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What Chicago mayor candidates are really saying about themselves

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What Chicago mayor candidates are really saying about themselves

What Chicago mayor candidates are really saying about themselves Comparing the campaign TV ads of the various mayoral candidates says a lot about who they really are and what their priorities are, or are not. The  candidates for Chicago mayor define themselves in their TV campaign ads. Here’s what it looks like. Published in the…

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In Chicago mayoral election, other issues are important, too

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In Chicago mayoral election, other issues are important, too

In Chicago mayoral election, other issues are important, too With all the usual issues being skirted and glossed over in the Chicago Mayoral election, voters should take notice of the undercurrent of issues on the sidelines that have as much impact on their lives as the rest. Conspiracies are a part of Chicago politics, so…

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WalletHub: Best and worst states for retirement

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WalletHub: Best and worst states for retirement

WalletHub: Best and worst states for retirement A new report from WalletHub.com ranks Illinois at only 28 in terms of the best states for individuals to retire. The number one state is Florida, followed by South Dakota, Colorado, New Hampshire and Virginia. The survey measures a range of benefits including taxes, home service costs, senior…

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Underwood supports family tax refunds during shutdown

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Underwood supports family tax refunds during shutdown

Underwood supports family tax refunds during shutdown Rep. Underwood Votes To Ensure Families Get Their Tax Refunds Without Delay and To Re-Open the Treasury Department and Other Key Agencies. Over 5 million Illinois Households Receive Tax Refunds Each Year Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) joined House Democrats Wednesday January 9, 2019 to pass the FY 2019 Department…

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Protestors block 30 cent gasoline tax hike

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Protestors block 30 cent gasoline tax hike

Protestors block 30 cent gasoline tax hike Illinois taxpayers defeated the plan of downstate and Cook County Democrats to give the state of Illinois the highest gasoline tax in the country during the Illinois 100th General Assembly lame duck session. The Democrat mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emmanuel, showing how out-of-touch he was with taxpayers, had…

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Laws needed to regulate credit card interest rates

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Laws needed to regulate credit card interest rates

Laws needed to regulate credit card interest rates There are a lot of challenges facing American consumers, from rising taxes, government corruption and increasing crime, to failing education and deteriorating product quality. But one of the worst challenges facing the American consumer and American taxpayers is the unregulated credit card banking industry. This week, they…

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Pappas refunds taxes to 30,000 Cook County homeowners

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Pappas refunds taxes to 30,000 Cook County homeowners

Pappas refunds taxes to 30,000 Cook County homeowners Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas helped taxpayers cut through the county’s bureaucracy and ordered refunds of more than $8.3 million to 30,000 homeowners who qualified for refunds but failed to apply. Pappas said the refunds were made without the taxpayers having to file refund request forms The…

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Let “Sub-Urban” voters vote for Chicago mayor

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Let “Sub-Urban” voters vote for Chicago mayor

Let “Sub-Urban” voters vote for Chicago mayor Or, how the Suburbs got their name. Suburban residents should have the right to vote to select Chicago’s next mayor since Chicago survives not only on the taxes it collects from its residents but from nearly 30 percent of the taxes collected from residents who live in the…

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Tax Raisers ready for massive Gas Tax increase

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Tax Raisers ready for massive Gas Tax increase

Tax Raisers ready for massive Gas Tax increase In an urgent press conference at the Illinois State building the Illinois Representatives Allen Skillicorn (R) and Jeanne Ives (R) warned of an impending fuel tax hike. According to Representative Skillicorn, “There is a horrible rumor going around Springfield. Actually this is the worst kept secret in…

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My ongoing love affair with soda pop

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My ongoing love affair with soda pop

My ongoing love affair with soda pop Soda pop defines my buying habits. If the cost of soda pop is “comfortable,” I will spend all my money at a store. But, if a store charges too much for soda pop, I will banish that store and defend the honor of my sweet love. It’s unforgivable…

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Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers

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Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers

Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers Mayor Rahm Emanuel, one of the worst mayors to ever sit in the Chicago mayor’s office, is making one last effort to slam taxpayers in suburban Chicagoland to pay for the financial shortfalls and deficits caused by his poor leadership. He wants to jack up the…

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Daily Herald slams minorities and women in Tollway coverage

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Daily Herald slams minorities and women in Tollway coverage

Daily Herald slams minorities and women in Tollway coverage The Arlington Heights Daily Herald has been running a series of news reports that read more like opinion columns, slamming the Tollway Authority for changing its administrative staff, a change most people agree has been good. But do the attacks from the newspaper also have a tinge of…

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