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October 31, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Latest generation of industrial robots

Hannover, Germany, and Chicago – The world is at the dawn of a new age in industrial robotics. ... The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) reports that its members sold around 170,000 industrial robots in 2013, an increase of 12% on 2012, and ...


October 31, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Why I'm voting for Pat Quinn

The state was reeling from the corruption scandal that had cost Gov. Rod Blagojevich his job (and later his freedom), from the global financial crisis in the fall of 2008 and from years of irresponsible budgeting in which lawmakers deferred today's ...


October 31, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

RICHARD T. MONTEITH JR.

His children remember the many provocative op-ed articles and journal pieces that he emailed to them asking, "What do you think?" and all ... There they adopted each others' children and together raised three children, Kathy Monteith Otten of ...


October 31, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

US|Thomas M. Menino, Mayor Who Led Boston's Renaissance, Is Dead at 71

... York and native of the Boston region, once called Mr. Menino “the mayors' mayor” and said he would be ranked with America's greatest municipal chief executives, including Fiorello H. La Guardia of New York and Richard J. Daley and his son, Richard ...


October 31, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Dan Walker walks into Illinois governor's mansion

Walker had gone toe-to-toe with Mayor Richard J. Daley's candidate in the Democratic primary and a widely respected Republican incumbent governor — and emerged victorious. Not bad for a guy who started with zero name recognition and — even after ...


October 31, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Ty Fahner: What if the Court rejects pension reform?

To its credit, the Illinois General Assembly passed a pension reform bill that gives Illinois and its citizens a fighting chance. Signed into law last December, it provides more certainty about the state's fiscal position, demonstrates that we can ...


October 31, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Committee approves live gaming, land-based casinos

Although the final report received unanimous bipartisan support, the recommendations still have to be placed in a bill that will have to be passed by the full General Assembly during the 2015 session. The live table games language was directed at ...


October 31, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

South Suburban Airport Project Gaining Steam as State Buys More Land

The Illinois General Assembly passed Senate Bill 20 in the spring of 2013, which created a Public Private Partnership between the private sector and IDOT to build the South Suburban Airport. “The decision of whether to build the airport or not will be ...


October 31, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Picking losers: Illinois' fiscal situation is awful

A large and growing gap between spending and sustainable revenue is made worse by huge claims on future revenues from past IOUs. Eventually, the General Assembly and governor will be forced to pick losers by deciding which combination of painfully ...


October 31, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Michelle Obama to campaign in Moline for Pat Quinn, Dick Durbin

Obama was in Illinois on Oct. 7, when she headlined a small fundraiser for Quinn and rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Quinn is in a tight race with Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. The first lady is one of several top-ranking ...


October 31, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Judge, sheriff among local races on Election Day

First is the Illinois Right to Vote Amendment. According to the Illinois General Assembly (ilga.gov), this measure declares that no person shall be denied the right to register to vote or cast a ballot in an election based on race, color, ethnicity ...


October 31, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Why I'm voting for Pat Quinn

Before Blagojevich's dramatic ouster, Quinn was a marginalized, even ostracized lieutenant governor who had a title but no power or portfolio. He became the state's chief executive without a mandate or team of legislative allies. Considering those head ...


October 31, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

CPS wants to delay new standardized exam; state's answer is still 'No'

That's in spite of Chicago Public Schools' recent request and ongoing lobbying efforts for another year's reprieve from the new test. The district's schools “are simply not ready for the full-scale implementation of the test” and “the testing demands ...


October 31, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Lake Shore Drive ramps by McCormick Place set for early 2015 construction

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (McPier), which owns and operates McCormick Place, reached a settlement with IDOT that will pay McPier $3 million for easements of parking lots that currently include pillars that support the ramps.


October 31, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Vote 2014: 1st Congressional District

Tillman previously ran unsuccessfully for the board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. His mother, Dorothy, was a 3rd Ward Chicago alderman, and his father, Jimmy, a physician. For more information, log on to www.jimmylee2dcexpress.info ...


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