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by Adam Doster
1:04pm
Fri Mar 28, 2008

What To Do About Stateville?

Gov. Blagojevich knows how far $100 million could go in the state budget. So it's no surprise that last month, he announced his intention to close the maximum-security wing at Joliet's Stateville Correctional Center instead of spending approximately that amount to make ...

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by Adam Doster
10:53am
Fri Mar 28, 2008

It's Good To Be A Youngin'

Illinois families received some encouraging news today: Illinois children fare better now than 20 years ago. According to a new report from the advocacy organization Voices for Illinois Children, 12 times as many children attend state-supported preschool today and 70 ...

PI Original
by Josh Kalven
9:55am
Fri Mar 28, 2008

Lynn Sweet Watch: Obama, Wright, and Israel

Appearing on MSNBC yesterday, the Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet falsely suggested that Barack Obama hasn't addressed Rev. Jeramiah Wright's controversial comments about Israel. At issue are remarks about Israel in the "pastor pages" of Trinity United Church of Christ's ...
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by Adam Doster
12:23pm
Thu Mar 27, 2008

The Tribune's Poor Wal-Mart Math

In the summer of 2006, the Chicago Tribune editorial board staunchly opposed the Big Box living wage ordinance passed by the Chicago City Council and ultimately vetoed by the Daley Administration. Calling it "one of the loopiest ideas we've seen from City Hall in a ...

PI Original
by Adam Doster
4:04pm
Tue Mar 25, 2008

FAFSA Made EZ

Many folks in the Land of Lincoln were displeased with the recent announcement that the University of Illinois trustees are considering a proposal to boost tuition by 8 percent at its Champaign and Chicago campuses. The news also elicited possible solutions, some better ...

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by Mose Buchele
3:19pm
Tue Mar 25, 2008

On Biodiesel, It's Time To Look Beyond Corn

The argument that biodiesel is the answer to our national energy crisis took another hit this month when the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science reported that the alternative fuel is having a disastrous effect in the Gulf of Mexico. Fertilizers used to grow corn ...
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by Mose Buchele
3:13pm
Mon Mar 24, 2008

Wisconsin GOP Trying To Sink Great Lakes Compact

The state governments of Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, and New York have all ratified the Great Lakes Basin Compact, an environmental agreement aimed at protecting the waters of the five Great Lakes. Earlier this month it looked like Wisconsin was close behind. The compact ...
PI Original
by Josh Kalven
2:14pm
Sat Mar 22, 2008

Friday Night In Chicago: Obama Misinfo Abounds

Last night's edition of WTTW's Chicago Tonight featured one host, four local journalists, and a healthy dose of Obama-related hooey. Read on for a full run-down. The "special discount" The weekly panel discussion began on the trial of indicted ...
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by Mose Buchele
5:06pm
Fri Mar 21, 2008

Aldermen Denounce Univ. of Chicago Over Sudan Investment

A Chicago City Council committee yesterday denounced the University of Chicago for maintaining a million-dollar investment in companies that do business with Sudan. The Human Relations Committee approved a non-binding resolution urging the university to divest itself ...

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