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[30 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

* Whatever you may think of the charges, these town hall meetings are a pretty gutsy move by indicted state Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago). From an e-mail sent to his constituents yesterday afternoon…

* ABC7…
Indicted State Representative …

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[29 Nov 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Lost in the clamor over the city’s rising homicide rate is that the city’s Fire Department is saving lives from gunshot wounds at a stunning pace.
Chicago Fire Fighters Union spokesman Tim O’Brien said the untold story of the city’s violence this year was not the homicides, which had already topped the total for last year and were on pace to close in on 500, but the lives saved by paramedics and emergency medical technicians in shootings.
“Nobody’s talking about the 1,000 shooting victims who survived because of the work Chicago firefighters …

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[29 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

It’s the counting, stupid.

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[29 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

Jackson has missed a number of Chicago City Council meetings and dozens of committee and neighborhood meetings since May. Mayor Emanuel says Jackson has enough on her plate and he trusts her priorities are in order. Jackson is the wife of recently …

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[29 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago Sun-Times reported last week that Khan has infuriated the aldermen — who handpicked him to avoid scrutiny by city Inspector General Joe Ferguson — with his request for their personnel records. Over the years, aldermen and committee …

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[29 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan sent a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on Tuesday demanding that a proposal that would unfairly penalize Illinois borrowers by adding higher fees on new mortgages sold in …

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[29 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

Quinn continues to pursue ban of assault weapons SPRINGFIELD — An aide said Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will "vigorously pursue" a ban on assault weapons even though the Senate rebuffed his attempt on Wednesday. The Senate voted, 49-4, to overri…

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[29 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Cook County Board's Finance Committee is set to vote Tuesday on the latest bill submitted by special prosecutor Dan K. Webb, the former U.S. attorney appointed by Cook County Judge Michael P. Toomin in April to reinvestigate David Koschman'…