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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 . . .

Bruce Rauner is re-elected: 20 percent. Down five ticks on entry of Sam McCann into the race.

J.B. Pritzker wins the governorship: 79 percent. Up four ticks on entry of Sam McCann into the race.

Sam McCann wins the governorship: 1 percent. You never know, Bruce and J.B. could both get indicted, though it would still be a heavy lift for Sam.

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Posted on April 24, 2018
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Political Odds

Political Odds

By The Beachwood Bookmaking Bureau
For entertainment purposes only. Including gambling.
Continue reading "Political Odds" »
Posted on April 24, 2018

Do U.S. Oligarchs Exist? Not In Mainstream Media

By Jeff Cohen/Common Dreams
Word choice is revealing when one considers an indisputable fact: U.S. oligarchs have done far more to undermine U.S. democracy than any Russian ever could.

Posted on April 12, 2018

Buildings' Department Backlog Endangers Chicagoans: Blocked Exits, Seniors' Homes Without Water, Bricks Falling Onto A Sidewalk Used By Schoolchildren, And Mouse, Rat, Mold And Bed Bug Infestations

By The City Of Chicago Office Of Inspector General
"Unaddressed health and safety hazards pose far too many risks to the residents of Chicago."

Posted on April 11, 2018

Shell Knew, Too

By Jessica Corbett/Common Dreams
New documents show that, like those their Exxon counterparts, Shell's scientists secretly warned about climate change decades ago.

Posted on April 5, 2018

McDonald's Breaks Promise To Raise Wages

By Fight For $15
Paystubs reveal ballyhooed pledge a sham.

Posted on April 2, 2018

How Does This Keep Happening?

By The Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Groupon, Heineken, Walmart, the White House - we are sick and tired of insults, slurs and apologies.

Posted on March 29, 2018

Obama Library Already Displacing Residents

By The Obama Library Community Benefits Agreement Coalition
Rents going up at a building owned by politically connected Leon Finney, who has put up "We Trust Obama" signs on the housing development.

Posted on March 27, 2018

Court: Let Forest Park Vote!

By The Let Forest Park Vote On Video Gaming Political Action Committee
This will be the first time in Illinois a vote will be held on video gaming after it has been introduced into a municipality.

Posted on March 26, 2018

CPD Going Under 10-Point Review

By The City Of Chicago Office Of Inspector General
From its gang database to its record-keeping, inspector general's office getting all up CPD's butt.

Posted on March 22, 2018

Illinois 2018 Primary Campaign Notebook 6: The 3 Worst People On The Ballot

By Steve Rhodes
In Chicago, political wonders never cease. Neither do the creeps.

Posted on March 19, 2018

Illinois 2018 Primary Campaign Notebook 5: Pat Quinn, Really?

By Steve Rhodes
A look at the sorry field of attorney general candidates.

Posted on March 19, 2018

Illinois 2018 Primary Campaign Notebook 4: The Plutocratic Pol

By Steve Rhodes
Building a new machine - stocked with the same old folks.

Posted on March 19, 2018

Illinois 2018 Primary Campaign Notebook 3: Who Is Biss? Pensions, Passes & Pussy Riot

By Steve Rhodes
Look, I don't even like Biss. But when I reviewed the coverage of the campaign for this post, I was struck by how often I thought he was treated unfairly by the media.

Posted on March 19, 2018

Illinois 2018 Primary Campaign Notebook 2: Chris Kennedy's Confusing Campaign

By Steve Rhodes
Finished as he ended: Not ready for prime time.

Posted on March 18, 2018

Illinois 2018 Primary Campaign Notebook 1: MAGA, Mendacity & Moby Mike

By Steve Rhodes
Ah, the irony: Incompetent serial liar vs. Trumpist. But Democrats are also bad actors here.

Posted on March 18, 2018

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