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Rep. Gutiérrez Preparing for House Ethics Investigation?

Congressman Luis Gutiérrez appears to be ramping up for a house ethics investigation after spending a whopping $30,000 toward legal defense since last summer, according to a report from USA Today. But, thanks to a convenient little rule prohibiting ethics reports from being released before an election, neither the House Ethics Committee nor Office of…

Head of Cook County, IL Probation Demoted after Losing Track of Hundreds of Convicts

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans has removed the head of the county’s adult probation department, Jesus Reyes, after years of losing track of hundreds of convicts and repeat offenders. A Chicago Tribune investigation in December found some of those offenders “went on to rape or kill under the courts watch.” Reyes has been the…

WI DNR Disciplines 26 for Workplace Violence to Workplace Porn: Names Redacted From FOI Response

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has disciplined 26 employees for multiple issues ranging from workplace violence to online pornography. Wisconsin taxpayers however, will apparently not learn who those disciplined were. In response to a Freedom for Information request by the AP for information regarding the disciplinary action, The Journal Sentinel reports, DNR Employment Relations…

Chicago Grassroots Response Passes Official Whitehouse SOTU Video in YouTube Views

SOTU View count

A video response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address, produced and released by RebelPundit.com now has more views on the video sharing website YouTube, than the Whitehouse’s official video of the address. The video response was issued by black grassroots activists from President Obama’s “hometown” Chicago. The response was filmed at Wallace’s Catfish…

Chicago Alderman Grills Planning Commish on CHA Oversight Ahead of $1.3 Bil Vote

Scott Waguespack

At a recent hearing at the Chicago City Council, the Committee on Housing and Real Estate was pressed by Alderman Scott Waguespack about oversight of the Chicago Housing Authority and its funding. Waguespack asked Andy Mooney, Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development how much money the CHA had in its reserves, before the…

AL SHARPTON’S CHICAGO TOWN HALL ERUPTS INTO REVOLT AGAINST MACHINE POLITICS

Sharpton Town Hall

On Thursday, a town hall meeting hosted by Al Sharpton and the National Action Network to address gun violence exploded into a revolt against “Chicago Machine” politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen in City Hall, with panel and audience members calling to vote out their elected officials. One 82-year-old preacher even called for “Tea…