Prime Realty sells one tower, defaults on another

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March 4, 2010 BY DAVID ROEDER Sun-Times Columnist Chicago-based Prime Group Realty Trust, an owner of office buildings, said it sold a downtown tower and has defaulted on one of the largest complexes in the suburbs. Prime Group said it sold 180 N. LaSalle for $72.25 million. The buyer of …

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Chicago: Organizing a Massive Anarchist Youth Liberation Event

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The following is a call-out to any who could contribute ideas, contacts, or even material support to an event hoping to bring anarchy and empowerment to the kids of Chicago. Likewise, it’s an invitation to anyone in the area who would like to help more directly. It’s time we started …

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Let’s talk about packing pistols in Chicago

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This is Otis McDonald, the face of the gun-lobby lawsuit now before the U.S. Supreme Court that will likely overturn Chicago’s handgun ban. I spent an afternoon with him to hear exactly why a black, liberal Democrat would side with the gun lobby. I expected the 76-year-old grandfather to spew …

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American Thinker Blog: Chicago’s Handgun Ban and RICO

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What’s missed in all this is the history of Chicago’s handgun ban. Owning a handgun is an important check on tyranny. A critical figure in getting the Chicago ordinance passed had his own ties to the forces of corruption and tyranny. via American Thinker Blog: Chicago’s Handgun Ban and RICO.

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Durbin Calls For End To Republican Filibuster Of Unemployment Benefits And Cobra Subsidies

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Monday, 01 March 2010 Fifteen thousand unemployed workers in Illinois will lose their unemployment benefits and COBRA subsidies at midnight tonight due to a Republican filibuster of legislation that would extend the benefits for 30 days, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin D-IL said today at a news conference with unemployed workers …

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ComEd puts solar energy to the test

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March 1, 2010 BY SANDRA GUY Staff Reporter ComEd is getting into the solar business. Later this year, the Chicago utility company will mount solar panels on the roofs of 100 homes in the near west suburbs and possibly the city’s Near West Side. The utility will outfit 50 of …

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Chicago Dog Show – Steve Dale’s Pet World

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I love Westminster….but our own Chicago dog show is even better….We get pretty much the same quality of dogs as the famed NY show – but there's so much more for patrons to do in Chicago (and the giant pretzels don't cost as much). You can watch agility competition, both …

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Cityscapes: A high-speed rail station proposal from Helmut Jahn

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Cityscapes: A high-speed rail station proposal from Helmut Jahn: Not perfect, but it gets the civic debate on the right track. Chicago architect Helmut Jahn has a promising but imperfect plan for a high-speed rail station in Chicago. It’s not much more than a sketch, certainly not a finished blueprint. …

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Chicago schools budget approaching the stimulus

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Posted By John Myers On Thursday, February 25, 2010 In an unusual effort to solicit public input on the budget, Gov. Pat Quinn yesterday proposed $2 billion in cuts to education along with grim revenue estimates for a state awash in $13 billion of red ink. Notably missing from revenues …

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Negative equity sinking more area homeowners

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February 24, 2010 Nearly a quarter of homes in the Chicago metropolitan area, or 24.2 percent, were underwater–worth less than the mortgages being paid on them at the end of the fourth quarter, according to the latest report from First American Core Logic. That was up from 21 percent at …

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Chicago airport to get full-body scanners

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Chicago airport to get full-body scanners Chicago airline passengers will now be treated like terrorist suspects by a criminally controlled government Tuesday, February 23, 2010 February 23, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — One of Chicago’s airports will soon have full-body scanners as part of security measures. Body-scanners will be installed in …

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Illinois. Out of Cash. Worst state for pensions. What to do?

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By Carol Marin on February 22, 2010 5:57 PM Join us tonight at 7PM on Chicago Tonight (Channel 11) as Civic Federation boss Lawrence Msall describes what his organization views as the terrible truth. Major cuts, tax increases, taxes on pensions. What’s so interesting about all this is that Msall …

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Govt. watchdog group: ‘Doomsday here for Illinois’

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It will take a massive tax increase — and $2 billion more in cuts — to reach solvency, group says February 22, 2010 BY DAVE McKINNEY Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief SPRINGFIELD — To become solvent, the state must enact the largest tax-increase package in Illinois history, whack another $2 billion …

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Credit repair companies generate complaints – chicagotribune.com

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2 companies say they make no promises to consumers By Mike Hughlett, Tribune reporter, February 19, 2010 With complaints rising nationwide against credit repair companies, the city of Chicago said Friday that it has filed consumer fraud and deceptive practice charges against nine area firms. The city’s Department of Business …

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