Gov. Bruce Rauner was in Decatur last week giving a speech. He focused on right to work, prevailing wage, project labor agreements and other union issues…
Friday, February 13, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
That brings me to the question of why shouldn't we continue with Matt O'Shea. I think we should. He is good for the neighborhood and every resident benefits from his leadership.
When he took over four years ago he was handed a bowl of fish heads and told to make soup.
- 95th Street, a problem made worse by shortsighted planning.
- Western Avenue, an old and tired commercial strip that needed some positive energy.
- School overcrowding.
- A worsening crime problem.
His response has been spectacular and has resulted in
- Horse Thief Hollow
- The restaurant project on the east side of 106th and Western.
- The sports complex at 115th and Western.
- The South Side Irish Parade.
- Mt. Greenwood School addition.
- Maximization of the use of all other CPS facilities.
- A "hands on" approach with the CPD resulting in greatly reduced crime.
- A refinancing of the Beverly Arts Center, based on reality.
Alderman O'Shea gives new meaning to the term "Public Service". Additionally, he finds the time to be a good family man.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
Sunday, February 8, 2015
President makes more snide remarks about Christians. When will the Republican congress grow some balls and impeach this madman?
|MUSLIM INSPIRED COMMUNITY ORGANIZER|
CHICAGO - Catholic League's Bill Donohue is calling for President Obama to apologize to Catholic Americans for his comments Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C.:
In an attempt to deflect guilt from Muslim madmen, President Obama said, "Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ." Obama's ignorance is astounding and his comparison is pernicious.
The Crusades were a defensive Christian reaction against Muslim madmen of the Middle Ages. Here is how Princeton scholar and Islamic expert Bernard Lewis puts it: "At the present time, the Crusades are often depicted as an early expansionist imperialism—a prefigurement of the modern European countries. To people of the time, both Muslim and Christian, they were no such thing." So what were they? "The Crusade was a delayed response to the jihad, the holy war for Islam, and its purpose was to recover by war what had been lost by war—to free the holy places of Christendom and open them once again, without impediment, to Christian pilgrimage."
Regarding the other fable, the Inquisition, the Catholic Church had almost nothing to do with it. The Church saw heretics as lost sheep who needed to be brought back into the fold. By contrast, secular authorities saw heresy as treason; anyone who questioned royal authority, or who challenged the idea that kingship was God-given, was guilty of a capital offense. It was they—not the Church—who burned the heretics. Indeed, secular authorities blasted the Church for its weak role in the Inquisition.
According to St. Louis University and Crusade scholar Thomas Madden, "All the Crusades met the criteria of just wars." How many ISIS atrocities, Mr. President, have met the criteria of just wars? The ones where they buried people alive, stoned children, raped women, and crucified men? Moreover, according to Henry Kamen, the leading authority on the Inquisition, a total of 1,394 people were killed during the Inquisition. Today, Muslim madmen kill more than that in a few months.
The President should apologize for his insulting comparison.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Bruce Jenner readies to become a champion again as he attempts to prove that all this is quite normal. Honestly.
Friday, February 6, 2015
NBC refuses to fire an anchor after he admitted the fabrication of a story. The anchor remains mum about his resignation while he hopes it blows over. Reminds me of when States Attorney Anita Alvarez refused to resign after she got caught with multiple homeowner tax exemptions.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
I invited Candidate Schaible to post an outline of the issues on here. See below. That was 3 weeks ago and I still have nothing. I am wondering what it is that you stand for?
Candidate Schaible is welcome to post an outline of the issues on here.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
I know this of off-topic, but I now pay $653.00 per month or $7836.00 per year out of my Policemens' Annuity and Benefit Fund pension check for single coverage retiree healthcare insurance.
Today, I called Christ Hospital to schedule a CT scan. The price quoted was about $5000.00. My share was $800.00. Of course, they'd like my $800.00 at time of service.
What am I getting for my $7836.00 per year?
How about a regular or even permanent thread on retiree health insurance.
1. Active CPD members need to know what they'll be facing in their Golden Years.
2. Maybe some retirees have found ways around these outrageous costs. Maybe somebody knows where to get a CT scan for less than $5000.00.
I feel like I'm paying $20.00 for a loaf of Wonder Bread.
Monday, February 2, 2015
This past Friday and Saturday mornings, we were driving to Jewel and encountered a slow moving traffic jam at a time when all the other traffic was moving good. It was caused by every other car pulling out of 7-11 and Dunkin Donuts trying to make a left turn. In doing so they are blocking 2 lanes of arterial traffic while they inch out.
Like other urban renewal projects of the pre-O'Shea era, this one too was half-baked. Something remedial can be done. Visible No Left Turn signs, enforcement of those signs, redesign of the driveways.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Saturday, January 31, 2015
FISCAL FOG LINGERS OVER COUNTRY CLUB HILLS
By Nancy Mathieson and Mark Glennon / WirePoints Illinois News -
Country Club Hills, a suburb of Chicago, seems intent on making itself the poster child for poor financial reporting. A reader recently alerted us to its plight, which indeed looks bad, but just how bad is hidden by the shoddiest municipal financial reporting we have seen.
The city appears to be living day-to-day, short of cash, because its City Council minutes from last month say it’s issuing payment vouchers, just as it did last year at this time. That sets off an alarm, but if you look for data similar to what other towns and cities report, in hopes of getting an explanation and clearer picture, you won’t find it.
It’s an old story for Country Club Hills. In 2011, the Better
Friday, January 30, 2015