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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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Chicago Teachers Union: ‘This City Belongs to Black People’

-By Warner Todd Huston The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is pretty much run by communists and racebaiters. This month we get yet another example of that with a CTU organizer claiming that the city “belongs” to African Americans and not … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two States: Illinois vs. Wisconsin in the Public Pension Debate

-By Benjamin Yount and M.D. Kittle, cross posted from Watchdog.org SPRINGFIELD – The dividing line in the national debate over the future of public-sector unions can be found between the Land of Lincoln and its neighbor to the north. The … Continue reading

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Reminder: Teachers Unions Responsible for Illinois Pension Mess

-By Warner Todd Huston Over at his excellent McHenry County Blog, Cal Skinner has a good reminder of just who is in large part responsible for the pension mess in the State of Illinois. The teachers unions was one of … Continue reading

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Find Out How Much Illinois State Workers Will Make in Pensions off Your Back

Illinois has a pension bomb! Find out what YOUR pension could be if you were a judge, a police officer, a teacher, or other state employee using this handy Pension Calulator from the Illinois Policy Institute. State and local government … Continue reading

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More Illinois Education Pension Abuse

-By Warner Todd Huston The Associated Press reports that dozens of lobbyists and employees of private education-related groups as well as members of the Special Olympics are supposedly eligible for taxpayer funded pensions simply because these groups are or have … Continue reading

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Ill. Teacher’s Pension Worst-Funded in Country

-By Warner Todd Huston Rack up another “win” for Illinois. Illinois ranks at the top of the worst list in nearly every category these days, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Land of Lincoln has gained another plaudit … Continue reading

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With the Economy Down, Obama Looks to Help Big Labor Make it Worse

-By Warner Todd Huston With this week’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of American Airlines, we again see the results of unions having a hand in destroying American businesses. We also saw GM laid low by union demands costing Americans billions … Continue reading

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Illinois Lawmaker: ‘The Occupy Movement is Not Lawful, Peaceful Assembly’

-By Warner Todd Huston A heated exchange took place on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives Tuesday, the fireworks the result of a resolution honoring the anti-American protesters at Occupy Chicago. It appears that several GOP lawmakers were … Continue reading

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Union Boss Gets Free State Money for Kid’s College Tuition

-By Warner Todd Huston You might recall in October when it was discovered that a few union bosses had paid off Illinois lawmakers to write a law that allowed union bosses to serve as a substitute teacher for one day … Continue reading

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