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Di Leo: Schooling, Safety, and Reality in the Age of Covid

By John F. Di Leo -  The Chicago Public Schools have been closed for about a year now, but they finally got a deal.  Wonder of...

#Monday Memory: Will Co activists declare independence from Chicago corruption

WILL COUNTY - An effort to declare independence from Chicago and Cook County corrupt politics is gaining momentum throughout Illinois as more and more...

Democrats maneuver Cook County Board of Appeals to rob suburbanites of fair representation

Cook Co Board of Appeals Commissioner Dan Patlak CHICAGO - The Cook County Board of Review was expanded from two to three commissioners in...

Gutierrez blames Trump for Puerto Rican young woman’s Forest Preserve encounter

WASHINGTON - Americans are being taught to fear people different from themselves, Congressman Luis Gutierrez said on the US House floor this week. And...

Fight for $15 bulks up to demand minimum wage hikes among Cook County resisters

While an overwhelming majority of Cook County municipalities chose to opt out of the $12 per hr hike, one by one, Fight for $15 is making its way back through those municipalities that opted out and demanding their councils reconsider. 

Di Leo: Pop tax repeal victory on Lake Michigan: No Tar and Feathers Needed

By John F. Di Leo -  Voters in Crook County, Illinois, among the highest-taxed jurisdictions in America, are celebrating a victory today. In November, 2016,...

Di Leo: The Soda Tax: A Single Victory, or a Blueprint for the Future?

By John F. Di Leo -  In November, 2016, the Cook County Board of Confiscators created a new tax on most non-alcoholic beverages – punitive,...


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