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  • Pray for Us All; Beavers Plays With Fire

    Though most of the aldermen were alive and even grown up in 1954, none apparently remember that "under God" was added to the pledge that year because religious leaders persuaded Congress that we should distinguish ourselves from our enemy, the Soviet Unio
  • Gun Crazy

    Let's face it, the military doesn't take 18-year-olds for their responsibility and maturity.
  • The Party's Over

    Stroger used a time-honored strategy to pass his budget: put it off until the last minute, then wear 'em down.
  • The Council Disapproves

    For Mayor Daley, the Hired Truck scandal is "possibly the same thing as with George Ryan," said one alderman. Another aldreman agreed, adding, "The only thing you don't have in this case, you don't have any dead children."
  • The County Board Gets Bizarre

    Cue the Twilight Zone theme: once Daley joins Stroger on the podium, the exact same group of people, sitting in almost exactly the same seats, becomes the finance committee.
  • Me and My Big Mouth

    Truths, Half-Truths, Lies, and Damn Lies From People In and Out of the News
  • The Scam at Pooh Corner

    In Which Fans Get Tricked Into a Very Tight Place
  • Loose Lips

    Newsmakers and the words they rode in on.
  • I Dismember Mama

    Conservative ideologues like Danielle Crittenden say women would be happier if they'd just put babies before work. But even Crittenden knows better than to try it herself.
  • Aldermania!

    Thrills and Spills of the Current Races
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