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  • Tweets take their (expletive) place among city's rich literary tradition

    Tweets take their (expletive) place among city's rich literary tradition
    Olivia Clemens, Mark Twain's wife, once tried to shock her husband out of his habit of profane tirades by repeating one to him verbatim. Bemused, he replied that he hoped he didn't sound like that because, "You got the words right, Livy, but you don't...
  • Illinois Senate passes ban on scandal-plagued scholarship program

    Illinois Senate passes ban on scandal-plagued scholarship program
    The Illinois Senate today overwhelmingly approved the elimination of a century-old legislative scholarship program that has come under federal investigation and long been abused by politicians who passed out the tuition waivers to relatives and the...
  • Green Tie Ball returns to Emerald City

    Green Tie Ball returns to Emerald City
    It was a return to the Emerald City for guests at the 20th annual Green Tie Ball, held on the factory grounds at A. Finkl and Sons, 2011 N. Southport Ave. Co-chairs Tim Smithe (Walter E. Smithe) and Stephanie Castagnier (NBC's "Apprentice") hosted more...
  • Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair

    Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair
    SPRINGFIELD--Gov. Pat Quinn opened a day of Democratic politicking at the Illinois State Fair today by criticizing legislation that allows slot machines at the fairground racetrack. Quinn also expressed deep reservations  about putting slot machines at...
  • Day of reckoning at hand for Blagojevich

    Day of reckoning at hand for Blagojevich
    Throughout a long and now disgraced public career, Rod Blagojevich became known for his silver but often forked tongue. It is a reputation sure to loom large over this week's sentencing hearing for the convicted former governor as he mounts a last-ditch...
  • Has Jesse White gone tone deaf?

     
    Time to slap your forehead: [Illinois Secretary of State] Jesse White gives raises while other Illinois agencies freeze pay: Crain's/BGA probe Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has handed out pay hikes exceeding 6% to his entire executive staff....[...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Transportation Funding Commission Recommends $2.7B In New Revenues.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The Corbett administration's Transportation Funding Commission met yesterday, where the panel unanimously recommended $2.7 billion in new revenues, including lifting the cap on the state's Oil Company Franchise Tax....
  • Obama's new fundraising speech: 2008 was really bad, so I need a second term

     
    Full text: Democrat Obama says so much remains undone he really needs more time....
  • WOOGMS Labor Day Parade

     
    The WOOGMS parade might be Lakeview’s strangest tradition.¬† Each Memorial Day and Labor Day, hundreds of local Lakeviewers come out to partake in the event in which “everyone marches, nobody watches.” The parade is made up of pretty much...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Corbett Says Vouchers Proposal Is Coming Soon.

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett says his long-awaited school reform package, which includes vouchers, charter school improvements and economic furloughs for teachers will be released soon. Some are expecting the Republican, who revved his legislative engines with a...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: DeWeese Corruption Trial Begins.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Rep. Bill DeWeese's public corruption trial in Dauphin County Court yesterday, where prosecutors from the state Attorney General's Office engaged in the time-honored opening argument rite of stripping a defendant's...
  • Chi Mag snubs Quinn and Cullerton! For real?

     
    I fear that I’m falling into a publicity trap set by my devious Tribune Company colleagues upstairs at Chicago Magazine. They just released the ranking of the 100 most powerful Chicagoans, published online and in the March issue. Lists of......