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L.A. catching up to Chicago in sleaze

Panning for gold in the local cesspool is always lucrative, but it’s been one fat nugget after another lately. We’ve got Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa marketing himself for his next job before he finishes this one; City Atty. Carmen Trutanich insisting he’s not the liar he appears to be; …

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City of Chicago Settles Class Action Suit Over 2003 Iraq War Protest Arrests

An Iraq War protest from 2008. (Image Credit: John Sisson) Attorneys for the City of Chicago told federal judges they reached a settlement in the class action lawsuit brought by more than 800 people arrested after protesters took Lake Shore Drive in a 2003 march against the Iraq War. The …

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7 charged in taped Bridgeport beating

A student at Kelly High School, Raymond Palomino was the only suspect not wearing a mask in the video. His father spoke out as his son appeared in court. “I think it’s very disturbing what they did to him [the victim]. When I asked him [son, Raymond Palomino] why he …

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Off-duty officer got special treatment in fatal hit-run case, prosecutors argue

January 17, 2012, By Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune reporter A Chicago police officer accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 13-year-old boy received preferential treatment from investigators who drove the off-duty officer to a restroom, delayed field-sobriety tests and overlooked key evidence that he was intoxicated, prosecutors said Tuesday …

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Ron Paul is not going to go away

Charles Krauthammer January 16, 2012 WASHINGTON — Two stories came out of New Hampshire. The big story was Mitt Romney. The bigger one was Ron Paul. Romney won a major victory with nearly 40 percent of the vote, 16 points ahead of No. 2. The split among his challengers made …

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Field Museum to display rare mummies

Associated Press 2:42 p.m. CST, January 15, 2012 The Field Museum plans a rare display of mummies from its own collection, many of which haven’t been seen by the public since the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. The exhibit – which runs Feb 17 through April 22 …

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Ron Paul’s surprising supporters (yes, Palin and Romney too)

CHICAGO, January 9, 2012 – If there is one thing you should never count out in politics, its Ron Paul; make that two things, if you count his supporters. Photo by Carl Arriaza Even now, Paul, a Texas Congressman, is again closing the gap in the New Hampshire primary. A …

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Man Crashes Into Gresham Police Station

The 36-year-old driver was cited for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. He was the only occupant of the car Authorities say a driver has crashed his car into the wall of a Chicago police station on the city’s South Side. No injuries or major …

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Vomit Cleanup Fee!

Cab Drivers Want Steep Fare Hike, Vomit Cleanup Fee Updated 12/20/11 – 5:20 p.m. CHICAGO (CBS) – It’s been six years since Chicago cab drivers have had a fare increase and cabbies say it’s about time they had another one. As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, a group of 1,500 cab …

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