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[30 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Chicago Design Museum's Plan for Permanent Home in Loop Hits Snag

The museum’s summer exhibition will still be housed in the Loop’s Block 37, its chairman said.

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[30 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Rich Miller says Pat Quinn never promised that temporary tax hike would indeed be temporary. And he has the video to prove it. Except that in the three minutes leading up to when Miller wants you to start watching the video, Quinn clearly says three times that the income tax increase is “temporary.”
Oops.

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[30 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has launched a probe of a troubled $55 million anti-violence program Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn put in place in 2010 amid a tough election battle.

A grand jury issued a subpoena seeking documents related to the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative Program, which funneled money to various community groups in what Quinn billed as an effort to target crime in some of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods.
Republican critics contend the program was a slush fund designed to shore up support for Quinn in heavily Democratic Cook County, while …

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[30 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

The AP reports:The U.S. economy slowed drastically in the first three months of the year as a harsh winter exacted a toll on business activity. The sharp slowdown, while worse than expected, is likely to be temporary as growth rebounds with warmer weat…

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[30 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Washington Post reports:Democrats have been claiming a turning point in the battle over Obamacare for the better part of the last month. First came the news that 8 million people had signed up — exceeding the law’s goals — and then came the Congr…