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Chicago Corporations Ripe to Spend on Elections

Turnout for tomorrow's election in Illinois is expected to be...not bad, for a midterm primary. "Not bad" is something like around 28 percent of registered voters. And it's not like candidates haven't been trying to get our attention—between debates and robo-calls and all those TV ads and mailers. The onslaught of political ads is likely to grow now that businesses and unions can spend unlimited amounts of money to get out and sway the vote. We've talked about the local political impact of the Supreme Court ruling. But what effect will it have on the way business operates round here? David Greising is the general manager and deputy editor at the Chicago News Cooperative, and Eight Forty-Eight's regular business contributor and he updates us on the latest.

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