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    NEWSLETTERS

    If you’re a real political junkie, you know that news breaks first on Twitter -- even before it breaks on TV, radio or this blog. Here are some hashtags to help keep you up to the second on what’s happening in Illinois politics. 

    #twill: State government news from Springfield
    #OneTermMayor, #MayorOnePercent, #MurderMayor: Used by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s enemies
    #CPS: All news on the Chicago Public Schools
    #CPSClosings: News on public school closings
    #Rahm, #MayorRahm: He’s not just a first-name-only politician, his first name is a hash tag!
    #Chiraq: Mash-up of “Chicago” and “Iraq,” for tweets on the city’s violence and its hip-hop scene.
    #ChicagoViolence: Tracking the city’s murders
    #GayChicago: Follows the state’s marriage equality debate.
    #Illinois: General state news
    #pensions: Coverage of the effort to fix Illinois’s pension system.