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Tag: Andy McKenna

Are we closer to vouchers in Illinois?

Senate Bill 2494, the Illinois School Choice Act, offers vouchers to families with children enrolled in Chicago’s worst performing elementary schools, defined as the bottom 10 percent, so they can take their children out of these schools and send them to a nearby private school. The amount of each voucher is the lesser of the state’s “foundation level” funding (currently, $6,119) or yearly tuition at the private school. (The average private elementary school tuition in Chicago is less than $4,500).

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Primary 2010: The good, the bad, the ugly

If you didn’t vote– as many did not (only 26% in Chicago)– then don’t complain about the results. Voting in elections is more important than voting in American Idol. You’re a citizen of this great nation, do your duty, educate yourself and get out and vote.

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The GOP’s Jim Ryan for Adult Supervision in Illinois

What Illinois can’t afford, and what Andy McKenna provides, is childish antics, finger pointing, and name calling. Jim Ryan has the temperament to make good on his promise to fix our state. Our next governor is going to need help fixing the budget. Name calling, pointing fingers and fighting a democratic General Assembly will only get us more budget stalemates. Jim Ryan has the temperment to work with General Assembly to get a good budget in timely, and help work our state out of this mess.

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A nice little political vacation is over! Vote February 2nd!

The Illinois primary elections are February 2, 2010, less than three weeks away. Races of particular interest include: Cook County Board President (democratic primary race), U.S. Senate (democratic primary race) and Illinois Governor

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GOP’s Politics of Fear… AGAIN

don’t think it’s too much for Republicans to stop trying to scare the public into supporting its policies. It didn’t work last November, lets hope it doesn’t work now. GOP: use sound arguments (as plenty of sound arguments can be made, especially against Governor Quinn) not fear, and maybe, just maybe, we’ll vote for you. Mark Kirk: shame on you. I expected more.

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