Students show up at Naperville North Drunk

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A number of students showed up for the first day of school at Naperville North High School Wednesday appearing to be intoxicated. Some of the students have already been suspended while others are still being talked to about the situation. According to School District 203 Director of Communications Susan Rice, …

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Emanuel: City Desperately Needs Cash From Casino

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he and Gov. Pat Quinn should be able to work out their differences over legislation that would clear the way for a casino in Chicago, among other places. As WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, the mayor says the funds that would …

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Court allows torture lawsuit against Rumsfeld

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two American men can go ahead with a civil lawsuit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, an appeals court said Monday, over allegations they were tortured in Iraq at the hands of the U.S. military. Donald Vance and Nathan Ertel sued in federal court seeking damages from …

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DURBIN DISSES REPORTER’S DOWNGRADE QUESTION

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Reporter Wiliam J. Kelly asks Sen. Dick Durbin if he takes any responsibility for the downgrade. Another Chicago “reporter” – Jim Anderson from the Illinois Radio Network – interrupts him and Kelly gets escorted out by a Secret Service Agent – even though he is press in violation of his …

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Local ice cream makers face shutdown by state

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By Monica Eng and Chris Borrelli Tribune reporters 4:27 p.m. CDT, August 5, 2011 A few years ago, Kris Swanberg, having been laid-off from her job as a Chicago Public School teacher, remembered she received an ice cream maker as a wedding gift. TheChicago mom fished it out of her …

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Why Illinois Can’t Afford its Poor Dead

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Ward Room The state of Illinois has reached a new level of broke. Come Monday, it won’t have enough cash to bury its indigent dead. Illinois officials sent a letter to more than 600 funeral directors around the state to let them know there’s no money for funerals for individuals …

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Senate Panel Keeps ‘Secret Patriot Act’ Under Wraps

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By Noah Shachtman Email Author August 2, 2011 The secret Patriot Act is staying secret. Two Senators have been warning for months that the government has a secret legal interpretation of the Patriot Act so broad that it amounts to an entirely different law — one that gives the feds …

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Rahm Emanuel plans to lure young people here in hopes of seeding tech jobs

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BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall reporter fspielman@suntimes.com August 3, 2011 4:08PM Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday delivered on his campaign promise to bring college students from across the Midwest to Chicago for a weekend to convince them to start their careers and businesses here. On Oct. 13 and 14, 50 outstanding …

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Rahm’s ‘Velvet Shiv’

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-CNC columnist James Warren: Emanuel’s budget report is “the equivalent of a superficially alluring velvet shiv” to the back of former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s administration. HIGH TIME Emanuel’s new top cop said police would continue to make arrests for marijuana possession but could issue tickets rather than jailing suspects. …

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Preckwinkle wants cops to stop making low-level marijuana arrests

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Posted 7/27/11 3:18 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who boldly declared last month that the war on drugs has failed, said she’s talked with Chicago’s new police Supt. Garry McCarthy about halting arrests for low-level drug possession offenses. “It’s pretty well known within the criminal justice system that …

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Transit beat to get 50 full-time cops

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City, CTA bumping up funding for train, bus patrols By Kristen Mack, Tribune reporter July 28, 2011 Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool on Wednesday touted a $10 million investment to hire 50 full-time police officers to patrol the rail and bus system. But a closer …

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Most Illinois Lawmakers Who Supported Gambling Expansion Bill Received Contributions From Casinos: Report

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The Chicago Tribune reported Sunday that the overwhelming majority of Illinois legislators who voted for a narrowly-approved casino expansion bill, which would double the number of casinos throughout the state, have received political contributions totaling about $812,000 from the gaming industry since the beginning of 2010. Going back a full …

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National Restaurant Show to Stay at McCormick Place in Chicago in 2012

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Published : Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011, 7:33 AM CDT FOX Chicago News Chicago – There is $100 million dollars worth of good news for Chicago’s hospitality industry: The National Restaurant Show will be in town next May, with 58,000 people attending. The announcement Tuesday came after Chicago presented an incentive …

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City worker quits in the face of David Koschman questions

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BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com July 19, 2011 2:28PM Former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s director of special events resigned her City Hall job while facing the prospect of being fired for refusing to cooperate in the city inspector general’s investigation into the Chicago Police Department’s handling of a …

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