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David Ellis

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Illinois, From Reagan to Obama

(3) Comments | Posted February 7, 2011 | 11:33 AM

In the modern era, Illinois lays claim to two of the giant figures in presidential history. President Ronald Reagan (born and raised here) inspired a nation to dream, revitalized and re-defined conservative social and fiscal policy, and more than anyone else ended the Cold War. President Obama, at least Reagan's...

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Resident Evil: The Chicago Way

(31) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 1:51 PM

We can debate whether election laws should impose residency requirements on candidates, like the one-year requirement that applies to the Chicago mayoral race and Rahm Emanuel. Some would say who cares if a candidate just recently moved to the jurisdiction -- let the voters factor that in when they cast...

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