Just Not Rahm

Become a Rahm stopper! Join conservative crusader William J. Kelly and fellow Rahm stoppers as we try to prevent Rahm Emanuel from his take-over of the City of Chicago. Just Not Rahm.

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Downers Grove update: Village gives water report

The village of Downers Grove purchases Lake Michigan water that is supplied by the city of Chicago via the DuPage Water Commission. Recently, some questions have been raised regarding the quality of Chicago water. Specifically, testing of Chicago tap water by an independent agency indicated the presence of chromium 6, …

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Jewel asks employees to take time off without pay

By Emily Bryson York Posted today at 1:17 p.m. Jewel-Osco is offering all corporate employees unpaid time off between now and Feb. 26, representatives for the store’s parent, SuperValu, said. The offer extends to all SuperValu chains, including Save-a-Lot, Acme, Cub and Albertson’s. The money-saving program is voluntary, SuperValu added, …

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Romania: Witches must pay taxes

Romania tries to tackle its recession by forcing its witches to pay income taxes. Published: January 5, 2011 21:23 ET in Europe A man watches pedestrians walking down a street May 10, 2001 in Sighisoara, Romania. Located in the heart of Transylvania, Sighisoara was the birthplace of Vlad Dracula “The …

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Braun refuses to release income tax returns before election

Consensus black mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun said Monday she will not release her income tax returns until after the election, passing on the chance to exploit a potential weakness of two of her major rivals. “I don’t want to,” she said. Rahm Emanuel, Gery Chico and Miguel del Valle …

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Chicago murder rate the lowest since 1965

January 1, 2011 2:47 PM | No Comments Chicago recorded 435 homicides in 2010, marking the city’s lowest murder rate in 45 years, according to preliminary statistics released Saturday by the Chicago Police Department. The 2010 total was down from 458 in 2009 and 512 in 2008, and is the …

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Chicago’s Torture Cop Awaits His Sentence

By Salim Muwakkil The depressing Burge saga reinforces the notion that racial bias is part of the institutional gene pool of the nation’s police departments. G. Flint Taylor should be basking in the glow of vindication as he awaits the January 20 sentencing of Jon Burge, the retired Chicago police …

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You can’t own a monkey anymore

2011 Brings New Illinois Laws on Campaign Donations, Monkeys and Sexting You can’t own a monkey anymore, unless you get one before the law takes affect. There is an exemption for people with disabilities. Another law means factory-built homes on private land will now be taxed as real property. Up …

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Chicago parking-meter rates will go up on Jan. 2

Come Jan. 2, it may be even less worth it for many Chicagoans already seeing red over the city’s parking rates, which are among the highest in the country. On Sunday, the third of five scheduled annual rate hikes will begin, according to Chicago Parking Meters LLC., which took over …

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Chicago home prices fall in October

Gary Lucido After 20 years in the corporate world and running an Internet company, Gary started Lucid Realty with his partner, Sari. The company provides full service, while discounting commissions for sellers and giving buyers rebates. As expected the Case Shiller home price index was released this morning and showed …

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Chicago Housing Authority Chief Lewis Jordan Rethinking Costly Security Detail

Updated: Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010, 12:01 PM CST Published : Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010, 12:00 PM CST FOX Chicago News Chicago – The CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority is rethinking his security detail following a Sun-Times report. Since 2007, taxpayers have paid nearly $27 million for the security of …

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The Watchdogs: The cost of public officials’ security details?

By CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporter Dec 27, 2010 When Miguel del Valle took office as Chicago’s city clerk in December 2006, he immediately made clear he’d make one change: He would do without a perk enjoyed by his predecessors — his own police security detail. Given that his duties involve …

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Corrupt Christmas Season In Illinois

“ln Roman times, when a fellow tried to bribe a public official, they would cut off his nose, him in a bag with a wild animal, and throw that bag in the river.” – The Untouchables (1987) From that quote, you can guess what my position is on corruption. So …

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