Josh Kalven

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12:46am
Fri Jan 22, 2010

Warren Township Dems: "Why Lake County Is Going Blue"

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 09:00

Nancy Shepherdson, Eighth District Democrats and Independents, and
Lauren Beth Gash, Tenth Congressional District Democrats, jointly
present "Why Lake County is Going Blue," a special multi-media event at
the Warren Township Democrats meeting. Also speaking is State
Representative Eddie Washington.

 Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 North O'Plaine Rd, Gurnee

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12:46am
Fri Jan 22, 2010

Lecture by Rep. Schakowsky: "What's At Stake In 2008"

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 09:00

On March 25, the 10th Congressional District Democrats are hosting a lecture by Rep. Jan Schakowswky (D-IL) titled "What's At Stake In 2008." The lecture begins at 7pm and takes place at the Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Road, Deerfield. From the Tenth Dems' website:

Schakowsky has seen firsthand what Republican control has meant to our nation and our world. In this Tenth Dems University event she will also offer her views on how the races are shaping up, what we can expect from a Republican Party that is determined to hold onto power, and what will happen if they succeed.

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by Josh Kalven
11:25am
Mon Jan 18, 2010

Preckwinkle Releases Second Ad

Here's the latest from the Democratic primary for Cook County board president. Ald. Toni Preckwinkle released her second ad today, which includes a surprise cameo: Kudos to the campaign for injecting a little humor into the spot.  Also, ...
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by Josh Kalven
4:45pm
Fri Jan 15, 2010

Watch Out For Our Redesign!

This is just a quick heads-up to let everyone know that Progress Illinois will be launching a redesign of our website sometime next week.  We approached this process with several goals.  First, we wanted to make our frontpage less text-heavy and more ...
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by Josh Kalven
11:19am
Thu Jan 14, 2010

Daley The Populist Rails Against Privatization

Harrison Ford was in Chicago yesterday to promote a new film and revived his criticism of Mayor Daley's 2003 decision to bulldoze Miegs Field.  (Daley ordered the dead-of-night runway destruction despite an ongoing public debate over whether to close the lakefront airport...
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by Josh Kalven
2:35pm
Wed Jan 13, 2010

IL-SEN: The Debate At ABC-7

Last night, ABC 7 Chicago hosted and aired a debate between the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate.  As the Tribune's Rick Pearson noted in his write-up, all of the candidates "looked far from comfortable" during the in-studio event.  For instance, in her opening ...
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by Josh Kalven
2:20pm
Fri Jan 8, 2010

Jesse Jackson Jr. Wades Into Governor, Cook County Board Prez Races

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resurfaced on the political scene this week.  First, he appeared at a press conference announcing a lawsuit against the Chicago Transit Authority, after which the Reader's Mick Dumke attempted to catch up with him.  Then this morning, he ...
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by Josh Kalven
11:56am
Wed Jan 6, 2010

Hopeful In Hennepin

Newstips' Curtis Black alerts us today to some interesting developments in Hennepin, where steelmaker ArcelorMittal closed its factory last year, moving its operations overseas and laying off 300 Illinois workers.  From the Peoria Journal-Star: Could tiny Putnam ...
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by Josh Kalven
10:13am
Wed Jan 6, 2010

Don't Forget About "Grace Period" Voter Registration!

Yesterday was the deadline to register to vote in the February 2 primary.  But if you missed the boat, you can still fulfill your civic duty in the coming weeks -- all thanks to something called "grace period" registration.  Here's how it works, via the Illinois ...
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by Josh Kalven
4:42pm
Mon Jan 4, 2010

IL-SEN: Alexi's New Ad, Vallas Elaborates On Hoffman

U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias has a newTV ad on the air today.  In an attempt to put a positive spin on the Bright Start controversy, the state treasurer notes that Consumer Reports gave the college savings program an "A" grade in March 2009. The commercial ...

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