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3:50pm
Thu Jan 21, 2010

Around The Horn

Below are our daily picks from the Illinois blogosphere and media at large:

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by Adam Doster
1:41pm
Tue Jan 19, 2010

New Ads From Giannoulias And Hoffman

Alexi Giannoulias unveiled a new TV spot today, highlighting his job creation platform -- with an assist from his mother.  Watch: David Hoffman also released a new television ad.  It pulls glowing quotes from his string of recent ...
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by Adam Doster
3:59pm
Fri Jan 15, 2010

Flores Says Farewell

We were honestly quite suprised to hear last week that Ald. Manny Flores (1st Ward) had accepted Gov. Pat Quinn's nomination to chair the Illinois Commerce Commission. Over the past year, Flores has led some of the most important fights at City Hall, pushing for more ...
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by Adam Doster
11:45am
Fri Jan 15, 2010

Chicago Progressives Organize MLK Events

On Monday, the country will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. To commemorate the civil rights leader's life and honor his legacy, Chicago progressives are organizing a few events this weekend that are worth attending. The first, hosted by the Illinois Coalition ...
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by Adam Doster
10:17am
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, ...
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by Adam Doster
4:58pm
Thu Jan 14, 2010

IL-10, IL-13 Among DCCC's "Races To Watch"

Whoever wins the Democratic primary in the 10th Congressional District is going to get some major assistance from the national party come the fall. Today, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee rolled out its list of 26 "races to watch" in 2010. IL-10 is ...
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by Adam Doster
10:21am
Thu Jan 14, 2010

Cook County Board Prez: Preckwinkle Builds Momentum (UPDATED)

Here are some morning odds and ends in the Cook County Board president's race: Toni Preckwinkle is building some momentum. After securing the endorsements of both the Sun-Times and the Tribune this week, the Austin Weekly News posted a short endorsement of its own last ...
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by Adam Doster
12:01pm
Wed Jan 13, 2010

Hynes, Quinn Release Dueling Early Release Ads

On the eve of the State of the State address, Comptroller Dan Hynes doubled down on his attack of Gov. Pat Quinn for the Department of Corrections' unpublicized early prison release program, unveiling a new television ad that urges voters to "release Pat Quinn from his job...
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by Adam Doster
12:11pm
Tue Jan 12, 2010

MAP Grant Ideas Emerge, Larger Funding Issues Persist

During the fall veto session in October, the General Assembly passed a law giving Gov. Pat Quinn authority to restore second-semester funding for the Monetary Awards Program (MAP), an important initiative that provides need-based college scholarships to almost 140,000 ...
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by Adam Doster
9:46am
Tue Jan 12, 2010

Health Care Roundup: Finding New Revenue, The Size Of The Exchange

Final negotiations over a health care bill are continuing in Washington this week. Lawmakers are working on a tight deadline: If the bill is to pass before the State of the Union address in February, the final language would need to be finalized and sent to the ...

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