Republican Bruce Rauner, hammering Gov. Pat Quinn for his call to extend income-tax hikes, debuted a new campaign mascot to needle the governor during his stop Thursday at a North Side elementary school.
Call him “Quinnocchio,” Rauner’s answer apparently to Quinn’s “Squeezy the Python,” the cartoon character the governor created to dramatize the state’s pension problems.
Rauner campaign spokesman Mike Schrimpf announced “Quinnocchio” in a press release Thursday: “Pat Quinn’s alter-ego, Quinnocchio, is making his first appearance today alongside the governor at his noon campaign stop at Linné Elementary School to remind him of his broken promises.”
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Relatives and friends release white and pink balloons to honor Terry’a Adams, 25, who was looking forward to going to school to become a nurse in August.
The men, ages 22 and 24, were walking in the 1300 block of West 13th Street when they were struck by gunfire, police said. They are both hospitalized.
AM radio has a decadeslong history in Chicago, but the industry faces the prospect of losing easy access to listeners in their cars.
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The awards, considered the Oscars of the culinary world, were presented on Monday night.
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“It was shocking,” said Glen Lichard. “I just wish the SWAT would have called me. I would have gotten on the phone with him or gone down there, or something.”