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Audit: About 1,400 city stickers ‘missing’

November 19, 2010 BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter Nearly 1,400 city stickers are “missing” and unaccounted for — at a potential loss to Chicago taxpayers of $134,325 — because of lax internal controls and sloppy record-keeping at a satellite city clerk’s office where residents paid $3.9 million last year …

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Report: City Pension Fund Investments Lost Money

Updated: Thursday, 18 Nov 2010, 7:57 AM CST FOX Chicago News Chicago – A new Chicago Tribune report shows how bad the city’s pension funds are doing. The investigation found trustees of public pension funds have funneled hundreds of millions of dollars into highly speculative investments. via Report: City Pension …

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Taxi Surcharge: Chicago Aldermen Proposing To Add One Dollar Surcharge To Every Cab Fare

Aldermen propose surcharge for new revenue Two Chicago Aldermen say the city can find extra money in a cab ride. They are proposing to add a one dollar surcharge to every cab fare in Chicago. Ald. Carrie Austin and Ald. Edward Burke say the added charge could mean 70 million …

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Homeowners getting less bang for remodeling buck

Mary Ellen Podmolik Local Scene November 19, 2010 As the value of our homes goes down, so, too, does the value of the work we put into them. According to Remodeling magazine’s most recent Cost vs. Value Report, homeowners who undertake moderately priced remodeling projects aren’t recouping as much of …

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Emanuel to face challenge on residency issue

MAYOR’S RACE | If his voting status changed to ‘inactive,’ can he run? November 18, 2010 BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter Next week, a veteran election lawyer plans to file a legal attempt to knock mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel off the ballot for allegedly failing to meet the residency …

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‘See Something, Say Something’ Goes National

NEW YORK — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano liked the New York transit system’s security slogan so much that she launched her own “see something, say something” campaign on Thursday. Napolitano announced the vigilance drive, part of a national information-sharing partnership with Amtrak, in Penn Station, one of the world’s …

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Chicago’s Top Workplaces 2010: The winners

When we set out to find the best place to work in the Chicago metro area we decided to ask the people who know best – employees. Here are the local companies that workers credited with having dynamic, supportive and inclusive cultures. Those that can maintained these standards during a …

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CSO cellist Katinka Kleijn exposes cosmetic chemicals

A blush with infamy Carcinogenic cosmetics inspire a passionate new cello piece. By Doyle Armbrust SOLID FOUNDATION Katinka Kleijn’s “Oil-Free Blush” was inspired by the toxic chemicals found in her makeup. Before each of her performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, cellist Katinka Kleijn applies makeup. A good amount, as …

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Cubs strikes out with gov, mayor on Wrigley revamp

‘You wouldn’t want to do that,’ Daley says of Ricketts family’s plan to lock up taxes November 16, 2010 By FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter Mayor Daley and Gov. Quinn on Monday shot down the Cubs’ proposal to use 35 years’ worth of amusement-tax growth to finance a $200 million …

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George W. Bush: Willis Tower Was Geniune Target of Terrorists

FEAR, TERROR, PROPAGANDA FROM X-PRESIDENT Updated: Friday, 12 Nov 2010, 7:49 AM CST FOX Chicago News Chicago – Former President George W. Bush said that what’s now known as the Willis Tower was a genuine target of the terrorists who attacked on 9/11. He did not elaborate. He praised Mayor …

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New machines dispense 106 flavors of Poison

November 12, 2010 By CHERYL V. JACKSON Staff Reporter They’re among the 106 products and flavor combinations at new touch-screen Coca-Cola machines being installed in the Chicago area. Over the weekend, Cosi Restaurants showed off the self-serve Freestyle fountain operating at three of its locations. Other new arrivals of the …

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Chicago: Front line in war on terror

November 11, 2010 | By Annie Sweeney and Hal Dardick, Tribune reporters William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune Authorities say the case highlights the dramatic shift in local policing over the past decade. Chicago police are no longer just tracking drug and gang organizations but also terrorists bent on launching attacks here …

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Chicago Sports – Cubs Owners Seek State Funds to Renovate Wrigley

Cubs Thu Nov 11 2010 Cubs Owners Seek State Funds to Renovate Wrigley Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts announced a proposal to the Illinois Sports Facility Association that would help aid in the renovation of Wrigley Field. The proposed deal would provide up to $300 million in bonds from amusement …

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New definition of politician?

New definition of politician? Hmmm . . . BY MICHAEL SNEED Sun-Times Columnist Mayor Daley claims he is so protective of his family’s privacy, he does not permit “politicians” to visit his home. New definition of politician? Hmmm . . . :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Michael Sneed

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Friend of Accused WikiLeaks Source Detained at Border

Federal agents briefly detained and questioned an MIT researcher and friend of accused WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning as he re-entered the country from a vacation in Mexico last week. David Maurice House, 23, was met by U.S. customs agents as he deplaned at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport last Wednesday, according to …

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