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October 25, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago Listed In the Top 10 Cities to Find Finance Jobs

Accounting Principals, a finance and accounting staffing agency has listed the top ten cities to find finance jobs for 2013 and Chicago has made the list yet again this year. The accounting and finance staffing agency examines the overall economic ...


October 25, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Editorial: Cyclists have to follow the law

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley was an avid cyclist who cultivated Chicago's image as a bike-friendly city. Mayor Rahm Emanuel campaigned on a pledge to build 25 miles of new bike lanes annually. The city's ambitious Bike 2015 plan envisions a 500-mile ...


October 25, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago Mayor Seeks Hefty Hike in Police Budget

A similar program under former Mayor Richard M. Daley was credited for reducing shootings in many violence-prone neighborhoods, but it was disbanded by Emanuel after he took office in 2011. The price of combating violence played a critical role last ...


October 25, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Mayor wants to kill aldermanic stealth account

The Tribune has reported that one alderman used the stealth account to hire the mother of a former top mayoral aide later convicted of rigging city hiring during Mayor Richard M. Daley's tenure. Another alderman hired a city worker ousted over sexual ...


October 25, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Illinois' Do-Nothing Legislature Does Even Less

Redfield, who has watched the Illinois General Assembly for decades, said election year paralysis is typical. Still, there's plenty of blame to go around. 'Pension Crisis to Choke a Horse'. “I worked for two governors, Jim Thompson and Jim Edgar, that ...


October 25, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Money-For-Nothing: Illinois Legislature Adjourns With Work Undone

Redfield, who has watched the Illinois General Assembly for decades, said election year paralysis is typical. Still, there's plenty of blame to go around. “I worked for two governors, Jim Thompson and Jim Edgar, that moved things along even in an ...


October 25, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Rahm Emanuel to back Gov. Pat Quinn for re-election bid

October 24, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will back Governor Pat Quinn's re-election bid, despite his friendship with a Republican challenger, Bruce Rauner. The governor appeared at an event in the Chicago suburbs on Thursday.


October 25, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Gov. Pat Quinn to Visit Wheeling Township Dems Oct. 30th

Gov. Pat Quinn to Visit Wheeling Township Dems Oct. 30th. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL -- October 23, 2013 -- Democratic Committeeman Rob Nesvacil is pleased to announce that special guest Gov. Pat Quinn will be the featured speaker at the next meeting ...


October 25, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago teacher terminated for enrolling children in city schools

A long-time teacher for the Chicago Board of Education contended that she enrolled her two daughters in the selective-enrollment Chicago elementary school where she taught, because she thought they, like her, were exempt from a requirement to live ...


October 25, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel And The Chicago Park District Present Sculpture On The ...

CHICAGO--(ENEWSPF)--October 24, 2013. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), with assistance from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events ...


October 25, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Cook County to Scale Back Oak Forest Health Center Campus

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Thursday announced a plan that could save more than $100 million over the next 15 years by consolidating and better managing county-owned real estate. Under the plan, the County would reduce the Oak ...


October 24, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Tax Foundation releases its annual report on state tax climates

In Illinois early last decade, hundreds of millions of dollars of capital investments were delayed when then-Governor Rod Blagojevich proposed a hefty gross receipts tax. Only when the legislature resoundingly defeated the bill did the investment resume.


October 24, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago Transportation Plans Aim To Put Disadvantaged Back To Work

Labor organizations are throwing their support behind the move, as it not only calls for U.S. jobs, but quality U.S. jobs. The Chicago Federation of Labor, which represents 300 labor organizations, is among the supporters of the transportation jobs plan.


October 24, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Pension crisis looms over Emanuel's budget address

Ald. Edward M. Burke (14th), chairman of the City Council's Finance Committee, appeared to agree with Msall. He noted that the firefighters pension fund is in such dire straits, it's “selling assets to make current payments to widowers and pensioners.”.


October 24, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Courtesy phone calls latest move to iron out Ventra transit card glitches

CTA President Forrest Claypool on Oct. 9 announced that, due to a flood of calls and long hold times, the agency was putting on hold Ventra transition deadlines it had imposed only two days earlier. That move allowed the resumption of sales of old ...


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