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Political Odds

By The Beachwood Bookmaking Bureau

For entertainment purposes only. And office pools. Updated as events warrant.

The chance that . . .

Bill Daley gets elected mayor: 30 percent. Up five ticks; brute financial force and a weaker-than-expected field has him measuring the drapes.

Toni Preckwinkle gets elected mayor: 25 percent. Down another five ticks on home-stretch churlishness; like the Cubs, she grows more unlikable by the day.

Lori Lightfoot gets elected mayor: 15 percent. Up another five ticks; showing momentum as an alternative to Preckwinkle.

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Posted on February 21, 2019

Political Odds

Political Odds

By The Beachwood Bookmaking Bureau
For entertainment purposes only. Including gambling.
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Posted on February 21, 2019

The Chicago Board Of Elections Is A Mess

By The Office Of Inspector General
Meanwhile, the board's commissioners challenged the inspector general's authority to audit their operations, and refused to cooperate.

Posted on February 4, 2019

Resentence Jason Van Dyke

By The MacArthur Justice Center
Judge Vincent Gaughan had to work the law really hard to arrive at the most lenient sentence he could conjure.

Posted on January 30, 2019

United States Doesn't Even Make Top 20 On Global Democracy Index

By Andrea Germanos/Common Dreams
We're No. 25 - behind 24 other countries who are better democracies than we are.

Posted on January 29, 2019

Today's Worst People In Chicago: High-Ranking CPD Supervisor, Streets And San Laborer, Public Health Official

By The Office Of Inspector General
Lies, deceit and horrible judgement.

Posted on January 25, 2019

Inbox: Cook County Gang Database, Lincoln Yards TIF, City Colleges Strike Rally

A busy day on tap sticking it to The Man.

Posted on January 24, 2019

Illinois Could Recover $1.3 Billion Lost To Corporate Tax Loopholes

By Illinois PIRG
Federal reforms have failed to address tax dodging, but Illinois can take its own action.

Posted on January 16, 2019

Overhauling Illinois' Unconstitutional Prisons

By The Uptown People's Law Center
Experts had found "preventable deaths" linked to substandard care.

Posted on January 8, 2019

IL AG: Illinois Dioceses Massively And Abhorrently Failed Underage Sexual Assault Victims

Clergy sexual abuse of minors in Illinois is significantly more extensive than the Illinois Dioceses previously reported.

Posted on January 11, 2019

Two Years After Original Findings, Department Of Administrative Hearings Still Not Doing Job Properly

By The Office Of Inspector General
OIG found that DOAH did not measure or set standards for clearance rates or time to disposition, and that the Department's lack of monitoring impeded its ability to identify potentially problematic backlogs and cases of unusually long duration.

Posted on January 14, 2019

Trump's Environmental Mess Is Poisoning Us

By Jessica Corbett/Common Dreams
A New York Times investigative report on President Donald Trump's environmental record and how his industry-friendly policies are impacting communities nationwide "reminds us that the Trump soap opera has dire real-world consequences."

Posted on December 28, 2018

Federal Judge To IDOC: Get Your Unconstitutional Shit Together

By The Uptown People's Law Center
Ten years after filing, "immediate action must be taken" to "address the dangerous situation."

Posted on December 27, 2018

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