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Kind of Blue: Why Red State Beacon ALEC Was Right at Home in 'Liberal' Chicago

Kind of Blue: Why Red State Beacon ALEC Was Right at Home in 'Liberal' Chicago
ALEC has provided conservative state legislators with some of the most odious legislation over the past few decades — from Wisconsin's treatment of public union employees to Florida's "Stand your Ground" law. Liberals, progressives, and those who identify themselves as Democrats are comfortable with assigning these policies to those crazy crackpot Republicans, but the truth shows that many of ALEC's policies were perfected in the blue-bathed light of Chicago.
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Chicago’s Choice: Closing 50 Schools But Spending $100 Million On Basketball Arena

Chicago’s Choice: Closing 50 Schools But Spending $100 Million On Basketball Arena
While Chicago insists it must close these schools to close budget gaps, it has just announced that it will be dedicated as much as $100 million in public funds for the construction of a new basketball arena at DePaul University — which is about a third of the cost of the project.
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Chicago Prepares to Close 54 Public Schools

Chicago Prepares to Close 54 Public Schools
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and the mayor's hand-picked Chicago Board of Education have their sights set on closing 54 public schools this year.
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