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What is Chris Kennedy thinking?

A common and somewhat mean-spirited quip that often snakes through election cycle circles is whether someone just got up that morning and decided er or she would run for __________(fill in the blank). It is generally an indication that the […]

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Questions political candidates should answer

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Too often as voters, we see two important things before and during election cycles. The first is the news media tries to define who the capable or best candidates are. The problem there is they don’t necessarily have the same […]

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You say you love Harold so why not follow his lead?

Few, if any will argue that when he was elected in 1983 Chicago Mayor Harold Washington interrupted the political stronghold the traditional Democratic Party in Illinois had on Chicago, particularly Black Chicago. That fete, nearly 35 years later, is still […]

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Or you could have a couple of steaks at Michael Jordan’s steakhouse

The issue of violence in Chicago has hit some rare air. A gaggle of luminaries ranging from a former White House chief of staff to a retirement age sports writer are all prepped to talk about what is being described as “Chicago’s […]

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The best choice for Chicago’s next mayor is…

Politics – it is a double-edged sword in Chicago. For some, it never stops, while for others too much time is spent on it. Here we are about two years away from the next race for mayor, and the discussions […]

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