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by Mose Buchele
10:01am
Tue Jun 24, 2008

Peraica Runs Against Stroger As Alvarez Works Behind The Scenes

If you've been wondering why there hasn't been much coverage of the Cook County State's Attorney race, The Chicago Reader's Mick Dumke has one possible answer: it doesn't benefit either candidate to directly target each other. Democrat Anita Alvarez is "playing it safe ...

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by Mose Buchele
4:17pm
Mon Jun 23, 2008

Closed Exhibit Prompts Accusations Of Censorship

Last week, Chicago's Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies shut down its exhibit "Imaginary Coordinates" after museum donors complained that the show portrayed an "anti-Israel" bias. The exhibit had featured maps that conflict with the current national ...

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by Mose Buchele
2:37pm
Fri Jun 20, 2008

Experts Link Midwest Floods To Global Warming

Many parts of the world have already accepted the link between disastrous weather events and global warming. But during the recent flooding of the Mississippi and other Midwestern rivers, public officials and reporters seemed reluctant to discuss the possible connection. ...

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by Mose Buchele
8:24am
Fri Jun 20, 2008

HuffPo Chicago

As part of an effort to expand into local news reporting, Arianna Huffington has announced that the famed Huffington Post will be opening up newsrooms in cities across the U.S. The first city on the list? Chicago, naturally:

Huffington said the Chicago site would ...

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by Mose Buchele
12:07pm
Thu Jun 19, 2008

Sun-Times Drive Targets Uninsured Illinois Kids

Illinois is the only state in the country that offers comprehensive and affordable health insurance to all children. The All Kids program covers 1.4 million children, but as many as "376,000 Illinois kids still are uncovered by any health insurance," according to ...

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by Mose Buchele
5:38pm
Wed Jun 18, 2008

Two IL Candidates Make DCCC's List Of "Emerging Races"

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has named 14 new candidates to its list of "Red to Blue" races, which already features Dan Seals in Illinois' 10th District and Debbie Halvorson in the 11th. Furthermore, the DCCC rolled out a new list of 20 "...

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by Mose Buchele
10:46am
Tue Jun 17, 2008

High Marks For Illinois' High Court

In May, the University of Chicago Law School released a report assessing every state Supreme Court in the nation. The researchers used three metrics to rate each court's job performance: productivity (how many cases they hear), national influence (how often their opinions ...

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by Mose Buchele
8:58am
Tue Jun 17, 2008

Chicago On The National Stage

Every now and then you might hear Chicagoans grumble about the lack of national coverage their city receives. We're the third largest metropolis in the country, but sometimes appear to lag behind Boston or San Fransisco in terms of national political relevance. Not for long...

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by Mose Buchele
9:21am
Fri Jun 13, 2008

Obama's Purported "Suburban Women" Problem

A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has been getting a lot of press lately. While showing that Barack Obama enjoyed a noticeable bump in support from women since Hillary Clinton exited the presidential race, the survey appears to indicate that Obama is less popular than ...

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by Mose Buchele
9:16am
Fri Jun 13, 2008

Giannoulias Secures Low-Interest Loans For Flood Victims

Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias has announced that victims of recent flooding in six Illinois counties can qualify for low-interest loans through a state disaster relief program:

Under the Opportunity Illinois: Disaster Recovery Loan Program, the Treasurer’s ...

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