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July 29, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Aldermen Seek To Require Gas Stations To Sell E15

WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke (14th) and Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) have called for a requirement that all Chicago self-serve gas stations carry E15, which they said could reduce greenhouse ...


July 29, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Chicago alderman arrested for DUI

During Colon's first successful run for alderman in 2003, his 1995 DUI conviction and subsequent citations for driving on a suspended license became a campaign issue. Colon was sentenced to supervision on the 1995 DUI charge, according to court records.


July 29, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Michael Sullivan, of Westmont, Elected to Union League Club of Chicago Board

Early in its history, the Club protected the City of Chicago's municipal personnel code and urged adoption of what became the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that mandated election of U.S. Senators by popular vote instead of state legislators.


July 29, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Poll: Madigan Slightly Ahead Of GOP Opponent In Attorney General Race

Republican candidate for Illinois Attorney General Paul Schimpf bankrolled the new telephone survey of 800 registered Illinois voters. The poll, conducted July 9 and July 10 by McKeon & Associates, shows 46 percent of survey respondents said they would ...


July 29, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Yet another stumble

Michael Frerichs formally kicked off his campaign for Illinois state treasurer and posted a video online touting the fact the he'd ended “free, lifetime health care for state legislators.” Actually, Frerichs had voted against that bill in the General ...


July 29, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Dept. on Aging seeks nominations for Senior Illinois Hall of Fame awards

The annual award, established in 1994 by the General Assembly, recognizes residents of the state, ages 65 and older who excel in the categories of Community Service, Education, Performance and/or Graphic Arts and the Labor Force, according to a news ...


July 29, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Watchdog needs independence

The General Assembly's new acting inspector general, J. William Roberts, certainly qualifies on the first point. As a former U.S. attorney, ... The vast majority of the state's lawyers never have had close dealings with any top Illinois politicians ...


July 29, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Team of architects for Lucas museum includes Aqua Tower designer

“When you look back to the films that he's made and his contributions to art culture, he was always very, very forward thinking architecturally,” said Denison, a professor at IIT College of Architecture and founder of Dirk Denison Architects. Ma is the ...


July 29, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Temple to make test scores optional for admission

Temple becomes the second Philadelphia-area college in the last week to announce a test-optional policy, as more universities are looking for ways to make college accessible to students who are the first in their families to attend or come from low ...


July 29, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Big Ten Media Days Notebook: Union Experience Rallies Northwestern Together

CHICAGO (CBS) — The monumental union vote that the Northwestern football team conducted this spring could've easily busted the tight-knit chemistry that coach Pat Fitzgerald cherishes. Fitzgerald searches for “fit” within his program, attempting ...


July 29, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Publishing in scientific journals cost MONEY!? A kickstarter project.

Another part of my problem is that I am a very new Adjunct professor at Richard J. Daley College one of the City Colleges of Chicago, and the College of DuPage. The traditional means of funding my work simply are not available at this time. College of ...


July 29, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

The Chicago Nonprofit That's Helping A Million Low&Income Students Graduate

In 2002, roughly 100,000 students were attending one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago. Yet less than 10% were getting a degree. And those who did were taking an average of six years to do so. That year, Scherer also grieved the loss of his ...


July 29, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Father of boy who drowned at McKinley Park pool sues Chicago Park District

The wrongful-death lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Court by John Wilson claims, among other charges, that the Chicago Park District failed, through its lifeguards, to monitor and control the premises and help the boy. The suit claims Wilson and the ...


July 29, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

MWRD receives prestigious Excellence in Management award

July 28, 2014 -- The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recently awarded the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) the Excellence in Management Platinum Award for its sustainable efforts toward ...


July 29, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Illinois Turbulent Love Affair With Government Entities

... name every position and person who you elect to the city council, the Illinois House and Senate, Congress, the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Cook County-wide offices, the Board of Review, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.


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