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IL-Senate Campaign Tue Nov 24 2009

Hoffman Aims for the Lights on the Mag Mile

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I was unfortunately caught in the midst of Saturday evening's Lights Festival on Michigan Avenue. Just as I was looking for shelter off of Chicago Avenue, a young man passed me this flyer--an ad for Senate hopeful David Hoffman, whose bid Ramsin has discussed in the past. In his ads, Hoffman is emphasizing his experience as the independent Inspector General of Chicago, arguing that "he exposed scams and corruption that cost taxpayers millions" and as a member of the Illinois Reform Commission, where he "helped lead the drive to clean up our state's pay-to-play politics."

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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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