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Monday, Nov 14, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Booze Gets Pricier in Cook County

Booze Gets Pricier in Cook County

The Cook County Board voted Monday on an alcohol tax hike that's already unpopular with bar owners. Read »

Friday, May 7, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Before Obama, the South Side's Favorite Son Was Stephen Douglas

Before Obama, the South Side's Favorite Son Was Stephen Douglas
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Douglas left a legacy of racism that still resonates today. Read »

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