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This Is This: My choice for Mayor of Chicago

A column by Bob Chiarito. 

It’s no secret that I am not a fan of Rahm Emanuel. The reasons go beyond the fact that he’s an arrogant, North Shore jerk who is out-of-touch with the realities facing most working class families in Chicago. 1,124 more words


Pick of the Week- 13 Pine Tree Road

13 Pine Tree Rd.
4 Bedrooms/3.5 Baths
Approx. 3336 Sq Ft on 3 levels
.85 Acres
Built in 1984

Located in desirable north Asheville, this home was built in 1984 and given a completely modern renovation. 84 more words

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Pick of the Week- 16 Cardinal Drive

16 Cardinal Drive, 269,900

3 Bedrooms/3 Baths

Approx. 2035 Sq. Ft.

1.19 acres

Built in 1965, here’s a nicely updated mid century modern just northwest of town, with year-round long range mountain views and an open floor plan. 98 more words

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John Dillon: 2015: The more things change.

– By John Dillon. John is a retired Illinois teacher, pension activist and blogs at Pension Vocabulary.

Now that I’m over the age of consent for anything but Powers of Attorney, it surprises me how often short term memory disappears and resurfaces in a matter of weeks…like floating objects on a glassy lake.  836 more words

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Elaine Nekritz is still after your pension. By hook or by crook.

State Representative Elaine Nekritz on Chicago Tonight last night.

I had no sooner finished my previous post on the ethics of how we retirees are treated than my email alert started binging like an ice cream truck in Chicago in mid-July. 203 more words


Take This Job and Shove It

 Dave McKinney

By Casey Bukro

Once again, one of Chicago’s top journalists is telling his bosses  to “take this job and shove it.”

The latest example is Dave McKinney, a highly respected  Chicago Sun-Times political reporter and Springfield statehouse bureau chief. 580 more words


Reblogging from Dave McKinney: Why I left

Today one of the finest people I ever worked with as a reporter resigned from my former employer, The Chicago Sun-Times. Dave McKinney is a gentleman and an outstanding journalist who I was honored to work with for a decade in Chicago. 58 more words