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$40k Marketing Campaign Yields Event with 700 People

Jul
01

I was happy to see all the ads in the buses and El's for the 'Young Chicago Republican' Event that took place on Monday. It's always nice to see them supporting public transportation in this way.

The write-up of the event from the Huffington Post had something that caught my eye.

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Parking Meter Mess: Schedule of Fee Hikes?

Jun
07

city_of_chicago_seal_400x400.jpg My thought upon reading this article on the fallout from the parking meter 'snafu' was, did anyone have a schedule of anticipated price hikes?

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Radical Bill Ayers dogs Chicago Sun-Times, even on Memorial Day

May
25

Working that 'Bill Ayers' angle seems to be an obsession for whoever's putting headlines together for the Chicago Sun-Times. In this one, what we have is an article from the AP about the routine activities of Obama as POTUS during Memorial Day. Ayers' only appearance is completely minor and indirect as one of 60 signers of a petition that in the article's own words is "ignored" by the White House.

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Ald. Tom Tunney (44th Ward) Welcoming Guests at YCL Event

May
25

Alderman Tom Tunney welcoming guests at the Young Chicago Lakefront Annual Mtg. & Elections Party held at Trader Todd's on May 19.

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Ding Dong the Deal is Dead

Apr
22

It's the hand of the Lord, I tell you!

Fran Spielman (Sun-Times):

sun-times-logo.png Mayor Daley’s $2.5 billion plan to privatize Midway Airport collapsed today for lack of financing, leaving taxpayers with a $126 million down payment, but no apparent way to shore up city pensions and rebuild Chicago’s aging infrastructure.

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Guy with Heath Insurance Explains Why You Can't See a Doctor

Apr
21

The Editorial Board of the Chicago Tribune never ceases to disappoint. Here's their latest attempt at delaying universal healthcare -- complete with warmed-over talking points circa 1993. Nothing learned, nothing remembered.

The column goes everywhere from denying that this is an urgent problem to warning that they're going to take away your private insurance.

Here's my email to them:

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Mayor Daley's 'Out of the Box' Thinking

Apr
20

I can't find a link to what Mayor Daley told a business conference the other day, but basically it was a repeat of the following:

"If they start leasing public assets — every city, every county, every state and the federal government — you would not have to raise any taxes whatsoever. You would have more infrastructure money that way than any other way in the nation," Daley said.

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Our Next Congressman from IL-05: Mike Quigley

Apr
07

Mike Quigley thanks his supporters at John Barleycorn in Wrigleyville for their help in achieving this progressive victory.

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Daley on Blago: Illinois has "moved on"?

Apr
03

Talk about sweeping things under the carpet:

Mayor Richard Daley today said Illinois already has “moved on” from the corruption scandal involving former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was indicted Thursday along with five others, including his brother.

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Silver Lining to Economic Cloud

Apr
01

Looks like we dodged the bullet on this for now:

Mayor Daley's $2.5 billion plan to privatize Midway Airport has run into turbulence -- and it just might be grounded entirely -- because of the nation's credit crunch and Wall Street slide, City Hall sources said Monday.

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