Chicago Tribune: A candidate running for Illinois attorney general was robbed at gunpoint while he was taking promotional photos for his campaign Thursday afternoon in the Northwest Side ward where he’s also the Democratic committeeman, according to his campaign manager and authorities. Aaron Goldstein, 42, [Read More]
American Thinker: In a recent blog post here at American Thinker, Thomas Lifson chronicles the tale of Harvey, Illinois, a failing community where government officials have stolen everything not nailed down. Now, having exhausted all sources of revenue, the municipality is facing insolvency. Well, why [Read More]
Ever since Common Core shifted focus from handwriting to keyboard typing skills, many states dropped the requirement for teaching grade-schoolers how to write in cursive. Now, some states are putting the skill back into their state requirements. Illinois: Here Ohio: Here The loss of cursive handwriting skills among [Read More]
This political cartoon, a critic of Chicago politicians, cost five staff members their job with Illinois governor Bruce Rauner this summer (his communications team and the governor’s general counsel). Illinois democrats and their supportive experts in academia declared the cartoon racist and those with anything to do [Read More]
The partisan warfare between the governor and state legislators, as well as within the parties themselves, have a number of state house members in Illinois calling it quits. More
Here’s a novel solution for when Illinois goes bankrupt, don’t let them reorganize their debt. Force them to break the state up and let its neighbors have a chunk. Wisconsin would get the Cubs, the Bears and could rename Chicago, South Milwaukee. Indiana would get [Read More]
The bond raters Moody and S&P have observed the stalled budget process going on in Illinois and have decided to drop the state’s bond rating to near junk level. While reaching depths of credit worthiness never tried by other states, the loss of confidence in the [Read More]
In the same week Chicago hit the 3,000th gun shot victim mark, the Chicago Tribune reports that Illinois will add instruction to their driver training programs on how to properly interact with officers during a traffic stop . More on Chicago shootings Here More on new state [Read More]
Stephen Moore tells the tragic tale of a once great state that overburdened itself with self- serving politicians who have paid off their state employee union vote with other people’s money.
ChicagoSunTimes– Facing a “severe cash shortage,” Illinois is unable to pay social service agencies what they’re owed by the state — despite a recent court order compelling it to do so.
This is not a big deal. The megalomaniac Democrat who helped destroy Illinois still has to obey the “lights out” command every night. Story @ MarathonPundit.