Full body scanner in use at O’Hare Airport | Does safety outweigh privacy issues?

Jason Knowles March 15, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Critics call it an invasion of privacy, but most passengers at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport told ABC 7 the full body scanner is OK because it improves safety. The high-tech security system called the Advanced Imaging Technology Unit is being used in United’s …

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2nd mistrial declared in case against NJ blogger – BusinessWeek

2nd mistrial declared in case against NJ blogger A New York judge has declared a second mistrial in the case against a New Jersey blogger charged with threatening federal judges. The Brooklyn trial of Hal Turner was halted Wednesday after the judge received a series of notes from jurors saying …

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Air Conditioning Repair in Chicago

Chicago Air Conditioner, Furnace, & Boiler Service and Repair Company 24/7 Residential & Commercial Heating and Cooling HVAC Services throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. via Air Conditioning Chicago – HVAC, Heating, Cooling, Repair, Furnace & Boiler Service – Around the Town HVAC.

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Don’t Taser Me Bro

March 11, 2010 BY FRANK MAIN Staff Reporter On Wednesday, the Chicago Police Department showed reporters how they intend to train thousands of officers on the use of the Taser. It was part of an announcement that 380 more Tasers are hitting the streets. For the first time, an officer …

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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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