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Gun debate triggers grandstanding, hand-wringing

Published Oct. 16, 2009

A discussion about guns proved to be a blazing topic this week at a special meeting of the Common Council's Public Safety Committee. And sure, there was plenty of room for grandstanding and collective hand-wringing. "There simply is no excuse for the gun violence in our communities and residents will no longer stand for it. It is high time we take serious action," Ald. Bob Donovan said.

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Board says airport privatization not worthy of study

Published Oct. 3, 2008

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley announced plans this week to privatize that city's Midway Airport. Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker would like to do that with Mitchell International, but the County Board is resisting because it relishes the revenue that the airport provides.