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The 7 worst things in Chicago’s proposed Uber ordinance

posted by Jacob Huebert on 02/11/2014 Last week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed an ordinance that would regulate popular ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft in Chicago. Emanuel often claims that he wants Chicago to be friendly to new businesses, innovation and technology. Unfortunately, his proposal is anything but …

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Dan Rutherford, Illinois Governor Hopeful, Accused Of Sexual Harassment Against Male Employees

By Eric Brown on February 11 2014 12:24 PM As the Illinois primary race for governor heats up, one leading candidate has been slapped with a sexual harassment lawsuit alleging that he repeatedly hit on and sexually harassed several male staffers. Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, currently favored as runner-up …

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Lake Forest Draperies, Blinds, Shades & Shutters

Lake Forest Draperies, Blinds, Shades & Shutters The Northern Chicago suburb of Lake Forest, Illinois sits along Lake Michigan and is the location of some of the most luxurious homes in the area. Many of these homes have custom draperies, blinds, shades and shutters from Drapery Connection. Draperies are an …

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Heating Repair Chicago

But while “ChiBeria” will soon be a thing of the past, we’ll still have some incredibly remarkable photos to show for the bitterly cold, icy, undeniably unpleasant series of days. Hopefully your heater is working. If it isn’t call Around the Town HVAC for heating repair in Chicago today. Link …

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Chicago looking to regulate ride-sharing businesses

Cab companies say ordinance won’t go far enough The traditional cab light is being replaced by your phone. Ridesharing apps are becoming increasingly popular and they are sometimes 25% cheaper than your average cab ride. Lyft is one of the ridesharing apps and is known for its pink mustache. Luis …

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Dismantling the stigma of guns

Gerald Vernon believes conceal-and-carry laws and responsible firearm owners are crucial to keeping people safe—especially in the communities hit hardest by crime. The first lesson Gerald Vernon shared with his conceal-and-carry class is, to him, the most fundamental: “The only thing that stops bad people with guns is good people …

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TSA Agent Angel Velazquez Accused Of Stealing $8,500 From Checked Luggage

The TSA is trying to fire an agent in Chicago after police say he stole $8,500 from a woman’s checked luggage. Angel Velazquez, 56, is facing felony theft charges after he was arrested Tuesday, ABC Chicago reports. Prosecutors said the 11-year veteran of the agency was caught on surveillance video …

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I didn’t watch the State of the Union Address.

Some grassroots activists in Chicago did. Paul McKinley is in the video. They were not happy, because they know Obama from Chicago. And they are not part of the machine. Via Rebel Pundi Chicago Black Grassroots React to State of the Union–Obama, The Big Let Down: Chicago anti-political machine activists …

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WorldStar’s Chicago Hip-Hop Documentary “The Field”

WorldStarHipHop’s new documentary on Chicago hip-hop and violence is essential viewing. Just keep a critical eye open. Earlier this week, WorldStarHipHop released the 40-minute documentary The Field: Violence, Hip-Hop, and Hope in Chicago, which you can watch above. Link

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Furnace Repair Chicago

Furnace Repair Chicago reminds all Chicagoans that winter is here and it is very cold outside. If your furnace or boiler has been giving you problems in the past or you had flood damage and you have not had the chance to fix your furnace, heater, or boiler, it might be …

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Chicago ‘NATO 3’ trial limits public access

BY David Shapiro and Alan Mills If you want to observe Tuesday’s trial of the protesters known as the NATO 3, be prepared for an inconvenience of unusual proportions even by government standards and don’t be surprised if the door is shut to you. According to an oral ruling by …

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Have you changed your furnace filter this month?

Furnace filters should be checked or changed monthly. The manufactures require a monthly furnace filter change. However every home is different as far as dust and dirt goes. Many homes that are cleaned a couple times a week stir up dust and dirt particles, those particles floating in the air …

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Senator Dick Durbin

To those of you for whom the recent Net Neutrality ruling represents a breach of our rights, it may be important to remember Dick Durbin has one of the worst Internet rights record, supporting strongly both PIPA/SOPA Sen. Richard J. Durbin’s position on PIPA (S.968) | Who in Congress Supports …

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Chicago Heating Repair

Around the Town HVAC offers the most affordable, reliable, and trustworthy Chicago heating repair services for the city and the surrounding suburbs. Our company has worked on countless homes, apartment buildings, and commercial locations over the years. It’s this experience that separates us from other HVAC companies. As Chicago natives, …

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