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Illinois One Of The WORST States For Pay Equity Between Men And Women

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While some are celebrating 4/20 in light-hearted and dubiously legal ways, the National Committee on Pay Equity has claimed the day as a chance to bri...

Dying Teen Refuses To Name His Murderer

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Seeing that Tate was wounded badly and probably wouldn't make it, an officer asked: Do you know who shot you? "I know," Tate told him. "But I ain't t...

What Can Stop Chicago Violence?

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

In Chicago's toughest neighborhoods, some black men find themselves more likely to be picked up by an ambulance than a cab.

Rahm Emanuel: Chicago Mayor Just Another Step In Rahm's Ambitious Political Career (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The current White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, said Monday night on Charlie Rose that he was planning a future run for mayor of Chicago. "I ho...

Garrett Cullerton DUI: Senate President's Son Pulled Over 8 Times Since 2001

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Garritt Cullerton has been pulled over eight times on Illinois roads since July 2001 for citations that included following too closely, speeding 115 m...

Food Stamps: Farmer's Markets Will Accept LINK Cards In Experimental Program

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Officials announced Monday that farmer's markets at Lincoln Square, South Shore Bank, Daley Plaza, Division Street and Beverly will start accepting LI...

Luis Gutierrez: Rahm For Chicago Mayor 'Won't Get My Endorsement Any Time Soon'

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's at least one prominent Illinois Democrat who won't be endorsing Rahm Emanuel for the mayor of Chicago: Rep. Luis Gutierrez....

Park Ridge Moves To Pay Mayor, Aldermen $1

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Park Ridge mayor and aldermen pay would drop to $1 a month under a plan tentatively approved by city officials....

Lisa Madigan: Rahm Emanuel For Chicago Mayor 'A Little Premature'; She Won't Run

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Attorney General Lisa Madigan was cautious when responding Tuesday to speculation surrounding the future of Chicago's mayor. When she was asked abou...

Local Pols Spar Over Releasing Tax Returns

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: After days of pressure from his opponent Pat Quinn, Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady has agreed to release his tax returns from ...

Meteorite From Night Sky Explosion Donated To Chicago Museum

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Because the meteorite hasn't been sitting around collecting contaminates for months - and the folks handling it now are using gloves to further protec...

Mark Kirk Wants Stimulus Funds To Fight Illinois Corruption

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, has campaigned on his opposition to what he calls "Speaker Pelosi's trillion-dollar stimulus plan." No...

The 29 Best Cities To Live In - AskMen's 2010 Edition | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Our formula has ranked the best cities for men - the best cities in which to live, work and party - based on data that includes the number of guarante...

Will Chicago Privatize Its Water?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicagoans are understandably wary of privatization deals, where the city sells off public services to private contractors for an immediate payoff. Bu...

Chicago Tea Party Rally Draws Rightwing Kooks -- and Counter-Protesters

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

Last Thursday's Tea Party at Daley Plaza in Chicago drew about 1,500 participants. Belying their alleged "grassroots" nature, the rally's organizers were heavily aided by pre-rally publicity in the corporate press.

Two Men Defrauded Hillside Bank Of $56 Million

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Romel Esmail and Bassam Haj Yousif eventually defaulted on loans they had received from the former CIB Bank in Hillside to buy and develop property at...

Black And Latino Youths Are Majorities In Juvenile Prisons, WBEZ Reports

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last year admissions to the detention center of Hispanic youth were 5 times that of white youth. For African-American youth, 30 times higher. 30 times...

Intelligentsia Wins National Title, then Throws it Back

Todd Burbo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Todd Burbo

It's official: Intelligentsia coffee still employs the best barista in the United States.

Maggie Daley Back In Wheelchair, But No Sign That Cancer Has Spread

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's wife Maggie was back in a wheelchair today after suffering the latest in a string of cancer setbacks: a fracture in her right leg where ...

Suburban School Board President: Stop Paying Taxes To 'Deadbeat' State

Naperville Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Calling the state a "deadbeat entity," the president of the Indian Prairie School Board is proposing the district not send the state the money it with...

Lisa Madigan On Short(ish) List For Supreme Court Replacement

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago lists Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, 43, as one of its top 21 Supreme Court prospects. She said, "It's flattering to even be menti...

Chicago Police Contract: Union President Says Members Should Find 'Some Satisfaction'

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's police union president says he thinks members will be satisfied with their new contract. That's after three years of contentious negotiation...

Garrett Cullerton DUI: Senate President's Son Had .19 BAC

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Garritt M. Cullerton, 26, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.188 when he was pulled over in the 800 block of North Dearborn Street shortly after midnight,...

Fake Dentist: Francisco Rendon Accused Of Performing Dental Work With No License

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man is accused of setting up a makeshift dental office on the Southwest Side and performing dental work on willing patients. Francisco Rend...

Jennifer Beals: What a Feeling!

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Jennifer Beals is the iconic symbol of the 1980s -- big hair, leg warmers and a feline body, star of Flashdance. But the Jennifer Beals of 2010 has morphed into an activist.