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 …

Read More »

Durbin: D.C. residents panic as if snowstorm is ‘a nuclear attack’

By Jordy Yager – 02/12/10 02:03 PM ET Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) blasted Washingtonians for going “into a full-scale panic” during snowstorms, unlike people from Illinois who “know how to live with it.” “I first came here as a student in 1963 … I lived a big part of my …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Chelios DUI attorney: Knees surgeries, not booze, responsible for wobble

February 10, 2010 BY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporter Battling a drunk-driving arrest, ex-Chicago Blackhawks star Chris Chelios won a key legal victory Wednesday that likely means the DUI charge against him will be dismissed. Westmont police lacked probable cause to arrest Chelios following a Dec. 28 traffic stop, DuPage County …

Read More »

Earthquake Shakes Chicagoland

Early-morning tremor wakes up residents By IVANNA HAMPTON Updated 3:26 PM CST, Wed, Feb 10, 2010 A 3.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Chicago-area homes early Wednesday, waking up residents from Indiana to Wisconsin. The quake struck at 3:59 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. “It shook the house, rattled the …

Read More »

Man attacks dance instructor, says he ‘defiles married women’

February 10, 2010 2:42 PM MADISON, Wis. – A man is accused of repeatedly shocking a male dance instructor with a stun gun, claiming the instructor was a “sinner” who “defiles married women.” Kevin Johnson, 59, of Baraboo hastily arranged a dance lesson at the instructor’s Madison home and showed …

Read More »

PART 600 ILLINOIS ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE : Sections Listing

Illinois environmental code blocked out new sections until they become law – why are they emergency then? Illinois may be adopted a bunch of new environmental rules and  putting them under some emergency 150 days thing, but the links don’t work so no one knows what they are They may …

Read More »

The Stew: Chicago Public Schools pile unrecycled foam trays and toss tons of fresh fruit

February 08, 2010 Posted by Monica Eng If you follow Tribune watchdog stories, you know I’ve spent much of the last year whining about all the nachos, doughnuts and cookies kids are fed in school districts all over the state but especially in Chicago Public Schools. This week I’m spotlighting …

Read More »

Chicago Mayor Moves to Shut Down All Gun Stores in Illinois

Late last week, Daley sympathizers in the Illinois House passed HB180 out of the Rules Committee and on to the floor of the House. A vote on HB 180 is expected as early as this coming Tuesday. Should you be worried about HB 180? ABSOLUTELY! HB 180 would include the …

Read More »

High winds, 10 inches of snow expected in Illinois

By CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated Press Writer 1:13 p.m. CST, February 9, 2010 CHICAGO – Hundreds of flights were canceled, schools were closed and road conditions slick and slippery in Illinois on Tuesday as a winter storm moving across the state was forecast to accumulate up to 10 inches of snow …

Read More »

Lawsuit accuses mortgage brokers of targeting seniors

Monday, February 08, 2010 February 8, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit against two mortgage brokers, accusing them of using deceptive marketing to solicit senior citizens for reverse mortgages. The lawsuit targets Hartland Mortgage Centers in suburban Woodridge and American Advisors Group based …

Read More »

Mayor wants watchdog to hire Chicago workers

Associated Press 3:42 p.m. CST, February 8, 2010 CHICAGO – Chicago’s mayor wants to expand the powers of the city’s inspector general by giving him oversight over the city’s hiring and the power to investigate aldermen. Mayor Richard Daley on Monday said the proposed ordinance, to be introduced to the …

Read More »