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CN June 29 2017 Madeleine Doubek

  Illinois is beginning its third year without a budget. Developing an annual, balanced budget is the most important thing a chief executive is expected to accomplish. But not, apparently, in Illinois. I’m pretty not confident,” the BGA’s Madeleine Doubek … Continue reading

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CN June 25, 2015

At last night’s CPS meeting, the Board voted to borrow more than a billion dollars to keep the schools operating another year. But about 24 hours earlier pretty much nobody knew this was the plan. How did this happen? “I … Continue reading

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CN April 17, 2014

  The Sun-Times made some news this week as it announced that it was, for the time being, shutting off its comment boards. Editor Craig Newman said that the boards at his own newspaper  “too often turn into a morass … 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.  But 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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CN February 21, 2013

“A firearm, if you understand how it works, is not a defensive weapon,” asserts Ethan Michaeli on this week’s program. “And this whole concept that you can use a firearm to defend yourself in your home, on a bus or anywhere … Continue reading

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CN May 17, 2012

It’s our Rahm Emanuel First Anniversary discussion today, although, truthfully, a proper evaluation of his first year should be withheld until Tuesday, so it can include a post-mortem on the NATO conference. But we press on anyway, with a stellar … Continue reading

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