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State Budget Wed Apr 21 2010

Save Our State Rally

You can watch live-streaming video of the huge demonstration descending on the capitol today:

Watch live streaming video from illinoisevents at livestream.com

Streaming will begin around 11a.m. Organizers expect approximately 15,000 people. There is also a Twitter hashtag for it.

 
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Fools and your money / April 22, 2010 2:11 PM

Big Joke. At least they all had matching signs and slogans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdREEcx0-Qc&feature=player_embedded

...of course, its all about the children.

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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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