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The Daybook: Countdown to Olympic announcement

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Today, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is in Washington, DC to meet with President Barack Obama. I’m sure Daley’s careful language about how much he wants Obama in Copenhagen next month (and all the subsequent media coverage) won’t be awkward at all. Chicago Urban League President Cheryle Jackson will officially have her official campaign kickoff today. Officially. And the Cook County Board is debating some new language about the relationship between lobbyists and Cook County officials (Item #2).

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It’s election day, and hundreds of teens are serving as election judges. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a case that could impact more than one million student people in Illinois with college debt. Local groups are stepping up to provide shelter for asylum seekers arriving in Chicago.