Election Night at the Marriott Marquis


Good times -- at least in Illinois.

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Mexican Independence Day Parade (Chicago)


Starting point of today's Mexican Independence Day parade. Always a great event!

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Bud Billiken Parade 2018


Great time marching and interacting with all the wonderful spectators lining King Dr. Bud Billiken is one of the great annual parades in Chicago - always a great experience.

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Article of the Year ...


Considering the source...

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The Fake War


"...[S]tandoff between Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan." [source]

"It's a Chicago tale that brings together Barack Obama, Mike Madigan and Ken Dunkin." [source]

What crap journalism. The sad thing is we're seeing this over and over in the media. They're going for the personalities over issues -- and values.

This conflict has nothing to do with Madigan. This is a conflict between a billionaire governor whose agenda is offensive to any Democrat -- any progressive -- on planet earth. And Dunkin's supporting it. Not to acknowledge this primary context is the equivalent of journalistic malpractice.

As Will Guzzardi says:

Anyone who wants this thing to end needs to realize that, irrespective of Madigan, there is *no way* that the Turnaround Agenda will pass the House. Insisting on it as a precondition of a budget deal is the same thing as saying “I do not want a budget deal.” That’s why we blame Rauner.

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Rauner's 'Pro business turnaround agenda'?


WBEZ keeps on talking about Rauner's "Pro business turnaround agenda". Somehow I don't think that quite describes what he's trying to shove down our throats.

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Dumbells Over Illinois


It's bad enough to be afflicted with the current Governor here in Illinois. I mean, how can his tenure not end really really badly -- what with his 'war on workers' agenda? But to have people with absolutely no idea of either the state or its dynamics come up with the following prediction:

I’d say it’s fairly likely that if Hillary Clinton wins in 2016 than Rauner is setting himself up nicely for the nomination in 2020.

I don't know where the guy got the script but it doesn't come from the Land of Lincoln.

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Bernie Says It All


Bernard Schoenburg:

Illinois remains a blue state, but a bad case of the blues brought about change at the top of state government.

Arguably, it was Democratic Gov. PAT QUINN, and not his party, that a majority of Illinois voters wanted to see out of power. And Republican BRUCE RAUNER, the Winnetka businessman with all the money he needed and a multi-pronged strategy to highlight weaknesses of Quinn and state government, made the case.

"Quinn ran out of lives," said DAVID YEPSEN, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University.

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