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PI Original
by Matthew Blake
Mon Aug 27, 2012

What To Make Of The Chicago Murder Rate

The homicide rate is probably the top political story in Chicago so far this year, with an approximately 30 percent citywide increase in murders between 2011 and 2012 and a succession of new pronouncements from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on how they are responding to the problem.

Quick Hit
by Josh Kalven
Wed Feb 17, 2010

Will Durbin Sign On?

A movement is underway in the U.S. Senate to see the chamber hold a vote on the public option via reconciliation rules.  In the past two days, ten senators -- including Illinois' own Roland Burris -- have endorsed a letter penned by Sen.

PI Original
by Adam Doster
Fri Jan 15, 2010

Burris, Senate Liberals Revive Anti-Trust Exemption Fight

The White House and Congressional Democrats are continuing their efforts this week to reach consensus on a merged health care bill. Just yesterday afternoon, the New York Times reported that officials struck a deal on the proposed excise tax on "Cadillac" insurance plans, ...