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March 04, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Illinois Attorney General Seeks Stronger Data Breach Notification Law ...

Reacting to a report that identity theft was a top concern for Illinois residents (second in a list of ten), Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a legislative proposal to strengthen the state's existing data breach notification law. The call for ...


March 04, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Mayors Call On Rauner To Rethink Plan To Cut Local Government Revenue

Bruce Rauner proposed cutting in half the amount of income tax revenue the state sends to municipal governments in Illinois, and they're teaming up to let him know. Arlington Heights Mayor Thomas Hayes said he's in favor of Rauner taking steps to get ...


March 04, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Open Letter to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis

It does my heart well to see you on the news and hear you on radio, doing interviews about the mayoral race and the future of the Chicago Public Schools. It's great to see you back on the front lines, despite your unfortunate battle with brain cancer ...


March 04, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

1M-plus students set to take new standardized test

The Illinois State Board of Education said Friday that $1.4 billion in state and federal money could be withheld from Chicago schools if they didn't comply, the Chicago Sun-Times said. "I continue to personally and professionally believe that to ...


March 04, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

School Agenda Bedevils Chicago Mayor in Race

The empty shell of this school on Chicago's largely black South Side stands as a reminder of one of Rahm Emanuel's defining acts as mayor: overseeing the closing of nearly 50 public schools deemed underperforming, underutilized or both. It was the ...


March 04, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Proposed adjunct union at Seattle U. passes NLRB eligibility review

Catholic Bishop of Chicago, as well as a precedent against tenure-line faculty unions at private institutions stemming from N.L.R.B. v. Yeshiva University in ... William Herbert, executive director of the National Center for the Study of Collective ...


March 04, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

The Progressive Case for Rahm?s Re-Elect

His competitors came armed with platitudes about understanding the city better than him and attacks on his pugnacious style but without a hard headed plan to make sure that Chicago didn't go the way of Detroit. His opponents duplicated that strategy in ...


March 04, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Garcia Reverses Course On Building Obama Library In A Park

The Emanuel campaign had been hammering Garcia for his opposition to building the library on Chicago Park District property, claiming it would jeopardize efforts to bring the library to Chicago. The University of Chicago has proposed building the ...


March 04, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Drought Shows Folly of Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels

As strange as it sounds, officials from the Westlands Water District, Kern County Water Agency and Metropolitan Water District should be profusely thanking Restore the Delta (RTD), fishermen, environmentalists and Tribal leaders for opposing Governor ...


March 04, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Area Briefing, March 5-11, 2015

A double left lane closure on eastbound Sunset Road at Eastern Avenue is planned through 9 p.m. June 17 due to a Clark County Water Reclamation District project, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation. Contri Construction is installing a ...


March 04, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

History of Sheridan Shore Part I

Sheridan Shore Yacht Club, on the north bank of Wilmette Harbor, has been a North Shore institution since 1922. Its clubhouse sits on property owned by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. The club's lease expires in March 2016, and MWRD will ...


March 04, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

MWRD to replace materials on Skokie site

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District will remove two existing silos and asphalt production equipment and replace them with four new silos and equipment on property it owns in Skokie. The Skokie Village Board March 2 unanimously signed off on a ...


March 04, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Cook County Land Bank hires new executive director

The Cook County Board created the land bank in 2013 to address the area's vacant housing problem, which was compounded by the recession and residential real estate crash. The land bank is acquiring vacant properties and working with developers to fix ...


March 04, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Could Rahm actually lose

On Monday, he got a boost when a prominent African-American officeholder, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle — who was once seen as a potential Emanuel challenger — announced that she wouldn't be endorsing either candidate. What's still ...


March 04, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Local tries, but Toni staying out of race

“Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has brought honest, progressive government to Cook County for the first time in living memory,” it reads in part. “If President Preckwinkle endorses Chuy Garcia for Mayor of Chicago, we will have good ...


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