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  1. Rauner, Democrats Lay Out Plan for I-55 ExpansionRead the original story

    Friday Feb 5 | Switched

    A year ago, Gov. Bruce Rauner was on a barnstorming tour of Illinois to promote his Illinois Turnaround agenda in advance of the spring legislative and budget-making session. The was a prelude to what has become an eight-month standoff between Rauner and Democrats over the FY 2016 state budget, which today exists only as an abstract concept.

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  2. You Can Reach Me on My FlashlightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | The Huffington Post

    The party was in full swing by the time my Uber driver pulled up to the non-descript Chicago supper club on West Kinzie Street, appropriately named Untitled. I shook off the sub-zero wind chill, eventually made it through the registration line and prepared to enter the cavernous open area known as the Whiskey Room, where I was, in theory, supposed to mingle and exchange business cards with hundreds of working professionals.

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  3. Is Ted Cruz the Next Barry GoldwaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Switched

    The most memorable political party convention in modern history remains the 1968 Democratic Convention, made famous by images of police brutality on the streets of Chicago, television closeups of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley hurling epithets at U.S. Senator Abraham Ribocoff, chants of "the whole world is watching," a pretty good Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young tune , and an even better film by the late Haskell Wexler.

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  4. The National LGBTQ Task Force Censors the JewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 17 | The Huffington Post

    The LGBT civil rights movement has evolved admirably over the past few years to become more inclusive, working against institutional bigotry of all kinds, and grappling with the intersectionalities that exist within all of us. Those multiple identities impact not only how we think of ourselves, but more notably, what others think of us.

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  5. Clinton 'Outraged' By Laquan McDonald Video, But Gives Rahm A PassRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 17 | The Huffington Post

    During a Sunday interview on "Meet The Press," host Chuck Todd asked the Democratic presidential candidate if she felt the embattled mayor still had "credibility" among Chicago's black community in the wake of the video's release. Clinton said she was "outraged" by what happened to McDonald and noted that she was quick to call for a Department of Justice probe into the city's police department after it was released.

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  6. Chicago: Big City, Big FunRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    If you're a lover of skyscrapers, architecture, and historic buildings, Chicago is a great place to visit. If you're a foodie with an even more insatiable appetite for good shopping, then Chicago is an even better place to visit! I've heard lots of people refer to Chicago as their favorite city; it didn't take much time in the Windy City for me to understand why it is so beloved.

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  7. Chicago Mayor Cuts Short Vacation After Latest Police ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Monday he would cut his family vacation in Cuba short to address the fatal shooting of two more black residents by a city police department already under federal investigation over its use of deadly force. The decision comes after activists stepped up calls for Emanuel's resignation over his handling of policing in the nation's third-largest city.

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  8. Why Every Christmas Lover Needs to Visit Rovaniemi, FinlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    That's right, all you have to do is head to the northwestern part of Finland , and you can meet Santa Claus himself and cross the Arctic Circle any day of the year at Rovaniemi's Santa Claus Village . The Santa Claus Main Post Office is a real-life post office that operates 365 days a year and happens to be the place where all letters to Santa are sent.

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  9. Another Chicago alderman moves to keep food carts out of affluent, North Side neighborhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 | Switched

    Alderman Michele Smith, 43rd Ward, introduced an ordinance Dec. 9 that would ban food carts from a number of heavily trafficked areas in the popular Lincoln Park neighborhood. The neighborhood is a prime destination for retailers and restaurateurs alike - the proposed ordinance goes on at length about Lincoln Park's economic vitality.

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  10. Illinois Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Oust Chicago Mayor Rahm EmanuelRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | Switched

    As Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's popularity spirals downward , two Illinois Democrats have introduced legislation that could lead to a recall of the embattled mayor. Just hours after Emanuel made a rare apology for the city's handling of the fatal 2014 police shooting of Laquan McDonald, Illinois Reps.

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  11. 'Dancing With The Stars' Pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy And Peta Murgatroyd Are EngagedRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2015 | Switched

    "Dancing with the Stars" has inspired its fair share of offstage relationships , but nothing comes close to Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd's romance. The Ukrainian dance champion proposed to Murgatroyd Saturday night during a performance at the Olympia Theater in Miami.

