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2 months
ago

Could Madigan’s Presence Kill the Fair Tax?

The speaker helped saddle his party with a flat income tax at the 1970 constitutional convention. Now, the stench of scandal coming off him could dash Democrats’ hopes of reversing it.

3 months
ago

Lightfoot Was Never a Police Reformer

With Rahm Emanuel as her sole opponent, she denounced a “militarized response” to crime. Last week, she called in the National Guard.

4 months
ago

Evanston’s Road to Reparations

Compensating African Americans for the wrongs of history has been a political nonstarter for decades. Then, last November, one Chicago suburb made it a reality.

4 months
ago

How Nixon Used the ‘68 Riots to Flip Illinois

After unrest on the West Side following MLK’s assassination — and later at the DNC — Illinois went to the Republicans, who won the state in six consecutive elections.

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