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IL-SEN Sun Jan 24 2010

Senate Primaries Not Close

A new Trib poll shows that the front runners for the Democratic and Republican nominations are holding onto their comfortable leads. Eric Zorn of the Tribune expresses surprise that runners-up David Hoffman and Patrick Hughes are not performing better. Hoffman is at sixteen percent to Giannoulias' thirty four, and Pat Hughes is under double digits against Mark Kirk. Hoffman is coming off a stupendous run of editorial endorsements, so either those endorsements don't result in much, or voters are still not paying any attention. A week out, that's hard to figure.

 
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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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