for the last twenty years. Why do you think we should give CPS traditional schools another 20... Read more »

Top three reasons why this morning's 8th CD Duckworth-Walsh Fox Chicago TV debate fails to deliver.

Fox Chicago’s Mike Flannery or Anna Davlantes [if she woke up from her deep slumber] could have said, “Tammy, everybody knows Cong. Joe Walsh is right—at least, in the sense that the sticking point in the negotiations was that the teachers’ union didn’t want tenured teachers who were classified as ‘needing improvement,’ and didn’t improve,... Read more »
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The Rousso Santos-Sacramento-Jiminez huffing and dusting story: A tale of innocence, death and redemption on the North Shore?

Ten days ago- on Labor Day- five year old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento’s mother, Modesta Sacramento-Jiminez, was walking on the north side of the sidewalk near the CORBE building at 777 Central Avenue in Highland Park, with Jaclyn and her two younger brothers (3 and 6) when Jaclyn was hit by a 2003 Lexus driven by Carly... Read more »