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Monthly Archives: August 2013
Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George isn’t happy about the way the press has covered the pope’s “who am I to judge” comment about same-gender marriage. And the Sun-Times’ Mark Brown got an earful on the topic when the Cardinal invited him … Continue reading
If you happen to live anywhere north of North Avenue and in a broad swath hugging the lake to just south of UIC – congratulations. You live in one of the safest contiguous collections of urban neighborhoods in … Continue reading
Driven along South Kedzie or West Foster lately? How fast were you going? Mayor Emanuel’s speed cameras already know, and they could be mailing you $100 speeding tickets very soon. And if it was a school you sped by, between … Continue reading
Did Pat Quinn do the right thing by withholding paychecks for Illinois legislators until they pass pension reform? Neither Chris Robling, a Republican strategist/commentator, nor Dave Lundy, a Democratic strategic/commentator, think he did. It sets too ugly a precedent … Continue reading
Is there a connection between private prisons, charter schools, relaxed fracking laws, tougher abortion regulations and Stand Your Ground? Yes, and it’s a strong one. It’s called ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. It’s a 501(C)3 “educational” organization that’s been … Continue reading