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Leaks Reveal Just How Bad The New York Times' Editorial Page Editor Is At His Job

By Jake Johnson/Common Dreams
News staff embarrassed by the section's climate change denier and near-hiring of a columnist who is pals with neo-Nazis, among other missteps.

Posted on February 28, 2018

An Assault Weapon Proposal

By Steve Balkin
A way forward that would allow gun enthusiasts to use and enjoy their assault-style weapons within a secure regulatory framework.

Posted on February 26, 2018

The Paradise Papers: 'Africa's Satellite' Avoided Millions Using A Very African Tax Scheme

By The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
A PowerPoint presentation from the Paradise Papers reveals a company that would earn $936 million over 17 years, but never pay taxes above $300,000.

Posted on February 22, 2018

Politico: 'Shady Bosses' Stealing $15 Billion In Wages From Low-Income Workers

By Jake Johnson/Common Dreams
The "sobering" findings come as overall wage growth in the U.S. remains sluggish, even in the face of soaring corporate profits and CEO pay.

Posted on February 20, 2018

The Paradise Papers: Last Stop - Chicago

Asiaciti's Offshore Marketing Tour Of The U.S.
"Bell came to the United States as a teen and worked his way through college and graduate school. He attended the University of Chicago's business school, graduating near the top of his MBA class . . . He started cooperating with prosecutors soon after his arrest at his Chicago-area home in the summer of 2009."

Posted on February 15, 2018

Little Village Shocked By Power Plant Plan

By The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
We are disappointed that Emanuel and Ald. Ricardo Munoz have already publicly proposed a plan and are pushing it forward without the involvement of our community as stipulated in the original Guiding Principles for site redevelopment agreed to with former coal plant owner Midwest Generation.

Posted on February 14, 2018

The Paradise Papers: Journalists Flee Venezuela To Publish Investigation

By Amy Wilson-Chapman/The International Consortium Of Investigative Journalists
Read the harrowing story of Joseph Poliszuk and his team, who are working to publish more stories despite the oppression they face.

Posted on February 13, 2018

U.S. Surpasses Cayman Islands To Become Second-Largest Tax Haven On Earth

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams
"We have one of the strongest economies and one of the most secret. It's a perfect recipe for attracting the proceeds of crime, corruption, and tax evasion."

Posted on February 9, 2018

Wilson Men's Hotel Residents Demand Developer Cease Retaliatory Evictions

By Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside
"Helping people relocate, even in the best of circumstances, is a poor substitute for taking 230 affordable units from Uptown. Now, residents are facing homelessness."

Posted on February 8, 2018

Illinois House Bill Would Protect Voting Rights For Jail Inmates

By Chicago Votes
Ensuring that the 94 percent of people being held in pretrial detention at Cook County Jail who are eligible to vote are indeed able to vote.

Posted on February 6, 2018

After Apple Slows Phones, Interest In Repair Spikes In Illinois

By The Illinois Public Interest Research Group
Findings show that Illinois residents throw out 15,300 phones each day, highlighting need for expanded access to repair.

Posted on February 5, 2018

National Fair Housing Alliance Sues Deutsche Bank Alleging Neglected Foreclosures In Communities Of Color

By The National Fair Housing Alliance
Housing centers in Evanston, Wheaton and Maywood join action after a three-year investigation.

Posted on February 4, 2018

Illinois Senate Passes Crosscheck Bill

By Indivisible Chicago
The final vote broke down along party lines 35-17 with three Republicans abstaining.

Posted on February 1, 2018

MUSIC - RockRadio.com.
TV - Tribune: Sinclair Blew Sure Thing.
POLITICS - Defense Bill's Media Myopia.
SPORTS - The Ex-Cub Factor.

BOOKS - Arne Duncan, Unreliable Narrator.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Foxconn Flooding Alert.


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