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[29 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Chicago Public Schools is losing both its top legal officer and its top labor executive to retirement in the midst of tough contract negotiations with its teacher’s union. General Counsel Patrick Rocks and Chief Labor Relations Officer Rachel Resnick w…

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[29 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Chicago Park District officials are seeking to relieve the agency of its official responsibility to take care of an 1890s-era replica of an ancient Viking ship.

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The Chicago NATO host committee raised nearly $33 million from corporate heavyweights for this spring's summit, according to a report released Thursday that was short on information about how much of that money was spent by the city.

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[29 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

An Illinois Department of Labor investigation has found nearly two dozen problems at the Cook County morgue, from trays damaged by falling bodies to shortcomings in vaccinating employees against serious diseases they could encounter on the job.  

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[29 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Midway Airport was closed for nearly four hours overnight after a problem in an airfield lighting vault cut power to runway lights, officials said.
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Power Outage Closes Midway Airport For Over 4 Hours [CBS Chicago]
Midway Airport reopened aft…

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[29 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:It was a rare scene that unfolded in Chicago’s federal courthouse on Thursday — even for seasoned onlookers. A solemn-faced former Chicago alderman, Ambrosio Medrano, already convicted once of bribe-taking in the hist…

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[28 Jun 2012 | 5 Comments | ]

From Bruno Behrend
This is a masterful decision by Roberts.
1. ObamaCare is a massive tax increase
2. There was no real expansion in any Federal Power
3. States can’t be forced into it
“The Medicaid expansion thus violates the Constitution by threatening States with the loss of theirexisting Medicaid funding if they decline to comply with the expansion. Pp. 51–55.”
4. The right is loaded for bear through November
and most importantly…
5. The Nec. and Proper power, and the Commerce power are expressly limited in a way that future cases will use this language to roll-back …

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[28 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]

The septuagenarian PR Maven, Marilyn Katz, graduated from the Weather Underground, where she made ‘nail bombs’ in 1968 to toss at Police Officers, to Marxist Plutocrat via the Hyde Park Progressive Mensa Chapter ( Abner Mikva, Dr. Quentin Young, Studs Terkel, Dawn Clark Netsch, Barbara Flynn-Curry, Dick Simpson et al,).  Regl’r Demacrat Ward cynics accepted the Progressive sunshine blown up their kilts and the wildly tax-wasted lucrative contracts for the likes of Marilyn Katz – politically sanitized, n’cest pas, and our endless cavalcade of Progressive dopes who now swell the ranks of Chicago, …

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[28 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Chicagoans interviewed Wednesday backed the plan to issue tickets for those caught with no more than 15 grams of pot, saying it should raise money while freeing police to deal with more serious crime.