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  • Weeks in review

    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business and Lynn Sweet...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of...

    O Rauner, where art thou?

    From Rick Pearson's story this morning: While comfortable ripping the governor for a “lack of leadership,” Rauner acknowledged he didn’t know enough about the (Archer Daniels Midland) tax break request to say whether he would approve it....

    Cherlynlavaughn Bradley, Amoco chemist, dies at 62

      Cherlynlavaughn Bradley, Amoco chemist, dies at 62
    While attending college in the mid-1970s, Cherlynlavaughn Bradley joined the American Chemical Society and began a lifelong commitment to encouraging young people, especially girls, to pursue careers in chemistry. Ms. Bradley, 62, who in 2002 won the...

    Illinois State Fair opens with food, fun and politics

    Illinois State Fair opens with food, fun and politics
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Fair opened today, and the politicians aren’t depending on rallies next week to strut their stuff at the state’s biggest combination of cattle, candy and food concoctions that our mothers wouldn't...