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IF RAHM WINS: $750 million in Chicago property tax increases, school closings coming

IF RAHM WINS: $750 million in Chicago property tax increases, school closings coming
OK, Chicago, this is your last chance to end Rahm Emanuel’s vengeful reign. Many voters are wise to how this works. We all know that Rahm’s friends in the Chicago media have been busy burying his scandals: doctored murder stats; shootings have been up not down; his broken promise of hiring 1,000 more police officers;... Read more »

RACISM? Sen. Mark Kirk's endorsement of Rahm sounds like Bernie Epton

RACISM? Sen. Mark Kirk's endorsement of Rahm sounds like Bernie Epton
Chicago’s mayoral race has all the makings of a Hollywood remake: It’s a classic political story recast with Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in the role of the late Mayor Harold Washington, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) in the role of Bernie Epton, and the undercurrent of racism permeating this campaign. These days, Kirk is talkin’ like Bernie... Read more »

OUTRAGE: CBS reporter injects racism into race between Rahm and Chuy Garcia

OUTRAGE: CBS reporter injects racism into race between Rahm and Chuy Garcia
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has long enjoyed the shrieking support of certain reporters in the Chicago media. From Rahm’s cooked Chicago murder statistics scandal (Tiara Groves was a homicide, not a non-criminal death investigation) to public rage over mass public school closures (50 schools in predominantly black and Latino neighborhoods), media reports critical of Emanuel are... Read more »
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The next 50 Chicago Public Schools Rahm Emanuel will close

The next 50 Chicago Public Schools Rahm Emanuel will close
This is it. Tuesday’s mayoral election will either herald King Rahm’s second Chicago coronation or his national embarrassment if he fails to avoid a run-off. Run-off Rahm. I like the sound of that. The Chicago media would have you believe that Rahm has it in the bag. They would have you believe there is no... Read more »

WILLIAM J. KELLY: The media are worried my $100K donation will hurt Rahm

WILLIAM J. KELLY: The media are worried my $100K donation will hurt Rahm
Chicago Sun-Times reporter Dan Mihalopoulos is apparently upset with me for donating $100,000 to my mayoral campaign, which busted the campaign finance caps in the race. Using temper tantrums and spitballs, he and Chicago Tribune blogger Eric Zorn wrote hysterical opinion pieces last week to vent their frustration. It is sad that these obscure members... Read more »

UH-OH: New poll signals run-off trouble for Rahm Emanuel with Fioretti, Garcia

UH-OH: New poll signals run-off trouble for Rahm Emanuel with Fioretti, Garcia
A “special meeting” of the City Council has just passed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s measure to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 per hour over the next five years. It is another desperate ploy by Emanuel to prove to Chicago voters  – who have come to despise him – that he is “one of them.” Desperate... Read more »
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Did Rahm Emanuel, Bruce Rauner violate SEC pay-to-play rules with pension-tainted cash?

Did Rahm Emanuel, Bruce Rauner violate SEC pay-to-play rules with pension-tainted cash?
Pension birds of a feather flock together – so the saying goes. It is no secret that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner are bosom friends and business partners.  However, according to an investigation by reporter David Sirota at IBTimes.com, the two also appear to have something else in common:  serious violations... Read more »

KELLY: Jimmy Fallon was pressured by Rahm Emanuel and his brother, Ari

KELLY: Jimmy Fallon was pressured by Rahm Emanuel and his brother, Ari
Chicago, Illinois, September 24, 2014 – When it comes to Rahm Emanuel and his brother, Ari, everything is fishy. Fishier than the rotting dead fish Rahmbo once sent to a pollster he didn’t like. This latest “fishy” episode involves Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, who after being pressured by Brothers Emanuel, announced late last week that... Read more »

THE CHICAGO WAY: Why Bruce Rauner and Rahm Emanuel are (REALLY) helping Uber

THE CHICAGO WAY: Why Bruce Rauner and Rahm Emanuel are (REALLY) helping Uber
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – During the 1920s, Al Capone’s infamous syndicate carried out their bloody reign of bootlegging and racketeering terror with impunity. With Big Bill Thompson, Chicago’s last Republican Mayor, in his pocket Capone had nothing to fear. If questioned by police, Capone’s thugs merely presented them with cards issued by Thompson that read: “To... Read more »
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The Godfather made me an offer: What I'm going to ask Rahm Emanuel about Chicago's murder rate

The Godfather made me an offer: What I'm going to ask Rahm Emanuel about Chicago's murder rate
Since 2010, I’ve been asking Rahm Emanuel questions and he has refused to answer any of them. But, about a week ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel made me an offer and it’s one I can’t refuse. Following a very bloody Fourth of July holiday weekend, Mayor Emanuel held a press conference at the Taste of Chicago.... Read more »