Illinois pension deal

Originally posted on Blithe Spirit:
Crain’s Chi Business’s Greg Hinz has details, ” from multiple sources in both chambers, and from both sides of the aisle”: The big savings projected to total about $160 billion over 30 years would come from reduced annual cost-of-living adjustments (or COLAs, as they’re generally known). Right now, everyone in…

A zinger from Kirk Dillard

On WLS to Kass and Cohen “If Governor [Pat] Quinn really wanted to do the state a favor, he’d flip the ticket and make it a [Paul] Vallas-Quinn ticket,” Kirk Dillard told John Kass and Lauren Cohn Wednesday. Wasn’t all praise for Vallas, however: “Paul is clearly going to be a bigger spender thank Kirk…

Topinka holiday party Dec. 17

As in Judy Baar Topinka, veteran Republican vote-getter, running for re-election as Illinois Comptroller. It’s her Chicago holiday party — Dec. 17 at Bridge House Tavern, 321 North Clark, Chicago. $40 individual, $75 per couple. Open bar, food. RSVP 312 235-2403.

Tom Cross building support in Kankakee County

A team: “I’m sure the other candidates are good, qualified candidates, but I think Tom can make a difference,” said Bruce Clark, Kankakee County Clerk, who signed on as part of Cross’ team. Also included are Kankakee County Board Chairman Mike Bossert, State’s Attorney Jamie Boyd, Sheriff Tim Bukowski, Circuit Clerk Sandi Cianci and others.…

Obama and his care, FOREVAH!

Originally posted on Blithe Spirit:
— Must apologize profusely. Discovering the blankness of this post almost immediately, I immediately also had a virtual browser crash and had to attack the slow-down mechanism with a program. Then I went to the Y for a dip. Then I got back here to supply something. Sorry . .…