Bogus firehouse drill nets suspensions for 2

But Fire Department response to home remodeling allegation less severe than city recommendation December 17, 2010|By Hal Dardick and Todd Lighty, Tribune reporters Ten on-duty Chicago firefighters helped a colleague renovate his home under the guise of a training exercise, but they were spotted by neighbors who knew an abuse …

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Full-Body Scanner Unveiled at Midway Airport in Chicago

Full-Body Scanner Deployed at Midway Airport Updated: Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010, 12:29 PM CS Associated Press Chicago’s Midway Airport is joining the long list of airports that have deployed full-body scanners. They’re designed to detect nonmetallic weapons. But some travelers complain the scanners are unnecessarily intrusive and embarrassing. Other critics …

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Pay-to-play infects Chicago beer market, Crain’s investigation finds

What went down at the Wit is but one example of the fierce, behind-the-scenes struggle for dominance in Chicago’s $500-million-a-year beer market. The city is one of the last contested territories for the nation’s two beer giants—Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V. and MillerCoors LLC, an affiliate of SABMiller PLC—which wage a proxy …

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Emanuel skipping Chicago mayoral debates

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 (UPI) — Rahm Emanuel is skipping forums where Chicago mayoral candidates face voters directly, his campaign confirms. On at least three nights next week, all of the other major candidates plan to appear at community forums and take questions from voters or panelists, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. …

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Former CIA intelligence analyst: The Fourth Estate is dead

The Empire is ‘being threatened by a slingshot in the form of a computer’ Nathan Diebenow Raw Story Traditional lines of communication between the people and the press have fallen into such disrepair in America that a whole new approach is necessary to challenge the military-industrial-governmental complex, according to a …

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Feds: Va. Tech broke law in ’07 shooting response

Dec 10 08:41 AM US/Eastern By DENA POTTER RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Federal education officials have found Virginia Tech broke the law when it waited two hours to warn the campus that a gunman was on the loose, too late to save 30 students and faculty who went to class …

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