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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Aurora is Illinois’ second largest city

By PAUL DAILING We all know the major cultural touchstones of Aurora, from the Tomcats-Blackhawks rivalry to “Wayne’s World,” but the feather in the municipal cap is its position as the second-largest city in Illinois. With 171,782 residents, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates, Aurora beats out every …

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Cyberwar Hype Intended to Destroy the Open Internet | Threat Level | Wired.com

Just last week the National Telecommunications and Information Administration — the portion of the Commerce Department that has long overseen the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers — said it was time for it to revoke its hands-off-the-internet policy. That’s according to a February 24 speech by Assistant Commerce …

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Prime Realty sells one tower, defaults on another

March 4, 2010 BY DAVID ROEDER Sun-Times Columnist Chicago-based Prime Group Realty Trust, an owner of office buildings, said it sold a downtown tower and has defaulted on one of the largest complexes in the suburbs. Prime Group said it sold 180 N. LaSalle for $72.25 million. The buyer of …

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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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