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February 15, 2012 @ 6:00 AM

Blagojevich reportedly bound for Colorado prison

Chicago Tribune/

Rod Blagojevich will serve his 14-year sentence at a federal prison in Colorado as he had sought, sources said Tuesday. Blagojevich is due to report to prison by March 15.

February 14, 2012 @ 6:00 AM

Minor infractions costly at Noble charter schools


A Chicago charter school franchise often touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has pocketed some $387,000 in fees over three years by issuing demerits for “minor infractions” ranging from not sitting up straight to openly carrying “flaming hot” chips, parents and students charged Monday.


February 08, 2012 @ 6:07 AM

City clerk investigates: Does new city sticker have gang signs?


City Clerk Susana Mendoza is investigating claims that the city’s 2012-13 vehicle sticker includes symbols honoring the gang that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy vowed to destroy — The Maniac Latin Disciples.

  • New Chicago city sticker is under review for possible gang signs [Chicago Tribune]
  • Does New City Sticker Feature Gang Signs? [CBS Chicago]

February 08, 2012 @ 6:05 AM

Free Parking? Not for Taxpayers

NBC Chicago (blog)/

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has maintained he's a steward of taxpayers' dollars, and on Tuesday sent a letter to all city department heads and agencies requesting an immediate review of all employee parking expenses paid for by the city. Meanwhile, reports show taxpayers are spending about $1 million each year for government employees to park in downtown garages in Chicago’s Loop.

February 06, 2012 @ 5:04 PM

Kirk's upgraded to ‘good’ condition as senator watches Super Bowl


Sen. Mark Kirk’s condition has been upgraded from “fair” to “good.” Doctors hope to be able to re-attach the 8-inch-by-4-inch section of his skull that had to be removed after he suffered a stroke two weeks ago. Then the Highland Park Republican can begin physical therapy. 

  • Sen. Kirk, condition upgraded, watched the Super Bowl [Chicago Tribune]
  • Mark Kirk's condition upgraded to 'good,' as senator watches Super Bowl and meets with family [WBEZ]
  • Sen. Kirk in Good Condition, Rehab Soon [Fox Chicago]
  • Sen. Kirk's condition upgraded to good [Crains]

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