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This publication focuses on the often strenuous and the occasionally senseless efforts of the Illinois General Assembly, the Governor, the Cook County Board President, the Mayor, the not-so-special interest groups, hired lobbyists, citizen lobbyists, organized labor, disorganized labor, reporters, public relations wizards, bloggers, and political campaigns to shape or misshape public opinion and pretzel-twist public policy.

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3 thoughts on “Our Mission

  1. I do not understand a lot mof things about yhe system. i have been running around for around four years asking these people nto help me get training or something and telling them about my home life and when something falls apart they all act shocked!!!! What are we paying the goverment empoyees for. If they helped instead of filling out a piecen of paper we could fix some problems. I think we need to start firing more goverment employees if they bdo not have a certqain success rate and you see how fast things change. i am will to work in a system like that if i do not do a good job i loss my bjob. i just want it everywhere even ceo and a very small pension if they do a poor job. Our crime will drop and the recession nwill turn around. I know this will nnot happen because nof lobbist and other factions but it is a good idea.

    Posted by Karolyn Slader | November 22, 2008, 11:29 PM
  2. Dear Mr. Ormsby,
    A friend of mine who reads your blog mentioned to me that you recently listed the names and websites of the candidates for the Eighteenth House District. Unfortunately, some previous literature announcing a debate had left my website off their literature and this probably was the source of your information. I wanted to let you know for future reference that my website address is w.w.w.ebmoran.org. Thanks.
    Eb Moran

    Posted by Eb Moran | November 30, 2009, 3:23 PM
  3. Eb,

    Will do.

    David Ormsby

    Posted by David Ormsby | November 30, 2009, 3:51 PM

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