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Fargo the latest to give Chicago the tourism blues

Despite its incredibly blues musical heritage, Chicago has failed to use that heritage to promote tourism, losing out to New Orleans, Memphis, and St. Louis. And now, even Fargo, North Dakota is getting in on the act. As Crain’s Chicago

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Mayoral suggestion box

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Rahm experiences deja vu all over again

Mayor Emanuel stated today that there is no need for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the City of Chicago Law Department. This comes in the wake of sanctions against a City lawyer who lied about the evidence

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Police accountability: How does Chicago compare?

While most of the recent furor about the Chicago Police Department (CPD) has focused on allegations of excessive force, there have also been concerns about the accountability of officers who engaged in potentially unjustified uses of force. The accountability issue is

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Did Rahm Emanuel and other elected officials illegally buy Cubs playoff tickets?

Just about every time a right-handed hitter stepped up to the plate during Monday night’s Cubs playoff game against the St. Louis Cardinals, television viewers were treated to the sight of Mayor Rahm Emanuel sitting a few rows back in

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Chuy-mobile

I’m pretty sure this is Joseph Limas, who has been seen around town on his Chuy Garcia themed motorcycle, but he has upgraded his ride.

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Campaign sign art

On my morning commute today I was treated to a veritable art installation of repurposed Rahm Emanuel campaign signs in the median of N. Ashland Avenue, spread over about 10 blocks. If these don’t tickle your fancy, DNAinfo has a nice

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Are there any CPS parents on the Chicago Board of Education?

When Mayor Emanuel announced his original education team in 2011, the press release very carefully noted those board and senior staff members who were also Chicago Public Schools (CPS) parents. Three of the board members had children at a CPS school –

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Rahm wins in a landslide — among Illinois’ billionaires

Rahm Emanuel is the preferred candidate of 65% of Illinois’ billionaires, according to campaign finance records. Of the 20 billionaires in Illinois, 13 have donated more than $2.3 million in support of Emanuel during the past 4 1/2 years. Rahm Emanuel’s

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Preckwinkle touts Emanuel partnership

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle sends out an email newsletter every Sunday morning. With a little more than a week to go before the mayoral election, it was striking to see the lead article today highlighting Mayor Rahm Emanuel, based on a 10

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