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    Rep. didn't list source of income because form was hard to understand
    A Democratic legislator from the Northwest Side was paid $170,000 for work as a consultant to fellow Democrats during two years when he failed to list that work as a source of income on his required state ethics filings, records examined by the Chicago Sun-Times show. State Rep.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Thanks for this. What a weird thing...

    "The ethics forms ask legislators to “list the name and instrument of ownership in any entity doing business in the state of Illinois in which [their] ownership interest” is worth more than $5,000 or from which they made more than $1,200 during the...

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    Thanks for this. What a weird thing...

    "The ethics forms ask legislators to “list the name and instrument of ownership in any entity doing business in the state of Illinois in which [their] ownership interest” is worth more than $5,000 or from which they made more than $1,200 during the past year."

    I can definitely see his confusion.

    I don't know if this is Trump weariness or not but I don't see fire here. Just messiness, like in all human lives.

    He doesn't owe money to anyone he just didn't disclose, what he earned from his political friends, properly. We all know his political connections. Didn't bother us when we voted for him. Why would this change it?

    Also the article is written in a language that alleges what it can't prove. They state he complained about lack of paycheck. But his business got paid $700K from other politicians since 2005. But he says he's earning less than 20% profit from it. So he was paid somewhere around $12K a year. And now the baloon has no air... Same information. Told 2 different ways. His other paycheck from the law-firm is something that could generate envy and anger that he complained about lack of paycheck from the state. This cannot.

    So sleaze alleged, nothing proved.

    But the question is: is someone going to challenge him for the seat next election? Is that why this article?

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Updated Jul 12

The Fall of Chicago. There Will Be No Economic Recovery

Found this informative and thought provoking...
The Fall of Chicago. There Will Be No Economic Recovery. Published on Jul 31, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB6h9R0I-aM

    The Fall of Chicago. There Will Be No Economic Recovery.
    MP3 Download: http://www.fdrpodcasts.com/#/3036/the-fall-of-chicago-there-will-be-no-economic-recovery Under a near crippling amount of debt and unfunded liabilities, Chicago lawmakers recently moved towards pension reform - but were denied by the courts who deemed the reforms to be in violation of the Illinois constitution.
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