Chicago

Field Museum to display rare mummies

Associated Press 2:42 p.m. CST, January 15, 2012 The Field Museum plans a rare display of mummies from its own collection, many of which haven’t been seen by the public since the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. The exhibit – which runs Feb 17 through April 22 …

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Ron Paul’s surprising supporters (yes, Palin and Romney too)

CHICAGO, January 9, 2012 – If there is one thing you should never count out in politics, its Ron Paul; make that two things, if you count his supporters. Photo by Carl Arriaza Even now, Paul, a Texas Congressman, is again closing the gap in the New Hampshire primary. A …

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Man Crashes Into Gresham Police Station

The 36-year-old driver was cited for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. He was the only occupant of the car Authorities say a driver has crashed his car into the wall of a Chicago police station on the city’s South Side. No injuries or major …

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Vomit Cleanup Fee!

Cab Drivers Want Steep Fare Hike, Vomit Cleanup Fee Updated 12/20/11 – 5:20 p.m. CHICAGO (CBS) – It’s been six years since Chicago cab drivers have had a fare increase and cabbies say it’s about time they had another one. As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, a group of 1,500 cab …

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Updated: The day President Obama signs the NDAA, I will remember this…

When President Obama puts his signature to the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be remembering with much regret four years back. As you probably know the NDAA allows for the indefinite detention of anyone, including Americans and legal residents, without charge and without trial. It shreds our …

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Feds sue Chicago over vacant building ordinance

ALEX KEEFE | DEC. 13, 2011 (AP/file) The federal agency overseeing mortage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is suing the city of Chicago over a new ordinance aimed at cracking down on owners of vacant and abandoned buildings. The Federal Housing Finance Agency argues in a lawsuit filed Monday …

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Ex-lawmaker nearly doubles his pension with one month of work

By Jason Grotto and Ray Long, Chicago Tribune reporters December 16, 2011 Robert Molaro’s short stint as aide to Ald. Ed Burke brought him windfall for life All it took for former state Rep. Robert Molaro to nearly double his public pension was spending one month as an aide to …

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Bears’ Hurd due for bond hearing on drug charges

Bears receiver Sam Hurd is scheduled to return to court here this afternoon for a bond hearing on federal drug conspiracy charges. Authorities plan to transfer Hurd to Dallas to face one count of conspiring to distribute half a kilogram of cocaine or more. Hurd played for the Cowboys before …

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KELLY REACTS TO OPPONENT’S THREAT IN CHICAGO GOP WARD RACE

December 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm My Fellow Republicans and Conservatives, Because I passionately believe that Chicago deserves a real two-party system, I announced in early November my intention to run for committeeman of Chicago’s 42nd ward. My goal is to become the Chairman of the Chicago Republican Party and …

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Koschman’s mom asks for special prosecutor to look into son’s death

BY TIM NOVAK and CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporters December 14, 2011 10:03PM More than seven years after her 21-year-old son David Koschman died as the result of a punch thrown by a nephew of then-Mayor Richard M. Daley, Nanci Koschman asked Wednesday for the appointment of a special prosecutor to …

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Protesters shut down Chicago school board meeting over closings, turnarounds

By Joel Hood and Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Chicago Tribune reporters December 15, 2011 More than 50 protesters took command of Chicago Public Schools’ board meeting Wednesday, shouting down board members in a dramatic show of force against proposed school closings, consolidations and turnaround projects. In a chaotic scene that echoed …

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Rahm looks for more power, ability to deputize during G8

Posted 12/14/11 3:09 p.m. WLS Radio’s Bill Cameron Reports CHICAGO (WLS) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants big new powers to help stage the NATO and G8 summits here in Chicago next May. WLS Radio’s Bill Cameron reports from City Hall that the mayor is asking the aldermen to give him …

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