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This is the last Chicago Public Square Newscast for a while.

As fun as creating it is, it takes a lot of time and so we’re going to take a summer break—partly to free more bandwidth for the main Chicago Public Square daily email and other projects and partly to check that old saying about absence making the heart grow fonder.

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—Charlie Meyerson

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