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January 17, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Water Environment Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Annual ...

The 2013 recipients were the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Seattle Public Utilities, and Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation District in Denver. Applicants for the Award for Excellence in ...


January 17, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Lockport Powerhouse Set for Major Help from Fed Budget

This funding would facilitate the completion of the design and awarding of a construction contract for repairs to the forebay wall, at the facilty operated by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. The history of the Lockport ...


January 17, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Al Sanchez kicked off ballot for Cook County Board

January 16, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Convicted former Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Al Sanchez has been kicked off the ballot for the Cook County Board. He was released from federal prison last July. The county electoral board ruled Sanchez is ...


January 17, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Al Sanchez voted off Cook County Board ballot

Convicted ex-Chicago Streets and Sans Commissioner Al Sanchez has been voted off the Cook County Board ballot. The elections board made the unanimous decision Thursday because Sanchez has failed to complete his parole after being convicted on ...


January 17, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Ex-Con Al Sanchez Kicked Off County Board Ballot

Convicted former Chicago Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Alfred “Al” Sanchez will not be allowed to run for a spot on the Cook County Board. According to the Chicago Tribune, the Cook County election board unanimously voted to kick Sanchez off the ...


January 17, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Preckwinkle campaign skipped $10000 tax payment in 2010

Toni Preckwinkle's campaign failed to pay more than $10,000 in federal taxes in 2010, an awkward misstep for the Cook County Board president, who has made fiscal responsibility a cornerstone of her overhaul of the county's finances. Preckwinkle for ...


January 17, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Al Sanchez, convicted ex-Streets and San chief, kicked off ballot

He added that, if elected, he had been looking forward to working with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. “I think she is somebody that cares about the community and I want to be part of that,” Sanchez said. Preckwinkle said neither of the ...


January 17, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Chicago residents call for better access to affordable housing

Chicago residents, including former public housing residents, advocates, and council members, pushed for more accountability from the Chicago Housing Authority to prevent mismanagement of resources, and expressed concern over the city's dedication to ...


January 16, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Fed: US economic growth healthy over holidays

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth remained healthy in most U.S. regions in late November and December, helped by gains in consumer spending and factory output. Nine of the Fed's 12 banking districts described ...


January 16, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Major US Companies Quietly Funnel Dark Money To Politically Active Nonprofits

In fact, the Chicago-based energy giant was one of just three Fortune 300 companies that reported giving trade associations and other politically active nonprofits more than $10 million. The other two: health insurer WellPoint Inc., which reported ...


January 16, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Reform, new labor issues likely to keep unions busy in 2014

IRI's most recent report on healthcare labor activity found that the SEIU filed 42% of all the healthcare organizing petitions during the first six months of 2013, followed by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, which filed ...


January 16, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

News Analysis for the Investor on Jan. 15, 2014

Boosted by discounts and online shoppers, holiday sales rose 3.8 percent from last year for November and December combined, the National Retail Federation reported Tuesday. While better than the 3.5 ... The Labor Department Wednesday said U.S. producer ...


January 16, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Christie bridge scandal: Prosecutor in Rod Blagojevich case hired by NJ Assembly

TRENTON — A former federal prosecutor who led the case against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been named as special counsel to a special state Assembly committee formed specifically to look into September's George Washington Bridge lane ...


January 16, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Blagojevitch prosecutor tapped in Bridgegate probe

The former federal prosecutor who brought down Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will investigate the “Bridgegate” scandal engulfing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly announced Wednesday. Reid Schar, who grilled ...


January 16, 2014 @ 6:02 AM

Judge allows court to 'play all the tapes'; Appellate court may hear hours of ...

January 15, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- The ABC7 Eyewitness News I-Team has learned of a victory for imprisoned Illinois former Governor Rod Blagojevich, albeit a small one. Blagojevich finally has an answer to the question he asked so many times: Why ...


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