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Elaine Hopkins

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Rep Hare: Here's What's Really in the Health Care Bill

(1) Comments | Posted August 31, 2009 | 3:05 PM

MACOMB, IL -- Nearly 200 people squeezed into a meeting room in Macomb's City Hall on August 19th to quiz Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL) about healthcare reform.

Hare said he's not afraid of taking a controversial stance on health care reform.

"Nobody owns me on this issue. The insurance companies...

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Thinking About Hillary In The Heartland

(40) Comments | Posted May 16, 2008 | 9:41 AM

PEORIA, ILLINOIS -- Duh! Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton wins overwhelmingly in West Virginia, even as the pundits are trying to shove her out of the race while they ridicule her on television and in their columns.

Why do they hate her? Is it old fashioned sexism? Probably.

No one has...

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Illinois Labor Leader, Women's Advocate Backs Obama

(1) Comments | Posted March 16, 2008 | 2:32 PM

This is also published on the author's blog, Peoria Story.

PEORIA - Illinois Democratic superdelegate Margaret Blackshere fought for the Equal Rights Amendment, is known as an advocate for women and was herself a pioneer female labor leader.

But like other Illinois superdelegates, Blackshere, 67, now living...

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Unmasking Sexism In Media Coverage Of Hillary Clinton

(17) Comments | Posted March 11, 2008 | 10:15 AM

Deeply rooted sexism in the US as seen in the campaign coverage of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton "hurts us all," Bradley University professor emeritus Barbara Pendleton told the Peoria chapter of the National Organization for Women at a March 8 meeting to commemorate International Women's Day and Women's History Month.

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IL Superdelegate Predicts Statewide Superdelegate Sweep For Obama

(11) Comments | Posted February 26, 2008 | 5:12 PM

This piece was produced as part of the HuffPost's OffTheBus and the Superdelegate Transparency Project.

This article also appears on the author's blog, Peoria Story.

PEORIA -- An Illinois superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention has predicted that all the Illinois superdelegates will...

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