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May 07, 2014 @ 7:10 AM

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn: Legislative committee approval of subpoenas is ...

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Gov. Pat Quinn says a move by a legislative committee to grant subpoena powers to investigate his troubled anti-violence program is "politics as usual." The Chicago Democrat made the comments in Springfield on Tuesday following ...


May 07, 2014 @ 7:10 AM

Illiana agreement commits Illinois to spend $250M

The Illinois General Assembly has not approved the spending, and IDOT is bumping the Illiana ahead of other needed transportation projects, said Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, which has filed a federal ...


May 07, 2014 @ 7:10 AM

Illinois evaluates educational reform progress made over the past five years

In 2007, the Illinois General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 69 which recommended that the Illinois Board of Higher Education perform a study to examine educational policy issues throughout the state. That resolution was, in part, what led to ...


May 07, 2014 @ 7:10 AM

Fitch Affirms Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Auth., IL Bonds at 'AA ...

The bonds are special limited obligations of MPEA secured by a pledge of revenues including amounts received by the trustee from the expansion project fund, bond proceeds and other funds held under the Indenture. The expansion project fund receives ...


May 07, 2014 @ 7:10 AM

UberX thwarted in bid to serve O'Hare and Midway airports

An organization that's trying to unionize Chicago cabdrivers claimed credit Tuesday for blocking ride-sharing companies from moving in on their turf at O'Hare and Midway airports — with an assist from City Hall. The latest high-stakes confrontation ...


May 07, 2014 @ 7:10 AM

No 4th Year For Contract, Says CTU

Benito Juarez H.S. Investigated for Altering Student Attendance Records DNAinfo: But DNAinfo Chicago has learned attendance rates at the school, as well as other undisclosed issues, are now under investigation by Chicago Public Schools' inspector ...


May 07, 2014 @ 7:10 AM

Northbrook Park District to adopt new budget

Park district officials asked for about $11.9 million for the 2013 tax levy, which is about 1 percent, or about $123,000, higher than in 2012, according to previous Tribune reporting. The raise was partly ... conditions is positive. "The district's ...


May 07, 2014 @ 7:10 AM

City Colleges of Chicago assists students to get back on track

A college degree can be a very valuable tool depending on your career choices. Unfortunately, not everybody has the time, money, or ability to go to a four-year university. This is why we need places like the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), and other ...


May 07, 2014 @ 7:10 AM

How The CTA Is Ripping Off Visitors To Chicago

Sure, there are some infuriating aspects – asshole/mentally ill passengers, slow zones and filthy trains and stations – but for the most part, Chicago's transit system is a good way of getting around town. I don't even have a complaint about the new ...


May 07, 2014 @ 7:10 AM

Lansing clarifies ordinance; no farm animal raising in village limits

Trustees also approved the Watershed Management Ordinance required by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of all Cook County-based municipalities. Ordinance approval is meant to ensure that laws related to stormwater management are kept up ...


May 07, 2014 @ 7:10 AM

4 States, Feds Partner to Reduce Water Use, Preserve CO River

The Central Arizona Project, the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Denver Water are each chipping in $2 million to help farmers, cities and industries pay for water efficiency improvements. The ...


May 07, 2014 @ 7:10 AM

Toni Preckwinkle Dodges Chicago Mayoral Run Question

With Chicago's mayoral election less than a year away, inquiring minds want to know whether Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will throw her hat in the ring. "I have lots of things to do yet" in Cook County, she told Crain's Chicago Business ...


May 07, 2014 @ 7:10 AM

Cook County Law Library hosts children's book drive

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and some new friends sample some of the books that have been donated by patrons of the Cook County Law Library as part of its book drive. | Submitted. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and ...


May 06, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

House ethics panel extends review of Gutierrez hiring of lobbyist

He left in 2002 to work briefly for Rod Blagojevich when he first won the Illinois governor's job. But Scofield soon quit and in 2003 began assisting Gutierrez as a contractor paid from $4,500 to $6,000 a month. House rules say contractors may not ...


May 06, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Lawmakers wants to launch Quinn probe

Republican Bruce Rauner has sought to connect the county and federal probe of the program with the type of corruption seen during the Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan administrations. Barickman said he would seek a variety of information if subpoena ...


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