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Politics

5 months
ago

Would a Public Bank Work in Chicago?

Two candidates are running on a “Bank of Chicago,” which could finance the local marijuana industry and issue low-interest loans to students and entrepreneurs.

5 months
ago

Paul Vallas Really Loves His Broom

And other things our correspondent learned shadowing the mayoral candidate, who wants to “sweep the bums out” of City Hall.

5 months
ago

Enter Taxman

Pritzker stumped on a progressive income tax, and Republicans don’t have the votes to block it. The stars may have finally aligned for a graduated plan in Illinois.

6 months
ago

How Downstate Lost Its Political Power

When the new General Assembly takes office on Tuesday, Illinois will be bluer than ever. That has a lot to do with the changing GOP — and the suburban voters it has lost along the way.

6 months
ago

Ed Burke Is Maybe, Finally Done

Those FBI raids aren’t a good look. But the 50-year alderman has been losing support in his increasingly Latino ward for years.

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