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Kanye West Falls 1,300 Signatures Short of Making Illinois 2020 Election Ballot

The Illinois State Board of Elections announced on Friday that rapper Kanye West fell 1,300 signatures short on his bid to be included on the state’s 2020 presidential election ballot. To qualify for the ballot in the Land Of Lincoln, West would have had to submit a minimum of 2,500 signatures, but election officials determined…

Why Illinois Governor Pritzker’s Congressional Testimony On COVID-19 Was False And Hypocritical

Authored by Mark Glennon via Wirepoints.org, Let’s start with a central claim Governor JB Pritzker made Wednesday in his testimony about COVID-19 policy before the United States House Committee on Homeland Security: “We instituted [his mandate to wear masks] in Illinois on May 1st, one of the first in the nation, and it aligns with…

Illegal Alien Gets 7 Years in Prison for Killing Father of Two, Corey Cottrell

An illegal alien who killed father of two, Corey Cottrell, has been sentenced to seven years in Illinois prison after previously being freed on bail. As Breitbart News has chronicled, 27-year-old illegal alien Jose Rodriguez from Honduras pleaded guilty in January to running a red light on June 22, 2019, in Illinois, causing him to hit…

Illinois Fire Dancer Accidentally Sets Townhouse on Fire

One person has been hospitalized after a “fire dancing” practice session ignited a Volo, Illinois, home on Wednesday. The Illinois Fox Lake Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to an emergency call around 7:08 p.m. on Wednesday evening. They arrived to find smoke and flame billowing from a townhouse garage — allegedly…

Illinois Man Charged for Grabbing Reporter During Live Broadcast

Police arrested 20-year-old Eric Farina after he grabbed a reporter and yelled an obscene suggestion during a live broadcast on Saturday night. WGN-TV reporter Gaynor Hall was doing a live weather report in Shorewood, IL, when Eric Farina charged her from behind, grabbed her body, and shouted “f–k her right in the p—y,” authorities said. Farina…

“It Felt Like A Death”: 20% Of Illinois Restaurants Will Go Out Of Business...

Last week we reported that as much as a quarter of US restaurants will go out of business due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a forecast by OpenTable, which reported that total restaurant reservations and walk-in customers have fallen 95% over the previous year ending May 13. For restaurant owners in Illinois this dismal…
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Insolvent Illinois May Tap Into Fed’s Emergency Muni Facility

Illinois is insolvent. So what's new? Well, the state's fiscal situation was deteriorating well before the coronavirus pandemic. Traditional lenders have severed ties with the state as local officials struggle in muni bond markets to fund budgets, which has forced them to request funding assistance via the Federal Reserve's new $500 billion Municipal Liquid Facility (MLF), reported Bloomberg. …

Nursing Home Coronavirus Deaths Increase in Illinois; State Reaches One-Day Peak Wednesday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported a COVID-19 death toll of 192 on Wednesday, a peak for any 24-hour period in the state since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, the number of reported COVID-19 deaths in the state declined to 138, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the…

EXCLUSIVE: ‘They Did It To Me First’ — Rod Blagojevich Knew Exactly What The...

Former Illinois Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich says he knew the playbook the FBI was running against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn — because they used it on him first. In an exclusive statement to the Daily Caller, Blagojevich explained that his firsthand knowledge of the way the FBI operated in his case gave him…

Illinois’ True Retirement Costs Surge Near 60% Of The Budget

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTlak, JPMorgan's latest pension graphic captures so much of what’s wrong with Illinois’ collapsing finances... Illinois was in an actuarial mess long ago. Covid-19 makes it harder to ignore says Wirepoints. The chart by Michael Cembalest shows Illinois was paying about 25% of its budget for pension costs.  Before Covid-19, Illinois…

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