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INTERACTIVE MAP EXPLORES CIVIC EDUCATION BY STATE
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CNN'S CHICAGOLAND SERIES PREMIERES THURSDAY
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'SUFFRAGE AT 17' LAW CREATES MORE HIGH SCHOOL VOTERS IN…
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GREAT CITIES, GREAT SCHOOLS: A CONVERSATION WITH PEDRO…
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CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST INVITES CHICAGOLAND TO SHARE IDEAS…
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STATE OF THE UNION 2014: A CONVERSATION WITH THE AMERICAN…
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CHICAGOCODE.ORG DELIVERS CITY LAW TO THE HANDS OF CITIZENS
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Where the Minimum-Wage Fight Is Being Won(via Politics : The Atlantic)

Cities and states have shot far past Congress in raising the minimum wage. Will the feds ever catch up?  (0 Comments)

Aldermanic Turnover Higher Than Usual ... For Better or Worse?(via Politics Top Stories on DNAINFO.com - Monday, April 27, 2015 | 10:13am)

Political watchers think fresh faces on City Council could be a sign of progress and productivity.  (0 Comments)

Election Board Certifies Runoff Results(via Politics Top Stories on DNAINFO.com - Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 1:33pm)




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Ruiz Takes Charge at CPS, Suspends SUPES Contract, Halts No-Bid Deals(via Politics Top Stories on DNAINFO.com - Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 1:33pm)

Board of Education Vice President Jesse Ruiz will "enjoin the duties" as interim CEO as well.  (0 Comments)

Wondering what super PACs have in store for 2016? Look at who’s going to be running them.  (0 Comments)

State Rep. Christian Mitchell Asking Voters What He Should Do About Cuts(via Politics Top Stories on DNAINFO.com - Monday, April 20, 2015 | 10:31am)

Mitchell will hold a town hall meeting about state budget cuts on April 27.  (0 Comments)

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