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2013-03-04 20:21:58

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA): Anyone who has lived in the greater Chicago area for any amount of time knows that racial code words are a subtle, yet powerful feature of the local dialect. Code words allow self-conscious racists to discreetly mask their xenophobia. For example, around Chicagoland a "regular customer" is often used to denote that someone is White while someone who...

2008-12-11 10:16:24

Chicago newspaper columnists dueled Thursday over whether embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich could employ an insanity defense to fight corruption allegations. Federal prosecutors this week charged the two-term Democratic Illinois governor with attempting to auction off the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama for personal gain. Blagojevich already was under federal scrutiny over alleged pay-to-play politics involving the sale of state jobs and contracts for campaign...