Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode 96. Tom Gradel. Page May. Corruption, the murder and cover-up of the murder of Laquan McDonald.

  Friday’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers was broadcast less than a day after the acquittal of three Chicago cops charged with a cover-up – perjury and conspiracy – in the killing of Laquan McDonald by CPD officer Jason Van Dyke four years ago. Roughly six hours later, Van Dyke was given a sentence […]

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No Lincoln Yards.

If you live where I do there are plenty of reasons to hate Lincoln Yards, the billion dollar real estate development planned by Sterling Bay, primarily on the land where a north side steel mill once stood. It’s not ten minutes east of me by car. But there are plenty of reasons for you to […]

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Here is an update on Kentucky teacher pensions from Randy Wieck: Kiss it good-bye.

Exclusive to this blog from Kentucky teacher and pension activist Randy Wieck. Here is an update on Kentucky teacher pension: KISS IT GOOD-BYE Kentucky public school teachers were recently told by Governor Matt Bevin, that if the Kentucky Supreme Court rejected recent Senate Bill 151, (known in Kentucky as the Sewage Bill – all mentions […]

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Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode 95. Susan Sadlowski Garza. Tara Stamps. Erika Wozniak Francis. Dianne Daleiden.

  If you are like me and go back some years in the Chicago Movement the names Sadlowski and Stamps are not new to you. Tara Stamps is the daughter of the late Marion Stamps who organized the fight for justice for Chicago Housing Authority residents of Cabrini-Green. Susan Sadlowski Garza is the daughter of […]

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Is JB reneging on his campaign promise to dump the private school tax credit. Why is the IEA mum?

In a post of suggested new year’s resolutions for JB and the legislature, I included the governors campaign pledge to get rid of the private school tax credit. The credit allows donors to deduct 75 cents from state income tax payments for every dollar they contribute, up to $1.3 million per tax return filer. The […]

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