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Election 2011 Thu Dec 30 2010

Clinton Campaigns for Rhymefest

As in George Clinton, not Bill. On Dec. 28, Che "Rhymefest" Smith held a fundraiser concert at Lincoln Hall (far from the 20th Ward where he's running for alderman) featuring the funk legend. Len Kody covered the concert, and fortunately brought along his videocamera. Smith did a little freestyle rapping inbetween sets, stumping for his campaign.

 
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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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