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November 22, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce Winter Park Program ...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District today announced that online registration for winter programming begins on December 1, with in-person registration to begin on December 6. Indoor swimming lessons, basketball leagues, after-school ...


November 22, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Rolling Meadows courthouse engineer a friend to all

In 1988, Sheehan was appointed to the Palatine Police and Fire Commission, and he also served as associate director of the Soil and Water Conservation District of Northern Cook County before running unsuccessfully for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation ...


November 22, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Suburban school candidates face longer trip to get on the ballot

The county said it is "very comfortable" handling the school board candidate filings because it already does so for countywide offices, including the Cook County Board of Commissioners and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.


November 22, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Chicago's New Treasurer Says He Has Big Plans for the City

Before that he served as Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's chief of staff, as well as the appointed Trustee for the Cook County Pension Fund. And in 2000 he gained experience in the public service sector by becoming an aid for Congressman ...


November 22, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Garcia blasts Emanuel for closing 50 schools

He currently serves as floor leader for County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. He jumped into the mayor's race after brain cancer surgery forced Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to drop out. Lewis promptly threw her support to Garcia.


November 21, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Abe's fiscal goals depend on continuous wage hikes

In the spring labor offensive this year, about 90 percent of large companies increased workers' wages, many of them raising base salaries, following an agreement reached by the government, labor and management at a meeting at the end of last year.


November 21, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Obama to announce immigration action Jindals Common Core case heads to ...

Members of the American Federation of Teachers, meanwhile, will be joining parents, students and faith leaders to rally for more investment in public schools. Demonstrations in Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and a dozen other cities will call for ...


November 21, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Ralliers in Pittsburgh Call For More Education Funding

Parents, students, teachers, community organizations and labor unions gathered for a press conference held outside the Pittsburgh Board of Education Building on Bellefield Avenue to show their support for public education and to decry the cuts that ...


November 21, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

McDonald's workers' global tour begins

McDonald's workers from major cities in the United States have begun their eight-country, three-continent tour in support of the global labor movement. Workers from franchises in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles made their way to places such as ...


November 21, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Blago Lawyer Sam Adam Jr. Mulls a Run For State's Attorney: Report

Sam Adam Jr., one of Rod Blagojevich's former attorneys, dropped by the courthouse Wednesday to show his support for the former governor. (Published Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011). "Blagojevich is not a criminal. I've had some criminals, and he is not a ...


November 21, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

CTA approves 2015 balanced budget and 2015-2019 Capital Program

"The Chicago Transit Authority Board applauds this fiscally-responsible 2015 budget that reflects the effective management of this agency under the leadership of CTA President Forrest Claypool and his team," said Chicago Transit Board Chairman Terry ...


November 21, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Pediatricians promote more sleep for students

... American Academy of Pediatrics have pushed Chicago officials to roll back public school start times to allow middle and high school students to get more sleep. The efforts have been rebuffed. But medical experts on Thursday attended a City Council ...


November 21, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Chicago aldermen raise questions about legality of security rules for ...

19--The City Council on Wednesday held off on voting on a measure to toughen security standards at Chicago marijuana dispensaries after aldermen raised questions about whether the rules would be legal. The council deferred the proposal to require ...


November 21, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Aldermen Sound Off On Plan To Block Higher Chicago Minimum Wage

Thirty-four Chicago aldermen signed a letter sent Wednesday to outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic state leaders, urging against a minimum wage proposal that would block the city and other local home rule governments from enacting their own ...


November 21, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Illinois Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Chicago's red light cameras

The Tribune reported last year that Ed Burke wrote letters to the administration of then-Mayor Richard M. Daley in 2007 questioning the way the city awarded the red light camera business to Redflex , calling the relationship "suspect since its inception.


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