O’Hare Airport Noise causing problems for Chicago

Aldermen Mary O’Connor and Margaret Laurino, two members of the Chicago City Council have before demanded for the Council to do something about the noise generated from O’Hare airport.  However, since January until recently, their efforts have largely been ignored.  Last week the two finally received council approval to place an advisory referendum proposal on the upcoming November […]

Illinois Senate Passes Bill to end Ticket Quotas

In a recent majority 57-1 vote, the Illinois Senate has passed a bill that aims to end the supposed ticket quotas that some in the state suspect exist. Before the passing of the bill there was speculation that police were required to meet some arbitrary number of tickets issued, and complaints such as unfair or excessive […]

One Year of Marriage Equality in New York

Tomorrow, on Tuesday, 24th July 2012, New York will celebrate a year of marriage equality – the first anniversary of the city’s legalization of gay marriage. New York is the sixth state in the US to (finally!) give gay couples the right to wed legally. A record 659 couples tied the knot on this day […]

Aftermath of Affordable Care Act Passage

Constitutionality Of The Decision The controversial healthcare legislation initiated by President Obama passed Thursday June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court justifies their decision as it being another tax.  The Constitution allows Congress the power to tax in Article 1- Section 8 of the Constitution it does not specify for what purposes. As a result, all […]