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How Does This Keep Happening?

By The Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Groupon, Heineken, Walmart, the White House - we are sick and tired of insults, slurs and apologies.

Posted on March 29, 2018

Obama Library Already Displacing Residents

By The Obama Library Community Benefits Agreement Coalition
Rents going up at a building owned by politically connected Leon Finney, who has put up "We Trust Obama" signs on the housing development.

Posted on March 27, 2018

Court: Let Forest Park Vote!

By The Let Forest Park Vote On Video Gaming Political Action Committee
This will be the first time in Illinois a vote will be held on video gaming after it has been introduced into a municipality.

Posted on March 26, 2018

CPD Going Under 10-Point Review

By The City Of Chicago Office Of Inspector General
From its gang database to its record-keeping, inspector general's office getting all up CPD's butt.

Posted on March 22, 2018

Illinois 2018 Primary Campaign Notebook 6: The 3 Worst People On The Ballot

By Steve Rhodes
In Chicago, political wonders never cease. Neither do the creeps.

Posted on March 19, 2018

Illinois 2018 Primary Campaign Notebook 5: Pat Quinn, Really?

By Steve Rhodes
A look at the sorry field of attorney general candidates.

Posted on March 19, 2018

Illinois 2018 Primary Campaign Notebook 4: The Plutocratic Pol

By Steve Rhodes
Building a new machine - stocked with the same old folks.

Posted on March 19, 2018

Illinois 2018 Primary Campaign Notebook 3: Who Is Biss? Pensions, Passes & Pussy Riot

By Steve Rhodes
Look, I don't even like Biss. But when I reviewed the coverage of the campaign for this post, I was struck by how often I thought he was treated unfairly by the media.

Posted on March 19, 2018

Illinois 2018 Primary Campaign Notebook 2: Chris Kennedy's Confusing Campaign

By Steve Rhodes
Finished as he ended: Not ready for prime time.

Posted on March 18, 2018

Illinois 2018 Primary Campaign Notebook 1: MAGA, Mendacity & Moby Mike

By Steve Rhodes
Ah, the irony: Incompetent serial liar vs. Trumpist. But Democrats are also bad actors here.

Posted on March 18, 2018

The Iraq Death Toll 15 Years After The U.S. Invasion

By Medea Benjamin and Nicholas J.S. Davies/Common Dreams
Numbers are numbing, especially numbers that rise into the millions. But please remember that each person killed represents someone's loved one.

Posted on March 16, 2018

DIY Gunshot Treatment In Chicago

Most Cops Not Trained In First Aid
"Ujimaa Medics trains local kids as young as 12 on how to treat gunshot wounds and how to manage crowds at the scene of a shooting."

Posted on March 14, 2018

A Plea: Do What Katherine Gun Did

By Normon Solomon/Common Dreams
If you don't know who Katharine Gun is or what she did, chalk that up to the media power of the war system.

Posted on March 9, 2018

County Fairs Urge Rauner To Release Funding

By The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs
"Local county fairs provide both measurable economic benefits and immeasurable community benefits to Central and Southern Illinois communities."

Posted on March 8, 2018

14 Ways To Keep Youth With Mental Health Conditions Out Of Jail

By The Illinois Mental Health Opportunities for Youth Diversion Task Force
Of the nearly 30,000 youth arrests and 11,000 youth admissions to local jails in Illinois each year, research consistently suggests that approximately 70 percent meet the diagnostic criteria for having a mental health condition, and at least 20 percent live with serious mental health condition, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression, and other conditions that severely impair their ability to function.

Posted on March 7, 2018

When Parents Cheat To Get Their Child Into A "Good" School

By Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report
Many consider it good parenting to lie, wield political power and circumvent rules.

Posted on March 6, 2018

The Illinois Libertarian Convention Over The Weekend Was Apparently Bonkers

By Jon Stewart/Losing Libertarian Candidate for Governor
If he'd only brought his wife to break the tie . . .

Posted on March 5, 2018

What Does Research That The NRA Doesn't Want Funded Show?

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams
That gun restrictions save lives, duh.

Posted on March 2, 2018

MUSIC - Christgau Loves Chicago Neonatologist.
TV - Amazon & The Way Of The World.
POLITICS - Yes On Vouchers For After-School Programs.
SPORTS - The Ex-Cub Factor.

BOOKS - Writers Under Surveillance.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Original Warrior.


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