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[23 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

In the fight between the people and the pawnshop, the people have won.

“The applicant has withdrawn the application,” a city official announced at the meeting of the zoning board of appeals last Friday—meaning that a proposal to build a new Cash America pawnshop on a vacant lot at the corner of 79th and Western was dead, at least for the time being.…

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[30 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

There wasn’t much sweet talk this time.
When he spoke to the City Club a year ago, Juan Rangel cheerfully explained that his organization, UNO, the biggest charter school operator in the state, aims to help Hispanics improve…

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[28 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and top city officials are working “diligently” on big plans to upgrade the city’s infrastructure by cutting deals with private firms.
But not even the people he’s picked to sign off on the plans know exac…

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[27 Aug 2012 | One Comment | ]

Kills the bad guy after warning. Read all about it nationally. No? No.: Only local station WAFB reported this incident. FBI Supplemental Homicide Reports show that private citizens killed police attackers only three times annually since 2000. Yet an un…

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[27 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Dedicated libs should not be allowed to see “2016: Obama’s America,” now showing in Chi area; it would be a health risk for them, because of its blasphemous nature as they would see it, regarding their hero Obama. Others? See it, soon…

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[20 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

On July 17 in Cincinnati, Obama took as a talking point, without denying it had been said, the question of Romney as felon, offering in the process a malapropism of some magnitude: When asked whether he thought Romney’s actions were criminal as a…

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[17 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

This is good reporting of Gov. Quinn’s bad day at the fair on Wednesday, but the lede is in the middle, I think.  Namely: “I inherited a lot of problems that I didn’t create, but I’m here to repair and resolve them, reform …

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[17 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Lynn Sweet bemoaned dirty campaigning yesterday, offering odd advice to her readers: Go somewhere else to get things straight! I am imploring you in the months ahead to do some homework. Do some reading up on what’s at issue in the now red-hot fu…

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[16 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

This letter-writer (Wall St. Journal, 8/16/12) puts it well: Regarding your editorial “The Postmodern President” (Aug. 10): Perhaps Bill Clinton was the first postmodern president depending, of course, on what the definition of “was&#…

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[13 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Chi Trib and its sister, LA Times, are off to a flying start for the campaign to make sure Paul Ryan never becomes vice president.  This batch of stories I offer as evidence in globo, but today’s Chi Trib hard copy offers something worth analyz…