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Newsmax reports:Prosecutors building a sweeping disabilities-benefit fraud case got a trove of data from the Facebook accounts of more than 380 people, the social media giant said this week as it disclosed a nearly yearlong legal fight over the largest…

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[27 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]

Pope Francis, in one of his frequent lectures on his perceptions of economics, has taken on a market near and dear to Chicago, and all of Illinois, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange which he condemns in a June 17th address
In this regard, speculation on food prices is a scandal which seriously compromises access to food on the part of the poorest members of our human family.  It is urgent that governments throughout the world commit themselves to developing an international framework capable of promoting a market of high impact investments, and …

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Eric Allie on Rahm choking off the opposition to the Lucas Museum on Chicago’s lakefront.

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… the Civil Rights Movement. Congressman John Lewis, then chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), wrote that the objective of Freedom Summer was to “force a showdown between the local and federal government. … Schools that …

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It was the first time the Supreme Court had revisited the abortion issue since 2007, when sharply divided justices upheld a federal law banning so-called partial-birth abortions. That decision gave states … But its decision cast some doubt on less …

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[27 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]

Ald. Edward Burke (14th), chairman of the City Council’s Finance Committee, is the husband of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke. If Friends of the Park follows through on its threat to file a lawsuit blocking the project, the appeal could go …

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The question is based on one presented by the city’s O’Hare Airport Commission. A desire to ask voters an O’Hare-related question was based in part on the Chicago City Council’s decision to place a referendum on the November ballot asking if Congress …

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