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Sources for Local Topics
Local news blogs can often be good places to find topics for your papers. Take a look at these sites to find discussions of local political, social and economic concerns.
The Bleader is the blog of the popular Chicago Reader, the city's largest free weekly newspaper.
Clout Street - Chicago Tribune
An inside look at local politics from Chicago's City Hall to the Statehouse in Springfield, from Chicago Tribune reporters.
Daily Herald - Suburban Chicago's Information Source
The Daily Herald is suburban Chicago's largest daily newspaper, providing a local perspective on local neighborhood news.
Evanston Round Table
The Evanston Roundtable is a community newspaper that provides in-depth news coverage about Evanston, Illinois.
Greg Hinz on Politics (Crain's Chicago Business)
Greg Hinz is Crain’s blogger and columnist on politics and government in Chicago, Illinois and the nation. A graduate of Medill, he writes frequently on such public policy issues as education, transportation and economic development.
Politics - Chicago Sun Times
Find the latest political news, analysis and commentary about local, Illinois and national politics and government.
The Ward Room
Get the latest political news and analysis about Chicago's top influencers at this site from NBC Chicago.
Other State & Local Sources