Category Archives: Government

How Much Did Illinois Spend on Misspelled No Littering Signs?

-By Warner Todd Huston Illinois is in such bad shape it can’t even produce no littering signs that are properly spelled, it appears. Friend to the blog John Ruberry of the wonderful MarathonPundit blog was on a trip through the … Continue reading

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Sen. Durbin’s Wife A Lobbyist Who ‘Accidentally’ Got High Dollar Federal Contracts

-By Warner Todd Huston Illinois Senior Senator, Democrat Dick Durbin was forced to respond to a Chicago Tribune story that revealed that his wife is a lobbyist who received high-dollar federal contracts. Durbin said it was purely coincidental… then offered … Continue reading

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Karen Lewis and Chicago’s Illiteracy Problem

-By Larry Sand After years as a teacher union boss, Karen Lewis is making plans to spread her venom to the rest of the city. Courtesy of Daniel Greenfield, we are reminded of the ugly fact that almost half of … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Sign-ups in Obama’s Illinois Larger Than State’s Job Growth

-By Warner Todd Huston Obama’s home state of Illinois is struggling to break the Great Recession. A perfect example of this is seen in a recent report that shows that applications for food stamps in the Land of Lincoln is … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Emanuel May Find His Millions Won’t Save His Re-Election

-By Warner Todd Huston Mayor Rahm Emanuel has over $8 million in his campaign fund and usually that sort of cash is quite a harbinger of election success but maybe not this time as the mayor’s approval ratings crater and … Continue reading

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Illinois Worst Again With Highest Home Foreclosure Rate in Nation

-By Warner Todd Huston A website that tracks bank foreclosures on homes across the nation finds that Barack Obama’s Illinois has once again become the worst state in the country for people losing their homes. Bankrate.com reports that one in … Continue reading

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Illinois a ‘Sinkhole State': Rates Second Worst for Liability Per Taxpayer

-By Warner Todd Huston Obama’s Illinois perennially ranks at the very bottom of every statistic that marks a successful state and a new report on America’s “sinkhole states” finds that Illinois again ranks at the very bottom this time for … Continue reading

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Illinois Celebrates Loser Adlai Stevenson, Ignores Ronald Reagan

-By Warner Todd Huston Leave it to leftist Illinois to use a museum dedicated to celebrating Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents in history, as a platform to celebrate a loser like Adlai Stevenson while at the same time … Continue reading

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Illinois Democrat Leader Says Republicans Would Hire ISIS Terrorists

-By Warner Todd Huston Last weekend Illinois GOP candidate for Governor Bruce Rauner took the ALS “ice bucket challenge.” When he did he urged Illinois Democrat leaders to join him in the challenge. In reply, the state’s Democrat House leader … Continue reading

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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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