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Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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By Mark W. Anderson

Opinion: Progressive Aldermen Hear City’s Pain and Anger at Budget Town Hall

Opinion: Progressive Aldermen Hear City’s Pain and Anger at Budget Town Hall

For anyone paying attention to how the city is being run in the age of Mayor Emanuel, the issues and complaints were familiar. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 2:53 PM
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By Mark W. Anderson

Progressive Caucus Responds To Emanuel's City Budget

Progressive Caucus Responds To Emanuel's City Budget

Caucus calls for a redistribution of TIF funds, reopening shuttered mental health clinics, hiring more police and newer, more equitable sources of revenue. Read »

Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Dirty Campaign Tricks Captured on Video

Dirty Campaign Tricks Captured on Video

Sixth Ward aldermanic candidate Roderick Sawyer says campaign signs being stolen. Read »

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