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Carol Felsenthal
On Politics

4 years
ago

 

A Chicago ‘Fixer’ Works the Inauguration

David Rosen of The Competence Group is a DePaul grad who’s worked for Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, and the DNC… and this week, as a go-to guy for getting donors into the inauguration’s best after-parties.

4 years
ago

Rahm Hosts the Coolest-Sounding Inauguration Party of All

After the fusty official balls, the mayor will host a “Chicago-style afterhours” called the “Midnight Underground.” What’s Chicago-style about it? Well, there’s Buddy Guy and Ronnie Baker Brooks, at least.

4 years
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Will the Illinois House Expel LaShawn Ford?

In August, West Side state rep Derrick Smith was expelled after being indicted by the feds on a bribery charge. Will LaShawn Ford, indicted two weeks ago, be next?

4 years
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A Talk with Ald. Will Burns: Looks Like He’s Running for JJJ’s Seat

“I personally think that in terms of hands-on work, dealing with everyday people, nothing beats being an alderman. It’s close up and personal. But the Congress lets you shape the national discourse, have a say in where we’re headed as a country. John Stuart Mill called legislatures, ‘national talking houses.’ The Congress is a forum for moving the country forward.”

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