Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 2 hours 12 minutes ago.
* The Executive Mansion isn’t the only state property falling into disrepair. Greg Hinz… The carpeting is beyond ratty, literally held together by duct tape on almost every floor. The ceiling leaks and the metal panels are rusted. The walls n...
Posted by Spontaneous Solutions 2 hours 14 minutes ago.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Harris v. Quinn, union supporters – including many politicians who have benefitted from union support themselves – have written articles and statements bemoaning the decision. These pieces have been no...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 2 hours 23 minutes ago.
* Back in 2006, GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Oberweis faked some newspaper headlines in a couple of TV ads…Republican governor candidate Jim Oberweis is launching two TV ads that use made-up newspaper headlines to attack front-runner Judy Baar To...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 3 hours 38 minutes ago.
* The AP rewrites the Sun-Times story from yesterday…Emails turned over to a legislative panel have raised questions about the role of politics in Gov. Pat Quinn’s defunct anti-violence program that’s under federal investigation, accordi...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 3 hours 42 minutes ago.
* The Cook County Board approved a non-binding referendum on gun control yesterday… Democratic board members unanimously supported the gun control measure, which asks if the state should “require universal background checks for firearm transfers a...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 3 hours 42 minutes ago.
* The Cook County Board approved a non-binding referendum on gun control yesterday… Democratic board members unanimously supported the gun control measure, which asks if the state should “require universal background checks for firearm transfers a...

Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 3 hours 42 minutes ago.
* The Cook County Board approved a non-binding referendum on gun control yesterday… Democratic board members unanimously supported the gun control measure, which asks if the state should “require universal background checks for firearm transfers a...
Posted by Spontaneous Solutions 4 hours 19 minutes ago.
Standard & Poor’s Rating Services revised Illinois’ credit outlook to “negative” from “developing” on July 23. Illinois’ current S&P rating is A-, the lowest of any state in the country. With this revision, S&P and the other majo...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 4 hours 20 minutes ago.
* Illinois Review… The Ottawa Times and the Kankakee Daily Journal report that the Ku Klux Klan (yes there is still at least one of them around) has been leaving leaflets in communities in Northern Illinois. The leaflets have so far been found in th...
Posted by Drinking Liberally 7 hours ago.
At first, it seemed it must be an accident -- why would rebels shoot down a passenger flight sending hundreds of families into mourning and shocking the international community We want Israel and Hamas to see it's a mistake to self-sabotage by ceasing ce...
Posted by Spontaneous Solutions 14 hours 35 minutes ago.
QUOTE OF THE DAY Reuters: Farewell to MuniLand Readers, this is my last column. I wanted to thank my readers and the team at Reuters for a truly great ride. I’ve been covering municipal securities, market structure, pensions and bankruptcy for over thre...
Posted by OMIGOD - Im ThirtyWHAT? 16 hours 54 minutes ago.
When I was nineteen years old ... before I discovered the rapture of alcohol ... before I discovered the bliss of weed ... I discovered the joys of Rocky Horror Picture Show.K and I went to our first midnight showing of Rocky at the Legacy Theatre.  ...

Posted by Techno-News Blog 18 hours 36 minutes ago.
By Molly Schulson, eCampus News After analyzing its own gender problem, Google launches code initiative to expose young girls to coding. Usually when someone visualizes coding, they think of a male doing it — a la the movie “Social Network.” Rarely ...
Posted by Techno-News Blog 18 hours 40 minutes ago.
By Denny Carter, eCampus News Budgets for A/V equipment aren’t falling, campus officials say, but they’re not rising either. It’s that budgetary stagnation that leaves many in higher education at a loss for how to approach A/V upgrades that moderniz...
Posted by Techno-News Blog 18 hours 41 minutes ago.
By Jiaxi Lu, Washington Post That’s the promise given by the first version of an app called MindRDR, designed by This Place studio. To use this app, which is free to download, you will also need a pair of Google Glass, and a headset made by the biosenso...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 22 hours 18 minutes ago.
* State Rep. Mike Bost was asked during a tele-townhall meeting: “What do you intend to do for the middle class to get this weight off of us” The GOP congressional candidate’s response… I know that this might not be a popular sta...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 22 hours 32 minutes ago.
* Considering the budget and the Supreme Court ruling on retiree health insurance, this news could’ve been much, much worse. I have no idea whether Bruce Rauner’s openness to raising taxes contributed to only an outlook change rather than a ...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 23 hours 36 minutes ago.
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Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 23 hours 46 minutes ago.
* Illinois Issues… Dueling court rulings handed down today put the future of a key piece of Obamacare into question, but for now, nothing will change about the way the law is implemented in Illinois. A three judge panel in Washington D.C. ruled this...
* From Facebook…The accompanying video is here. * Phil Kadner… “The immigrants are coming! They’re bringing children from Central America here!” That was the cry that arose from some panicked Southland residents this week after more than...
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