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Garden in the City: Carnage in the Stalks! The Rats Got My Corn

DNAinfo Chicago’s resident urban gardener mourns the loss of her corn, devoured by rats.

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The Sun-Times reports that Chicago Forward—which has amassed nearly $1.4 million in outside money from business elites—is strategizing to form alliances with aspiring aldermen who could boost Emanuel’s power within City Council. In an effort to …

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In one of the few joint appearances scheduled this campaign season, Republican Bruce Rauner described Illinois as “in crisis” and declared that the only way out is to ramp up the state’s lagging economy so it produces more jobs and tax revenue.

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Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation aimed at increasing the speed limit from 65 to 70 miles per hour on interstate highways around Illinois. The Legislation was sponsored by Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis. It follows the passage of law last year …

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But Costigan also confirms that the department has gotten approval to add a fifth full-time inspector, who is currently in training, and that the Illinois General Assembly may give approval to hire a sixth full-time inspector within the next year. As …

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Carter, who had been working at a Chicago nonprofit that operates as an arm of Chicago Public Schools to conduct school turnarounds, was the unanimous selection of the 12-person search committee, which included all seven board members, community …

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Emboldened by the Deerfield-based Walgreen’s decision not to relocate its headquarters to Switzerland following his demagogic PR campaign, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is back at it trying to grab attention from the Miami-based Burger King’s decision to relocate its headquarters to Canada. As the Chicago Tribune’s Katherine Skiba reports: “Burger King told us they were proud to be in America, but now we know that was a whopper,” he emailed supporters. … [Wow, that was lamer than a Glen Lerner…