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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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Illinois. Out of Cash. Worst state for pensions. What to do?

By Carol Marin on February 22, 2010 5:57 PM Join us tonight at 7PM on Chicago Tonight (Channel 11) as Civic Federation boss Lawrence Msall describes what his organization views as the terrible truth. Major cuts, tax increases, taxes on pensions. What’s so interesting about all this is that Msall …

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Credit repair companies generate complaints – chicagotribune.com

2 companies say they make no promises to consumers By Mike Hughlett, Tribune reporter, February 19, 2010 With complaints rising nationwide against credit repair companies, the city of Chicago said Friday that it has filed consumer fraud and deceptive practice charges against nine area firms. The city’s Department of Business …

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Man brought from Mexico to face drug cartel charges

February 18, 2010 5:43 PM A Mexican man was extradited to Chicago today to face drug trafficking charges that identify him as a main player in the largest narcotics conspiracy ever uncovered in the area. Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla is one of the most significant figures with alleged ties to Mexican …

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Study examines decades of Cook County corruption

UIC-BGA REVIEW | Stroger slams’ publicity stunt,’ says no indictments on his watch February 19, 2010 BY LISA DONOVAN Cook County Reporter Sure, the lineup of Illinois governors and Chicago alderman marched off to prison is infamous, but a new study shines a light on Cook County government corruption. Consider: …

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‘Covert’ surveillance cameras coming to Chicago

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter [email protected] Blue-light surveillance cameras in Chicago’s high-crime neighborhoods will someday be augmented by “covert” cameras that “fit inside of a match box” and keep the bad guys guessing, Police Supt. Jody Weis said. Now that crime-ravaged communities have been saturated with hundreds of blue-light …

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Red-light cameras are target of Valentine’s Day protest

Nearly two dozen gather on North Side, urging drivers to honk to protest communities they say are using cameras to boost revenue rather than reduce crashes. “Taxing people under the guise of safety” By Kristen Schorsch, Tribune reporter February 14, 2010 Valentine’s Day captured passion of another kind — the …

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Federal job training money headed to Illinois – chicagotribune.com

Associated Press 2:02 a.m. CST, February 13, 2010 CHICAGO – Illinois is to receive more than $8 million in federal money for job training initiatives. U.S. Sen. Roland Burris on Friday announced the funding from a Department of Labor grant program. Illinois is to receive two grants, which the senator's …

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2010 Chicago Auto Show puts the “car” in “carnival”

February 12, 10:28 PM Downtown Chicago Events Examiner Jeffrey Cockrell Get alerts when there is a new article from the Downtown Chicago Events Examiner. Read Examiner.com's terms of use. The 2010 Chicago Auto Show brings a multifaceted array of automotive wonders to McCormick Place. Should you happen to find yourself …

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2010 Chicago Auto Show posts

It became clear at this year’s CES and Detroit shows that the new Ford Edge would be a big deal. At CES, Ford showed off its new MyFord interface separate from any car, and at Detroit, the new Lincoln MKX featured the MyLincoln Touch cabin tech interface. Ford told us …

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More police on Chicago streets, Mayor Richard Daley wants more cops on beat

Police staffing review comes up as he announces 6% budget cuts for most city departments Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday announced a review of Chicago Police Department management aimed at putting more cops on the beat. The nonprofit Civic Consulting Alliance is conducting the free staffing review, beginning at police …

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WLS Clears air, dumps Mancow and Cassidy

Duo wrong fit, management says; Cotto to split with Conn, fill slot BY LEWIS LAZARE Sun-Times Columnist Without warning, the boom was lowered on midmorning co-hosts Mancow Muller and Pat Cassidy and their show at news/talk WLS-AM (890) Wednesday. Station management said the show did not fit the expectations of …

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