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October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

St. Paul: Council OKs $42.5M bond sale for projects including Palace Theatre ...

The council vote does not require the city to work with First Avenue and Chicago-based JAM Productions, the two companies Coleman would like to see run a revamped Palace. An operating agreement with a management partner is likely to be finalized by the ...


October 22, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

HUFFPOST HILL - Ebola Anxiety Grows, Surpassing 'Knockout Game' Panic ...

[HuffPost]. Sure, let's get everyone into this Ebola thing "The president of the AFL-CIO labor federation sent letters to the White House and Congress on Tuesday demanding that national workplace safety standards be put in place for workers who could ...


October 22, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

US to reroute passengers from Ebola areas

While the American Nurses Association welcomed those guidelines, the nation's largest labor federation said more worker protections are needed. In a letter to the White House, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said President Obama should use executive ...


October 22, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Chicago is Getting to Work Filling Manufacturing Jobs

So the Mayor Emanuel joined World Business Chicago, Chicago Federation of Labor and business leaders last week to put in place a program that will place workers in 1,000 open manufacturing jobs over the next year. The initiative, which is part of the ...


October 22, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Steinberg: Vote for ... oh heck, whomever you please

Pat Quinn, the homespun Democrat whom everybody knows and loves, working like a plough horse trying to correct the problems left behind by the jail-bound Rod Blagojevich, and, before him, the jail-bound George Ryan. Or you back Bruce Rauner, the ...


October 22, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Former President Clinton Stumps for Quinn, Durbin

Rod Blagojevich's corruption scandal. Quinn noted the drop in unemployment during his tenure. State figures showed a September rate of 6.6 percent, compared to 9.1 percent a year earlier. Durbin also praised Quinn's jobs record. But Rauner has said ...


October 22, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Simon sets sights on comptroller

Simon was catapulted to lieutenant governor after being plucked by then Lt. Governor Quinn for the Illinois Reform Commission which was put together, following Rod Blagojevich's arrest on corruption charges. The wife and mother of two focuses on higher ...


October 22, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Results Of City's Online Community Forum

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the results of the first round of CHIdeas, the online community forum launched last month to engage Chicago residents and businesses in a discussion on how to improve services at City Hall, create programs and ...


October 22, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

City clerk targets vehicle sticker scofflaws

More than 100,000 Chicago vehicle sticker scofflaws are in the sights of City Clerk Susana Mendoza, who is looking at new enforcement options like sending noncompliance tickets in the mail and booting vehicles with more than three citations. ... "We ...


October 22, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

City Council watchdog sues Emanuel, aldermen

Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan, seen here last month in a meeting with the Chicago Tribune editorial board, sued Mayor Rahm Emanuel and key aldermen on Tuesday. Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan, seen here last month in a meeting ...


October 22, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Keep Lucas off the lake

Even Mayor Richard M. Daley, much as he was criticized, created more unobstructed parkland for all to enjoy when he destroyed things on the lakefront. Really, what if I were willing to build a beautiful "organic" building on the lakefront to house my ...


October 22, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Tearful city treasurer addresses aldermen for final time

Eight years ago, the pre-election resignation of then-City Treasurer Judy Rice paved the way for then-Mayor Richard M. Daley to pluck Neely out of political obscurity and appoint her to the treasurer's post. Now, Neely is repeating the script so ...


October 22, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Clerk wants strong tools to go after hard core sticker scofflaws

The way to do that, Mendoza said, is to ask the Illinois General Assembly or the City Council to “put some real teeth” into the law — by empowering the clerk's office to mail tickets to sticker scofflaws instead of having to chase them down in the ...


October 22, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Why halt voting rules for one election?

Before stepping into the county clerk's office, armed sheriff's deputies had me empty my pockets and step through a metal detector. After I entered the Sangamon County Clerk's Office, a cheerful worker told me I didn't need any identification to vote ...


October 22, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Pat Quinn challenger: 'I can't be bought'

October 21, 2014 8:41 AM EDT - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, the state's financial issues and qualifications in their final televised debate on Monday in Chicago. (AP) ...


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