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Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 3:12 PM
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By Erin Carlson

Timothy Cullerton Retirement Ends Family's 38th Ward Dominance

Timothy Cullerton Retirement Ends Family's 38th Ward Dominance

It's the end of an era. After a reign stretching back decades, the Cullerton clan -- one of Chicago's oldest and most powerful political families -- has loosened its grip on the 38th Ward. On Wednesday, Ald.... Read »

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Carole Pankau

Carole Pankau

Carole Pankau is the Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 23rd District Read »

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Thomas Cullerton

Thomas Cullerton

Thomas Cullerton is the Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 23rd District Read »

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