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September 10, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

CTA begins major work on Ravenswood Connector rehab project

"The CTA's investment in the Brown and Purple Line tracks will provide faster and more reliable service to the nearly 40,000 customers who take Brown and Purple Line trains into the Loop each weekday," said CTA President Forrest Claypool.

September 10, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Crusader worker Kathy Olson picked to lead state health board

The board has been in transition mode since it was hit with scandals involving illegal board influence during Rod Blagojevich's time as governor. State officials increased the number of members from five to nine; the board has one vacancy. Several ...

September 10, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Midday News Links: Former WLS-AM Morning Host Don Wade Dies

[Sun-Times]; Ald. Ed Burke (14th) proposes an ordinance requiring restaurants that serve alcohol post signs saying guns are not allowed. [ABC Chicago]; Sad Derrick Rose looked pretty happy while practicing on a trip to the Far East. [International ...

September 10, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Emanuel to appear on Letterman tonight

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hit the late night talk show couch Monday, sitting for an interview with David Letterman. Emanuel will fly to New York Monday to tape the segment and fly back to Chicago that night, mayoral spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton said.

September 10, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago Aldermen Agree to Eliminate Some Gun Rules

Faced with a new state law on concealed weapons, Chicago aldermen are getting ready to do away with some of its strict handgun regulations, including a requirement that residents obtain — and pay for — a city permit. The City Council's public safety ...

September 10, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Aldermen Say Chicago Mayor Emanuel Needs To Do More On Food Deserts

Clout Street — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration should take more action to combat Chicago's food deserts and focus less on issuing news releases touting progress on the issue, aldermen said Wednesday. That advice came in response to a Tribune ...

September 10, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Creating new jobs

Following their meeting, he notified Mayor Richard M. Daley that Vienna would leave the city if the plans for the condominium building were approved. Daley quickly rejected the project. Beukema said that the community began learning about other ...

September 10, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

NRA applauds 'gutted' Chicago gun control ordinance

Ald. Jim Balcer (11th), left, chairman of the City Council's Public Safety Committee, talks with National Rifle Association legislative liaison Todd Vandermyde after Monday's vote "gutting" the gun ordinance rushed into place by former Mayor Richard M ...

September 10, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

City Council Committee Approves Rewrite Of Gun Laws

Best Tasting Menus In Chicago. CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago City Council Committee has approved a rewrite of the City's gun laws that has both gun control and gun rights advocates claiming victory, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

September 10, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Cincinnati Pension Fund Drops Disgraced Hedge...

The Portland Business Journal reports that investors in Common Sense's funds include the Oklahoma Municipal Employees Retirement fund, the Fresno County Employees Retirement Association, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, and the Los ...

September 10, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Who funds Syrian rebel advocate O'Bagy and the Syrian Emergency Task Force ...

So it's not a percentage of the contract, but it's like I get, just off the top of my head, like two thousand dollars to help implement this project. And then I just get that standard contracting fee. And I actually get a 1099.” State Department ...

September 10, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Rahm Emanuel on David Letterman show: Congress should support Obama on ...

“Your American history is really unbelievable,” said Emanuel, who added it was “time to get the city moving and on a new chapter” when he took over from Richard M. Daley. Emanuel was coy when Letterman asked what he might like to do next, saying he ...

September 10, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Aldermanic panel: Bike riders on Sheridan sidewalks pay $200 fine

Then-Mayor Richard M. Daley, an early-morning user of the lakefront bike path, acknowledged that “something had to be done” to ease tension between cyclists, joggers and pedestrians. “You have a lot of people up there. You have Loyola. You have a lot ...

September 10, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Back to school for 'pink slime,' too - Gainful employment regulation continues ...

Schools in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Texas have now done an about face and also put in orders with the USDA for ground beef that may contain the product, government data obtained by POLITICO reveal.” The full story: ... Public colleges ...

September 10, 2013 @ 7:01 AM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Why I said 'no' to the Midway deal

When the federal government gave Chicago the chance to explore a deal to lease the operation of Midway Airport, I approached it with this advice in mind. My most important goal was to protect the interests of the city and its taxpayers in a way that ...

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