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Progressive Caucus Forms

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March 12, 2013

Who is the Progressive Caucus and what is their first proposal? The area has a number of “progressives” on Chicago City Council including Scott Waguespack (32), Ameya Pawar (47) and often James Cappleman (46). Fran Spielman has a report on them at the Chicago Sun-Times
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Heart of Stockton

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March 11, 2013

A tip of the heart to UptownUpdate which called attention to Stockton School’s Heart Program. The program was given a segment on WGN and the link will bring you a video report.   Read about the Heart Program (Plus Video) on WGN
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Winnemac Park Neighbors Hear From 2 Schools

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March 10, 2013

About a dozen members of the Winnemac Park Neighbors group heard from community activist and Ravenswood School supporter Wendy Vasquez Thursday. Vasquez discussed how neighbors near Ravenswood school worked to create a ‘Friends of’ group that revitalized the school. The WPN plans to develop a similar structure for Chappell School and is working too...
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Armed & Travelling: NRA Supports CTA Conceal Carry

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February 22, 2013

The National Rifle Association has indicated it supports conceal carry aboard public transportation such as CTA buses, trains and Metra. However the Chicago Transit Authority is pushing back. “We think it would be disastrous to allow passengers to carry concealed weapons on our trains and buses,” ABC Local’s Chuck Godie quotes Graceland West Resident...
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Rahm’s Popularity Plummets

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February 22, 2013

A survey of 600 likely voters indicates Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s popularity have taken some body blows, especially among residents outside the city limits. The survey, which found only 19 percent approval among Chicago and among Illinois voters, for the mayor is in contrast to surveys done during the term of former Mayor Richard...
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Taking Bikes and Tech Jobs From Seattle

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February 22, 2013

A cycling site in Washington, DC spots a boast by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the opening of Dearborn Street’s bikeway and projects an¬†apocalyptic¬†war between Emanuel and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn with the winner getting the other’s tech jobs. The ammunition is bicycling infrastructure. Saying Emanuel said Seattle was envious of Chicago’s Dearborn Street...
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Craigslist Robberies in 19th District

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February 21, 2013

Our Urban Times reports that there have been two robberies associated with Craigslist sales in the 19th District. In both cases the buyer and seller agreed to meet in a pre-arranged spot and transact the exchange of an iPhone. However, the phone and wallet were taken when the buyer offered to exchange violence instead....
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GOP Committeemen To Receive Support

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February 15, 2013

Cook County Republican Chairman Aaron Del Mar announced an effort to provide greater support to party committeemen, a post in Illinois Review says. The program will consist of developing a Committeeman Handbook of step-by-step guides, best practices and templates; a template for the office to develop the organization with a telephone tree, web site,...
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Daily Beast: Rahm Considering Bid for 1600 Pennsylvania

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February 15, 2013

Rumors that neighbor and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won’t be satisfied working on LaSalle Street and living on Hermitage have been swirling around since the former Congressman asked Robert Halpin to vacate his residence. The Daily Beast claims Emanuel had discussions with potential donors while rounding up money for a planned 2015 run for...
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Black Ensemble Theater (Vid)

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February 13, 2013

Our neighborhood’s very own Black Ensemble Theater was featured on Fox. Take a look     Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News
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