The Chicago Way: City Hall Hired 139 Ex-Cons in Two-year Span

Carjackers, drug dealers, cop shooters. What have they all got in common? They’re now working for the City of Chicago. I’m wondering how much time Obama pal Tony Rezko has left to serve in prison. No doubt Mayor Rahm will do his old boss a favor and hire him when …

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Chicago Lawyers Caught Between Clients and Country

By JAMES WARREN Published: April 7, 2011   Jeffrey Colman, a Chicago lawyer, got a collect call Tuesday from a convicted murderer at Menard Correctional Facility in downstate Chester. A nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization providing local coverage of Chicago and the surrounding area for The New York Times. If only …

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Neil Gaiman at home in the big city

Neil Gaiman has long had a fascination with cities. What got him started was an encounter with Free Live Free, Gene Wolfe’s complex novel set in Chicago. It got Gaiman thinking how cities, too, can be characters in a story. “Gene made Chicago somewhere magical,” Gaiman said. “That was the …

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Medicare fraud: Authorities crack down on scams targeting seniors

By Judith Graham, Tribune reporter6:27 p.m. CDT, April 7, 2011 Day after day, the delivery trucks arrived at the building on Chicago’s North Side, bringing walkers, hospital beds and wheelchairs to residents. But there was a problem: Most of the older men and women getting the equipment were healthy and …

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Chicago gun restrictions survive House vote

SPRINGFIELD — House lawmakers today defeated a measure that would have taken away Chicago’s ability to regulate how people store guns, a prelude to an expected spring showdown over a push to allow people to carry concealed weapons. The debate put on display the Capitol’s traditional regional fight over gun …

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Illinois could wince if federal government shuts

Fear mongering is the use of fear to influence the opinions and actions of others towards some specific end. If the federal government shuts down this Friday, few Illinois residents are likely to feel an immediate impact, but certain key services could still be halted. Testing for some heavy metals …

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Homeland Security outreach facing criticism

Homeland Security outreach facing criticism The Associated Press 4:28 p.m. CDT, April 6, 2011 chibrknews-homeland-security-outreach-facing-criticism-20110406 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is “taking it to the streets.” Or at least that’s the motto behind a new pilot program aimed at combatting the negative image that some community groups have about …

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US atom smasher may have found new force of nature

By Fabrice Coffrini | AFP News US physicists are to announce Wednesday that data from a major atom smasher lab may have revealed a new elementary particle, or potentially a new force of nature, the New York Times reported. A spokeswoman from the US Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator …

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‘Rhymefest’ Smith may challenge results

Che ‘Rhymefest’ Smith: ”We concede nothing” April 6, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — A vote challenge is looming in the city’s 20th Ward race. Aldermanic candidate Che ”Rhymefest” Smith is alleging massive vote fraud in the race. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Ald. Willie Cochran had 53 percent of the …

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April 5th DuPage County Election Results « DuPage Libertarians

DuPage County Proposition / Referendum results. Voters voted 79% in line with DuPage Libertarians recommendations, many tax raising and government expanding propositions have been blocked! This is a victory for DuPage County! via April 5th DuPage County Election Results « DuPage Libertarians.

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