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@ericanoel Writer, editor, pursuer of happiness. I also co-wrote this: http://www.chicagotalks.net/2008/05/19/off-the-record-chicago-city-council-committees-evade-the-law-experts-say/
Is the Carrot Mightier than the Stick?

Is the Carrot Mightier than the Stick?

Carrotmob is a nationwide consumer activism group with local chapters that reward independently-owned businesses committed to making energy-efficient upgrades. To help make those improvements a reality, Carrotmob stages what they call “reverse boycotts.” In one-day events, Carrotmob participants descend on a business of choice to purchase stuff. Although there is no contract, the business verbally […]

Writers cut their work loose at Chicago Underground Library’s Science of Obscurity event tonight

July 10, 2009 – Rejection letters have it coming. Writers, publishers, bookmakers and bookworms of all types will come together for food, drink, mingling, and to celebrate the darker side of writers’ lives – by trebuchet catapulting their rejection letters and literary works down the block. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight at Jupiter […]

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Rogers Parkers love to (car) share

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Rogers Parkers love to (car) share

June 30, 2009 – Maybe you’ve seen them in a parking lot near your house, zipping along a busy thoroughfare, or on display at a local street festival. It’s I-GO Car Sharing, and the Rogers Park community has been savvy on this non-profit’s purpose for years. “The Rogers Park community really reaches out to us […]

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Legislative action more likely than courts to tackle marriage in Illinois

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May 22, 2009 – Same-sex marriage advocacy groups in Illinois are opting for legislation rather than litigation in their quest for the legal right to marry. And as news spread earlier this month that Maine became the fifth state to legalize gay marriage, with New Hampshire not far behind, activists say they are hopeful these […]

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What to do on Lincoln’s 200th Birthday at Illinois Governor’s Mansion and elsewhere

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What to do on Lincoln’s 200th Birthday at Illinois Governor’s Mansion and elsewhere

Feb. 9, 2009 – Governor Pat Quinn will be welcoming folks to the Governor’s Mansion on Thursday, February 12, from 3-6 p.m. Illinois’ historic Governor’s Mansion Governor Quinn wants the people of Illinois to join him at the people’s house on Lincoln’s birthday. President Obama, among others will be visiting Springfield and other state sites […]

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Windy Citizen’s Brad Flora and Milan Andric talk about their tool to help voters look up their elected officials

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Windy Citizen’s Brad Flora and Milan Andric talk about their tool to help voters look up their elected officials

Feb. 4, 2009 – Check out Windy Citizen Categories: Local Politics New Story Politics Public Techology Tags: news website

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Sudanese Lost Boy committed to improving life in Chicago community, homeland

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Sudanese Lost Boy committed to improving life in Chicago community, homeland

Jan. 2, 2009 – Standing outside the Deluxe Diner on the North side of Chicago in Rogers Park, Peter Magai Bul towers over the people around him. An acquaintance from the neighborhood swerves around sidewalk pedestrians on his bike and affectionately gives Bul a nod, calling him "Manute Bol" as he passes. At 6 feet, 6 inches, Bul […]

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