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Chicago Population Grows As Fewer Can Afford To Leave

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's population grew by roughly 21,000 people in the year between July 2008 and July 2009, but perhaps not for the reasons we might like. Due t...

CPS Wants To Lay Off Worst Teachers First; Union Opposed

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Chicago Public Schools layoffs loom in response to a roughly half-billion-dollar budget deficit, schools chief Ron Huberman is proposing to circumv...

Michael Kosmas, Giannoulias Fundraiser Host, Accused Of Harassment (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An incident in which a Republican video tracker was thrown out of a Democratic Senate candidate's fundraiser has exploded in the days since, with alle...

Stop the Happy Talk Already! How Optimism and Overconfidence Are Ruining America

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Robins

We have heard far too many "leaders" exclaim after the fact "Who could have imagined [fill in disastrous event]?" when someone did imagine it, but was told not to worry about it.

Report: Lebron James Could Bring City $2.7 Billion If He Joins The Bulls

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The NBA's free agency season is almost upon us, and for perhaps the first time in their careers, Dwyane Wade, Joe Johnson, Chris Bosh and Yao Ming are...

Cook County's Lenient Marijuana Law Never Implemented

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly a year after the Cook County Board passed a controversial ordinance allowing sheriff's police to ticket pot smokers for minor possession instea...

Blagojevich Trial: On Tape, Blago Says He Wants 'A Good Gig' For Seat

AP | MICHAEL TARM and MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Days after the November 2008 election, Rod Blagojevich sent word to Barack Obama that he would name one of the president-elect's close...

WATCH: Mike Quigley Gets To Know His District By Hauling Trash, Serving Hot Dogs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois's 5th Congressional District has a history of colorful representatives. In recent years it has elected famous firebrand Rahm Emanuel and the ...

The MAP to Better College Funding

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

When I started college eight years ago, the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant was my "best friend" (from a financial aid perspective). But now, that best friend needs some help.

MAP Grants Dry Up: Low-Income College Scholarship Fund Out Of Money

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

About 220,000 low-income students who are eligible for so-called MAP grants will not get financial assistance. ...

Bill Brady: Ban Personal Use Of State Cars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady called for an end to personal use of state cars after two high-profile DUIs in the past week, NBC Chicag...

Rod Blagojevich Trial: Dick Durbin Subpoenaed

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday he has received a subpoena to testify at former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial, wh...

Thousands Of Chicago Cabs Will Have Security Cameras Installed

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In an effort to thwart crimes against cabdrivers, thousands of small security cameras will be installed in taxis across the city in the next few years...

Jack Roeser, Wealthy Conservative, Passed Over For GOP Leadership Role; Rich Williamson Wins National Committeeman

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rich Williamson, an attorney who lost the 1992 U.S. Senate contest to Democrat Carol Moseley Braun, was selected by the GOP state central committee fr...

Chicago's Legendary News Anchor Walter Jacobson Calls Out Paper's on Broadway Bank Reporting

Ellen Gill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ellen Gill

Chicago television anchor Walter Jacobson called out the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times for attempting to create controversy and mixing editorial positions as news in the Illinois Senate Race.

Chicago Green Dining: 'Guaranteed Green' Restaurants Across The City

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's a new gold standard in environmentally conscious dining in Chicago. The Green Restaurant Association announced today that it has awarded twen...

Always a Bridesmaid... Never a Bride

Gena Grish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gena Grish

I was really looking forward to a long, drunken and insane weekend. Instead, what I got was a weekend filled with wedding bells, couples, and babies.

Daley Supports Wal-Mart's Plan For Dozens Of Chicago Stores

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Speaking at a news conference at Hirsch High School, Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley gave a strong endorsement of the wage agreement offered by Wal-Mar...

'Felony Franks' Gives Ex-Cons A Second Chance

Chicago Story Telling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Felony Franks, located at 229 S. Western Avenue, serves its trademark "misdemeanor wiener" and other jail-themed menu items through a bulletproof revo...

Payday Loan Rates Limited As Quinn Signs New Law

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Monday capping the often exorbitant interest rates on short-term consumer loans. The law regulates so-called "p...

Art Turner, State Rep, Gets $110K-A-Year Job From Stroger

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Representative Art Turner began work on Monday at his new post, a Cook County government job that will earn him an additional $110,000 a year an...

Willis Tower Windows Broken By Rooftop Pebbles, Officials Say

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago officials say white pebbles spread on rooftops to reflect sunlight are to blame for some broken high-rise windows in last week...

Jacob Nodarse, Accused Darien Killer, To Take Sanity Test

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A DuPage County judge today ordered a complete mental health exam for the Countryside man accused of shooting to death three members of a Darien famil...

Keith Price, Elected To Four Offices In Harvey, May Have To Step Down, Says County

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Voters must like Keith Price. They've elected him to four positions in the Harvey community -- the city council, the school board, the park district ...

Blagojevich Motion: Redacted Material Claims Obama Pushed Valerie Jarrett For Senate, Took Money From Tony Rezko

Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As a part of the ongoing circus that is Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial,defense attorneys for the indicted former governor of Illinois moved to sub...