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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.
 
 
 
 
 

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