Tag: Illinois

OFA, Springfield Residents, push Rep.Schock on Immigration Reform (Video/Pictures)

(PICTURES Following Story) On Tuesday, Organizing for Action Springfield, along with many local residents, held an event outside the offices of Rep. Aaron Schock, urging him to support Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Last week of course, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a historic Immigration Reform bill, with both Illinois Senators-including Republican Mark Kirk-voting in favor of the... Read more »

OFA, 3rd District Residents, push Rep. Lipinski on Immigration Reform

#DREAMer Marnee Ostoa tells her #AmericanStory
(PICTURES following text) From the OFA official press release : On Monday, July 1, 2013 after the winning vote for comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate, Organizing for Action – Illinois, Chicago 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno and local community members held an event calling on Rep. Lipinski to continue support for CIR.  Sixty-eight Senators banded together in voting for a... Read more »

Come see "The Dream is Now" and show your support for Immigration Reform

Come see "The Dream is Now" and show your support for Immigration Reform
This Thursday, June 20th, Organizing for Action (OFA)  will be hosting a viewing party of the documentary “The Dream is Now”, at the Holiday Club Uptown (4000 N Sheridan, Chicago, IL 60613)  from 7-8:30 PM. From the Documentary’s website: The Dream is Now is a new 30-minute documentary that’s being made in real time, as this debate is... Read more »
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Bruce Weber on The Hotseat: 5 Potential Candidates for the Next Illini Head Coach

Bruce Weber on The Hotseat: 5 Potential Candidates for the Next Illini Head Coach
  The Bruce Weber era at the University of Illinois is coming to a tumultuous end.  On Wednesday, the Illini lost another close game to the Purdue Boilermakers 67-62.  After the game, Bruce Weber unfortunately used the pulpit to bash the 18-19 year old players he helped to recruit to the Fighting Illini, a theme... Read more »

Illinois Republican introduces bill which would make Chicago our 51st State

Illinois Republican Rep. Bill Mitchell,  has introduced a bill to the State General Assembly, which aims to separate Cook County, and in essence, Chicago, from the rest of Illinois, effectively making the Windy City our Country’s 51st state. Why is Mitchell doing this? Well because good ole Conservative Bill  feels that Cook County residents “hold... Read more »

Fair and Balanced Bill O'Reilly interrogates Obama in '08, coddles Perry in '11 (VIDEO)

So back in 2008, Bill ” I’m tall and Irish” O’Reilly, memorably sat down with then Presidential candidate Obama, to discuss a wide range of issues, including his Tax Plan for the Country. Yesterday, O’Reilly did the same with candidate Rick Perry, who earlier in the day had unveiled his “Cut, Balance and Grow” Tax... Read more »
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A Question for Our Illinois Senators/U.S. Reps

Hey elected officials of Illinois! Just a quick question, what’s the story with those 2500-3000 structurally deficient bridges in our state? I think a good number of those are in Chicago…oh the worst ones are…ok thanks study by Transportation for America . In fact a handful of those bridges cross Lake Shore Drive-which I believe... Read more »

The Debt Ceiling (Hostage) Crisis is Over- What we Learned

On Sunday morning, it was announced that the White House and Congressional leaders had reached an agreement to raise the “Debt Ceiling”-or in other words,to increase the borrowing authority of the Country. Some details of the deal according to the White House: The president will be authorized to increase the debt limit by at least... Read more »

Derrick Rose vs LeBron James: A Quick Comparison

Derrick Rose vs LeBron James: A Quick Comparison
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Obama vs Palin- A Quick Comparison

Obama vs Palin- A Quick Comparison
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