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BY Bill Utter

July 15, 2019

Public Affairs

You’d be hard pressed to find two places more different than Youngstown, Ohio and Miami, Florida. One is a struggling industrial city, the other a tropical melting pot of cultures. But in recent days both cities were united in an unlikely way by providing visible evidence on the state of journalism in America, both good […]

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BY Bill Utter

July 15, 2019

Public Affairs

Lori Lightfoot
Not Kidding About the Change
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BY Carolyn Grisko

May 30, 2019

Public Affairs

Candidate Lori Lightfoot was not supposed to win the mayoral election. You have to go back more than a year to mark her entry into the race, as the only candidate willing to take on Rahm Emanuel. She has been running ever since – through the primary, through the runoff, and through her first 10 […]

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BY Carolyn Grisko

May 30, 2019

Public Affairs

Progressive Income Tax
Betting Big on a Progressive Income Tax
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BY Margarite Wypychowski

April 25, 2019

Public Affairs

The clock is ticking. As Illinois’ legislative session heads into its final six weeks, Governor Pritzker’s big priority is passing legislation to get a progressive income tax on the ballot in 2020. Pritzker has staked a lot of political capital behind this and believes the revenue generated by the tax is a big part of […]

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BY Margarite Wypychowski

April 25, 2019

Public Affairs

Make Laws, Not War
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BY Bill Utter

March 14, 2019

Public Affairs

Since February 26, the spotlight has shined brightly on the history-in-the-making runoff election between two African-American women who want to be Mayor of Chicago and move into the fabled fifth floor of City Hall. But after the April 2nd runoff election, it will be the occupants of the second floor at City Hall who will […]

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BY Bill Utter

March 14, 2019

Public Affairs

Political Ads
What It Takes to ‘Approve This Message’

BY Tanner Edwards

February 18, 2019

Public Affairs

Chicago is about a week away from a hugely consequential municipal election. For avid political observers (guilty), the final chess moves in the campaign’s homestretch are always a thrill. But for many, the lead-up to Election Day is defined by a cacophony of political ads – which can test the patience of even the most […]

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BY Tanner Edwards

February 18, 2019

Public Affairs

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