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October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Top Alderman Mocks Inspector General For Suing Council; 'He's Just Full Of ...

CHICAGO (CBS) – A key alderman on Wednesday scoffed at Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan's lawsuit against the mayor, the City Council, and several committee chairs, seeking to force them to better fund his office. WBBM Newsradio Political ...

October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Chicago Legislative IG Files Suit Against Emanuel, Aldermen Over Funding

Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan filed his lawsuit against Emanuel and Alds. Michelle Harris (8th), Edward Burke (14th) and Carrie Austin (34th) in Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday. The three aldermen chair the council's Rules Committee, ...

October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Aldermen question speed cameras

(Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune) ... Aldermen on Wednesday raised questions about the speed camera ticketing system rolled out this year by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, asking whether it is the best way to slow traffic and whether it is following state law.

October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Gibsons on Rush is City's Top-Grossing Restaurant, Report Says

Its anniversary party this year included Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former Mayor Richard M. Daley and White Sox and Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf. In an interview with Michigan Avenue magazine, Steve Lombardo, who founded the restaurant in 1989 with ...

October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Chicago's Emanuel Names Grosvenor Executive as Treasurer

Neely, who was appointed by former Mayor Richard M. Daley in October 2006, will resign her position on Nov. 30 to return to the private sector, Lilia Chacon, her spokeswoman, said in an e-mail. Chicago residents will select a new treasurer in the Feb.

October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Emanuel to name former Preckwinkle administration official city treasurer

Summers also was chief of staff to Pat Ryan in his role as chairman of the failed 2016 Summer Olympics bid under Mayor Richard M. Daley. He has a political pedigree as the grandson of Sam Patch, a Democratic political strategist who was a confidant of ...

October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Career Day provides information

Eleven colleges and military were represented as well as four presenters from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Waier said students at Unit 10 are exposed to career education starting in eighth grade. “At eighth grade, I start working with ...

October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Illinois Attorney General Investigation

Illinois Attorney General Investigation. By Associated Press. 10/22/2014 09:52 PM. Group claims Washington Fire Board violated the Open Meetings Act. WASHINGTON - The Illinois Attorney General is looking into potential violations from one of Washington ...

October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Our Opinion: Frerichs has the expertise to be Illinois treasurer

Cross has some sound ideas for the treasurer's office, though we disagree with him that the treasurer should sue the General Assembly over unbalanced budgets. We are all for accountability and responsible spending, but the treasurer shouldn't be in the ...

October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Yingling, Drobinski talk financial platforms for 62nd District

He said he has also worked to cut property taxes since taking office in the General Assembly. “There is a very dysfunctional property tax code in Illinois and it needs to be reformed,” he said, adding that property values need a chance to catch up with ...

October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Campaigns urge turnout as early voting starts Thursday

... to Chicago and cast his vote under Illinois' early-voting law. This is the first general election since the General Assembly voted last year to expand the number of early-voting days and centers. Marylanders first approved early voting in a ...

October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Victims' rights advocates promote upcoming ballot question

“When you have rights in the Constitution that you can't enforce,” said Union County State's Attorney Tyler Edmonds, “you really don't have rights at all.” The Illinois General Assembly passed the amended language in April with broad, bipartisan support.

October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Federal judge deals Quinn ethics blow on IDOT patronage hiring

A federal judge has granted a request by a Chicago attorney to appoint a monitor to oversee hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, dealing a blow to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn less than two weeks before Election Day. The transportation ...

October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

The Chicago Board of Education fails the Southwest side

On October 1, Chicago Public Schools announced that Hancock High School, the school where I teach, would become 50% Selective Enrollment (magnet) starting next year. That day, I posted a commentary expressing my concerns about this decision for a ...

October 23, 2014 @ 7:03 AM

Chicago Public Schools enrollment drops again

Enrollment at Chicago Public Schools this year dipped below 400,000 students for the first time in at least 20 years. Student enrollment on the 20th day of school this year continued a decline that began in the early 2000s. The 396,683 students counted ...

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