2010 Chicago Auto Show posts

It became clear at this year’s CES and Detroit shows that the new Ford Edge would be a big deal. At CES, Ford showed off its new MyFord interface separate from any car, and at Detroit, the new Lincoln MKX featured the MyLincoln Touch cabin tech interface. Ford told us …

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More police on Chicago streets, Mayor Richard Daley wants more cops on beat

Police staffing review comes up as he announces 6% budget cuts for most city departments Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday announced a review of Chicago Police Department management aimed at putting more cops on the beat. The nonprofit Civic Consulting Alliance is conducting the free staffing review, beginning at police …

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WLS Clears air, dumps Mancow and Cassidy

Duo wrong fit, management says; Cotto to split with Conn, fill slot BY LEWIS LAZARE Sun-Times Columnist Without warning, the boom was lowered on midmorning co-hosts Mancow Muller and Pat Cassidy and their show at news/talk WLS-AM (890) Wednesday. Station management said the show did not fit the expectations of …

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Chelios DUI attorney: Knees surgeries, not booze, responsible for wobble

February 10, 2010 BY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporter Battling a drunk-driving arrest, ex-Chicago Blackhawks star Chris Chelios won a key legal victory Wednesday that likely means the DUI charge against him will be dismissed. Westmont police lacked probable cause to arrest Chelios following a Dec. 28 traffic stop, DuPage County …

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Earthquake Shakes Chicagoland

Early-morning tremor wakes up residents By IVANNA HAMPTON Updated 3:26 PM CST, Wed, Feb 10, 2010 A 3.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Chicago-area homes early Wednesday, waking up residents from Indiana to Wisconsin. The quake struck at 3:59 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. “It shook the house, rattled the …

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Man attacks dance instructor, says he ‘defiles married women’

February 10, 2010 2:42 PM MADISON, Wis. – A man is accused of repeatedly shocking a male dance instructor with a stun gun, claiming the instructor was a “sinner” who “defiles married women.” Kevin Johnson, 59, of Baraboo hastily arranged a dance lesson at the instructor’s Madison home and showed …

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PART 600 ILLINOIS ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE : Sections Listing

Illinois environmental code blocked out new sections until they become law – why are they emergency then? Illinois may be adopted a bunch of new environmental rules and  putting them under some emergency 150 days thing, but the links don’t work so no one knows what they are They may …

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The Stew: Chicago Public Schools pile unrecycled foam trays and toss tons of fresh fruit

February 08, 2010 Posted by Monica Eng If you follow Tribune watchdog stories, you know I’ve spent much of the last year whining about all the nachos, doughnuts and cookies kids are fed in school districts all over the state but especially in Chicago Public Schools. This week I’m spotlighting …

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Chicago Mayor Moves to Shut Down All Gun Stores in Illinois

Late last week, Daley sympathizers in the Illinois House passed HB180 out of the Rules Committee and on to the floor of the House. A vote on HB 180 is expected as early as this coming Tuesday. Should you be worried about HB 180? ABSOLUTELY! HB 180 would include the …

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High winds, 10 inches of snow expected in Illinois

By CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated Press Writer 1:13 p.m. CST, February 9, 2010 CHICAGO – Hundreds of flights were canceled, schools were closed and road conditions slick and slippery in Illinois on Tuesday as a winter storm moving across the state was forecast to accumulate up to 10 inches of snow …

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