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September 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

MWRD to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Sept. 22, 2014 -- On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is joining the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's (U.S. DEA's) national unwanted medicine "Take-Back" initiative to collect ...

September 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Recap: Administration and Public Works Committee

A 8 - Intergovermental agreement with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District for civic Center Parking Lot reconstruction. $750K MWRD grant. $500K from city's parking fund. Approved. A 9 - Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative sustainable ...

September 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Midwest garden clubs to gather at Blue Harbor

... Menomonee River Fish Passage Project, and several stream restoration and storm water demonstration projects in the Milwaukee River Basin; and Debra Shore, commissioner on the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

September 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

CTA Breaks Ground on New 95th Street Red Line Terminal

Pat Quinn on Monday helped break ground on the Chicago Transit Authority's new 95th Street terminal, a $240 million project expected to create 700 construction jobs. "This is the final installment of the modernization of bringing the Red Line South ...

September 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Poster child for the newly formed Friends of Lucas Museum: Theater on the Lake?

Before he went to work for Sacks, Summers was Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle's chief of staff (it's such a small world in the big city). He was also the guy in charge of Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid, which might not bode so well. The other ...

September 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

INXPO is Named Among the Top 100 Finalists For the Chicago Innovation Awards

The winners will be invited to ring the NASDAQ Bell in New York City, invited to separate meetings with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Governor Quinn, and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle to discuss their innovation, profiled in Crain's Chicago Business, ...

September 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Why was man accused of killing 9-year-old Antonio Smith on the street?

While politicians like Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle push for alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent offenders, unrepentant criminals continue to make headlines. For instance, two other suspects are accused of committing a new ...

September 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Chinese engine maker to open Chicago-area North American headquarters

A statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's office said the new headquarters will create 51 construction jobs and more than 50 full-time technology jobs. Construction should be completed next year. Fun fact: The Weichai Group is the ...

September 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Emanuel wants to decriminalize pot statewide

... of small amounts of any controlled substance from a felony to a misdemeanor is a new step for Emanuel, although such reductions in sentencing have been pushed by other elected officials, including Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

September 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

The Muni Bond Lobby

Stockton, San Bernardino and Detroit have gone bankrupt, and the likes of Chicago and Los Angeles have an ever-growing burden of unfunded pension liabilities. .... The Supreme Court should enforce constitutional restrictions on federal authority. It ...

September 22, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Americans Continue Allowing Corruption in Politics to Flourish

The case against Texas governor Rick Perry is very similar to the past case against former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Just as Gov. Perry is free to veto whatever he wants under his state's constitution, Gov. Blagojevich was free to select ...

September 22, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

New poll shows Quinn and Rauner in a dead heat

Rod Blagojevich, and to the two Chicago Democrats who lead supermajorities in the House and Senate: House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. “Gov Quinn's ads have been very well done and seem to have focused on the ...

September 22, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Clout-heavy assistant to Sheriff Dart can't keep track of time

Before her stint with Dart, Haran worked as a legislative aide from 1990 to 2007 for the City Council's Committee on Finance, which is run by Ald. Ed Burke (14th), according to documents obtained from the sheriff's office and interviews. Haran's father ...

September 22, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

New Poll Shows Americans Think Chicago Is Most Dangerous City In US [It's Not]

McCarthy was at Chicago's City Council to address how the Chicago police department handled crime statistics, which were called into question by a two-part series in Chicago Magazine. This is what was said by Ald. Fioretti and Ald. Scott Waguespack ...

September 22, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Court: Illinois inmate must pay prison costs

Illinois state law allows the state Department of Corrections to forward information about inmate assets to the state attorney general so that office can request the prisoner help pay incarceration costs. ___. Information from: The Pantagraph ...

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