[ • 28 Jul 2014 • No Comment]
A rusting and dilapidated pedestrian bridge straddling Lake Shore Drive that “locked out” neighborhood residents from the lakefront is now closed, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday said its replacement — a glittering $23 million project — stands as proof of the city’s reinvestment in Bronzeville. Read more at DNAinfo Read the full story »
[ • 27 Jul 2014 • No Comment]
The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3,000 a month, well beyond the reach of most Chicago residents.     But that’s not too much for the Chicago Housing Authority, which has used federal tax dollars to pick up most of the tab for four lucky residents in the year-old building, with its sweeping views of Lake Michigan, a concierge and a dog-grooming center.   Read more in Crain’s...

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[ • 25 Jul 2014 • No Comment]
Have you ever met someone who has no idea what his or her personality is really like?  This would be, for instance, the “really laid-back” guy who insists on calculating how much each diner owes, down to the penny, after a 14-person restaurant dinner. It’s the young mom who tells you she’s a “strict disciplinarian” while her child is gleefully whacking her on the head with a giant plastic octopus. It’s also that “totally organized, type-A” friend who is successfully—but unintentionally—growing...

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[ • 25 Jul 2014 • No Comment ]
U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday hammered U.S. companies that avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as “inversions” and called on Congress to pass a bill to end the practice.   During remarks to a rowdy crowd at the Los Angeles Technical College, Obama promoted what he called “economic patriotism” and made clear he believed the companies that were engaging in such practices were not being patriotic. The president is in California...


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[ • 24 Jul 2014 • No Comment ]
Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Evanston, followed the lead of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and wrote a letter to Walgreen CEO Gregory Wasson warning that the company risks hurting its U.S. business if it continues on its current course.   Even if it moves, Ms. Schakowsky wrote, “Walgreens would still be dependent upon its American business operations for much of its revenue. I doubt customers will feel the same loyalty to a company that seeks to use a currently available tax...


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[ • 24 Jul 2014 • No Comment ]
Aluminum Screw Top Cans, Bottles and Containers added to the Union Street Tin packaging line.   More details here http://unionstreettin.com/flash/general/general.html
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[ • 24 Jul 2014 • No Comment ]
  Begat is an archaic verb, the predecessor of beget, which means to acquire, to bring into being, or to procreate. In Chicago’s northwest side 38th Ward, the begatting and begetting has ceased. Alderman Tim Cullerton’s (38th) July 16 retirement announcement means that Chicago’s 144-year Cullerton Dynasty, dating back to 1871, is no more. He is, at least in the 38th Ward, the Last Cullerton. The seminal well is dry. There is no offspring or sibling to inherit the job. A Cullerton has been...


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[ • 23 Jul 2014 • No Comment ]
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday urged Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a bill that would provide oversight of the largely unregulated industry of ride-sharing, including requiring drivers of companies such as Uber to have commercial insurance and possibly a chauffeur’s license. The Illinois House has sent Bill 4075 to the governor, according to the Web site of the Illinois General Assembly. Quinn’s office didn’t provide an immediate comment early Tuesday afternoon on whether...


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[ • 22 Jul 2014 • No Comment ]
From Legal Insurrection Steven Salaita is one of the leaders of the anti-Israel academic boycott movement in the United States. He even has authored a guide for other faculty as to how to implement boycotts of Israel at their own universities. Salaita currently is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech and starting in August will join the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s American Indian Studies Dept. Salaita’s Twitter feed is crudely anti-Israel and has been since...


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