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Rahm Emanuel Says 'I'm Ready Either Way' As Runoff Election Looms(via Politics Top Stories on DNAINFO.com - Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 10:37am)

KONKOL: Over lunch, Emanuel talks neighborhoods, kids, schmutz and his mea culpa. He also gets insulted.  (0 Comments)

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Illinois senators are expected to vote Thursday on whether to approve a plan to plug a $1.6 billion vote in the current state budget.The plan…more »  (0 Comments)

House lawmakers on Tuesday quickly approved a plan aimed at plugging a $1.6 billion hole in the current budget that threatens subsidized day care…more »  (0 Comments)

A Civic Plan to Mobilize Community(via Chicago - The Huffington Post)

Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) is celebrating its 30th birthday by leading a city-wide effort to identify the most pressing issues facing…more »  (0 Comments)

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