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Daley Mon Nov 10 2008

Day by Daley, Monday 10 November

Like Sands Through the Hour Glass--This is the Daley of our Lives. Wake up, Chicagoans! Get your head in the local game.

Is Somebody Gettin' Paid for Dat Satellite? Mayor Daley knows that only a combination of getting the 2016 Olympics and avoiding any tax increases can insure his easy reelection victory in 2011. Side effect? New and potentially illegal taxes:

The satellite industry is not going down without a fight. "We believe that federal law currently prohibits local taxation of satellite TV services while preserving the right of states to impose taxes," DISH spokesperson Robin Zimmerman wrote in an e-mail response to the Sun-Times.

I'm Not Going to Stand Here While You Go Negative on my Hero. The Mayor wants to make sure that President-Elect Obama's campaign pays for the extra security that was necessary for the Grant Park event last week, but he's not just going to stand there and talk in his normal voice while the media gets all negative about Chicago's favorite son.


Whither Patrick Fitzgerald? Speaking of the Mayor's newfound adoration of President-Elect Obama, one wonders about the fate of our federal prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, who has been an equal-opportunity, non-partisan ball-breaker. Will President-Elect Obama keep Fitzgerald around to wreak havoc in one of the most corrupt states in the union? Thomas Roeser, in his annoying GOP-talking-pointy way ("pro-abort"? Really? Is this 1996?), raises the question.

 
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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...

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Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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