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'You Are Not the King of the City,' Chuy Tells Rahm at Debate

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia met in the second of three televised debates.

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He was arrested at Midway! Authorities report that Air Force veteran and member of the National Guard Hasan Edmonds was arrested, along with his cousin, Jonas Edmonds, on charges including supporting terrorism in Illinois on Wednesday night. The arrests were made by the Chicago FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. more more more

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Appearing on MSNBC on Thursday, Senior Editor for Ebony.com and frequent MSNBC guest Jamilah Lemieux was criticizing Senator Ted Cruz over his music tastes when she made a comment that had host Ari Melber visibly uncomfortable and, later, apologetic. S…

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Is there a more accurate indicator of a limping economy?

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* Steve Brown’s Cuz4Congress.com website is now up and running…
My name is Steve Brown, and I’m committed to making your voice heard on Capitol Hill. Like you, I want to play an active role in making my community, state and country a safer, better place to raise my children, run my business, and forge a […]

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* Yesterday, we discussed Gov. Bruce Rauner’s latest front against organized labor, a request made through the Illinois Municipal League that local governments adopt an anti-union resolution. The draft resolution put together by Team Rauner actually covers a little more than that. Here it is…
Resolution in Support of the “Turnaround Agenda” for Local […]

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There is an ancient political saying: Don’t let the grass grow under your feet. That means not standing still. It means broadening one’s voter base and universe of support. It means using and maximizing one’s incumbency.
In the Far Northwest Side 41st Ward, where Alderman Mary O’Connor is completing her first term, the proverbial grass under and around her feet is knee-high and choked with weeds. Despite 4 years of incumbency, the bland, colorless and reliably pro-Rahm Emanuel O’Connor has not “grown” her circle of support. Despite facing two unknown, underfunded …