Posts tagged: Chicago

Left-Wing Mayor Wants to Trade Addictions for Revenue

Written by David E. Smith

Addictions to help mitigate decades of irresponsible political spending? It’s preposterous, but that is out-going left-wing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s prescription to reduce (not solve) the nagging pension crisis.

Emanuel and others like him think that hooking Illinois citizens into vices like marijuana and casino gambling is a legitimate way to realize new revenue sources. Of course, ill-gotten gains from dope and gambling are inadequate in-and-of-themselves and require spendthrift politicians to increase our gasoline tax by 20-30 cent per gallon to feed their insatiable spending habits.… Continue Reading

“The Root of Chicago’s Poverty and Violence” (Illinois Family Spotlight #112)

Star Parker, the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), recently attended a summit for Chicago leaders and clergy trying to find solutions for violence and poverty in Chicago. Monte Larrick got the opportunity to converse with her about the solutions to poverty and violence in Chicago proposed by the city’s current leaders, what role should the Christian church play in the solution, is the government part of the problem or the ansr, school choice, the term anti-abortion vs.… Continue Reading

Frustrated Illinois Manufacturer Flees to Indiana’s ‘Affordable Shore’ Next Door

From the Chicago City Wire

The president of a company that moved from Illinois to Indiana said recently on a Chicago radio talk show that he looks back on Illinois and hopes one day the state will get its act together.

“It’s kind of a double-edge sword,” Hoist Lifttruck President Vincent Flaska said during a recent edition of “Illinois Rising.” “I still live in Illinois, and I want to see Illinois succeed. But the problem that they have is that they need to get rid of how their tax credits function.

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“Kids These Days…” (Illinois Family Spotlight #020)

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Monte and Dave are joined by Andrew Willis and John Kristof, Junior Fellows at the Illinois Family Institute. The two take their experiences at secular and Christian universities to express what it means to be a young Christian conservative today, and they discuss how millennials interact with politics and society.

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Keeping up with the Crawfords (Illinois Family Spotlight #012)

il_family-spotlight_125x125Drs. Hiram and Jaronda Crawford visited Illinois Family Action earlier this week and were kind enough to join Dave and Monte on a special episode of Illinois Family Spotlight.  The Crawfords discuss the upcoming election and their recent efforts to promote pro-life policies and values in Chicago.

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Chicago in 1932 and Milwaukee Today

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Written by Micah Clark

There is a perception that Chicago was a war zone during the time of Al Capone and alcohol prohibition.  Not long ago, I watched a Jimmy Stewart movie based upon a true story of a person falsely convicted of killing a police officer in 1932.  The 1948 movie began with an attempt to shock the audience by reminding them of that “most violent year in Chicago history” in which one person died from a gunshot each day of the year.… Continue Reading

“Freedom of Choice” Now Applies to Restrooms

 

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Written by Russ Stewart

How does one tell the difference between gravity and frivolity? The Chicago City Council is a superb yardstick.

The agenda of the council’s June 22 meeting will ensure a descent into the abyss of frivolity and stupidity. At that session, the council is scheduled to address such momentous matters as transgender or any gender access to public restrooms, along with a mandated “poop patrol,” with a swarm of inspectors empowered to find dog droppings on private property, bag them, ascertain the DNA, do a dog swab, and levy a fine of $500.… Continue Reading

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