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[25 Jul 2018 | One Comment | ]

From City Lab
While the university is not actively involved in the development of the OPC, it did help spearhead the bid process that brought it to the South Side and is a major donor. For Malone, the hotel and student housing complex “confirmed suspicions that this wasn’t an altruistic move by the university, but is an attempt to leverage the legacy of the first black president of the United States to continue to beef up the university’s endowment.”

The former president’s rhetoric has not helped build trust, either. At a community …

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[24 Jul 2018 | No Comment | ]

In the course of his presidency Barack Obama either bowed or made partial bowing motions when meeting the Japanese emperor, the king of Saudi Arabia and several other heads of state including China–catching accusations of “treason” and similar compliments from Fox News and other far-right commentators for selling out our nation’s sovereignty with this simple gesture, customary in the lands he visited .
   Last week Donald Trump, with no overt physical gestures, virtually knelt before Vladimir Putin by saying he believed the Russian dictator’s “strong and powerful” denial of tampering with …

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[24 Jul 2018 | No Comment | ]

Ater often-passionate public appeals at the Evanston City Council meeting Monday night, Evanston aldermen voted to move forward with demolition of a historic lakefront mansion by partnering with a local group that has offered to pay for the deconstruction.
Aldermen voted 5-3 to enter into a memorandum of understanding with Evanston Lakehouse Dunes, a group of neighbors that has offered to to pay for the removal of the 91-year old Harley Clarke Mansion and restore the grounds.

Nicole Kustock, spokeswoman for the Evanston Lighthouse Dunes group, argued at the meeting that demolishing …

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[24 Jul 2018 | No Comment | ]

Walmart’s $4 generic prescription drug program ends up being cheaper for some Medicare patients than their own health insurance, according to a new study. https://t.co/1D91CjQG3D

— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) July 24, 2018

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[23 Jul 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Tribune…

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson apparently did not violate election law by handing out more than $200,000 in cash and checks Sunday to people at an event he attended with Gov. Bruce Rauner at a South Side church, according to the state elections board. […]
Illinois State Board of Elections spokesman Matt Dietrich said the fact […]

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[23 Jul 2018 | No Comment | ]

Trashed. Imagine the scene, if you dare—for some readers this might be triggering or flat-out traumatic. But, there he is, a once-young, now-aging priest celebrating Mass, arriving at the homily, with Britney Spears headset microphone in place, center “stage” (err … Sanctuary), ready to “share” a “talk” (not a homily, God forbid!) dripping and gushing […]

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[23 Jul 2018 | No Comment | ]

How many facilitators does a cardinal require? That seems to be the issue. via The Catholic Church is a cesspool