Govt. watchdog group: ‘Doomsday here for Illinois’

It will take a massive tax increase — and $2 billion more in cuts — to reach solvency, group says February 22, 2010 BY DAVE McKINNEY Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief SPRINGFIELD — To become solvent, the state must enact the largest tax-increase package in Illinois history, whack another $2 billion …

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Credit repair companies generate complaints – chicagotribune.com

2 companies say they make no promises to consumers By Mike Hughlett, Tribune reporter, February 19, 2010 With complaints rising nationwide against credit repair companies, the city of Chicago said Friday that it has filed consumer fraud and deceptive practice charges against nine area firms. The city’s Department of Business …

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Man brought from Mexico to face drug cartel charges

February 18, 2010 5:43 PM A Mexican man was extradited to Chicago today to face drug trafficking charges that identify him as a main player in the largest narcotics conspiracy ever uncovered in the area. Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla is one of the most significant figures with alleged ties to Mexican …

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Study examines decades of Cook County corruption

UIC-BGA REVIEW | Stroger slams’ publicity stunt,’ says no indictments on his watch February 19, 2010 BY LISA DONOVAN Cook County Reporter Sure, the lineup of Illinois governors and Chicago alderman marched off to prison is infamous, but a new study shines a light on Cook County government corruption. Consider: …

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‘Covert’ surveillance cameras coming to Chicago

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter [email protected] Blue-light surveillance cameras in Chicago’s high-crime neighborhoods will someday be augmented by “covert” cameras that “fit inside of a match box” and keep the bad guys guessing, Police Supt. Jody Weis said. Now that crime-ravaged communities have been saturated with hundreds of blue-light …

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Red-light cameras are target of Valentine’s Day protest

Nearly two dozen gather on North Side, urging drivers to honk to protest communities they say are using cameras to boost revenue rather than reduce crashes. “Taxing people under the guise of safety” By Kristen Schorsch, Tribune reporter February 14, 2010 Valentine’s Day captured passion of another kind — the …

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Federal job training money headed to Illinois – chicagotribune.com

Associated Press 2:02 a.m. CST, February 13, 2010 CHICAGO – Illinois is to receive more than $8 million in federal money for job training initiatives. U.S. Sen. Roland Burris on Friday announced the funding from a Department of Labor grant program. Illinois is to receive two grants, which the senator's …

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Durbin: D.C. residents panic as if snowstorm is ‘a nuclear attack’

By Jordy Yager – 02/12/10 02:03 PM ET Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) blasted Washingtonians for going “into a full-scale panic” during snowstorms, unlike people from Illinois who “know how to live with it.” “I first came here as a student in 1963 … I lived a big part of my …

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2010 Chicago Auto Show puts the “car” in “carnival”

February 12, 10:28 PM Downtown Chicago Events Examiner Jeffrey Cockrell Get alerts when there is a new article from the Downtown Chicago Events Examiner. Read Examiner.com's terms of use. The 2010 Chicago Auto Show brings a multifaceted array of automotive wonders to McCormick Place. Should you happen to find yourself …

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