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Politics

2 months
ago

The Supreme Court Suggests a Slow Way Forward on Gun Control

Just as it did with Highland Park’s assault-weapons ban, the Supreme Court let similar ones in New York and Connecticut (mostly) slide. As efforts at the national level stagnate, it reinforces options at the state and local level.

3 months
ago

Why Can’t We Have the Lucas Museum?

The passionate beliefs of an aggressively capitalist Supreme Court justice, a stubborn department store magnate, and an environmentalist law professor somehow combined, over the course of more than a century, to keep a museum off a parking lot in Chicago.

3 months
ago

With Friends Like These …

They’ve rattled two of the biggest local projects in years—the Lucas museum and Obama library. How did Friends of the Parks become so powerful?

3 months
ago

Is Rahm’s Brother in Trump’s Entourage?

Trump donated to Rahm’s first mayoral campaign and continues to trumpet his connection to Ari Emanuel, despite the brothers’ close ties to the Obama administration.

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