Category: Chicago politics

Biden gives Illinois corruption a break

Did he know what he was doing when he dumped U.S. Attorney for northern Illinois  John Lausch? He probably didn’t, as he demonstrated that he’ll do anything that the woke demand and sign just about anything that’s put in front of him. It amounts to a stick in the eye of Chicagoans and Illinoisans who... Read more »

Have the Chicago media gone soft?

I wasn’t aware that the Chicago media were allowing Mayor Lori Lightfoot to skate through her press conferences in the mode of President Joe Biden’s campaign. Only one reporter, I am told, is allowed to attend in person to her press conferences. It’s a “pool” reporter who relays questions from remote reporters. I can’t say... Read more »

Do Biden or Pritzker give a flying fig about the children?

No. If they did, they would use their authority and bully pulpit to get the Chicago teachers back in the classroom. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has the power to order Illinoisans to “shelter” in their h0mes, to ruin businesses and to padlock the schools. He’s a Democrat, the same party as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, yet... Read more »
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Are begging or empty threats enough to get Chicago teachers to return to school?

We shall see. In the meantime, the Chicago Teachers Union continues abusing children Mayor Lori Lightfoot in a sometimes emotional press conference Thursday morning said the ball is in the court of the Chicago Teachers Union if an agreement is to be reached got re-open the city’s schools. I think the ball is in her... Read more »

Uh-oh. Mr. ex-prez Trump, you better call Saul

News that ex-president Donald Trump’s lawyers had quit en masse a week before his Senate trial begins brings to mind the advice of Saul Goodman, the corrupt lawyer portrayed in “Breaking Bad” who’ll do anything for his clients: “Better call Saul.” My thought being that it would take someone like Saul to set Trump straight... Read more »

Mayor Lightfoot, drop the hammer on the Chicago Teachers Union

CTU isn’t just keeping kids out of school; it’s spreading misinformation about the dangers of classroom learning Monday will tell the tale of whether Chicago public school teachers care as much about their students as the leaders of the CTU claim. That’s when the Chicago Public Schools has ordered 15,000 teachers to return to their classrooms... Read more »
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Not content with shafting the kids, CTU demands more power to do more damage

House Bill 2275, on Pritzker’s desk, would free the union to bargain over items it has no business having a hand in Under current Illinois law, the Chicago Public Schools is not required to bargain with Chicago Teachers Union over such management prerogatives as class size, length of the school day and year, class schedules, academic calendar, places of... Read more »

When Democrats successfully overturned an election

Curious how Democrats are charging that Republicans are out to cancel an election when Democrats themselves established the modern-day precedent for overturning the results of an election. It came at the Democratic National Convention in 1972 when a “reform” plank of self-appointed delegates managed to dump the entire Illinois delegation that had been elected by voters... Read more »

A little noticed SOCTUS win for some Cook County taxpayers

It took the U.S. Supreme Court to do it, but some Cook County property owners now will be able to challenge their tax assessments in federal court. That became an issue because those Cook County taxpayers believed they were being unfairly denied an effective means in state courts to challenge tax breaks that were available to certain other... Read more »
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The 'cult' voters of the Democrat Machine failed to knife Judge Toomin, just barely

If supporters of President Donald Trump are members of a cult (here, here and here,  for example) who blindly support the most evil man to ever inhabit the White House, then what do you call the Democratic voters who followed the Machine’s orders to oust one of the most respected judges on the Cook County bench–Michael Toomin?... Read more »