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[28 Aug 2015 | Comments Off | ]

Obama Library Will Have 'Healthy Dining Options' ... Clinton's Has Bacon

The yet-to-be-built South Side library is already promising health food, in line with First Lady’s push.

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[28 Aug 2015 | Comments Off | ]

Artist Creates Unwitting Tribute to Beloved Gene and Georgetti's Bartender

Regulars at the bar pitched in to buy the painting of Vasilios “Bill” Maroulis, bartender of 20 years.

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[28 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

If the state’s dysfunctional government body doesn’t make Illinois a national laughingstock, the Ounce of Prevention Fund’s “Action Alert” being distributed to supporters certainly will.

The advocacy organization, headed by Diana Rauner, is urging supporters to contact Gov. Bruce Rauner and ask him to rescind changes to the Child Care Assistance Program that reduce the number of families eligible for the program.

“The devastating policies that have been set in motion are harming children’s opportunities to attend high-quality early learning in their communities — especially in those communities that need it most,” the alert claims.

“The emergency CCAP policies need to be withdrawn, and new sources of revenue must be proposed to end the budget impasse,” the organization said.

So much for pillow talk.

Imagine that.

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[27 Aug 2015 | Comments Off | ]

Lobster Restaurant Smack Shack Opening in Google Building in West Loop

The Minneapolis restaurant will open their second location in the West Loop’s 1K Fulton development.

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[27 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

Former Chicago comptroller has been extradited from Pakistan to serve a 15-year prison sentence for a kickback scheme at the state treasurer’s office in Ohio, federal prosecutors say.
Forty-year-old Amer Ahmad, Ohio’s former deputy treasurer, was extradited Wednesday and a court hearing was set for Friday in the case, prosecutors said in a news release.

The Harvard-educated Ahmad, who worked for two Democratic treasurers in Ohio, then for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, pleaded guilty in 2013 to bribery and conspiracy charges before fleeing to Pakistan to avoid punishment.
He was arrested in Pakistan …

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[27 Aug 2015 | Comments Off | ]

'Poop Bag Girl' Hopes to Disrupt Dog Waste Industry, Enlighten Chicagoans

Jennifer Blaese started Loft 312 when the poop bags she was using weren’t as green as she thought.