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  1. politics
    Progressive Groups Back Marie Newman, Despite DCCC BlacklistMarie Newman, who’s challenging anti-abortion Democrat Dan Lipinski from the left, picked up a handful of early endorsements.
  2. Bernie-Endorsed Pol May Have Lost Because of Bernie’s Preferred Primary SystemThere’s some evidence Illinois’s open-primary system saved centrist Democrat Dan Lipinski from defeat by progressive Marie Newman.
  3. Incumbents and Big Spenders Win Illinois Primary – But Only by a HairSome near-upsets occurred, but Governor Bruce Rauner and Representative Dan Lipinski managed to hold off their challengers.
  4. In Illinois Primaries, Abortion Is the Big IssueA pro-life Democratic congressman and a pro-choice Republican governor are both seeing strong challenges from their own parties.
  5. The Attempted Purge of a Rare Pro-Choice Republican in IllinoisIllinois liberals are trying to “purge” RTL Democrat Dan Lipinski, but conservatives are also trying to purge pro-choice Gov. Bruce Rauner.
  6. The Wild Illinois Governor’s Race Shows Why the Midterms Remain UnpredictablePrimary challenges, like those on both sides of the Illinois contest, make it hard to handicap the 2018 gubernatorial landscape.
  7. 2018 midterms
    Illinois Holocaust Denier Set to Win GOP Congressional NominationThis is why you always field a candidate.
  8. In Illinois, Another Boost for Automatic Voter RegistrationIn a bipartisan step, Illinois is set to join a growing number of states that sign up eligible voters when they do business with state agencies.
  9. immigration
    Pro-Trump Town Not Pleased ICE Is Detaining the Local Mexican Restaurant ManagerEven the mayor calls him a “great asset” who “doesn’t ask for anything in return.”
  10. the chain gang
    Guy Proves He’s the One by Proposing With a Ring Inside a McNuggets Box“Her love for chicken nuggets is, I’m sure, more than she loves me.”
  11. terrible owners
    Dairy Queen Tells Racist Franchisee His Store Is Closed ForeverHe bragged to cops about shouting the N-word at a customer and her kids.
  12. 3 Images That Illustrate Why Hillary Clinton Might Lose IllinoisChicago hates Rahm Emanuel so much it might cost Hillary Clinton tonight’s primary.
  13. Edibles
    James Beard Award–Winning Pastry Chef Embraces MarijuanaChicago-based Mindy Segal has created a line of edibles.
  14. Disgraced Illinois ‘Hero’ Cop Spent Over $2,000 of Stolen Money on Movie TicketsCourt documents reveal that Fox Lake police lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz also spent his embezzled money on student-loan payments, porn, and eating out.
  15. ‘Slain’ Illinois Cop Tried to Order HitThe cop allegedly asked a gang member to kill an administrator who knew he’d been stealing from a local youth program.
  16. trans issues
    U.S.: Trans Student Has Right to Use Locker RoomThe school district must allow the girl access to the girls’ locker room or face sanctions.
  17. Shortages
    Get Ready for a Pumpkin-Pie Shortage This ThanksgivingFlooding has reduced some companies’ supplies by a third.
  18. Tips
    Random Customer Leaves $1,000 Tip to Help Teenage Waiter Achieve HisThe diner wrote that he “commits random act of kindness.”
  19. Fate
    Mr. Burger to Marry Ms. King in World’s Shilliest WeddingGuess who’s providing the wedding favors.
  20. happy tears
    Roger Ebert Memorial Sculpture Is Almost a RealityGet the tissues ready.
  21. equal rites
    Gay Marriage Is Legal in Illinois Now, TooThe sixteenth state to make it so.
  22. scary things
    Deadly Tornadoes Hit Midwest, Kill at Least 6 People [Updated]At least six people have been killed.
  23. equal rites
    Illinois Lawmakers Vote to Legalize Gay MarriagePresident Obama says he’s “overjoyed.”
  24. model beginnings
    Behold: Cindy Crawford’s First ‘Cover’ ShotShe put the quotes in herself.
  25. early and awkward
    Jesse Jackson Jr. Chose an Expensive Time to ResignFinding his replacement could cost as much as $5 million.
  26. early and awkward
    The Best Part of Illinois Lawmaker’s TiradeSlow motion makes everything better.
  27. campaign finance
    Illinois Senator Accused of Making Illegal Campaign Payments to GirlfriendIs Senator Mark Kirk the new John Edwards?
  28. the national interest
    Romney Grinds Forward in IllinoisVictory still so, so far away.
  29. early and often
    Illinois Looking Increasingly Illinoying for Rick SantorumHe really wanted to win there, too!
  30. jerks
    Illinois Congressional Candidate Has Some Funny Opinions on the HolocaustGood luck with that, Art Jones!
  31. Mediavore
    What You’ll Find in a Camembert Rind; Nestle Axing 103 Hot Pockets StaffersFor some people, the cheese mold is “one of the world’s greatest living surfaces.”
  32. Obese
    Illinois Packs on the PoundsWe are going to blame fast food and lack of exercise.
  33. early and awesome
    Illinois State Senator Heeds Financial Advice From Wu-Tang’s RaekwonShe recites lyrics from “C.R.E.A.M.” on the Senate floor.
  34. capital punishment
    Illinois Abolishes the Death PenaltyWill other states follow?
  35. early and awkward
    Rahmbo Is Back on the BallotAnd this time for good.
  36. early and awkward
    Rahm Emanuel’s Ballot Roller-Coaster Ride ContinuesHe’s back on!
  37. Mediavore
    Steven Fretz Joins Curtis Stone; Valley Village Massacre Victim Survives ElevenThe former XIV chef might also have future restaurant plans with the T.V. chef.
  38. slouching toward reform
    Hank Paulson: Ultimately, the Financial-Regulation Bill Doesn’t Really Matter“I think it is asking a lot for regulators to be perfect, because they won’t be.”
  39. fudging
    Another Politician Misrepresents Military RecordIllinois congressman lies about having won Navy award.
  40. Mediavore
    Food Revolution Wins Ratings War; South Park Inspired by Palms KFCJamie Oliver’s show beats Gordon Ramsay’s, while Comedy Central’s most successful cartoon dabbles with a local fast food dilemma.
  41. politics as unusual
    Illinois Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate Drops OutYou may be wondering why you should care about this.
  42. justice for all
    Some Terrorists Not Coming to New York CityThe new Guantánamo will be in Illinois.
  43. ballsy crimes
    Blago Pleads Not GuiltyRemember that guy?
  44. early and awesome
    Rod Goes Even More BlagonkersOur Blaminds are Blagown.
  45. early and often
    The Fallout From Blagojevich’s Explosive Exit Begins Before He Has Actually GoneAnd the bloggers can barely contain their glee.
  46. election hangover
    Okay, Okay. So Who’s Going to Replace Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Rahm Emanuel?Jockeying has already started for the two Senate seats and one House seat.
  47. live from new york
    Video: Man Man and Illinois LiveAbove, check out Man Man playing “Banana Ghost,” preceded by a brand-new song that we would title “Been Knocked Out Way Too Long,” but which is probably called “Kitten Apocalypse” or some shit.
  48. live from new york
    Video: Man Man Go Off the Deep End