Did corruption beat Quinn?

by:  Diane Benjamin The incredible waste of taxpayers dollars before the 2010 election didn’t make much news downstate.  The media thought it was nothing more than politics and questions from republicans were unjustified.  Maybe the people of Illinois knew better.  Maybe the people are sick of low job growth, companies leaving the state, and high […]

Fly on the Wall: Steve Vogel

Here is Steve Vogel’s reason to vote for Pat Quinn in November: Quinn is going to jail.  Paul Vallas (Lieutenant Governor candidate) is going to be a great governor!  After all, the Chicago public schools are great now since Vallas fixed everything. Brilliant!  Anybody still funding the Pantagraph propaganda machine?  Why? . . .  

Another shot in the Illinois-ObamaCare scandal!

Governor Quinn’s “Indian H1B visa” Problem This is the continuation of the story we have been investigating for 9 months.  It’s not over yet! Springfield – Edgar County Watchdogs http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2013/09/governor-quins-indian-h1b-visa-problem/ Our work has been beyond reproach and it now appears the level of forked- tongue deception reaches levels well beyond the County Governments where we […]

The next shot in the Illinois-ObamaCare scandal

          If you missed the previous post: http://blnnews.com/2013/08/29/thank-you-fox-news/ Adam Andrzejewski Founder, openthebooks.com Source:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-andrzejewski/implementing-obamacare-by_b_3861333.html Implementing ObamaCare by Outsourcing Illinois Jobs to India CHICAGO- While everyone debates the policy points of ObamaCare, few understand that billions of dollars in IT contracts are wrapped inside the law. To meet federal mandates, states must upgrade […]

State Universities Retirement System option provides model for Illinois pension reform

6/14/2013 by:  Ben VanMetre Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst Illinois Policy Institute The Illinois General Assembly is gearing up for a special session to discuss pensions next week because of lawmakers’ reform inaction during the recent spring session, which resulted in back-to-back credit rating downgrades. The debate during session will likely be over which of two plans […]

Tell Illinois Democrats THANKS!

Illinois` tipping point: Highest unemployment rate in Midwest CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – It may be the most painful symptom of the economic illness that has put Chicago at a tipping point: our unemployment rate is the highest in the Midwest. It’s almost two percentage points higher than the national average. More than 600,000 are looking for […]

Gitmo Illinois

Durbin and Quinn: Thomson prison sale will happen THOMSON, Ill. — Illinois’ top leaders say the federal government will purchase Thomson Correctional Center in western Illinois for $165 million. The prison’s sale has been stalled for years, most recently because of opposition from a Virginia Republican who chairs a subcommittee overseeing the Bureau of Prisons. Congressman Frank Wolf rejected the sale request […]

Rent the U-Haul NOW!

Progressive income tax: Brought to you by Illinois unions 8/21/2012 by Paul Kersey Director of Labor Policy Illinois Policy Institute A coalition of progressive groups is beginning to coalesce around a proposal to create a progressive income tax in Illinois.  Under their plan state income tax rates will increase as one reaches higher incomes, up […]

Some (?) Illinois Public Sector Union Members Want to Tax the Rich

Now that Gov Quinn has decided pensions have to be reformed, what do some teachers think? Below are excerpts from a Twitter conversation I had with 2 teachers responding to the BLNNews post concerning pensions: The names were removed to protect their privacy.  Keep in mind, Twitter users have to abbreviate because tweets are only […]