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Chicago Tribune Doomsday: '1/12/11'

Oct
25

Funny. Every time I hear good news about employment in Illinois -- here's one from today's Chicago Sun-Times titled "Chicago Unemployment Rate Declines to 8 Percent, Lowest Since '08" -- I'm reminded of the following prediction of doom and gloom offered up by the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board in January of 2011:

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Citizen Action IL Annual Dinner

Sep
16

Attended the annual Citizen Action IL Dinner. Jesse Jackson Sr. was the honoree.

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Chicago, Here's Your Guide to Brizard

Apr
24

Not exactly the best report card from his previous gig for Rahm Emanuel's new pick to head CPS.

Update (11/27/2018): Link changed to Archive.org

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Mr. Tough Guy

Feb
14

I'm just so tired of this tough guy business. Here we go again -- this time from an account of a mayoral forum sponsored by the City Club of Chicago:

Temperament was also mentioned--from how the candidates feel the mayor should behave to their behavior on the campaign trail.

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Mayor Rahm

Jan
27

If you thought Daley was great, you'll love Rahm. Conventional wisdom and the morality of a banker, all hiding behind a thin veneer of supposed 'toughness'. You'll notice on his website that he's hijacked the font and color scheme of the Obama Campaign but nowhere on that site will you see the words 'Change we can believe in'.

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The Irony of It All

Jan
25

My sympathies go out to the guy but lets face it, if the tables were turned and it was Rahm who thought he had to knock someone off the ballot, does anyone doubt what he would do?

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Unwelcomed Guests

Dec
09

So apparently all the food deserts elsewhere in the city have been filled:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has found a site for its first small-box store in Chicago, with a deal to lease about 30,000 square feet in a three-level retail center in the Lakeview neighborhood, according to real estate sources.

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Get Well Soon, Senator Durbin!

Aug
12

Get well soon, Senator Durbin! We all rely on you.

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Better Paychecks -- Coming to a Walmart Near You

Jun
24

I'm not too up on the agreement between Walmart and Labor about opening a 2nd WalMart store in Chicago but Progress Illinois is reporting that part of the deal is a $8.75/hr. starting salary and then an increase of 40-60 cents after the first year.

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Site de Jour: Good Jobs Chicago

Jun
23

From their 'About Us' page:

The Good Jobs Chicago Coalition (city-wide religious and community coalition) advocates for the importance of quality jobs to stabilize and grow our communities. The Good Jobs Coalition is made up of community partners with a commitment to responsible growth and corporate accountability.

http://goodjobschicago.org/

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