By Guest Poster On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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SINCLAIR: If it’s billionaire vs. billionaire, I’m sitting election out

If next year’s election comes down to Bruce Rauner versus J.B. Pritzker, I’m not voting.  I have not missed voting in 35 years, but I will not cast a vote for either man. Why? I blame everybody. I blame the More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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GRANT: After Equifax breach, blockchain can give control back to consumers

Former Equifax CEO Rick Smith, in testimony to Congress last week, dodged repeated questions from Sen. Elizabeth Warren about whether consumers do, or should, own the personal data that makes up their identities. More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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GAW Miners CEO held liable for $9.8 million judgment in SEC case

WASHINGTON (CoinDesk) — A US Federal judge has signed off on a final judgment against Homero Josh Garza, the CEO of the now-defunct cryptocurrency mining firm GAW Miners. The judgment, entered on October 4, More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Illinois Policy: Janus v. AFSCME could mean more freedom for Illinois’ government workers

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Illinois Policy Institute) — For four decades, government workers have been denied their First Amendment right to freedom of association, but that could change with a U.S. Supreme Court More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, October 8th, 2017
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How much did Mike Pence’s NFL walkout cost taxpayers?

INDIANAPOLIS/WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Democratic lawmakers on Sunday questioned how much taxpayer money was spent on an apparent political stunt by Vice President Mike Pence, who walked out of an NFL game More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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Bill would bar Madigan from serving as legislative leader and party chair

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois Policy Institute) — The speaker is nationally unique in his ability to control politics and policy. Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan is the only legislative leader in the nation to More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, September 29th, 2017
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Illinois Policy: Illinois lawmakers stampede for the exit

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois Policy Institute) — The most likely driver is pretty obvious to most Illinoisans: the rage of constituents. Thirty state lawmakers in the 100th General Assembly will not be holding their More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, September 29th, 2017
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Lockheed Martin unveils fully reusable crewed Martian lander

ADELAIDE, Australia (CNBC) — NASA’s goal to reach Mars is just over a decade away, and Lockheed Martin revealed Thursday how humans might soon walk upon the red planet’s surface. Lockheed Martin More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Emery: Packers, Bears prepare for 193rd meeting Thursday, lifetime series tied

The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears renew the NFL’s oldest and longest rivalry when they meet for the 193rd time on Thursday night (7:25, CBS). Incredibly, it’s the rubber match. The series, which began More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Illinois Policy: Barbara Flynn Currie to receive 6-figure pension after first year of retirement

CHICAGO (Illinois Policy Institute) — The longtime House majority leader will benefit from a sweetener provision that grants massive pension spikes to career lawmakers after one year of retirement. Illinois More...

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