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June 03, 2014 @ 7:06 AM

SEC charges UNO with defrauding investors, warns probe 'not done'

Rangel was co-chairman of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2011 mayoral campaign and also had built close relationships with state House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) and powerful Ald. Edward Burke (14th) during nearly 16 years as UNO's leader.


June 03, 2014 @ 7:06 AM

Lucille 'Jackie' Gallagher, Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman, 1928-2014

Rod Blagojevich tapped Mrs. Gallagher as the chair of the Illinois Labor Relations Board. Mrs. Gallagher stepped down from the labor board in 2009. Mrs. Gallagher's marriage to William Gallagher ended in divorce. Survivors also include another daughter ...


June 03, 2014 @ 7:06 AM

Violence in Chicago: "What Is Rahm Emanuel Going to Do About This?"

"I heard Rahm Emanuel is thinking about giving money to Divvy bikes," said Taylor. "He needs money to stop the shootings, to hire more police, to stop the killing." It's an all-too-common refrain in the South Side, where support for Mayor Emanuel is ...


June 03, 2014 @ 7:06 AM

Mayor Stresses Passage of Bill Expunging Juvenile Records

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says legislation should be passed that would allow young people to learn from their mistakes and be productive members of society. NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern reports for the NBC 5 NEWS at NOON on June 2, 2014.


June 03, 2014 @ 7:06 AM

The City of Chicago Battles Blight—By Paying for Granite Counter Tops in a ...

Since 2009, the city of Chicago has received $169 million from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, a federal effort to help state and local governments ease urban blight by redeveloping foreclosed properties. Chicago has spent $140 million of that ...


June 03, 2014 @ 7:06 AM

Chicago Accuses Drug Companies of Pushing Opioids

Chicago, the third-biggest U.S. city, sued Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and four other drug companies for allegedly pushing consumer use of opioid painkillers, creating addicts and driving up its costs. “Since 2007, the city has paid for nearly 400,000 ...


June 03, 2014 @ 7:06 AM

Illinois officials applaud new EPA rule on emissions

"It is important that we take serious, comprehensive action to reduce carbon emissions," said Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, "so I look forward to reviewing the draft guidelines of the federal plan in detail and helping to develop a flexible ...


June 03, 2014 @ 7:06 AM

Pike County, Illinois State's Attorney resigns

... will meet with Chief Judge Diane Lagoski to decide how to proceed with the case. The County Board will now have to meet to appoint a replacement from the Democratic party and a special primary will need to be held before the November general election.


June 03, 2014 @ 7:06 AM

Our Destination Full of Hope: Marriage Equality in Illinois

Vernita passed away in March with her new wife Pat by her side. So today, I'll think of Vernita Gray and others unable to witness this day. I'll think of happy couples embarking on the adventure of marriage. And I will be proud to live in a state where ...


June 03, 2014 @ 7:06 AM

General Assembly concludes spring session

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois General Assembly concluded its legislative work on Friday following the passage of a budget that gives elementary schools and high schools additional funding and keeps state spending in line with revenues, without an ...


June 03, 2014 @ 7:06 AM

Joe Arpaio Insulted in 'Incendiary' Chicago Public School Test Question on ...

A test question on a Chicago Public Schools (CPS) assessment asking seventh graders to compare differing views on immigration, including one written by a fictitious Bush administration official whose name sounds almost exactly like that of Maricopa ...


June 03, 2014 @ 7:06 AM

Biz group pledges $30 million for City Colleges mentoring

... million for City Colleges mentoring. June 02, 2014. Print | Comments. A corporate philanthropic group plans to sharply expand its efforts to ensure that students at City Colleges of Chicago complete their studies and get a degree or further ...


June 03, 2014 @ 7:06 AM

Major upgrades to Sunset Village approved

The agreement stipulates that Glenview MHC must begin construction 60 days after getting permits from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. David Worth with Ravinia Communities, one of the three ...


June 03, 2014 @ 7:06 AM

More events sought for golf course

The golf association subleases land for the course from Evanston and Wilmette, which in turn lease it from its owner, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. The changes are to be discussed at the Human Services Committee meeting at 7 p.m. tonight ...


June 02, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

A Radical Seed Grows in Jackson, Mississippi

Born into a family of civil rights and labor organizers in Cleveland, Ohio, Omobola came to see Jackson as the Phoenix that rises from the ashes. She came to ... “Cooperative development is a dangerous thing,” said Wendell Paris of the Federation of ...


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