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November 26, 2014 @ 6:00 AM

State of IL Seeks Public Input on Strategy to Reduce Phosphorous and Nitrogen ...

“Meeting the challenge of nutrient reduction in the Mississippi River Basin can only be accomplished through shared action,” said David St. Pierre, Executive Director, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. “The MWRD appreciates ...

November 26, 2014 @ 6:00 AM

Suburban school candidates can file in Arlington Heights, Tinley Park

To accommodate the 700 candidates expected to run for the school boards of the 145 suburban school districts in its jurisdiction, Cook County on Tuesday announced two suburban locations for Dec. 15 only, although the filing period runs through Dec. 22.

November 26, 2014 @ 6:00 AM

Cook Coounty clerk adds suburban filing locations for school candidates

The Cook County Clerk's office is setting up four locations in the city of Chicago and the suburbs for school board candidates in the April 7 election to submit their nominating petitions when the filing period begins Dec. 15. Under a new state law ...

November 26, 2014 @ 6:00 AM

Party with a purpose

Local politicians in attendance included Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County board president; Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn; and Evelyn Sanguinetti, Illinois lieutenant governor-elect. “We want a state that is competitive yet compassionate,” said Sanguinetti, who ...

November 26, 2014 @ 6:00 AM

Chicago Housing Authority focuses on homeless

Officials with the housing authority say they are targeting homeless populations. A Tuesday news release says about 15,900 of those who registered reported being homeless, meaning they live in a shelter or transitional housing. In January 2014 the ...

November 25, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Ret. Col. Jill Morgenthaler 'worked twice as hard for half the recognition'

Blagojevich, (and) when he went to prison, we were all guilty by association. But what I could get were speaking gigs. People kept hiring me to speak, and then people asked me to blog on leadership. Then I realized, "I love what I'm doing!" I'm a ...

November 25, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Why is median income stagnant or declining? Conservative group says one ...

In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 photo, supporters of legislation that will raise the minimum wage in Illinois rally outside the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Ill. Much is at stake as Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, who has asked lawmakers ...

November 25, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

What do Rick Santorum and Andrew Cuomo have in common?

Maybe they could tap Rod Blagojevich to be the new director of a revamped National Weather Service? All things are possible. Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science at Columbia University. His books include Bayesian Data ...

November 25, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Miller: After election, game is who is in, and who is out

Keep in mind that Rod Blagojevich didn't unveil his new agency directors until a few days after he was first sworn into office in 2003. I think it was late December before we first got word about whom George Ryan was appointing. Rauner could move ...

November 25, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

A perfect 10: All in for Chicago mayoral race

Only four alderman saw no one filing to run against them: Marty Quinn in the 13th, Ed Burke in the 14th, Brendan Reilly in the 42nd and Harry Osterman in the 48th. Newly appointed City Treasurer Kurt Summers also gets a free ride. No one filed to ...

November 25, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

9 people file to challenge Rahm Emanuel in mayoral race

With the filing deadline closed, the list of Chicago mayoral hopefuls ballooned Monday, the final day of filing nominating petitions for next year's city elections. In all, 10 people filed to run for mayor, including incumbent Rahm Emanuel. Seven of ...

November 25, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Alderman, Cook leader among those who file to challenge Emanuel

"We've heard from people all over the city of Chicago, and the fact that we submitted the highest number of nominating petitions underscores the change that people in the city's neighborhoods would like to see Chicago take a new set of priorities.".

November 25, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Top aldermen draw free pass for new terms

Despite widespread grumbling about Mayor Rahm Emanuel, some of the Chicago City Council's biggest names— including the chairman of the finance committee and the alderman who represents most of downtown—will get a pass in the February city ...

November 25, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Darren Wilson Wasn't the First: A Short History of Killer Cops Let Off the Hook

Cook County State's Attorney Richard M. Daley was tendered powerful evidence of this torture as early as 1982, but did not investigate or prosecute Burge and his men. Daley's office continued to use confessions tortured from the victims to send scores ...

November 25, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Ferguson Commission: Meet The Members

I've watched Teach For America Corps members come to St. Louis or change careers here and move to the classroom, and it's been really astounding to watch them work and see students in city schools and some of our schools in north county achieve ...

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