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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 fspielman@suntimes.com 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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Notary Public Service Chicago

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Chicagoans endure the hottest day of the year

People play it cool on the 12th day in the 90s this month July 24, 2010|By Duaa EldeibTribune reporter From the satin bow on her veil to the black piping on her dress, Nickie Vavrik executed perfectly her plan to bring to life the limited edition Vera Wang Barbie bridal …

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Court rules for gun rights, strikes Chicago handgun ban

In another dramatic victory for firearm owners, the Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional Chicago, Illinois’s; 28-year-old strict ban on handgun ownership, a potentially far-reaching case over the ability of state and local governments to enforce limits on weapons. A 5-4 conservative majority of justices on Monday reiterated its two-year-old conclusion …

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Northwest Herald | ComEd: 48,600 Chicago-area customers still lacking power

Saturday afternoon update: CHICAGO (AP) — About 48,600 homes and businesses in northern Illinois are still without power. ComEd says power has been restored to more than a quarter million customers in Chicago and surrounding areas, including McHenry County, but 48,600 were still without power as of 2:30 p.m. on …

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Cook Co. is number one in felony drug cases

BY FRANK MAIN AND ART GOLAB Staff Reporters In Cook County, drug crimes represented a bigger share of felony cases than any other major county in the United States, according to a federal study released Thursday. The Justice Department study — a snapshot of 39 counties in May 2006 — …

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New Air Conditioning Installations in Chicago – Around the Town HVAC

Chicago Air Conditioning Sales & Services New Air Conditioning installations in Chicago come and go like the wind; our Chicago air conditioning seasons are short, hot and humid. Therefore it’s extremely important to insure you’re a/c is ready for the heat wave. By installing a new central air conditioning system …

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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

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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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