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Rhymefest to run for Chicago alderman

Rapper says his music will be a tool to reach people October 21, 2010|By Duaa Eldeib, Tribune reporter Che “Rhymefest” Smith, a Chicago Grammy Award-winning rapper, announced Thursday that he will run for alderman of the 20th Ward to the sounds of cameras clicking. A lot of cameras. Smith, 33, …

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Chicago foreclosures: Foreclosures put chill on hot Chicago neighborhoods

Chicago’s once-hot neighborhoods are getting hammered by foreclosures. In Chicago’s Loop, for instance, 73 foreclosure filings were made during the three months ended Sept. 30. Combine that with filings made earlier in the year and foreclosures are up almost 77 percent from the first nine months of 2009, to 205 …

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Chicago Police Department Superintendent Jody Weis responds to police beating allegations on South Side at 79th and Vincennes

October 21, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Two officers stripped of their powers following an alleged beating have been reinstated while the investigation continues against the five other officers allegedly involved. The police union said Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis jumped the gun relieving the two officers of their police powers …

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Chicago sheriff says no to enforcing foreclosures – CNBC

CHICAGO – Two of the largest U.S. mortgage servicers have said they will resume home foreclosures, but a big-city sheriff has news for them: he won’t enforce their foreclosure evictions. The sheriff for Cook County, Illinois, which includes the city of Chicago, said on Tuesday he will not enforce foreclosure …

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Burke Proposes Outsourcing Some City Work

Produced by Hunter Clauss on Friday, October 15, 2010 The Chicago City Council is expected to begin its budget hearings next week, and Alderman Edward Burke, 14th, says he wants city officials consider outsourcing some administrative work. Burke says with the lagging economy, it makes sense to have some work …

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Relatives Insist T3 Accident Caused by Negligence, Bad Welding

The family of a Chicago woman severely injured in an accident on the set of “Transformers 3” insists the incident was caused by negligence and faulty welding. Their assertion comes a day after officials from the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration cleared Paramount Pictures of any wrongdoing. Gabriela Cedillo …

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Cityscapes: Durbin announces $4.25 million federal grant for Chicago-area regional plan

A day after the unveiling of a long-term regional plan for the Chicago area, Sen. Dick Durbin on Thursday announced a $4.25 million federal grant that will go to the agency that prepared the plan. The plan, known as Go to 2040, was crafted by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for …

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Perfect conditions might lead to Marathon history

Men’s record — only 1 year old — may fall again October 10, 2010 BY DALE BOWMAN Don’t expect Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya to repeat as champion of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon today. But with one of the strongest fields ever on the men's side, there’s a good …

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At Least They’re Honest

Tonight I’m sitting at the computer paying bills. One of these bills is a ticket issued by the City of Chicago for running a red light. It was a red-light camera that caught my wife running the red light as she was driving me to work. Even though I’m not …

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Oh Rahm…What Are You Up To?

I get nervous when people who should be incredibly intelligent do what should be looked at as stupid things. This means that I am naturally nervous that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel is leaving Washington D.C. to come back to his native Chicago to run for mayor in …

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Rahm Emanuel, Why Would Chicago Want You?

Rahm Emanuel may not have officially announced he’s running for Chicago mayor but he gave a campaign-like speech when he resigned as President Barack Obama’s chief of staff. Emanuel said Friday he is excited to be heading home to Chicago, calling it the “greatest city in the greatest country in …

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36 Hours in Chicago

By FRED A. BERNSTEIN Published: September 22, 2010 ALL cities have their ups and downs, but Chicago has been on the rise by playing to its strengths, adding parks, architectural crowd pleasers and public art. Much of this has happened on the watch of Mayor Richard M. Daley, who, after …

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Chicago-Area Man Is Sentenced to 23 Years for Running 22-Year Ponzi Scheme

By Andrew M. Harris – Sep 15, 2010 6:23 PM CT Frank Castaldi, who ran a Chicago- area Ponzi scheme for 22 years that cost victims $31.6 million, was sentenced to 23 years in prison today in federal court. For 22 years, Castaldi, 57, of suburban Prospect Heights preyed upon …

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Daley rips U.S. snub on education funds

Illinois shut out of bucks by agency run by former CPS chief September 16, 2010BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter [email protected] Mayor Daley on Wednesday blasted a federal education bureaucracy run by former Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan over the process that culminated in Illinois being shut out from …

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