Teamsters Ordered to Stop Picketing Funeral Homes

Union members had disrupted funeral of a child, harassed mourners
Teamsterslocal727.org

A judge ordered one of Chicago’s most politically powerful labor unions to suspend picketing against 16 funeral homes last week after receiving reports that striking Teamsters had, among other things, disturbed a child’s funeral.

Taxpayer-Supported Bad Basketball

BYAAAHHHH!!! (AP)

I wouldn’t have as much of an issue with Rahmbo spending taxpayer money on a basketball stadium if he had the sense to direct the money to a program that, you know, actually won games.

No Friend of the People

Union plans protest of Obama commerce nominee
President Obama and Penny Pritzker / AP

One of the largest hospitality unions in the nation will protest President Barack Obama’s commerce secretary nominee on Thursday, the first day of her confirmation hearings.

Paul McKinley vs. The Machine

GOP nominee in Jesse Jackson’s former district ‘a different kind of scallywag’
Paul McKinley / mckinleyforcongress.com

CHICAGO — Most Chicago politicians wait until after they’re elected to catch a felony charge, so in a sense, GOP congressional candidate Paul McKinley has a leg up on the competition.