Tag: Machine Politics

Illinois Legislature: Pension System Gaming Is Absolutely Criminal

Illinois Legislature: Pension System Gaming Is Absolutely Criminal
The Illinois Legislature has been the driving force behind the state’s financial collapse. Ironically, the people of Illinois have stood largely silent and have continuously reelected lawmakers that have displayed little or no concern for representing their constituencies versus lining their own pockets. The Chicago Tribune has put together an eye-popping investigative series on Illinois... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel Pulling A Fast One With Speed Cameras

Rahm Emanuel Pulling A Fast One With Speed Cameras
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, I believe, is pulling a fast one on the residents of Chicago with his controversial speed camera plan. Time and time again he talks of child safety, but when you consider how peeved Emanuel got when Chicago Tribune Reporter David Kidwell accused the mayor of covering-up and lying about what his... Read more »

Chicago Number 1 In Political Corruption! State of Illinois Number 3

Chicago Number 1 In Political Corruption! State of Illinois Number 3
According to a report released by the University of Illinois /Chicago, Chicago is Number 1 in public corruption while the State of Illinois is ranked Number 3 so far as corrupt states go. Dick Simpson, head of the university’s political science department noted that since 1976 – federal prosecutors rung up a total of 1,531... Read more »
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Illinois Governor The "Quinn"tessential Machine Politician

Illinois Governor The  "Quinn"tessential Machine Politician
Huckster and Flim-Flam Man are the descriptions I usually bestow upon Illinois Governor Quinn, although there are probably much better ones if I lower myself to using street lingo. Whatever the description, though, I am sure there are some people who have finally figured out that the Illinois Governor is a “Quinn”tessential Chicago Machine Politician.... Read more »

Illinois House Republicans File Remap Suit, Cite "Partisan Gerrymander"

Illinois House Republicans File Remap Suit, Cite "Partisan Gerrymander"
Illinois Republican House incumbents filed federal suit on Wednesday against the Illinois Board of Elections over the Democratic Remap. The lawsuit asserts that the new districts drawn by Democrats not only discriminates against Latinos and Republicans, but it also called the remap a “partisan gerrymander.” In all, 10 Republican Incumbents and 6 others have been... Read more »