Illinois

Former Student Tries to Shoot Up Illinois School – Resource Officer Takes Him Down

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2018

A disgruntled former student shows up during Graduation rehearsal and starts shooting. Resource Officer responds, follows, and shoots the suspect, who was the only one injured. A school resource police officer is being lauded as a hero for intervening when a former student at Dixon High School opened fire Wednesday morning near the school gym where students were […]

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Five Counties in Illinois Declare Sanctuary Status …For Gun Owners

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2018

This is a great idea. At least five counties recently passed resolutions declaring themselves sanctuary counties for gun owners — a reference to so-called sanctuary cities such as Chicago that don’t cooperate with aspects of federal immigration enforcement. And, naturally, the Democrats don’t much care for it.

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Deerfield, Illinois Passes Gun Confiscation Ordinance

by Steve MacDonald April 7, 2018

c/o Facebook The Village of Deerfield, Illinois has passed an ordinance requiring owners of so-called “assault weapons” and “large capacity” magazines to turn them in, destroy them, render inoperable, or remove them from the Village within 60 days or face fines up to $1000 for each offense. If you do not turn in your illegal […]

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If Illinois Had One-Party Rule: House Dems Pass $5 Billion Tax Increase

by Steve MacDonald July 3, 2017

I am fond of pointing out that to Democrats there is no limit to how much of other people’s property they will spend. California is the poster child, but Illinois is vying for the title. If it weren’t for the citizens electing a Republican Governor, they’d be staring into the teeth of a 32% $5 billion dollar […]

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Speaking of budgets, how bad can it be if Powerball kicks you to the curb?

by Skip June 15, 2017

Illinois’s budget process (or rather, a lack of one that most adults would recognize) has been a joke for decades and they STILL can’t get it right.  And now this: Powerball, Mega Millions to drop Illinois due to state’s budget crisis The popular Powerball lottery and Mega Millions games will drop Illinois at the end […]

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The Result of Relaxed Gun Laws in Illinois

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2014
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The Daily Signal is reporting crime rates in Chicago after the state of Illinois ‘Relaxed” its gun control laws.  Illinois is issuing concealed carry permits to law-abiding citizens, even though all the Liberal ‘lights’ continue to resist. The data will  mean nothing to them because crime has nothing to do with liberal gun policy.  But […]

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SCOTUS – Union Fees Cannot Be Imposed…Harris v Quinn

by Steve MacDonald June 30, 2014
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SCOTUS – Union Fees Cannot Be Imposed on those who do not wish to pay them. Held: The First Amendment prohibits the collection of an agency fee from Rehabilitation Program PAs who do not want to join or support the union. This is a narrow application for the purpose of reporting the result.  I have […]

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Officials In Illinois Unhappy With “No Guns Allowed” Signs.

by Steve MacDonald February 5, 2014
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There’s no pleasing some people. “…in compliance with state law (House Bill 0183), schools, churches, government agencies and liquor stores statewide will be posting 4-by-6-inch stickers reminding the public, particularly those with a concealed-carry license, that there are limits on where a gun can be carried.” School officials are unhappy because the required ‘No Gun […]

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Judge Overturns Chicago Ban on Retail Gun Shops In City

by Steve MacDonald January 7, 2014
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Trib A federal judge on Monday stripped away a key element of Chicago’s gun ordinance, ruling that it is unconstitutional to prohibit licensed gun stores from operating in the city. U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang found that the city failed to convince him that banning the sale of guns by licensed dealers was necessary to […]

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Son of Greece?

by Skip June 16, 2012

I guess that would make Illinois a close kissing cousin? (H/T: NetRightDaily)

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Great Plan Dick

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2011

Dick Durbin, Richard, Rick, Ricky, Dicky, Dickard, The Dickster Durbin is suggesting an intervention for his state of Illinois. Apparently the tax and spender state implemented an internet sales tax on retailers. They were thinking that it might help them with their budget problem; I guess they left Terie “Billion Dollar Deficit” Norelli in charge of spending over there as well.

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Fun With Jan And Carol

by Steve MacDonald August 24, 2010

Democrats like to make up rules for Republicans which I then do my best to apply to democrats.  In this example we have a donor to Carol Shea Porter who has been up to some questionable behavior.  If Carol doe snot denounce it she is complicit in it.  So pay attention. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill)–remember Jan, […]

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