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Category Archives: Governing

The Pension Standoff in Illinois

For months now, Illinois lawmakers have balked at reaching a deal on pension reform.  The legislature adjourned around the first of June without doing anything to solve a problem that, … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

This Just in from Wrigley Field: Private Enterprise Needs You

CHICAGO WAS SHOCKED to learn this week that, in these tight times, both Rahm Emanuel and Toni Preckwinkle believe it’s the public’s duty to help improve the privately owned ball … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · 6 Comments

Illinois Smash-Up

Have you ever been in debt, deeply in debt?  Knowing you’re charging things to your credit cards that you can’t pay?  Every month, the bills coming in are more and … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

Selling Us Short?

Earlier in the year, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME) put its landmarked Board of Trade Building up for sale.  In recent months, the exchange has been shopping itself around … Continue reading

December 13, 2011 · 1 Comment

Illinois: Where our Governors Make our License Plates

This week it became official: former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will be going to prison for crimes he committed while in office.  Whether you shrug it off, laugh it off, … Continue reading

December 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

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