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Despite What Quinn Claims, Illinois Leads In Job Loss

-By Warner Todd Huston On Monday the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, contrary to Governor Quinn’s rosy statements, Illinois has lost jobs over the last year. In fact job numbers are worse than they’ve been in 35 years. Earlier … Continue reading

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Paying Off Obama’s Buddies: Another Way Illegal Aliens Are Wasting Your Tax Dollars

-By Warner Todd Huston As Obama starts shipping tens of thousands of these illegal alien minors all across the nation to be housed in cities everywhere, your tax dollars follow them and some of this money is going to Obama’s … Continue reading

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Illinois Worst in Midwest for Private Sector Job Creation

-By Warner Todd Huston I have been chronicling all the major failures of the once great state of Illinois and this week we have yet another one. A new tabulation of private sector job creation finds that Illinois created a … Continue reading

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Illinois One of the Worst GDP Growth in Entire Midwest

-By Warner Todd Huston Illinois has earned its spot as the state with the worst GDP in the entire Midwest. So, once again we find that Illinois turns out to be one of the worst states in the country for … Continue reading

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The University of Chicago Needs Some Occupy Wall Street

-By Warner Todd Huston If you’ll recall, the brief but noisy Occupy Wall street movement was all about protesting the “One Percent,” those evil rich folks that apparently return nothing to the nation. Well a look at the compensation of … Continue reading

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Illinois Ranks as ‘Worst’ For Small Businesses

-By Warner Todd Huston Once again Illinois and California are neck-and-neck in the calculations for the worst of the worst U.S. states, this time in a measure of how friendly the states are for the growth of small businesses. Earlier … Continue reading

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In Memorial: Illinois’ Conservative Giant Jack Roeser

-By Warner Todd Huston I have been made aware that the great Jack Roeser passed away last night. This is a great loss to conservatism in Illinois, but Jack was in his 90s and in delicate health, so it isn’t … Continue reading

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Ill. Democrat Demands Judge Delay Corruption Trial So He Can Vote For Tax Hike

-By Warner Todd Huston A judge in Illinois refused to delay the corruption trial of Democrat Derrick Smith, a Chicago-area State Representative, so he could vote yes on an upcoming tax hike bill. This will hurt the Democrats’ push to … Continue reading

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Bankrupt Illinois Spent $12 Million on Medicaid for Dead People

-By Warner Todd Huston Illinois is constantly at the bottom in every metric that measures our most successful states. It is perennially either the 48th, 49th, or 50th worst state in every category. And now we learn that the state … Continue reading

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Poll: Even People in Illinois Say Illinois Worst State to Live In

-By Warner Todd Huston Now, usually when a state is dissed it is dissed by people from outside the state. With the usual hometown bravado, and all, denizens of a state used to stick up for their own in the … Continue reading

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