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Remembering that Southwest Gal, Judy Baar Topinka

By Ray Hanania Judy Baar Topinka was one of the most energetic public officials I met. What a nice person. She was always smiling, even at moments of controversy. She was optimistic and always hopeful. It’s funny to see the mainstream news media pretend to be her friend. They pretty much ignored her, except when […]

Groundhog Day at the Illinois Tollway

By Ray Hanania Like the Movie Groundhog Day, Donna Nagel of Alsip is going through same nightmare, but her five year hassle with the Illinois Tollway is taking its toll Have you ever seen the 1993 Harold Ramis movie “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott? It’s the story of a weatherman […]

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Illinois Senate Kills Cupcake Bill

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Illinois Senate Kills Cupcake Bill

Cupcake Bill would have required more than $200 in license and fees before selling homemade goods. Illinois kids can open up their lemonade stands and cupcake shops without worry that the government will come after them this summer. After a series of public complaints against the bill, the Illinois Senate voted down the so-called Cupcake […]

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Suit filed to Stop Term Limits, Redistricting Ballot Questions

Suit Alleges Term Limits and Independent Commissions for Redistricting Are “Unconstitutional” Illinois attorney Michael Kasper has filed a suit to block term limits and independent ballot initiatives to prevent them from seeing the light of day, according to the Chicago Tribune. Kasper filed suit in the Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday, the day before […]

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Five students honored in health essay contest hosted by Rep. Hernandez

Five students honored in health essay contest hosted by Rep. Hernandez State Rep. Lisa Hernandez recognized five students from local schools who participated in the 6th annual district-wide essay contest in commemoration of Children’s Dental Health month at her office on Saturday April 26. Hernandez was joined by Dr. Jorge Zehak from the Chicago Dental Society […]

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Illinois Mirror Calls Out Rich Miller For Deceit on Tax Issue

Rich Miller cannot catch a break. Instead of moving on from the realization that he’s pocketed $250,000 since 2005 after claiming the state had nothing left to cut from its budget, the political gossip columnist is once again in the cross-hairs of a familiar foe. This time it’s for misleading the public. During the past […]

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Former State Rep. Farnham Charged With Child Pornography Possession

A former State Representative who recently resigned citing health problems was charged with possession of child pornography today. Keith Farnham (D-Elgin) was charged Monday with possession of child pornography in the U.S. District Court of Chicago after officials cited two videos were found on a computer seized from the former representative’s Elgin office in March. […]

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Obama Library Proposal On Track to Receive $100M In State Funding After Controversy

Illinois legislators, under the direction of state House Speaker Michael Madigan, will re-vote to move forward on a controversial bill giving an unprecedented $100 million to Chicago’s proposal for the Barack Obama Presidential Library. The move comes two weeks after Madigan and the Democrats on the Illinois House Executive Committee used a sleight-of-hand parliamentarian maneuver to use […]

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Rauner Pockets Additional $750,000 From RGA

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Rauner Pockets Additional $750,000 From RGA

GOP Organization Has Now Donated $1.5 Million to Unseat Quinn The Republican Governors Association wasted little time in reinforcing their support for Republican nominee Bruce Rauner (R-Winnetka) as the Washington-based organization dropped another $750,000 into the race. The donation doubles their previous contribution into the businessman’s campaign account, now totaled at $1.5 million. After the initial contribution, […]

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Political Blogger Blasted For Defending State Budget While Taking in Hundreds of Thousands in Tax Money

After trying to paint Illinois as on stronger footing than the public perceives it, gossip site editor Rich Miller was blasted by a media watchdog website for failing to disclose the hundreds of thousands of dollars he has received from Illinois for his political gossip. Miller, owner of CapitolFax, a political gossip blog based out […]

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