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Trump UIC rally shut down by protesters

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Trump UIC rally shut down by protesters

PHOTO/Michael Vadon, 2015 By NADER ALGHOUL Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had to cancel his March 11 Chicago campaign stop at the University of IllinoisChicago Pavilion after hundreds of protesters disrupted the event. The anti-Trump protesters included a diverse group, with Hispanics, whites and African-Americans, Muslims and pro-Palestinians taking over the event. Black Lives Matters […]

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Chicago Residents Support Cruz Victory in Iowa

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Chicago Residents Support Cruz Victory in Iowa

Des Moines — On the Thursday before the Iowa caucuses, Carl Miller, 17, from Downers Grove made the five-hour, 311 mile trip to Iowa missing three days of school to volunteer for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). “I made roughly 550 calls my first day,” Carl said. Well spoken with a passion for politics, Carl […]

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Aldermen approve Emanuel’s $580M property tax increase

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Aldermen approve Emanuel’s $580M property tax increase

The City Council on Wednesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s $7.8 billion budget, the centerpiece of which is a 4-year, $580 million increase in property taxes. Aldermen supporting the budget said it was the city’s only viable option to deal with its structural deficit. Aldermen not supporting the bill cited the tax hit to property owners […]

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Chicago City Council Approves Emanuel Budget

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Chicago City Council Approves Emanuel Budget

Chicago Alderman Wednesday passed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $7.8 billion budget that includes a massive property tax hike as well as a variety of other taxes all aimed at addressing the city’s underfunded pension system. The budget, which includes an incremental $543 million property tax increase, a separate $45 million property tax hike for schools, a […]

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Robert Blagojevich: “I don’t blame Rod for what happened.”

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Robert Blagojevich: “I don’t blame Rod for what happened.”

Robert Blagojevich, brother of convicted former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, told Carol Marin on Wednesday that fighting his indictment for corruption was “the most tumultuous experience of my life.” Robert Blagojevich spoke to Marin, political editor for NBC Chicago, as part of an interview and promotion of his book, Fundraiser A: My Fight for Freedom […]

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Round Two of Chicago Mayoral Election

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Round Two of Chicago Mayoral Election

Chicago voters headed to the polls again Tuesday in the city’s first mayoral runoff. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel hopes to seek a second term over challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. [View the story “Round Two of Chicago Mayoral Election ” on Storify]

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Chicago Residents Weigh in on City’s First Mayoral Runoff

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Chicago Residents Weigh in on City’s First Mayoral Runoff

Both incumbent Rahm Emanuel and challenging Jesus “Chuy” Garcia draw support in the South Loop from voters who cite Chicago public school closings and political experience among other deciding factors [

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