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CN March 27, 2014

  After all this week’s punditry about the primary election, activist/musician/attorney Matt Farmer may have summed it up most succinctly: “Ultimately we will find it to be a peaceful and seamless transition from Mike Madigan’s old supermajority to Mike Madigan’s … Continue reading

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CN Feb. 13, 2014

  Dan Rutherford has some explainin’ to do. He’s obviously correct in stating that he hasn’t been found guilty of any wrongdoing, and the charges of sexual and business misconduct brought forth by a subordinate remain only charges.  But the … Continue reading

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CN Jan 9, 2013

  As 2014 settles into its groove, the economy, jobs and wages continue to the the major topics for so many Chicagoans.  In the last few days we saw Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner opine that the minimum wage … Continue reading

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Dec. 19, 2013

Some questions we kicked around on this week’s Chicago Newsroom with Education expert and consultant Paul Goren an Chicago Reader Senior Writer (and 2014 Studs Terkel Award winner)  Steve Bogira: Could CPS schools be significantly improved if, taking their gross … Continue reading

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CN July 11, 2013

What if Springfield had passed comprehensive pension reform? How would that have affected the Chicago Public Schools this year? Would it have restored toilet paper to Von Steuben’s operating budget? That’s actually a serious question, because in the past few … Continue reading

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CN Dec. 20, 2012

The Tribune’s revelation this week that CPS and the Mayor’s  Office did, indeed, prepare some kind of memo identifying schools to be closed must have been something of an embarrassment to the administration. But the Reader’s Ben Joravsky had said … Continue reading

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CN October 8, 2012

It’s our election wrap-up program. Being a Thursday show, we have the luxury of an extra day to reflect on What It All Means, so we assembled Carol Felsenthal (Chicago Magazine and The Hill), Ben Joravsky (Chicago Reader) and Kyra … Continue reading

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CN October 18, 2012

Miguel Del Valle was very pleased with Barack Obama’s performance on the second presidential debate. The first one, not so much. “Having served with Barack for eight years, the individual who showed up for the first debate was State Senator … Continue reading

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