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January 27, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Documents: Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn had marijuana recommendations but ...

The AP emailed a request for comment to a spokeswoman for the former governor, but there was no immediate response. A Quinn administration official told the Chicago Sun-Times in a statement: "As the Quinn administration made clear from the beginning, ...

January 27, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn had medical marijuana recommendations, didn't act ...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn answers questions during a luncheon in Chicago. Newly released documents show the former governor received recommendations on which businesses should receive lucrative medical marijuana ...

January 27, 2015 @ 6:00 AM

D. 202 Board of Education appoints member to fill open seat

Twenty-three year District 202 resident and parent David Koch was appointed January 26, 2015 to the Board of Education to fill a seat vacated in December. Former Board member William Dargan resigned because of a job change to Florida. (Posted by ...

January 27, 2015 @ 6:00 AM

College experiences administrative shake-up

She works in a similar position as the associate vice chancellor in the City Colleges of Chicago's office of Student Financial Services. She has 15 years of experience working with higher education student financial services. Grunden said her vision is ...

January 27, 2015 @ 6:00 AM

Record Green Bond Issuance Bolsters Chicago Sewers: Muni Credit

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago sold about $225 million of the securities in December, its first such issue, said Mary Ann Boyle, the district's treasurer. The label helped distinguish the agency's first muni issue in ...

January 27, 2015 @ 6:00 AM

Alderman Will Burns Says Rahm Is a Good Mayor For His Ward

In 2011, Burns moved from Springfield—elected in 2008 and then reelected in 2010 to represent the 26th District—to Chicago and the City Council as 4th Ward alderman. He took the Council seat held by one of his main mentors, Toni Preckwinkle, when she ...

January 26, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

STATEHOUSE REEDER: Quinn's absence spoke volumes

With the exception of the day Rod Blagojevich was impeached, the outgoing governor — for at least the last 50 years — has always been there to hand the reins over to his successor. It's a gracious thing to do. In a democracy power is handed over ...

January 26, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Watchdogs: Rahm Emanuel's fundraising nears $30 million

About 5 percent of the $29.8 million raised by campaign funds backing Mayor Rahm Emanuel has come from developers; employees of companies that do business with City Hall, city pension funds or city agencies, and from Chicago's two financial ...

January 26, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Cubs, City Of Chicago Will Celebrate Ernie Banks' Life

Mayor Emanuel and the City of Chicago will host the statue, which has been temporarily removed from its home at the corner of Clark and Addison during the current phase of the Wrigley Field restoration project. The statue is being transported from a ...

January 26, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Ex-prosecutor's 2012 arrest doesn't deter her from seeking county job

In one such clerical job, one of the references listed on Naughton's application was Daniel Joyce, who we're told is the son of political powerbroker Jeremiah Joyce, a close ally of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Aside from coming from a clout ...

January 26, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Andrew Cuomo Rebukes Teachers Unions: 'Don't Say You Represent the ...

And this isn't merely some quirk of New York politics, as the same thing has happened on a local scale in numerous cities such as Chicago, Detroit, and Los Angeles. Democratic politicians everywhere are more willing to take on teachers unions than ever ...

January 26, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Obama 2.0 moving up in Chicago

... the Chicago Board of Education president who committed suicide in 2009. Frank Bass is a consultant who has worked in county government, has won endorsements from the Chicago Teachers Union and IVI/IPO. This crowded field is headed for a runoff.

January 26, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

More Than 85 Flights Cancelled at O'Hare as Wet Snow Hits Chicago

As of 7:30 a.m., the weather has prompted airlines at O'Hare Airport to cancel more than 85 flights, but other flights were experiencing normal operations, according to the city's Department of Aviation. There were no flight cancellations or delays at ...

January 26, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Online maps will outline Chicago-area's transportation woes, need for money

Locally, the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace have fallen $3 billion further behind previous years in investing in new equipment and maintaining the transit system, according to a report released last week by the Regional Transportation Authority.

January 26, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Cook County hospital likely to end birth services

She has accepted as inevitable that the hospital's board will decide on Friday to end obstetrics services at the 57-year-old hospital, effective July 1. That's too close to her due date to go ahead with her plans to have the baby in the hospital ...

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