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[31 Jan 2014 | One Comment | ]

From the Journal Online
The first steps to tearing down the Des Plaines Oasis on the Jane Addams Tollway (I-90) will begin this spring.
The tollway recently announced a $4.1 million contract with F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates LLC of Chicago for the oasis demolition. The project is among $81.6 million worth of work approved for 2014 as part of the tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program.
The tollway agency will pay oasis operator SFI Chicago Tollway LLC $9.3 million to terminate a 25-year-lease on the site.
Let’s see, who was rennovating those …

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In 2006, a planned Chicago minimum wage for big-box retailers led to Mayor Richard M. Daley’s first veto. Chip Mitchell is WBEZ’s West Side bureau reporter. Follow him on Twitter @ChipMitchell1 and @WBEZoutloud, and connect with him through Facebook …

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CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–January 30, 2014. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today the City of Chicago won a $3 million grant supported by the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) after winning the Wellness Challenge against …

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Pending legislation in both houses of the General Assembly would place a referendum question on the November 2014 ballot asking voters to give legislators the power to end the flat tax mandated since the Illinois Constitution was written in 1970 …

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“The investment in early childhood education is the best public investment government anywhere can make,” says Governor Pat Quinn. Over the next 5 years, Quinn wants to make early education a ‘budget priority.’ “In doing so, we’re going to lessen costs …

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ROCKFORD — A day after delivering a State of the State speech that touted new spending programs, Gov. Pat Quinn came to Dennis Early Childhood Center to promote one of them, his “Birth to Five Initiative” to expand early-education programs and …

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Only one out of four violent crimes reported on Chicago’s rapid-transit system ends in an arrest by the Chicago Police Department, NBC5 Investigates has found in a month-long investigation. What’s more, that rate has not improved in recent years …

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Ald. Tunney Changes Social Media Policy After Posts Deleted From Facebook

Erin Duffy, who runs the page for Tunney, said she didn’t know how the postings were deleted.