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Troy LaRaviere: My Statement on CPS’ “Warning Resolution”

Originally posted on Troy LaRaviere‘s blog:
CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND I’ve been asked for my thoughts in response to the Chicago Board of Education issuing a “warning resolution” against me for opposing their backward education policy and corrupt fiscal management of our school district. Before responding, I have to write a few words about who…

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Union retirees do not scab, Bruce Rauner.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
Okay. Now I’m pissed. Bruce Rauner is contacting retired state employees to see if they will scab. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A published report says Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine if they’re willing to come back on short-term contracts in case of a…

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No cuts. Revenue. Tax the rich.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
Thousands of people are converging on Springfield today to urge Springfield legislators to reject Governor Private Equity’s plan of austerity for working people and favors to the state’s most wealthy. For years many of us have focused on the pension battle. It was a fight to protect pension rights. The fight for…

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Mark Stefanik: Cheer up Elaine Nekritz.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
– By Mark Stefanik. Mark is a middle school language arts teacher and frequent contributor this site. Amidst the wide range of reactions to the Illinois Supreme Court’s overturning the 2013 Pension Law, one, in particular, seized my attention.       At first, I was in the moment, giving…

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Don’t call it “diversity.” Call it “racial segregation.” And “powerless.”

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
The map on the left shows how Chicago wards voted in the last election for mayor. Green wards voted for Mayor Rahm. Red wards voted for Chuy Garcia. The map on the left shows segregated Chicago. Blue is white. Green is Black. Orange is Latino. The line up perfectly with…

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Rahm’s appointed school board gave BBB a new contract just before the feds raided her home.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
Interim CPS CEO Jesse Ruiz. – By John Kugler from SubstanceNews. Did the Chicago Board of Education award Barbara Byrd Bennett an additional year in office (at a quarter million dollars annual salary, plus “performance” bonuses and other perks) just before the recent revelation that federal agents had raided her homes…

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The guy who counts votes Tuesday gets lobbying deals from Rahm.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
Chairman of the Chicago Board of Elections, Langdon Neal. Look. Nobody believes the Chicago Tribune polls. The last one showed Rahm with a 28 point lead. That is laughable. I ran into my friend Don the other day who predicts Chuy will win by six to seven points. That may…

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They’re called trackers

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
When your billionaire Wall Street buddies have given you $30 million to spend on your campaign for mayor of Chicago, you can afford the extras. Like trackers. You can find them at every event where?Jesus Chuy Garcia is speaking. Like this morning at Darwin Elementary School in my neighborhood. Chuy…

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Breaking. Chicago officials are heading for Rahm’s office demanding release of donor emails.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
From David Sirota: Chicago elected officials have just announced they are heading to Rahm Emanuel’s office today at 3pm to demand the release of more than 1,500 emails between Emanuel, his top aide and his top donor. International Business Times broke the original story earlier this week that Emanuel denied IBTimes’…

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Don’t Need No More Rahm–Song/Slide Show

Originally posted on Dumbfounding Stories :
I coupled the song “Don’t need No More Rahm” with a slide show, and I’m posting it below. When the video’s running, if you click on the share arrow in the upper left hand corner, you can download the video. ? ? To download an mp3 of the song click…

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