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  12. Scott Weiland Talks About Musical Legacy And Influences In Final Video InterviewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    In one of Scott Weiland's final video interviews, recorded two days before his death at the age of 48 , the former Stone Temple Pilots frontman speaks about everything from his musical legacy to David Bowie. In the clip, Weiland offers candid answers to Dawn Hamilton of " Live in Limbo ."

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  13. Laquan McDonald Protests Shut Down Chicago's 'Magnificent Mile'Read the original story

    Nov 27, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Hundreds of protesters in Chicago shut down Michigan Avenue on Friday as part of a march along the city's "Magnificent Mile." The demonstrators took to the streets to bring attention to the 2014 police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald , whose death occurred under dramatically different circumstances than those described in official police accounts, video released last week shows.

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  14. Chicago Protesters Ready Black Friday March For Laquan McDonaldRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    After days of protests in Chicago since the release of a video showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, demonstrators were poised to disrupt Black Friday shopping with a march through the heart of the city's most famous retail district. Demonstrators scheduled the march on Friday, the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season that packs Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile.

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  15. School Official: Laquan McDonald Lived A Disadvantaged LifeRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    A black teenager shot 16 times by a white Chicago police officer was a ward of the state when he died, having spent years being shuttled between different relatives' homes and foster care from the time he was 3. Laquan McDonald, whose name demonstrators have shouted for two days and will shout again during a planned rally to disrupt the city's famed Magnificent Mile shopping corridor Friday, lived a troubled, disadvantaged life and had at least one previous brush with the law.

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  16. Laquan McDonald's Shooting Is Just The Latest Episode In Chicago Police's Brutal HistoryRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2015 | Switched

    The sight of a cop emptying 16 bullets into the body of a black teenager was one Chicago police likely hoped the public would never see. But after a year-long battle to get dashcam footage released, viewers around the world on Tuesday night watched video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald take his last steps before officer Jason Van Dyke buried him in a haze of bullets and gun smoke.

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  17. Disgraced at Berkeley Rep: A Dramatic Triumph, Confronting Issues That Our Times Can't AvoidRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    A toast among friends: from left, Bernard White as Amir, Nisi Sturgis as Emily, Zakiya Young as Jory and J. Anthony Crane as Isaac Could any work of dramatic art be more timely, more provocative, more ripe for debate right now than Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced, which is receiving a sterling production at Berkeley Rep? That would be hard to imagine. Coming against the backdrop of the terrorist trauma in Paris last Friday, which took place just hours before the play's official opening, the drama raises issues and puzzles that no thinking person can ignore.

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  18. The Politics of Empathy and Grief: Comparing Loss in Paris and the Middle East/AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    By now, it should come as no surprise that a terrorist attack occurred in Paris this past friday; several hundred people were killed and many more were wounded in coordinated efforts across the City of Light through bombings and shootings; the attacks were claimed to have been planned and conducted by members of ISIS. During and following the attacks, the world stopped and noticed; while the Eiffel Tower stood dark, countless memorials and landmarks across the world were washed in the color of the Tricolore; one example of the this memorial was the lighting of the White House in Washington DC and here the top of the Sears Tower in Chicago.

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  19. What If, What Then, What Next?: The PHSC-olograms of Ellen Sandor and (art)nRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Disruptive technologies love to take over, but what if we could disrupt the disruptive, before it disrupts us? What if we could get ahead of the raw commercialism that tends to co-opt new technologies, as in video games of smash-squash-crash-kill violent special effects. What if, instead, we could co-opt that trend toward degradation and create alternative content that turns the wheel the other way, for example, more toward peace? Idealistic and utopian perhaps, but these questions seem to be at the heart of the extraordinary work of pioneering media artist Ellen Sandor and n -- truly art to the nth power.

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  20. Polish Heritage Month Reveals Significant Under-reported Stories From World War IIRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Growing up in Chicago in the 1970s, I was aware that my parents were Polish immigrants. My father, William Krzos, was an engineer at GTE--I was intrigued by his vague remarks about being in a German labor camp.

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