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'He raised $1B for campaign': Dems seeking $100 million in taxpayer funds for Obama library sparks disgust

The Illinois House will vote soon on a Democrat proposal to offer $100 million in taxpayer funds to lure Barack Obama’s presidential library to the state, according to Andrew Malcolm at… 331 more words

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Rauner burns through campaign fund

by Cassaundra N. Sampson

CHICAGO—Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn leads the second quarter with $ 8.8 million remaining in his campaign fund, compared to the $1.3 million left in Republican rival Bruce Rauner’s campaign, 762 more words

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Pension plan heads to Quinn

Illinois House of Representatives and Senate have voted in approval of Mayor Emmanuel’s revised city pension bill to help two underfunded pension plans in Chicago. … 460 more words

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The Economics of the Chicago Cubs Selling Minority Stake

We at 1UpWallStreet.com are avid Cubs fans, as painful as that has been over the past 100+ years.  So when the news broke this week that the Cubs are entertaining the idea of selling a minority stake of the team to fund the Wrigley Field renovations, our interest was immediately peaked if for no other reason than our own desire to get in on that potential bidding war. 1,859 more words

Meet Amara Enyia, the 30-Year-Old Community Organizer Who Could Beat Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s approval rating has been declining for months, but people aren’t exactly lining up around the block to run him out of his fifth-floor City Hall office.


Primary Elections: & We're Going to Tell Others What's Transparent?

Yep.  It is  March 2014, and we’ve had a primary election in Illinois.    That means folks voted on who their parties are floating as candidates for the general election  in November.  2,025 more words


WATCH: Elementary Schooler Calls Out Mayor in New CNN Doc Series “Chicagoland”

9-year-old Asean Jackson has had it up to here with Chicago politicians. He lets them know in an impassioned speech to protest school closures in Chicago. 181 more words