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Miles apart: Walker to cut income tax, Rahm to ban guns

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 11, 2013 at 8:30am 1/11/2013 at 8:30am

Just a little more than an hour apart, but world’s away in leadership are Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker. Thursday, Walker announced today that the budget he will sign this summer will include “significant” cuts to the income tax rates. Rahm, on the other hand, plans...

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Someone tell Rahm Emanuel his children are protected by armed guard at school

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 3:10pm 12/27/2012 at 3:10pm

Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former White House chief-of-staff for Obama, recently condemned the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre for suggesting that armed guards in schools could be appropriate in some situations. Yet, it appears that Rahm sends his own children to a school protected by an armed policeman. At a press conference last Friday,...

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A Christmas gift for residents of Jesse Jackson Jr’s district — if they’ll have it

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 24, 2012 at 4:30pm 12/24/2012 at 4:30pm

The upcoming special election to replace embattled Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr’s Illinois seat has been provided with a small miracle in the form of an African-American *conservative* candidate who is running for the seat.

Paul McKinley, whose grassroots work to challenge Black leadership in the wartorn south and west sides of Chicago, ...

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Cook County President on mission to punish legal gun owners

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 2, 2012 at 10:45am 11/2/2012 at 10:45am

Cook County president Toni Preckwinkle has been on a mission to punish legal gunowners of late. Preckwinkle, a mentor to President Obama, made headlines earlier this year when she said that “Reagan deserves a special place in hell.”

After decreeing in a Wednesday press conference that a “gun court” would be established by...

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Obama will travel to Chicago to vote early

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 12:45pm 10/16/2012 at 12:45pm

President Obama has announced he will travel back to his adopted hometown of Chicago to vote early on October 25. This will be the first time a presidential candidate h...

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Chicago Tribune pulls endorsement of radical leftist Schakowsky

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 2:00pm 10/11/2012 at 2:00pm

The Chicago Tribune announced this morning they are endorsing fiscal conservative Tim Wolfe over Cong. Jan Schakowsky in the 9th District congressional race in Illinois. This is huge.

Schakowsky, endorsed by the Trib in 2010, has been shut out by her former endorser. They are saying her dogged partisanship and liberalism isn’t what the...

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Their Kind of Town, Chicago is

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12:45pm 10/3/2012 at 12:45pm

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is running for reelection in Illinois’s second congressional district.  Except he’s not exactly running.

His name is on the ballot. But Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. hasn’t made a campaign appearance since the primary.

The Democratic congressman from Chicago is running for re-election for his seat in the House of...

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Chicago Alderman caves, will not block Chick-fil-A

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 4:30pm 9/19/2012 at 4:30pm

Alderman Joe Moreno has relented and said he now will allow Chick-fil-A to open in his Chicago ward. Earlier this summer, Moreno had attempted to block the company after decrying president Dan Cathy’s comments in support of traditional marriage.

According to Moreno, he’s giving in because Chick-fil-A has now released a memo...

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Radical left coalesces around Chicago Teacher protest

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8:03pm 9/15/2012 at 8:03pm

It appears the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), which held a solidarity rally this Saturday afternoon, is facilitating a rejuvenation of the Wisconsin-style protest movement. The scene at Saturday’s rally, held in anticipation of Sunday’s yes-or-no vote on the latest negotiated agreement, seemed more like a convention of far-left radicals than the...

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Chicago strike stalls over accountability and laid-off teachers

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 6:00pm 9/13/2012 at 6:00pm

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has announced their strike will continue into Friday–despite an offer from Jesse Jackson to mediate–after CTU President Karen Lewis said she’s “optimistic, but we’re still hammering things out.”

At the heart of the standstill is accountability: merit pay, the evaluation process, and how appeals over “unsatisfactory” ratings...

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Chicago Teachers Union strikes, publishes Gloria Steinem endorsement

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 10, 2012 at 1:38am 9/10/2012 at 1:38am

Just after the Chicago Teachers Union released a statement on its website declaring their intent to strike Monday morning, the union published a solidarity statement from feminist and honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America Gloria Steinem as...

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19 shootings overnight in Obama’s home town of Chicago

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 24, 2012 at 10:44am 8/24/2012 at 10:44am

19 people were shot in Chicago between Thursday evening and Friday morning, with 13 of the 19 shot in a span of just 30 minutes. Chicago’s murder rate has gone up 31 percent since 2011when Mayor Rahm Emanuel was elected.

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Whistleblower asserts state employees coerced to attend Pelosi, Jesse Jackson political event

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 11:23am 8/14/2012 at 11:23am

A whistleblower former employee of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISACorps) has revealed that she was coerced to attend Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH partisan forum with Nancy Pelosi, pose for photo ops, given instructions on loading students up with student debt, and then reimbursed travel and hotel expenses with federal funds.

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Rahm Emanuel, Moreno out-of-touch with #Chicago Values

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 27, 2012 at 8:30am 7/27/2012 at 8:30am

Chicagoans are used to politicians running roughshod over our city. It’s a war zone today, but not just from the drug cartel and gang shootings that are ravaging our neighborhoods. The politicians from the local up to the federal think they’re little kings, who use favors and privilege to keep our...

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