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Special Election IL05 Sat Feb 28 2009

Nate Silver Gives Quigley 2-1, and Feigenholtz 5-2

Nate Silver throws some odds out on the IL-05 race:

If I had to lay odds on the race, however, they would probably look something as follows: Quigley 2-1 Feigenholtz 5-2 Fritchey 5-1 Wheelan 12-1 Goeghegan 20-1 O'Connor 25-1

Field 20-1

My opinion on this is that Nate Silver is usually right (He projected Obama would win fairly early on in the presidential race) which doesn't make me particularly happy about these odds. Consider this post to be a 'just saying' piece of writing. It's important to have as much information as possible out there.

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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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