If you happen to be African-American, Polish-American, blind in one eye, low vision in the other, are in a wheelchair, and female - can you single handedly fulfil the Equal Opportunity Employment requirements of your employer? And what should your salary be?
What can be done to restructure the public aid/welfare/state aid system, including illegal aliens to reduce the cost to the State while not depriving deserving recipients?
How would you restructure the way the state funds schools to make it more equal across the board and to realize the state funding of 51% of a child’s education? And how would you also allow local district’s to fund more than the baseline if they want to offer more to their student’s.
Ghost - thing to tax to make revenue - Marijuana and pay to play politics
Zora - earliest political memory - my dad buying and Admiral portable TV so we could watch the first Nixon/Kennedy debate with a group of their friends.(It was the first and ONLY time my mom allowed a TV in the living room)
- whitecollarjob/bluecollarmind - Thursday, Feb 26, 09 @ 1:04 pm:
You can’t have both Lincoln and Reagan. Reagan was born here but pretty much abandoned IL for CA. Lincoln was born in KY and moved north.
What will the final projection for the cost of a special eletion be that’s used to kill the proposed legislation because it “costs too much”? It’s gone from maybe $5 million, to $20 million, and now apparently is $50 million, so the final number will be…?
It was my original question, so I rule that Reagan, Obama and Lincoln are all eligible for the Illinois Mt. Rushmore.
Lincoln and Obama made Illinois their homes and were elected from here. Reagan was born, raised and graduated college here. Those who spoke to him before he finally succumbed to the Alzheimer’s said his final spoken memories were of being a lifeguard on the Rock River.
Word: You can’t go wrong with those four. My wife just did a report on Addams for a class and I didn’t realize how important she was. I hesitated on Obama precisely because the jury is still out, but figured the historical aspect of it would win. And Simon is my favorite IL pol, but realize that is regional.
Thanks for the well wishes…the paper is headed to the printer and will be out next week…no room for the CapFax syndicated column this issue, though ;-)
QOTDs: Where on the color wheel does bleeping golden fall? Does that come in a crayon? What month and year will the first major Chicago paper stop printing? Who was the legislator whose affair caused the Cross blow-up? (I have a guess, but it will stay off this blog.) How long till Alex officially declares for Senate?
Where was Lura Ryan (poor sick Lura, that George could not leave alone) when we saw all the pictures of George on his trips?
Where was she when he was seen in the Bears skyboxes while he was awaiting sentencing?
Why hasn’t Sandi Jackson (7th Ward Alderman) done anything where all the deserted Steel Mills are in her Ward? The one’s she promised to do something with? ( her ads were her standing in front of them)
Where are all the Blagojevich open road toll signs now?
Who will be the next Politician to have a Highway, Tollway, Library, Government Building, named after them? And what will it be? (Hwy, etc.)
The feds asked for 41 months prison time and $1.5 million in restitution from Fast Eddie. Shadur gave him 5 years probation and $50,000 restitution.
Granted, the deal in the conspiracy never went down. But that’s quite a spread between recommendation and actual sentencing. Fast Eddie flashed that old crocodile smile — the one that always seemed to say “I know something you don’t” — on his way out of the Dirksen Building.
To stoke the embers of those who like to get fired up by such connections, Shadur was appointed in 1980 by Pres. Carter on the recommendation of Sen. Stevenson. Fast Eddie led the 1982 campaign in which Stevenson lost to Thompson by just 5,074 out of 3.67 million votes.
Blago indictment predictions: how many counts, how much potential prison time, will any new defendants be charged, what offenses besides the ones already named in the criminal complaint (Senate seat, Trib, hospital shakedown, etc.) will be cited?
- Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Feb 26, 09 @ 7:25 pm:
How fast will “transparency” fade from the Illinois political vernacular?
- southside love - Thursday, Feb 26, 09 @ 9:00 pm:
After just getting my update on Milton “tightness” Bradley…the question of the day should be how many games will the oft-injured outfielder play in 2009??
- John Boy from Oswego - Thursday, Feb 26, 09 @ 9:38 pm:
Illinois Rushmore needs community leader Obama, state senator Obama, US senator Obama, and President Obama.
Maybe is there is some space, squeeze Dirksen or Lincoln or Stevenson in there. Only if there is room.