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Politics

10 months
ago

Curing the Chicago Way

Our city is arguably the last vestige of boss-style government in urban America. In a new book, two authors propose reforms that could change that.

10 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.

11 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.

11 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.

11 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.

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