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Re: “Why Chicago’s once-promising food truck scene stalled out

The 200 foot rule and the 2-hour time limit absolutely murdered any chance of a thriving food truck scene in Chicago. Tom Tunney's fingerprints are on the weapon.

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Posted by TheNewman on 03/30/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “While the city is strapped for cash, the private parking meter company makes millions of dollars more

The city could have filled the holes in its budget by raising meter prices to where they are now. Such a move was politically impossible.

But selling off the entire system for 75 years, and letting a private company raise the rates? That's a political two step they could get away with.

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Posted by TheNewman on 05/10/2015 at 2:52 PM

Re: “How Bruce Rauner used a legal loophole to get a $2.5 million campaign donation

craigjjj, Rauner may be rich and out of touch, but I'm pretty sure he's not a liberal. The quality of his clothing is certainly up for debate.

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Posted by TheNewman on 06/20/2014 at 4:02 PM

Re: “This is between me and Her (and Spike Jonze)

I'm not sure how much more clearly the film could have illustrated that Samantha is a "person" and not a "thing". Theodore doesn't think his computer loves him, he falls in love with someone who lacks a body. And there quite clearly IS conflict in their relationship, you even recounted a fight over the surrogate. I think this is the story of a love affair that looks weird from the outsde, but is no less than real.

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Posted by TheNewman on 02/06/2014 at 1:01 PM

Re: “The anti-Vivian Maier

So prior to discovering who this was, did anyone at The Reader have any reservations about posting an unidentified, amateur photographer's nude on your website? Especially one found in a dumpster?

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Posted by TheNewman on 02/04/2014 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Molly Soda's trash is Paul-David Young's treasure

He discovered the artist's name, then chose not to credit her for the photos she took and he "curated" because ____

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Posted by TheNewman on 02/04/2014 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Our favorite restaurants of 2013

GregU, they have these things called "hyperlinks" within this article that can take you to other webpages here on the Information Superhighway. It's pretty neat! There's even a big long list of restaurants, "hyperlinks" and addresses down below.

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Posted by TheNewman on 12/27/2013 at 9:24 AM

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