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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

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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