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Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 10:23 AM
By Edward McClelland

The Politics of "The Blues Brothers"

The Politics of "The Blues Brothers"

There are plenty of political references -- some accurate, some fictional -- in the quintessential Chicago movie. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 3:31 PM
By Lisa Balde

Dixie Square Mall Demolition Begins

To help with the demolition of Dixie Square Mall and ultimately prep the long-unused space for broader economic development, the state provided $4 million in disaster recovery funding, Gov. Read »

Friday, Sep 24, 2010 at 8:57 AM
By Andrew Greiner

Pat Quinn's Finishing What the Blues Brothers Started

Pat Quinn's Finishing What the Blues Brothers Started

The Governor annouced funds to raze the mall where Jake and Elwood drove. Read »

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