The finer points of local politics | Bleader

The finer points of local politics

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* Mick Dumke breaks down the new city budget

* The Daily Herald has a debate between Bill Foster and Jim Oberweis (IL-14)

* The MacArthur Foundation is giving $68 million in foreclosure aid to local organizations, including $15 million to ShoreBank; Illinois Progress has a breakdown.

* Fran Spielman: "Where Mayor Daley Has Gone Wrong"

* "A collection of politically connected firms handpicked by Cook County President Todd Stroger's administration is set to reap the profits from fees associated with the sale of $364 million in bonds up for board consideration today"

* "this is Chicago, a land where apples rarely fall from urban trees unless someone hangs them there"

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