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Special Election IL05 Sat Jan 31 2009

Candidates Forum for 5th Congressional District - Sunday

5TH CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FORUM
The Race to Replace Rahm

Rahm Emanuel has resigned from Congress to become President Obama's Chief of Staff. Fourteen Democratic candidates are now vying to replace him in Congress in a special election primary on March 3. At this forum we will hear from these candidates on the many important issues facing our country.

The forum will be moderated by Lynn Sweet, D.C. bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. Questions for the candidates can be submitted at the forum or at Illinois Fifth. Lynn Sweet will choose some of these questions for the forum.

Please join us for this exciting event:

Sunday, February 1
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
DePaul Student Center
2250 North Sheffield, Chicago

HOSTED BY DePAUL COLLEGE DEMOCRATS
Presented by IVI-IPO, Northside DFA and 43rd Ward Democrats. Sponsored by DL21C, Progress Illinois, PDA, the Greater Chicago Caucus and other generous sponsors including Praire State Blue, Illinois Media Progressive Network,and Chicago's Profressive Talk.

The forum will be broadcast live on Chicago's Progressive Talk radio network, which includes WCPT 820 AM, 92.5 FM, 92.7 FM and 99.9 FM, and there will be live stream video of the forum.

 
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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...

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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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