…by Meg White
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I recently asked WBEZ’s Curious City a question. (If you’re not familiar with the program, Curious City is part of Chicago Public Radio’s attempts to get more crowd-sourced reporting to cover for all the bloggers and other staff they recently axed.) I have always wanted to know who pays for the biweekly fireworks displays at [...]

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Chicago has officially stripped every ounce of “dog person” from my soul. For those of you who don’t live in Chicago, you may not be aware that this place is absolutely teeming with dogs. Every trixie with a 300-square-foot sky-rise condo or family of seventeen living in a three-bedroom garden level feels the need to [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The collective giggle-fest over Vice President Joe Biden’s true but censorable comment at the president’s signing of healthcare reform struck me as pretty sophomoric. But then again, that’s not very fair to sophomores. Meanwhile, right in my own backyard, real sophomores (and other high schoolers) have successfully organized to [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White Though the stretch of South Wacker Drive is more Wall Street than it is Wild West, this week it is the scene of what is billed as a “Showdown in Chicago.” Monday morning, a large group of protesters crowded the block surrounding the downtown Chicago headquarters of Goldman Sachs. [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Sometimes all it takes is a few minutes with a researcher to find out that you’re spending too much time watching congressional testimony. While politicians strive to make this healthcare reform debate about the always sympathetic middle class, as well as about what people who already have private insurance [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White After a week of lawmakers working out the auto industry bailout, a Chicago company that makes things Americans actually want to buy tried to quietly go out of business, telling their employees they could forget their insurance and vacation pay. Refusing to let the company walk out on [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White One-thousand miles away from Invesco Field, Chicagoans gathered in a small bar across the street from jangling El tracks to watch their hometown hero make history by accepting the Democratic nomination for president on big-screen TVs. In the upstairs lounge of a north shore bar in Chicago called [...]