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May 24, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

CPS Mom: Students Are Bullying Jewish Son Through Online Game

(CBS) – Chicago school officials are investigating allegations of bullying and anti-Semitism involving several students using an online video game app. The allegations center on a hot, multi-player video game that's promoted as a way to build ...


May 24, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

McCormick Place entertainment district's final land acquisition approved

The project — a collaboration between the Chicago, DePaul University and the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, a state-city agency known as McPier — is slated for the historic Motor Row district and has been approved by the Commission on ...


May 24, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Mayor Emanuel moves closer to realizing Chicago's South Loop entertainment ...

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority today approved acquisition of the final piece of property needed to move forward with Emanuel's new entertainment district that would include an arena for ...


May 24, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Bill OK'd to give MWRD more flood control power

Legislation State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) sponsored to give the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District greater flexibility to address local flooding has cleared both chambers of the General Assembly. The MWRD, which operates in Cook County ...


May 24, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Stroger hopeful new job will help him 'get out more'

And I do need to get out more,” Stroger said Thursday, reflecting on the years since his 2010 defeat to current board President Toni Preckwinkle. But Stroger said that while he's grateful for the job, he thinks he should be able to land something ...


May 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Emanuel gets new chief spokeswoman

Rod Blagojevich and Pat Quinn, and Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios. She takes over the top communications job as Emanuel enters the final year of his term and approaches next year's re-election effort while still grappling with crime and the budget.


May 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Child porn charge doesn't stop state pension

George Ryan, a Republican now out of prison, and Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat still in prison. Ryan collected $635,000 in pension payments in the three-plus years between his retirement and his conviction. Blagojevich remains eligible for a federal ...


May 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

PEOPLE: Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon, Pharrell, Caleb Johnson and more!

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is to appear on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon, making good on his promise after the host came to Chicago in March and jumped into the icy Lake Michigan, The Associated Press reports. The mayor's office and NBC officials ...


May 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Taxicab industry forms PAC to fight rideshare, swing elections

Mara Georges, former Mayor Richard M. Daley's corporation counsel, is the spokesperson. Senior advisers are Daley's political enforcer Victor Reyes, the former Hispanic Democratic Organization (HDO) chieftain, and Mike Noonan, a former political ...


May 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Meet Ed Bus: Improv Group Takes Friendly Jab At Chicago Machine Politics In ...

“Ed Bus doesn't trust Rahm because he didn't start as a lackey,'' explains Kaufman, who performed the character for Mayor Richard M. Daley at a retirement dinner a few years ago. “And I don't mean shuttling Monica Lewinsky in and out of rooms. I mean ...


May 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

A record? Big Shoulders Fund raises $10.5 million

The Art Institute of Chicago is said to have raised a large amount at a fundraiser two years ago honoring former Mayor Richard M. Daley and his late wife, Maggie. But the museum will not release the exact amount raised from that event. SPONSORED BY: ...


May 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Too much talent to miss...

Too much talent to miss... Top 10 acts at this year's New Bedford Folk Festival. Text Size: A | A | A. Print this Article Email this Article. By Lauren Daley. Contributing writer. May 23, 2014 12:00 AM ... coffeehouse in Pennsylvania. He proves his ...


May 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Central Illinois cocaine kingpin gets 30 years

He said law enforcement, especially the Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI, Illinois attorney general's office and the Decatur Police Department, “worked together to make smart use of their respective investigative resources to effectively shut down ...


May 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Judge denies bond for convicted sex abuser, defrocked priest facing new charges

Under Illinois law, he would have been out of prison after 2- ½ years. Our office is working with the [Illinois] Attorney General's office to have him declared sexually violent.” McCormack was originally arrested for sex crimes in January 2006. He was ...


May 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Tom Cross, Jack Franks: A bipartisan call for a bipartisan budget

Earlier this year, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly endorsed a revenue forecast for Fiscal Year 2015 of $34.495 billion, based on the estimates of the Commission on Government Forecasting and ...


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