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Kari Lydersen

Kari Lydersen, a Chicago journalist and author, wrote “Mayor One Percent” to explore what Rahm Emanuel’s leadership means for Chicago — including the way he has galvanized the city’s labor movement and fueled a debate about economic priorities. Lydersen specializes in covering labor, energy, environment and immigration stories. Until 2009 she worked for The Washington Post out of the Midwest Bureau; she’s also written for The New York Times, People Magazine, WBEZ public radio and other outlets. She currently works for the Medill Watchdog Project at Northwestern University and is working on an ebook about the closing of Chicago’s two coal-fired power plants. www.karilydersen.com.