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Another Emanuel Speech Interrupted

Another speaking appearance at a university by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was interrupted by protesters on Tuesday evening, this time at Harvard in Boston. A small group of demonstrators was escorted out of the room after they stood up and…

Metra Trains Halted After Engine Derailment

Trains on several Metra lines were halted after a Union Pacific engine derailed early Tuesday afternoon. The engine was transporting cars from Ogilvie Transportation Center to a yard near Western Avenue. There were no reports of injuries and the engine…

Rauner to Give Budget Address Wednesday

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will deliver the final budget address of his first term Wednesday, amid a backlog of $8.67 billion in bills and rumors of another budget impasse. In his ‘state of the ‘state’ speech at the end of…

Activists to Launch New Poor People’s Campaign

On the 50th anniversary of the Memphis sanitation workers strike, thousands of activists across the country will come together once again to launch what they call a new Poor People’s Campaign. The Memphis sanitation strike began on Feb. 12, 1968,…

Follow the money

With the Illinois 2018 gubernatorial race on par to be the most expensive race for governor in history, Propublica Illinois has created a widget using data from the Illinois State Board of Elections to show just how much money candidates…

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