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.