Credit repair companies generate complaints – chicagotribune.com

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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Man brought from Mexico to face drug cartel charges

February 18, 2010 5:43 PM A Mexican man was extradited to Chicago today to face drug trafficking charges that identify him as a main player in the largest narcotics conspiracy ever uncovered in the area. Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla is one of the most significant figures with alleged ties to Mexican …

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Study examines decades of Cook County corruption

UIC-BGA REVIEW | Stroger slams’ publicity stunt,’ says no indictments on his watch February 19, 2010 BY LISA DONOVAN Cook County Reporter Sure, the lineup of Illinois governors and Chicago alderman marched off to prison is infamous, but a new study shines a light on Cook County government corruption. Consider: …

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‘Covert’ surveillance cameras coming to Chicago

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com Blue-light surveillance cameras in Chicago’s high-crime neighborhoods will someday be augmented by “covert” cameras that “fit inside of a match box” and keep the bad guys guessing, Police Supt. Jody Weis said. Now that crime-ravaged communities have been saturated with hundreds of blue-light …

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Red-light cameras are target of Valentine’s Day protest

Nearly two dozen gather on North Side, urging drivers to honk to protest communities they say are using cameras to boost revenue rather than reduce crashes. “Taxing people under the guise of safety” By Kristen Schorsch, Tribune reporter February 14, 2010 Valentine’s Day captured passion of another kind — the …

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Federal job training money headed to Illinois – chicagotribune.com

Associated Press 2:02 a.m. CST, February 13, 2010 CHICAGO – Illinois is to receive more than $8 million in federal money for job training initiatives. U.S. Sen. Roland Burris on Friday announced the funding from a Department of Labor grant program. Illinois is to receive two grants, which the senator's …

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Durbin: D.C. residents panic as if snowstorm is ‘a nuclear attack’

By Jordy Yager – 02/12/10 02:03 PM ET Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) blasted Washingtonians for going “into a full-scale panic” during snowstorms, unlike people from Illinois who “know how to live with it.” “I first came here as a student in 1963 … I lived a big part of my …

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2010 Chicago Auto Show puts the “car” in “carnival”

February 12, 10:28 PM Downtown Chicago Events Examiner Jeffrey Cockrell Get alerts when there is a new article from the Downtown Chicago Events Examiner. Read Examiner.com's terms of use. The 2010 Chicago Auto Show brings a multifaceted array of automotive wonders to McCormick Place. Should you happen to find yourself …

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2010 Chicago Auto Show posts

It became clear at this year’s CES and Detroit shows that the new Ford Edge would be a big deal. At CES, Ford showed off its new MyFord interface separate from any car, and at Detroit, the new Lincoln MKX featured the MyLincoln Touch cabin tech interface. Ford told us …

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More police on Chicago streets, Mayor Richard Daley wants more cops on beat

Police staffing review comes up as he announces 6% budget cuts for most city departments Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday announced a review of Chicago Police Department management aimed at putting more cops on the beat. The nonprofit Civic Consulting Alliance is conducting the free staffing review, beginning at police …

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WLS Clears air, dumps Mancow and Cassidy

Duo wrong fit, management says; Cotto to split with Conn, fill slot BY LEWIS LAZARE Sun-Times Columnist Without warning, the boom was lowered on midmorning co-hosts Mancow Muller and Pat Cassidy and their show at news/talk WLS-AM (890) Wednesday. Station management said the show did not fit the expectations of …

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Chelios DUI attorney: Knees surgeries, not booze, responsible for wobble

February 10, 2010 BY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporter Battling a drunk-driving arrest, ex-Chicago Blackhawks star Chris Chelios won a key legal victory Wednesday that likely means the DUI charge against him will be dismissed. Westmont police lacked probable cause to arrest Chelios following a Dec. 28 traffic stop, DuPage County …

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Earthquake Shakes Chicagoland

Early-morning tremor wakes up residents By IVANNA HAMPTON Updated 3:26 PM CST, Wed, Feb 10, 2010 A 3.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Chicago-area homes early Wednesday, waking up residents from Indiana to Wisconsin. The quake struck at 3:59 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. “It shook the house, rattled the …

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Man attacks dance instructor, says he ‘defiles married women’

February 10, 2010 2:42 PM MADISON, Wis. – A man is accused of repeatedly shocking a male dance instructor with a stun gun, claiming the instructor was a “sinner” who “defiles married women.” Kevin Johnson, 59, of Baraboo hastily arranged a dance lesson at the instructor’s Madison home and showed …

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