Tag: Chicago Political Commentary

Speaker of the House Michael Madigan is the Real Enemy of the State

Speaker of the House Michael Madigan is the Real Enemy of the State
As the State of Illinois heads towards another year without a budget people immediately assume its Governor Bruce Rauner’s fault for his hard line stances. But I have another take on it: Governor Bruce Rauner may have his faults but I think Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan is the Real Enemy of the... Read more »

CPS Scandal More Than An Embarrassment

CPS Scandal More Than An Embarrassment
Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Supes Academy and CPS Scandal Are More Than An Embarrassment or a Criminal Conspiracy – It Is A Clarion Call For An Elected School Board. The Chicago Public School (CPS) System Can No Longer Be The Corrupt Political Appointment Apparatus It Has Become. However, let’s not delude ourselves either because the City of... Read more »

Proposed Hike in Joliet Water Sewer Fees Are A Ripoff

Proposed Hike in Joliet Water Sewer Fees Are A Ripoff
Given residents have already endured an outrageous rate hike once before for “mandated improvements to its water system” the proposed hike in Joliet Water Sewer Fees are a ripoff. And that begs another question to be asked – hey what in the F$$K did you do with that 35% rate increase (that actually amounted to... Read more »
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Illinois Tax Appeals Scam Is The Reason Why CPS Have No Money

Illinois Tax Appeals Scam Is The Reason Why CPS Have No Money
You know I am really tired of hearing about the Budget Woes of Chicago Public Schools and their underfunded Pension System. So let’s cut to the chase shall we? The Illinois Tax Appeals Scam Is The Reason Why CPS Have No Money! And not only are some of the principle players in this Illinois Tax... Read more »

Illinois Patronage Politics Routinely Disenfranchise Voters

Illinois Patronage Politics Routinely Disenfranchise Voters
Another Election Day is upon us and like the many I have participated in thus far over the past 4 decades I remain frustrated at the lack of progress. Sadly Illinois Patronage Politics Routinely Disenfranchise Voters as party slate-makers play musical chairs with mostly the same career political hacks that either can’t seem to find... Read more »

State Boxing Official Joel Campuzano KOED Illinois Taxpayers

State Boxing Official Joel Campuzano KOED Illinois Taxpayers
The State of Illinois is broke because it is inherently incompetent in nearly every area of government. And one such area is when it comes to Paid Administrative Leaves, which according to the Chicago Tribune and the Governor’s Office, is supposed to be an “expeditious process. But expeditious it is NOT. Especially when you consider... Read more »
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Politics: One Draft After Another

Politics: One Draft After Another
Politics: One Draft After Another I must have one Political draft after another that are pretty much ready to go, yet, been unable to pull the trigger of late. And for that I must apologize to my regular readers and feel I must offer an explanation. Politics, by its very nature, is contentious. And while... Read more »

Ambrosio Medrano Gets 10-1/2 Years In The Pen

Ambrosio Medrano Gets 10-1/2 Years In The Pen
Former Chicago Alderman Ambrosio Medrano gets 10-1/2 years in the pen and so far as I am concerned he deserves each and every minute of that sentence. Why? Because he was convicted once before for political corruption in Operation Silver Shovel some twenty years earlier. Matter of fact this sentence is more than just when... Read more »

More Laws Less Jail Space

More Laws Less Jail Space
This inane need for politicians to add laws on top of more laws has always puzzled me. Especially in these hard economic times when many of the same politicians must resort to emptying over-crowded jails. And still the trend of more laws less jail space continues. And that, in my mind, can only mean one... Read more »
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Campaign Funds Boost Politician Lifestyles

Campaign Funds Boost Politician Lifestyles
The Chicago Tribune Watchdog says the Federal Election Commission has determined that campaign funds boost politician lifestyles. Well Chicago Political Commentary says no shit Sherlock! You would think that the FEC would actually do something about rather than allow the legal use of campaign funds for personal expenditures. You know, there is just something fundamentally... Read more »