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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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Pat Quinn’s Major Loss Over Forced Healthcare Worker Unionization

-By Warner Todd Huston Several years ago the Governor of Illinois decided with a fiat decision to hand his union buddies millions of free taxpayer dollars by suddenly forcing all private in-home healthcare workers to be unionized without their knowledge … 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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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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Gambling Expansion Bill is Bad for Gilberts and Illinois Taxpayers

-By Inside Gilberts On the Chicago Mega-Casino and Illinois Gambling Expansion Bill- SB 1739 • Would authorize borrowing of up to $900 million to build Rahm one of the world’s largest casinos on the Chicago riverfront. Risk of debt spread … Continue reading

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Eric Khon Slams Rich Miller as Anti-Capitalist

-By Warner Todd Huston Eric Kohn over at Illinois Mirror has a great piece that highlights the main difference between real capitalism and the sort of crony capitalism (which isn’t capitalism at all) that the left so dearly loves. Rich … Continue reading

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