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April Fools Take to the Streets of Chicago

View as PDF CHICAGO – Last Friday, April 1, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) orchestrated a mass, one-day pseudo-strike in conjunction with other likeminded activists and unions. Together, they aired a litany of grievances...

Legal Plunder: How Civil Asset Forfeiture Enriches the Police

CHICAGO – Illinois is in the midst of its fifth month without a state budget and the financial situation is becoming increasingly dire by the day, so taxpayers are rightly outraged by the state government’s mismanagement of their hard-earned tax dollars. But if the ongoing budget issues haven’t infuriated the taxpayers of Illinois, then a new report by the Institute for Justice, Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture, should certainly grab their attention…

Illinois Has Become Another Greece

View as PDF CHICAGO—The State of Illinois has become an economic disaster-area just like the country of Greece, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayer Education Foundation, and for the same reasons. We can...

News Links June 15th, 2015

News coverage for June 15th, 2015 – including a plea to not raise gas taxes; bankruptcy and the Illiana; Gov. Rauner vs. downstate and suburban Dems; consequences of no IL budget; ready your swimsuit for the pension tidal wave; lies about Snowden; the cost of militarism on the outskirts of the American Empire.

News Links June 11th, 2015

News coverage for June 11th, 2015 – including continuing Illinois budget squabbling, municipal bankruptcy, government pension problems, government road rodeo, New England tax policy emulating the Midwest, War Socialism, and Judge Napolitano on the Surveillance State.