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Sen. Jacqueline Collins on Springfield, race and Obama

Sen. Jacqueline Collins on Springfield, race and Obama
If you ride the 79th street bus, heading west from the Red Line, you pass empty lots, run-down strip malls and boarded-up Pentecostal churches that have seen more worshipful days. But then you get to a small oasis of activity–a Walgreens, a Chase bank, a beauty salon and a steady hum of foot traffic despite the cold.... Read more »

What's up this week: Quinn must sign or veto power plant bill by Friday

What's up this week: Quinn must sign or veto power plant bill by Friday
Gov. Pat Quinn has until Friday Aug. 10 to decide whether he’ll sign or veto a bill that would force Illinois energy consumers to pay for most of the $3 billion construction of a coal-to-natural gas power plant that could go up on the Southeast Side. SB3766 was passed in the twilight of the spring... Read more »