December 5, 2021

US: Wall Street is killing local newspapers

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By Olivia Snow Smith From Common Dreams Though lacking the size and prestige of The New York Times or The Washington Post, The Storm Lake Times is arguably just as important.  Two years ago, the small, bi-weekly Iowa paper (circulation: 3,000) won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for taking on agricultural water pollution in the state. If it weren’t for vibrant local […]

Rauner hits Pritzker on offshore assets but could have some of his own

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Kim Geiger and Rick Pearson From Chicago Tribune Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner took aim Tuesday at a potential Democratic rival in next year’s general election, accusing businessman J.B. Pritzker of parking his inherited billions offshore to avoid paying taxes — while admitting that some of his own fortune could be socked away there as well. […]

Trump’s Caribbean mansion, South Florida properties in Irma’s path

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Nicholas Nehamas The Miami Herald From Chicago Tribune President Donald Trump doesn’t just have to worry about safeguarding the nation ahead of Hurricane Irma. Trump owns a multi-million dollar mansion on the Caribbean island of St. Martin — and Category 5 Irma is heading straight for it. A hurricane warning is in effect for St. […]

Investigators are trying to figure out whether a corrupt Chicago cop tainted additional drug convictions

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By David Choi From Business Insider Prosecutors from Cook County, Chicago are looking for additional cases of corruption surrounding a former Chicago police officer, the Chicago Tribune reported on Monday. Prosecutors alleged that there may have been more compromised convictions involving Sgt. Ronald Watts and his subordinates stretching back almost 10 years — far more […]

Bruce Rauner changes tune on secret Cayman Islands accounts/Quinn’s double standard

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Bruce Rauner changes tune on secret Cayman Islands accounts From Governor Pat Quinn Pattern Emerges of Rauner Hiding the Truth CHICAGO – The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Bruce Rauner changed his story about whether he set up accounts in the Cayman Islands, the notorious overseas tax shelter. After originally telling the Chicago Tribune earlier […]