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Good on Ya, Molly

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Molly Ivins died Wednesday. The greatest contemporary political satirist succumbed to breast cancer at the age of 62. She was nothing if not politically incorrect--the best kind of liberal--and knew how to cut to the heart of the most maddening and spiteful of situations with humor and
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On Target

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Perhaps only with the opening of new big-box stores in Chicago's most challenged neighborhoods will suporters of the defunct living-wage law finally be able to see the stores as a uniquely good thing. Not appropriate for every city or even every Chicago neighborhood. But the best--and only--game in town
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