Chicago-Area Man Is Sentenced to 23 Years for Running 22-Year Ponzi Scheme

By Andrew M. Harris – Sep 15, 2010 6:23 PM CT Frank Castaldi, who ran a Chicago- area Ponzi scheme for 22 years that cost victims $31.6 million, was sentenced to 23 years in prison today in federal court. For 22 years, Castaldi, 57, of suburban Prospect Heights preyed upon …

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Mayor Bloomberg on New York’s New Electronic Voting Machines: “A Royal Screw-Up”

BY Dan Nosowitz Wed Sep 15, 2010 New York State was one of several to vote today, having some of the most important primaries in the country (including the Republican governor primary, Democrat Attorney General primary, and both primaries for the seat vacated by Secretary of State Clinton, though not …

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Daley rips U.S. snub on education funds

Illinois shut out of bucks by agency run by former CPS chief September 16, 2010BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter [email protected] Mayor Daley on Wednesday blasted a federal education bureaucracy run by former Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan over the process that culminated in Illinois being shut out from …

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Chicagoans endure the hottest day of the year

People play it cool on the 12th day in the 90s this month July 24, 2010|By Duaa EldeibTribune reporter From the satin bow on her veil to the black piping on her dress, Nickie Vavrik executed perfectly her plan to bring to life the limited edition Vera Wang Barbie bridal …

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Illinois adults getting fatter

What the experts say about the dietary guidelines report What the experts say about the dietary guidelines report Illinois’ adult population keeps growing fatter, with the state's obesity rate rising to 26.6 percent in 2009, nearly a full percentage point higher than the previous year. That figure places the state …

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Court rules for gun rights, strikes Chicago handgun ban

In another dramatic victory for firearm owners, the Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional Chicago, Illinois’s; 28-year-old strict ban on handgun ownership, a potentially far-reaching case over the ability of state and local governments to enforce limits on weapons. A 5-4 conservative majority of justices on Monday reiterated its two-year-old conclusion …

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Cleanup begins after Chicago storms

June 24, 2010 (OAK BROOK, Ill.) (WLS) — About 78,000 ComEd customers still remained without electricity Thursday morning after pwer was restored to about 230,000 customers following strong Wednesday night storms. At least four funnel clouds were reported in the city of Chicago, however, tornadoes had not been confirmed by …

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WH moves ahead on IL prison purchase: The Swamp

Posted June 21, 2010 4:15 PM The Swampby Christi Parsons The Obama administration will purchase the Thomson prison in rural western Illinois even if Congress doesn’t approve the president’s plan to lock up terror suspects there, a key official at the Justice Department said Monday. Lawmakers are threatening to scotch …

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Northwest Herald | ComEd: 48,600 Chicago-area customers still lacking power

Saturday afternoon update: CHICAGO (AP) — About 48,600 homes and businesses in northern Illinois are still without power. ComEd says power has been restored to more than a quarter million customers in Chicago and surrounding areas, including McHenry County, but 48,600 were still without power as of 2:30 p.m. on …

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