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Special Election IL05 Thu Jan 22 2009

Wheelan Using Anti-Blago Sentiment

Chicagoan and blogger extraordinaire Kathy G posted that 5th District congressional candidate Charlie Wheelan's people are passing out "homemade anti-Blagojevich signs" while collecting signatures. I think this is an incredibly shrewd move on Wheelan's part. One of the greatest strengths of Wheelan's competitor Sara Feigenholz is her background in political reform legislation, a.k.a. fighting corruption. It's appealing, thanks to Blago, and fills a big weakness for someone like Wheelan who doesn't have any tangible history in fighting corruption. Wheelan still doesn't, but the fact that he's bringing up such an issue will give him some much needed appeal.

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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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