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Money/Crime Major Issues As Candidates Face Off In 46th Ward Runoff

Money/Crime Major Issues As Candidates Face Off In 46th Ward Runoff

When the 46th Ward election results came in late on Feb. 22, the results were close. So close, in fact, that the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners had the top contenders, Mary Anne “Molly” Phelan and James Cappleman, at 19.62 percent each. The numbers have changed slightly since then, and earlier this month the board […]

Rapper Rhymefest runs for alderman

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When 33-year-old Che “Rhymefest” Smith walks the streets of his Washington Park neighborhood, people recognize him. They call out, “Rhymefest you live in this neighborhood?” and “Oh snap, you just walking around here like you not famous,” and “You famous to us, you on TV!” For all the warm welcomes, Smith said recently in a […]

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Toni Preckwinkle Wins County Post, Becomes First Woman Board President

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In a sweeping victory that was also widely expected, 4th Ward Ald. Toni Preckwinkle took the stage Tuesday night before a roomful of cheering supporters, saying, “I’m proud to stand here as your next Cook County Board president.” Preckwinkle’s win makes her the first woman board president in Cook County. “I want to say this […]

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Local Attorney and Guantanamo Expert Speaks at Columbia College

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Gary Isaac, one of the lead attorneys working to free Guantanamo Bay detainees, says he’s dedicated to the cause because he believes it is “fundamental to our Constitution.” “People are presumed innocent until proven guilty,” he said. “They’re entitled to a day in court before they go to prison.” Isaac has been working on behalf […]

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Berry Chill ‘berry’ good all year long

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Jan. 22, 2009 – Michael Farah’s phone is buzzing again. Leaning back against his chair, he glances down quickly, looking at it vibrate on the table in front of him.  He just got off the phone with an investor, but he has to answer this next call, he explains after politely excusing himself. It’s about his trip to Israel at the […]

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