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[28 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Rahm on Latest Wrigley Rehab Plans: Not so Fast

“I wish both parties would get together and resolve the issue,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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[28 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Ride-Sharing License OK'd After Fierce Council Debate

Ald. Anthony Beale said the new ordinance would make taxi medallions “useless.”

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Our cartoonist Eric Allie on Mike Madigan’s blaming of the exodus of citizens from Illinois, which has been going on for at least 15 years, on 2014 Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner:

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* Illinois Review…
Admitting the failure of legislation proposed by State Rep. John Bradley to circumvent the Illinois Department of Natural Resources by directly instituting hydraulic fracking rules via the General Assembly, State Rep. David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) led a call for fracking to begin in Illinois.
“All that needs to be done is that the Governor […]

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[27 May 2014 | One Comment | ]

A couple of months ago I wouldn’t have bet a dime on Democratic chances to keep the U.S. Senate. The GOP needed to net 6 seats and at least 5 looked like sure things with three more leaning strongly—and little chance of losing any of the 45 seats they now hold. Numbers guru Nate Silver virtually handed Harry Reid’s scepter to Mitch McConnell.
 

 
It looked as if President Obama would spend the last two years of his administration as Bill Clinton did, wearing the point of his veto pen down to …