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Politics

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Judy Baar Topinka: Life of the Party

By most measures, Jude Baar Topinka, the state treasurer and sometime accordion player, is the most successful Republican politician in Illinois.

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Why Robbins Looks So Southern

The small south-suburban community grew on the site of a failed Columbian Exposition land grab, built by southern migrants to resemble a familiar landscape.

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The Trouble with Robbins

Inept police, backroom deals, rampant blight: how the Chicago area’s most historic black town was laid low—and why it’s so hard to fix

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