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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White This morning, I opened up an e-mail from the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (DMI) titled, “Will a Greener NYC Look Like Chicago?” “Good, Lord, I hope not,” I thought. Keep in mind, this grumbling came directly after walking from the bus stop past several overflowing garbage [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Don’t let this get out, but I live in a city with pig flu. Don’t worry though, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a statement saying you can’t get sick from reading this article. OK, not really. But I thought I would try to assuage [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White It’s economic crunch time. Do you know where your parking meters are? How about your airports, parking lots and highways? What about you community’s collective sense of outrage? Here in Chicago, municipal assets — which once brought in a consistent flow of cash — are being sold into [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White It became conventional political wisdom late in this most recent election that the failure of Republican candidates to connect with voters on fiscal issues was inextricably linked to the failure of Reaganomics. The imbalance of funds shunted to the wealthiest Americans had finally reached a critical point at [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The standoff at Republic Windows & Doors finally ended last week. The Chicago company that said it couldn’t get the money from its bank to pay its fired workers had no more excuses, and members of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (UE) Local 1110 left the [...]

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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 [...]

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Hey, guys, it’s Meg again. Sorry it’s been so long. Steve’s still gone, and things have been just crazy at the office. Take today for example… Usually, I am quite thankful for the view here at BuzzFlash HQ. Metra trains chug by regularly and we can see greenery as well as a partially obscured view [...]