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March 13, 2012 @ 4:46 PM

State Rep. Derrick Smith accused of taking $7,000 bribe to help grant seeker


Federal prosecutors today charged State Rep. Derrick Smith with accepting a $7,000 cash bribe to write an official letter of support for a daycare center that he believed was seeking a state grant.

  • State Rep. Derrick Smith charged with accepting bribe [Chicago Tribune]
  • State rep: 'I don't want no trace' of $7K bribe [ABC-7]
  • Illinois lawmaker arrested for taking bribe [WBEZ]
  • State Rep. Charged with Bribery [Fox Chicago]
  • State Rep. Derrick Smith Arrested On Bribery Charge [CBS Chicago]
  • State Rep. Derrick Smith arrested on bribery charge [Crains]

March 13, 2012 @ 12:45 PM

Olive-Harvey College to build $42M center for transportation, logistics students

Chicago Sun-Times/

The City Colleges of Chicago will build a new, $42.2 million, 200,000-square-foot building at Olive-Harvey College to train students for careers in transportation, logistics and distribution. City Colleges will pay $10.6 million toward the construction tab, and the state will kick in $31.6 million.

March 13, 2012 @ 7:29 AM

Bald eagles thwart plan for Chicago police gun range

Chicago Tribune/

Chicago police are abandoning plans for an outdoor shooting range on the Southeast Side because pair of eagles have built a massive nest along the Calumet River next to the site.


March 02, 2012 @ 5:06 PM

Beavers: U.S Atty. Fitzgerald 'wild man' responsible for three suicides

Chicago Sun-Times/

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers on Friday pleaded not guilty to the federal tax evasion charges he’s facing and then blasted U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald as “a wild man on a train” and declared “somebody needs stop him.” Beavers accused Fitzgerald of driving three people he investigated to suicide.

  • Beavers Pleads Not Guilty, Calls U.S. Attorney ‘Worse Than J. Edgar Hoover’ [CBS Chicago]
  • Cook County Commissioner William Beavers pleads not guilty [Chicago Tribune]

March 02, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

NATO Official Not Worried About Potential Disruptions At Chicago Summit

CBS Chicago/

Concerns about public safety in Chicago during the upcoming G8 and NATO summits in May apparently don't extend to those who will be participating.  

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