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Illinois Senate Wants to Hike the Income Tax

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/24/2017 at 3:00pm
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How do you fix the economy? Why, hike taxes instead of slashing the budget of course! Well, that’s how it works in good old Illinois. The state faces a budget crisis (what else is new?!) and the Senate decided to fix it by approving a raise in income tax. From ...

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Illinois Declares October ‘Zombie Preparedness Month’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3:00pm 2/12/2017 at 3:00pm
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No, this is not a joke. No, this has nothing to do with Halloween. The state of Illinois has actually declared October “Zombie Preparedness Month.” From The Chicago Tribune:

The measure instead encourages people to learn more about natural disasters and ensure they have emergency supplies that could last up to...

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Chicago Had 762 Homicides in 2016, Most in Two Decades

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/2/2017 at 1:30pm

That strict gun control in Chicago has obviously worked. America’s third largest city had 762 homicides in 2016, the most in two decades and more than New York and Los Angeles combined. It also saw 3,500 shooting incidents, which is 1,100 more than it had in 2015. From WGN:

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O’Hare Workers Plan Strike After Thanksgiving

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2016 at 4:30pm 11/21/2016 at 4:30pm

Workers at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport have planned to strike after Thanksgiving for a higher wage and union rights. Fox News reported:

Service Employees International Union Local 1 officials said Mond...

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Four Charged in Beating of Man While Onlookers Screamed “Don’t Vote Trump”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 10:00am 11/20/2016 at 10:00am

Chicago authorities have charged four people for beating David Wilcox and hijacking his car after a car accident. People around him just watched and did nothing to help him. Instead they screamed anti-Trump sentiments:

On a video posted online, Wilcox, 50, was pummeled by several individuals, while onlookers shouted “You Voted Trump!”

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It Happened! Chicago Cubs Win 2016 World Series

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 8:00pm 11/3/2016 at 8:00pm

Say it with me: The Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series. A perfect way to end a magical season that still seems unreal to us lifelong diehard crazy Cubs fans who have endured heartache after heartache.

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Chicago Investigation Finds Dead People Voting Years After Their Death

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 28, 2016 at 3:00pm 10/28/2016 at 3:00pm

“Vote early, vote often” is one of Chicago’s unofficial mottos. One of the most corrupt cities in America is famous for its voter fraud back in the day, but officials now insist that everything is on the down low and technology has helped wipe out voter fraud.

Well, investigators at the local...

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Vets Demand Action to Clean Mold in VA Hospital For 10 Months

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/19/2016 at 4:00pm

Veterans at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital have demanded action to clean the black mold in their housing complex, which has built up for the past 10 months.

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Veterans Affairs documents indicate officials at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital knew about the black mold infestation in August 2015 but...

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Illinois Names Names under anti-BDS law

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10:00am 3/24/2016 at 10:00am

Illinois has become the first U.S. state to identify specific companies it will no longer invest state assets in because they engage in the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (“BDS”) campaign.  LI has discussed various state anti-BDS laws here.

The Illinois Investment Policy Board included eleven companies on its new “Prohibited Investment List”...

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Illinois Bd of Elections: Ted Cruz is “natural born Citizen” and eligible for ballot

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 1:00pm 2/3/2016 at 1:00pm

In all the news noise over the Iowa caucuses, a decision by the Illinois Board of Elections passed almost entirely under the radar.

There was much hoopla when two voters filed a challenge to Ted Cruz appearing on the ballot because Cruz allegedly was not a “natural born Citizen” and ineligible. (My...

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Illinois Government Shutdown Watch

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10:59pm 6/30/2015 at 10:59pm

Will they, or won’t they? Signs point to yes—the Illinois government will “shut down” at midnight tonight.

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner spent the majority of today

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Boycott the Boycotters movement gains momentum

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10:00am 5/15/2015 at 10:00am

The movement to boycott those who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is gaining steam, particularly at the legislative level.

We previously highlighted federal legislation aimed at the European boycott movement, and the apoplectic reaction, Breaking! Anti-Israel boycotters don’t like being boycotted!:

The vicious anti-Israel boycotters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

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Illinois Sup Ct – State retirees can keep their annual compounded COLAs

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 8, 2015 at 4:15pm 5/8/2015 at 4:15pm

Hey, remember when I wrote in February 2011 how state employees accused Scott Walker of being Hitler because he wanted to scale back state employee unions? First They Came For The Right To Retire After 30 Years On Full Salary With COLAs.

Welcome to Illinois, where in 2011 the legislature made a...

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Illinois puts hold on $100 million public funding of Obama Library

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 2:00pm 5/31/2014 at 2:00pm

You would think a state with such dire financial problems couldn’t even consider spending such a large sum of tax dollars on something that’s usually built with private money.

Luckily, the Illinois House has backed off the idea for the moment. USA Today reported…

Illinois shelving $100M gift to Obama library

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Goodbye to the second Fitzgerald that tried to clean up Illinois

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 5:25pm 5/23/2012 at 5:25pm

Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for northern Illinois, announced his resignation today after more than ten years of service to that state. His tenure was remarkable not only for what he accomplished–his prosecutions put away two governors (Blagojevich and Ryan), uncovered political corruption at all levels of Illinois government, went after organized...

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