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12 Slogans and Nicknames of Illinois Cities

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.04.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Did you know that Chicago is called The Windy City not because of the weather, but because a newspaper article claimed it was full of hot air politicians? Or that the Illinois House of Representatives voted to make Kewanee the official hog capital of the world in 1949?

Longtime Dem Announces Retirement

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Edolphus Towns, the Democratic congressman from New York City who was a longtime political stalwart for his working-class Brooklyn di...

Village Green: How Government Buildings Shape Community, and What to Do

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

We generally do not think of the federal government as having much of a role in the shape and function of our local cities and towns. But there are important ways in which it does.

Village Green: "I watched the growth - it's become 'Paradise Lost' for me"

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Today’s title comes from Jeff Holm, chair of the Board of Supervisors for Baldwin Township, Minnesota.  Baldwin is a rural community s...

Senate Stalemate Begins To Hurt Towns Around New York State

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As the stalemate in the State Senate stuttered through its fourth week, a crucial deadline came and went: June 30. It was the expiration date of more ...