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October 30, 2011 | By Georgia Garvey, RedEye
Meredyth Richards says it's tough in Chicago for a conservative. The 24-year-old Lincoln Park resident is politically active, passionately devoted to Republican causes and living in a city where the numbers are stacked against her. Richards, the president of the Chicago Young Republicans, said she's even considered moving. Why does she stay? "Aside from being a masochist, I don't really know," Richards said, perhaps only half-jokingly, while adding that "the city is wonderful and it has its perks.
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October 30, 2011 | By Georgia Garvey, RedEye
Meredyth Richards says it's tough in Chicago for a conservative. The 24-year-old Lincoln Park resident is politically active, passionately devoted to Republican causes and living in a city where the numbers are stacked against her. Richards, the president of the Chicago Young Republicans, said she's even considered moving. Why does she stay? "Aside from being a masochist, I don't really know," Richards said, perhaps only half-jokingly, while adding that "the city is wonderful and it has its perks.
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May 3, 2012 | By Megan Crepeau, For RedEye
So, college students, how does it feel to be so darn popular? Are your ears burning? Do you hear sound bites about "student loan interest" and "rate hikes" and "Stafford" and "1 trillion" and "deadlock" and think, hey, maybe I should pay some attention to this? Well, you should. Here's your crash course on the current student loan shenanigans in Congress, and how they might affect you … or not. Q: So what's this I hear about student loan shenanigans in Congress? A: Oh, it's super fun. Back in 2007, they passed a bill reducing interest rates on subsidized federal Stafford loans.
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March 7, 2013 | By Hector Luis Alamo Jr., @hectorluisalamo and For RedEye
Three months. That's how long you'll have to go without America's most popular satirist - and, awkwardly enough, its most trusted newsman. Jon Stewart is taking a three-month hiatus from "The Daily Show" this summer to direct his first movie, "Rosewater. " Written by Stewart, the movie tells the true story of a former guest who was jailed by Iranian authorities while reporting on the elections there. Obviously the film won't be in Stewart's sweet spot, comedy - which is like Steven Spielberg directing "The Hangover Part III" or James Franco writing poetry.
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