Chicago

NATO Summit Security Spending Tops $1 Million

The city has shelled out more than $1 million in potential NATO related security costs so far, with an untold amount of spending still to come. From riot helmets to surveillance equipment, it appears the NATO summits and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new purchasing powers have allowed for the purchase of …

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Chicago Firearms Rules and Regulations

CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF POLICE RULES AND REGULATIONS FIREARMS- CHAPTER 8-20 These rules shall be effective on July 12, 2010. As amended February 21,2012 The Superintendent, pursuant to Chapter 8-20 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, hereby promulgates the following the Rules and Regulations. Link

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Teacher ratings overhaul forges on despite lack of union approval

BY ROSALIND ROSSI Education Reporter March 30, 2012 2:38AM Talks on a dramatic overhaul of the way Chicago public school teachers are evaluated ended Thursday with district officials forging forward without teacher union approval on a plan that would tie the ratings of thousands of teachers in part to student …

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Rahm To Propose $7 Billion Plan — To Create 30,000 Jobs

By JOHN SCHWARTZ Published: March 29, 2012 Chicago is embarking on a $7 billion plan to transform the city’s infrastructure from the skies above to the pipes underground. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former President Bill Clinton announced this month that part of a new plan to overhaul the city’s infrastructure …

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Neighbors: Drop charges against man, 80, in shooting of burglar

By Rosemary Sobo, Liam Ford and Lolly Bowean Tribune reporters 12:22 p.m. CDT, March 27, 2012 Neighbors are calling on prosecutors to drop charges against an 80-year-old owner of a local tavern who allegedly shot a burglar in his Englewood home on the South Side. “If a man can’t defend …

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Chicago Home Prices Hit Lowest Level In 11 Years

By Gary Lucido, today at 8:59 am It was all but certain that today’s release of the January Case Shiller home price index for Chicago was going to show continued declines and hit a new record low. And now that we have the numbers we can see just how bad …

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Chicago Gas Prices Hit Highest Level In History

CHICAGO (CBS) — The average price of gas continues to jump ever closer to $5 per gallon, with prices up 18 cents per gallon in the last week. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, AAA says gas prices have never been higher in Chicago in all of history. Prices were …

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Mayor’s office buys 8,513 more face shields for NATO summit

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com March 21, 2012 7:54PM Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is buying 8,513 more face shields for Chicago Police officers at a cost of $757,657 — and demanding delivery in time for the May 20-21 NATO summit — to give every officer on the street …

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Police Handcuff NBC Chicago Photojournalist

Police held Williams and Ponce for about 10 minutes. The officer who handcuffed them is recorded on camera warning members of the media that their First Amendment rights could be terminated. “Your First Amendment rights can be terminated if you’re creating a scene or whatever,” the officer said. When asked …

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