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Tuesday, August 16

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Event Thu Dec 18 2008

Politics on Stage

Madison Square Garden Entertainment is hosting a speaker series entitled "The Minds That Move The World" at the Chicago Theatre.

The series will be "formatted to allow for each participant to present their thoughts on a wide range of important current events and national issues, followed by a moderated question and answer period during which the moderator can elicit additional information and insights into particularly pertinent topics of the day." Here's the schedule:

• March 11: Bill Maher and Ann Coulter
• April 1: Al Gore
• April 22: Chris Matthews interviewing Tucker Carlson, Arianna Huffington and Paul Begala
• May 28: Charlie Rose interviewing James Carville and Karl Rove

Tickets won't go on sale to the public for a couple weeks, but Gapers Block readers have access to a special presale -- use this link and use the code "GAPERS" to order tickets between now and Jan. 10.

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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...


Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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