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10-7-11: Ventura, Lobbyist Lawyers, Sunshine

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In today’s episode: Robin Ventura back with the Sox; incredible weather continues; a political lawyer who’s also a lobbyist


The mudslinging has begun in a fight between Democrats for Illinois’ 2nd Congressional seat. Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson yesterday formally kicked off her campaign against current Congressman Jesse Jackson, Junior.

West suburban-based Sara Lee is thinking of moving its headquarters.

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean Claude Brizard is opening the door to a longer school day in high schools as well as elementary schools. He spoke on a WBEZ special live call-in show last night.

Also in today’s podcast, Sam Hudzik examines the vague non-disclosure laws that allow all politics, lobbying and law to get real cozy.

In sports, Blackhawks skate into their regular season in Dallas tonight and thousands of runners in tiny shorts will descend upon Chicago for the Sunday marathon.

Today’s going to be a sunny day, with highs around 80 and lows in the 50s.

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