In Theo We Trust

So Theo Epstein is a Cub, and it’s time to get excited. Right? Right? Well, yeah. But haven’t we Cub fans been excited before? Like when Corey Patterson arrived? Or when Felix Pie arrived? Or when Greg Maddux was signed as a free agent? Or when Kosuke Fukudome came over from Japan? Or when Larry…

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New Starz Cable series more exciting than real Chicago Politics

Kelsey Grammer has become the mayor that chicago never had in the new Starz cable TV series ÒBoss”. Grammer, who plays a fictional Chicago mayor, is articulate, tough and corrupt with a style Chicago politicians have long forgotten and an excitement the city has long lost. It’s clear from the start that this series is…

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Chicago Is Pillaging Suburbanites Ñ Again

History is replete with instances in which Chicago has dipped its corrupt government hand into the back pocket of suburbanites to pay for their own mismanagement and sweetheart deals. In the 1980s, it was the CTA that needed cash. In fact, when has the CTA never been a ÒCash Tapped Agency?” To help cover the…

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Solar Flap Misses Point On Energy Subsidies for U.S.

By MARK COOPER The combination of the debt-ceiling debate and the recent bankruptcy of a solar firm with a $535 million loan guarantee is certain to give energy subsidies a leading part in the Washington budget drama this fall. If, however, the goal is good energy policy Ñ not just deficit reduction Ñ the fact…

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Maria Will Close But New Chapter Begins

As reported in the Oct. 14 city edition of the News-Herald, Maria High School, 6727 S. California Ave., Chicago, will close its doors after the 2012-13 school year. Maria, which was formerly called St. Casimir Academy, has been teaching female students a Catholic education for 100 years. The school, located on the border of Chicago’s…

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We Need To Decide What Happens To Our Tax Money

Editor: I believe the legal citizens of Chicago somehow must create online internet voting to take the politicians out of the voting loop and give it to us. We must decide what happens to our tax money not the politicians. The politicians are the ones who spent all of our tax money and now are…

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State Pay Hikes Make For Typical Headlines

Earlier this year, when it was disclosed that Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget director had handed out two pay raises to top staffers on the same day that the governor signed the income tax increase into law, Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady said the move was evidence of a Òvoid in leadership.” I tend to…

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City Should Not Be Sanctuary for ‘Loafers’

Editor: The city of Chicago like many other municipalities, is facing a budget crunch. Why are we the Òsanctuary city” that allows people to mass here and get free health care, free schools, free link (cash) cards, free housing and many other city services that the hard pressed taxpayers toil for many overs. Trying to…

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