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Full body scanner in use at O’Hare Airport | Does safety outweigh privacy issues?

Jason Knowles March 15, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Critics call it an invasion of privacy, but most passengers at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport told ABC 7 the full body scanner is OK because it improves safety. The high-tech security system called the Advanced Imaging Technology Unit is being used in United’s …

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Air Conditioning Repair in Chicago

Chicago Air Conditioner, Furnace, & Boiler Service and Repair Company 24/7 Residential & Commercial Heating and Cooling HVAC Services throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. via Air Conditioning Chicago – HVAC, Heating, Cooling, Repair, Furnace & Boiler Service – Around the Town HVAC.

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Video catches backdraft that injured 4 Chicago firefighters

It was one of those small fires that firefighters face every day. But even the smallest blaze can turn on you — as shown on a newly surfaced video of a backdraft that injured four Chicago firefighters last month. The video, shot by a neighbor through a window, will now …

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Tagger rescued from ‘Bubbly Creek’ after police foot chase dies

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE A man rescued Tuesday night from “Bubbly Creek” after jumping into the South Side waters to avoid police has died. Jason Kitchekeg, 26, was pronounced dead at 8:06 p.m. at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Police …

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Chicago pensions: Citizens are burdened with huge unfunded liabilities.

Back in November, we added a dark new dimension — a number somewhere “north of $7,000” — to the discussion of how badly your state lawmakers have buried this state’s pension system in debt. That 7 grand is the amount of unfunded pension liabilities that may confront you and every …

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Chicago: Organizing a Massive Anarchist Youth Liberation Event

The following is a call-out to any who could contribute ideas, contacts, or even material support to an event hoping to bring anarchy and empowerment to the kids of Chicago. Likewise, it’s an invitation to anyone in the area who would like to help more directly. It’s time we started …

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Let’s talk about packing pistols in Chicago

This is Otis McDonald, the face of the gun-lobby lawsuit now before the U.S. Supreme Court that will likely overturn Chicago’s handgun ban. I spent an afternoon with him to hear exactly why a black, liberal Democrat would side with the gun lobby. I expected the 76-year-old grandfather to spew …

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American Thinker Blog: Chicago’s Handgun Ban and RICO

What’s missed in all this is the history of Chicago’s handgun ban. Owning a handgun is an important check on tyranny. A critical figure in getting the Chicago ordinance passed had his own ties to the forces of corruption and tyranny. via American Thinker Blog: Chicago’s Handgun Ban and RICO.

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Durbin Calls For End To Republican Filibuster Of Unemployment Benefits And Cobra Subsidies

Monday, 01 March 2010 Fifteen thousand unemployed workers in Illinois will lose their unemployment benefits and COBRA subsidies at midnight tonight due to a Republican filibuster of legislation that would extend the benefits for 30 days, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin D-IL said today at a news conference with unemployed workers …

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ComEd puts solar energy to the test

March 1, 2010 BY SANDRA GUY Staff Reporter ComEd is getting into the solar business. Later this year, the Chicago utility company will mount solar panels on the roofs of 100 homes in the near west suburbs and possibly the city’s Near West Side. The utility will outfit 50 of …

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Chicago Dog Show – Steve Dale’s Pet World

I love Westminster….but our own Chicago dog show is even better….We get pretty much the same quality of dogs as the famed NY show – but there's so much more for patrons to do in Chicago (and the giant pretzels don't cost as much). You can watch agility competition, both …

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Cityscapes: A high-speed rail station proposal from Helmut Jahn

Cityscapes: A high-speed rail station proposal from Helmut Jahn: Not perfect, but it gets the civic debate on the right track. Chicago architect Helmut Jahn has a promising but imperfect plan for a high-speed rail station in Chicago. It’s not much more than a sketch, certainly not a finished blueprint. …

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Chicago schools budget approaching the stimulus

Posted By John Myers On Thursday, February 25, 2010 In an unusual effort to solicit public input on the budget, Gov. Pat Quinn yesterday proposed $2 billion in cuts to education along with grim revenue estimates for a state awash in $13 billion of red ink. Notably missing from revenues …

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Negative equity sinking more area homeowners

February 24, 2010 Nearly a quarter of homes in the Chicago metropolitan area, or 24.2 percent, were underwater–worth less than the mortgages being paid on them at the end of the fourth quarter, according to the latest report from First American Core Logic. That was up from 21 percent at …

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Chicago airport to get full-body scanners

Chicago airport to get full-body scanners Chicago airline passengers will now be treated like terrorist suspects by a criminally controlled government Tuesday, February 23, 2010 February 23, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — One of Chicago’s airports will soon have full-body scanners as part of security measures. Body-scanners will be installed in …

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