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Covering Chicago's nine political influencers

"It's like we live in two different cities. Maybe we do."




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    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: A group of protesters gathers outside the U.S. Capitol for a prayer against the passing of the health care reform bill March 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the landmark bill today. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

    Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush, who had earlier threatened to vote no over presciption drug coverage for low-income people, on Rep. Dan Lipinski, the only Illinois Democrat to oppose the legislation on its final vote.