Monthly Archives: October 2013

CN Oct. 24, 2013

Take a look at this screen grab from Google Earth.. See those two big black blotches (the one on the top and the one at the bottom) right beside the Calumet River? That’s petcoke, or petroleum coke. It’s a nasty … Continue reading

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CN Oct. 17, 2013

  In our democracy, Bob McChesney says, “the range of debate goes from GE to GM.” In Dollarocracy, a new book written with his colleague John Nichols, there’s a direct line from Citizens United to the just-ended government shutdown. People … Continue reading

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CN Oct. 10, 2013

George Schmidt has taught in seventeen of Chicago’s traditional neighborhood high schools. He founded and still writes for Substance News, which has needled CPS for over 30 years. He has a strong reaction to this week’s news (reported by Sarah … Continue reading

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CN Oct. 3, 2013

The federal government (partial) shut-down continues, but it seems accurate to point out that there are relatively few obvious manifestations here in Chicago. ┬áBut as NPR’s David Schaper tells us, it’ll happen soon. “OK, there’s not a meat inspection this … Continue reading

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