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Mobile Reporter Notes Evening Clashes between Police and Demonstrators

Mobile Reporter Notes Evening Clashes between Police and Demonstrators

This is unedited video from a clash between protesters and police that occurred at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. It happened around the time the offshoot protest route that marched to the southern gates around McCormick Place (which was being guarded by guys in full riot gear and LRADs), marched back north and met with the […]

Obama Supporters More Subdued Since 2008 But Still Turn Out

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Obama Supporters More Subdued Since 2008 But Still Turn Out

While Republican voters caucused for their candidate of choice, Iowa Democrats spent Tuesday night devising a way to keep President Obama in office. Unlike 2008, Obama wasn’t in the Hawkeye state to meet and greet his supporters, though he did appear via webcam at caucus sites around Iowa in an attempt to energize his base. […]

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A Tale of Two Turnouts

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A Tale of Two Turnouts

On several blocks along 55th Street in Englewood, boarded-up homes now outnumber those that are occupied. This street is not unique in the area—a 21 percent loss over the last decade in the area’s population has left much of the neighborhood abandoned and economically unstable. Along with a cluster of other wards in the South […]

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Local Color: Romantic Tableau CTA-Style

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Local Color: Romantic Tableau CTA-Style

Anyone who rides the CTA frequently has likely come across a few sordid tales. Meetings with Chicago’s strangers, drunks, hustlers and an assortment of other oddities can be found regularly on just about any line in the city year-round. Kevin O’Neil, the CTA Tattler, has been documenting these stories for more than five years and was […]

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Some Aldermen Don’t Need Your Vote

Not every voter will have the opportunity to elect the candidate of his or her choice this election cycle—some simply won’t have a choice. Out of the city’s 50 wards, seven candidates will run unopposed, leaving hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans with only one ballot option when they go to the polls Tuesday. Some of […]

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Crawford, Fisk Plants Allowed to Violate Clean Air Act — Chicago, Citizens Suffering

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Crawford, Fisk Plants Allowed to Violate Clean Air Act — Chicago, Citizens Suffering

According to the Illinois Board of Elections website, Aldermen Solis and Munoz–Aldermen of Chicago’s two coal-firing neighborhoods in Pilsen and Little Village–have taken a total of approximately $75,000 in contributions from Midwest Generation over the last 9 years—since 2001 Midwest has contributed nearly 1.34 million to various Chicago political campaigns.

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Recycling in the City, Not an Easy Task

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Recycling in the City, Not an Easy Task

Welcome to the world of recycling. Unless, that is, you live in Chicago, or more specifically, most of Chicago; in which case your invitation may be located several neighborhoods away. For those individuals living in recycling deserts, and for whom not recycling is not an option, a trek to the nearest drop-off center is mandatory. […]

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