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Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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By Mark W. Anderson

Opinion: City Council “Clout Meter” Misguided at Best

Opinion: City Council “Clout Meter” Misguided at Best

In Chicago’s City Council, is Deb Mell really more powerful than, say, Ameya Pawar? Read »

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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By Edward McClelland

What Is Clout?

What Is Clout?

As gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is accused of clouting his daughter into an exclusive high school, Ward Room examines the origins of a classic Chicago term. Read »

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