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Politics

3W
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The Battle That Chicago Forgot

Years before the Haymarket Affair, 30 Chicagoans were killed by police during America’s first-ever nationwide strike in 1877. But the spot where the most blood was shed bears no mark of what happened there.

1 month
ago

Playing Politics With Coronavirus

Pritzker has used COVID-19 to push the Fair Tax, and Lightfoot to loosen the municipal purse strings. That could cost them the moral high ground needed to govern in a crisis.

1 month
ago

We Should Never Vote in Person Again

It’s hard to imagine how voting by mail could lead to more fraud than Chicago politicians have allegedly committed at polling sites.

1 month
ago

Okay, Lori Lightfoot Is Funny

Keeping Chicagoans indoors is the most important civic project of Lightfoot’s mayoralty. That she’s leaning on humor to do it doesn’t make her a cartoon character, but a sharp leader.

2 months
ago

Rahm’s Post-Mayoral Report Card

It’s been decades since he hasn’t had a stubby finger in government. So how did Emanuel do in his first year after leaving office?

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