For the April 2013 consolidated election, Crete-Monee school district only allowed for 4 of the 7 board member seats to be on open for candidates. This is contrary to state law. According to Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/9-22), school districts that elect their board members by separate districts (like wards) rather than at large [...]
In conjunction with Ed Ingold. In crafting her masterpiece 2013 bill to ban “assault weapons”, Senator Dianne Feinstein explained the failure of the 1994 version to the fact that manufacturers were able to circumvent the intent of that bill by making cosmetic changes to the weapons, including replacing pistol grips with “thumbhole” stocks. The term [...]
In the classic “sword vs. gun” scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones encounters a massive assassin ominously wielding a three-foot sword. We all remember Indy taking pause, shrugging, grabbing his pistol and killing his adversary with one shot. Simple. Effective. In the ongoing Illinois pension saga, Governor Quinn and the incoming General [...]
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Monetary policy remains steeped in contradiction and confusion. The Fed is involved in its third attempt at so-called quantitative easing. The objective of each of these moves has been to boost spending. Each has so far failed to do so. The Fed can only increase spending indirectly by creating bank reserves which represent the raw [...]
A Democrat woman from Hamilton County, Ohio candidly admitted to a Cincinnati Channel 9 reporter that she voted multiple times in the last presidential election. Melowese Richardson was an official poll worker who registered thousands of people to vote, yet that wasn’t enough for her when it came to President Obama’s last election. She is [...]
On January 17, 2013, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau released a final Rule, which is impacting the servicing of consumer home mortgages, that are supposed to protect consumers. The new provisions are a direct response to the past abuses done to many consumers by servicers. In fact, there already have been meetings with state Attorneys [...]