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July 26, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

Aurora Aldermen OK MediPot Rules

Aldermen in Aurora unanimously approved the rules this week. They require marijuana growers and retailers to submit their plans for operations, security and disposal to the city west of Chicago after being issued a state license. Aurora Planning ...

July 26, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

Chicago aldermen ask City Hall watchdog to probe red light ticket program

A group of Chicago aldermen has asked City Hall's top watchdog to probe the city's besieged red light ticketing program, raising questions about the oversight, consistency and fairness of a camera system in “continued disorder.” The request follows a ...

July 26, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

The Beauty of Chicago

I grew up in a suburb of Chicago. The city was always a magical place where my family would go see seasonal decorations, museums, theater productions, sporting events, and of course eat great food. I loved the city of Chicago and throughout my ...

July 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Higher ed officials look for more ways to keep kids in college

Moreno helps families and high-school students in her community figure out their higher-education options in her work as a member of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission's ISACorps, a two-year program that deploys 85 recent college graduates ...

July 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

States Try to Protect Health Exchanges From Court Ruling

"This is a very different situation for some of my colleagues from when we discussed this in the General Assembly previously," said Greg Harris, a Democrat representing a North SideChicago district. "Now, clearly, people across Illinois will become ...

July 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Kudos for pension opt out

Hopefully, we'll soon be able to read of legislation being proposed that will allow all misguided and other elected officials (but especially those who view such action as truly important to their constituents) to opt out of Illinois' General Assembly ...

July 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Coalition: Speed up Illinois' fracking rules

The General Assembly passed legislation more than a year ago that was meant to pave the way for hydraulic fracturing — the process of injecting high-pressure water and chemicals underground to extract oil and natural gas. Supporters of fracking lauded ...

July 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Gaming revenue higher than expected

The General Assembly actually approved the plan in 2009, but machines didn't show up in bars until four years later. State Rep. Don Moffitt, R-Gilson, voted for the plan back in 2009, though he didn't have much of a choice. He said the measure was ...

July 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn welcomes a new class of 37 Illinois State Police troopers

Quinn attended a graduation ceremony for the 37 officers at the State Police Academy in Springfield on Friday. He says the graduates have been rigorously trained to uphold a "long and distinguished history of service to the state." Officials say the ...

July 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Chicago Public Schools Students Show School Choice Happens

Chicago Public Schools data recently released by a Chicago Public Radio education reporter reveals that high school students express school choice. The rationale is simple—CPS high school students don't have a choice BUT to want and need school ...

July 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

New Midway Flight Path Prompts Deluge Of Noise Complaints

CHICAGO (CBS) – Residents living under a new flight path for Midway International Airport have filed a slew of complaints about jet noise in the past few months. WBBM Newsradio's Dave Berner reports jets pass overhead every few minutes above the ...

July 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Audrey Thomas and Kathy Booton Wilson, Deborah's Place leaders

Thomas, a native of western Pennsylvania, went to college in New York and came to Chicago in 1982. "I stopped by (Chicago) because I had friends here ... There's so little affordable housing in the city. Q: Do you have a favorite lady? Thomas: One, she ...

July 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Status Update On Park Ridge Flood Projects

Engineering work is underway to hook Park Ridge and Mayfield Estates into the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District's Dempster Street sewer line. Zingsheim said Park Ridge is one of “quite a few projects” linking into MWRD engineering, but he has no ...

July 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Cook County health board selects new leaders

"I appreciate my fellow members placing their faith in me to lead the health system board with their help and that of our staff," Mr. Hammock said in the statement. "Our goal is to continue to serve all residents of Cook County with high quality health ...

July 26, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Galvan Week Ahead: Interest rates will rise says Governor Carney, as Tesco ...

Both have come under the spotlight with the recent announcement of a probe into personal current accounts and small business banking by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA). ... US: Challenger Job Cuts, Unemployment Claims , Employment Cost Index ...

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