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Event Sun Dec 25 2011

Book Discussion: Twenty-First Century Chicago

Join the Society of Midland Authors for a discussion of Twenty-First Century Chicago, an anthology of speeches, editorials, memoirs, biographies and articles investigating Chicago's "social, economic, political and governmental conditions."

Leading the talk will be the book's editors, Dick Simpson (former alderman and head of the political science department at University of Illinois at Chicago) and Constance A. Mixon (an associate professor of political science and director of the urban studies program at Elmhurst College), as well as contributor Don Rose (independent political consultant).

Details:
Tuesday, January 10, social hour with complimentary snacks and cash bar (6pm) and event (7pm)
Cliff Dwellers Club (200 S. Michigan Ave.), 22nd floor

 
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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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