Bad Teachers Protected by Tenure and Their Unions

Below are 12 bad teachers who were protected by both tenure and their unions.  6 of these were here in Illinois. Matthew Lang was a band director at O’Fallon Township High School in Illinois in 2007 when administrators learned he was having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student.  Jon White was sentenced to 48 years […]

State Senate Candidate Introduces Himeself with a Rap Song

Gurnee Village Trustee Don Wilson is a professional DJ and lead singer of the John Mellencamp cover band Mellencougar. Wilson said the song was written by former Mellencamp — and Mellencougar — keyboardist Moe Z M.D., a producer and singer who once worked on a song with the late Tupac Shakur in the 1990s. “I […]

Rauner/Quinn to meet at IEA Gathering

IEA Preview Bruce Rauner and Pat Quinn will speak this afternoon to the Illinois Education Association. The meeting is an opportunity to distinguish rhetoric from reality between the two candidates and their support of teachers and strong schools. On one side, Pat Quinn gives lip service to the importance of education, but has a history […]

Chicago Pension Reform Passes with Republican Help

The pension “fix” for Chicago was approved yesterday in both the House and the State Senate. It only provides relief for 2 of the 5 pension funds. Those are: MEABF – Municipal Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago LABF – Laborers’ and Retirement Board Employees’ Annuity Benefit Fund of Chicago The bill provides slower increases and for some […]

Illinois Needs More Jobs. Not Higher Taxes

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno have introduced a comprehensive legislative package of bills to help jump start Illinois’ economy and create jobs. “Last week Democrats proposed three different tax increases to generate new revenues for the state. Unfortunately, none of these proposals do anything to help the nearly […]

Jack Roeser on the Joe Walsh Show 3-31-14

Anarchy, Wolves and Resource Acquisition – Are We Next?

What Is Resource Acquisition? New Delhi, India – “Starving flood victims fought each other for scarcefood supplies Monday…” Associated Press, Aug 6, 2009 Five years ago Fortune magazine reported military planners warning of “the mother of all national security issues…the planet’s carrying capacity shrinks, an ancient pattern reemerges: the eruption of desperate all-out wars over […]

Pot Candy

With the legalization of marijuana, there are going to be many unintended consequences. In Colorado, 15 students are now in trouble with the school district for bringing pot candy to school and sharing it with their friends. A total of 15 students were involved, according to officials. Four students are facing expulsions from the Adams […]

Temp Tax

SPRINGFIELD – Back in 2011, the state of Illinois began snatching away an extra week’s worth of our pay. At the time, we were assured of two things: The tax hike was necessary, and it would be temporary. But like so much that politicians tell us, both statements are questionable. First of all, we were […]

ABC7 Republican Gubernatorial Debate

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