An 8,000 Pixel by 8,000 Pixel Big Ass Screen Is Coming to Chicago

Casey Chan The Adler Planetarium just renovated the Grainger Sky Theater with a big honking screen. The display will mimic being in space with a 8,000 by 8,000 pixel screen that’s supposed to deliver “the largest single seamless digital image in the world”. For reference, typical movie screens ‘only’ spit …

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South suburb doing away with terrorism warning signs

Mayor of Country Club Hills doesn’t like the new threat level system by Sam Hudzik Apr. 26, 2011 A south suburb of Chicago plans to take down signs that alert residents to the current terrorism threat level. That’s after the feds announced they were scrapping the color-coded system. It may …

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ACLU wants to rein in spying by Chicago Police Department

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel was urged Tuesday to rein in police spying after the city agreed to pay and publicly absolve an international peace and justice organization investigated in the run-up to a 2002 business conference in Chicago. The Quaker-based American Friends Service Committee …

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Heroin Highway

Heroin abuse in Chicago’s suburbs is reaching epidemic proportions, and the area’s Eisenhower Expressway has become known as the “Heroin Highway” for all the smack that flows through it.

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Wikileaks: Many at Guantanamo ‘not dangerous’

Guantanamo Bay detention facility President Obama pledged in January 2009 to close the prison within a year Files released by the whistleblowing website Wikileaks have revealed that the US believed many of those held at Guantanamo Bay were innocent or only low-level operatives. The files, published in US and European …

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High levels of toxic lead found in air outside Chicago school

Monitor readings of lead pollution prompt investigation by federal, state environmental regulators By Michael Hawthorne, Tribune reporter 12:15 AM CDT, April 1, 2011 Residents in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood complained for years about metallic-tasting smoke rolling down their narrow streets but had little evidence it was harmful. Now they have proof. …

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Few positives in Chicago-area home price changes

Analysis by ZIP code shows mostly slipping values By Mary Ellen Podmolik, Tribune reporter April 24, 2011 At best, Chicago-area home prices are bouncing along the bottom or getting less bad as the depreciation rate slows. At worst, they continue in a free fall. A year of home price changes …

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Before Arlington Heights murder, judge gave suspect one last chance

Shortly after leaving jail, teen bound, beat and stabbed father, police say Nellessen had been in and out of Fecarotta’s courtroom since 2009, when he appeared on a residential burglary charge. He could have been sentenced to 4 to 15 years for the class 1 felony, but Fecarotta chose Cook …

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Park board to new colleague: Pay $330 for toilet tampering

By Brian Slodysko TribLocal reporter Today at 6:44 a.m. Downers Grove Park Board officials Thursday asked commissioner-elect Mark Roman to pay $330 for allegedly tampering with a portable toilet near his home. Roman, whose alleged conduct involving a portable park district toilet generated both a police report and extra work …

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US Gov Orders Expedited 130K Blue Prints for Martial Law!

procurement request www.gpo.gov/gpo/bidopps/bidopps.action?region=chicago UPDATE: They have already taken down the information off of their website! Looks like they don’t like the exposure of their sinister agenda! handbook here www.scribd.com/doc/22092329/ICE-National-Detainee-Handbook-2007 link

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Settle up: voicemails show P2P porn law firms in action

The pitch isn’t subtle. Lawyers behind the recent wave of mass file-sharing lawsuits in the US want to earn quick settlements from defendants rather than litigate years-long cases, so it’s no surprise that their settlement efforts are persistent. Settlement amounts are set at a few thousand dollars—enough to hurt but …

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Exelon CEO’s pay rises 14%

By Julie Wernau Posted Feb. 10 at 4:29 p.m. Exelon CEO John Rowe saw his total compensation for 2010 rise 14 percent to $7.2 million, according to documents filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission, an increase largely tied to a change in the theoretical value of his pension. …

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iPhones Secretly Track Your Every Move, Researchers Say

The Huffington Post Catharine Smith First Posted: 04/20/11 12:44 PM ET According to security researchers Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan, your iPhone or iPad is keeping a record of every step you take, storing this data and sharing it with the devices that sync with the iPhone or iPad. What’s …

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