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Where Does Mark Kirk Stand On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Obama administration announced this week that it will support a push to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. A vote on repealing ...

Quinn Promised To Live In Governor's Mansion, But Spends Very Little Time There

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn had been in office only a few hours last year when he vowed to do something his impeached predecessor did not -- live in the Executive ...

Many Chicago Cabs Were Once Wrecks, Says City

Chicaho Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Under Illinois law, once any state brands a vehicle "salvage," it can't be driven in Illinois until state officials inspect it, certify that it has be...

Chicago Wal-Mart: After Meeting With Executives, Union Leaders Still Opposed

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Federation of Labor said today it would ask its City Council allies to reject Chicago's second Wal-Mart after an unprecedented meeting bet...

New York Tops Most Photographed Cities In The World; Apple Store Is 28th Most Photographed Landmark (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A new study has named New York the most photographed city in the world. Using a supercomputer to analyze over 35 million Flickr photos by more than 3...

Red Light Cameras: Reform Bill Passes Senate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A measure containing several reforms to the existing red-light camera law passed the Senate Thursday, disappointing some advocates who hoped to ban th...

This Week In Weird: Brackets, Budgets, Bus Drivers And Buddhist Battery (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Aside from plenty of big news, we also had our share of unusual news stories this week here in Chicago. The state budget, by all accounts a disaster, ...

Clout, Reform And Lots Of Knives: The Week In Pictures

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was a historic week in national news, with President Obama's signature health care legislation passing Congress. Chicago had a hand in that, with a...

Ald. Mell: Abandoned Chicago Buildings Are 'The Same Type Of Disaster' As Gulf Oil Spill

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Foreclosed and abandoned Chicago buildings are "the same type of disaster as the BP oil slick" in Louisiana, a Northwest Side alderman said today, dem...

Phil Pagano Suicide Note: 'I Love Metra'

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A note left by Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano before he committed suicide May 7 said he had done nothing wrong and that he loved Metra, accordin...

Urban Prep 'Signing Day' Celebrates 100% Graduation Rate At All-Black High School

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Borrowing from a longstanding sports tradition, Englewood's Urban Prep Academy for Young Men held a signing day today for its 107 seniors -- all of wh...

Wrigley Field Toyota Sign OK'd By Buildings Committee

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An illuminated Toyota sign rising 40 feet above the Wrigley Field bleachers could be in place by mid-June, thanks to a sign permit approved today in e...

Deportation Nightmare: Eduardo Caraballo, US Citizen Born In Puerto Rico, Detained As Illegal Immigrant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Eduardo Caraballo, a U.S. citizen born in the United States, was detained for over three days on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant. Despite pre...

Joseph DuPar, Calumet Park Mayor, May Have Lied About Military Medals

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A former political opponent is calling on the mayor of Calumet Park to step down. That's because Mayor Joseph DuPar may have made false claims about ...

Bono Back Surgery: U2's Chicago Show At Soldier Field Will Be Cancelled

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago U2 fans hoping to catch the band's return performance at Soldier Field July 6 may have to wait a little longer....

29 Of Illinois' School Districts On Financial Life Support

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Twenty-nine school districts statewide landed on the board's annual "financial watch" list, based on low scores they received on financial reviews in ...

Three Sisters' Identity Theft Ring Busted; $300K Of Merch Stolen

NBC Chicago | Posted 02.13.2014 | Chicago

An identity theft ring that defrauded as many as 100 victims and reaped as much as $300,000 worth of merchandise has been shut down. Cook County Sh...

Smith + Gill, Chicago Architects, To Design World's Tallest Building In Saudi Arabia

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill have been selected by a Saudi Arabian investment firm to design the latest entry in the world's talles...

Did Michelle Obama Call New York Pizza The Best?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicagoans might have to sit down for this one. For years, the battle between New York and Chicago pizza has raged on. Though some argued that a flo...

State Rep. Monique Davis Rebuked Over Racial Remarks On House Floor

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday Davis (D-Chicago) took to the house floor to protest a bill that would require hair braiders to be licensed. "You do not license a Chine...

Cicero Trustees Deputize Themselves To Write Parking Tickets

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cicero trustees are taking the law into their own hands -- parking law, at least. Earlier this week, they passed an ordinance giving themselves the ...

Illinois Pension Reform: Legislature Approves Massive Overhaul

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Facing the most serious unfunded liability in the country, and the prospects of a tanking bond rating, Illinois legislators passed sweeping reforms to...

Chicago Public Schools: Voucher Program Approved By Senate For City's Worst Schools

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Senate today approved legislation creating a small-scale voucher program that would provide money for 22,000 students at ...

The Chicago/China Connection

Rod Shrader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rod Shrader

There is a remarkable body of work underway at UIC that is making a difference in the way business is done between the Unites States and China.

Faith Dremmer KILLED: Teens On Bike Trip Hit By Swerving Elderly Driver

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A spring-break bicycle trip by three close friends turned tragic when a van veered across a rural stretch of highway in southern Illinois and struck t...