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Clout hires, consultants at Chicago’s tourism trough

THE WATCHDOGS: Two years ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel eliminated City Hall’s tourism office, transferring many of its duties to the private, not-for-profit Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau. Officials say the retooled tourism operation, renamed Choose Chicago, has been a success. But Choose Chicago also has become a home for high-paid execs and lobbyists and consultants […]

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Cutting higher ed costs for Chicago’s disadvantaged students – Chicago Video

In Chicago, two initiatives were launched to improve access to higher education for lower-income students. To explore the strategies that community colleges and the University of Chicago are… Video Rating: 0 / 5

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Chicago’s next archbishop Blase Cupich calls for immigration reform, shows off his humor

Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich, named by Pope Francis Saturday to succeed Cardinal Francis George as archbishop of Chicago, described himself as a collaborative leader, revealed a sense of humor and used the occasion to speak out for immigration reform. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Chicago’s next archbishop Blase Cupich addresses Chicago press

Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich, chosen by Pope Francis Saturday to succeed Cardinal Francis George as archbishop of Chicago described himself as a collaborative leader and used the occasion to speak out for immigration reform at a press conference here. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Watch Dogs: Chicago

Watch Dogs: Chicago’s Finest – Chicago Video

Turns out cars are the real criminals in this world. Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Two of Chicago’s dirtiest cops were subject of dozens of complaints

Two of Chicago’s dirtiest cops top a list of police officers who had generated at least 10 misconduct complaints between 2001 and 2006, newly released records show. The two men — one served time, the other’s still in prison — were each hit with dozens of complaints. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Top 10 named for Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent

The Top 10 finalists for Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent have been announced. The 10 acts in the summer competition are set to perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg, and then at the Taste of Arlington Heights on Saturday, Aug. 9, when the grand prize winner […]

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Statement on the University of Chicago’s credit rating

In response to an inquiry this week about the University’s credit ratings, Andrew Alper, Chair of the Board of Trustees, provided the following statement to Crain’s Chicago Business: “The Board of Trustees’ goal is to support the University’s investments in academic eminence, balancing financial and programmatic risk and opportunity.  In so doing, we have chosen […]

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Chicago’s Polk family gives $20 million to Navy Pier

The donation is the largest private gift to the pier in its 100-year history Chicago’s Polk family, which made its name in furniture and appliance retailing, today announced  a $ 20 million gift to Navy Pier to help upgrade Gateway Park, the 13-acre green space at the entertainment complex’s western entrance. Full News here – […]

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Emma: Kane And Toews, Chicago’s Hockey Heroes, Locked In Legacy

By Chris Emma- CHICAGO (CBS) — The long years before Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews took ice at United Center saw dark days. There was no Madhouse on Madison, perennial playoff contenders or raucous renditions of Chelsea Dagger. Home games weren’t even broadcasted on television, and the Blackhawks were but a footnote in Chicago’s sports […]

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Strong thunderstorm headed for the Loop, Chicago’s south side

An very strong thunderstorm will roll through downtown Chicago as well as the south side of the city between 12:30PM and 1PM.  Some near SW & S suburbs will also be impacted by this cell. This storm is producing very heavy rain, lightning and small hail. The heaviest rain will fall south of the Eisenhower […]

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Parade celebrates West Chicago’s railroad tradition

Railroad Days has been a tradition in West Chicago for more than four decades, and for most of those years longtime resident Barbara Toney has had a front-row seat to the festival’s parade as it marched past her home. Though her children who watched alongside her over the years are now grown, a new generation […]

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Chicago’s life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010

Nearly a quarter-century ago, a newborn residing in West Garfield Park could expect to live slightly more than 63 years. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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ASK TOM WHY: What is Chicago’s greatest day-to-day increase in the temperature?

Dear Tom, What is Chicago’s greatest day-to-day increase in the temperature? — J. Dawson, Huntley Dear J., Chicago’s continental-type climate makes it prone to large short-term temperature changes, especially during the transitional fall and spring seasons. After running a computer scan of Chicago’s temperature data base and conferring with Chicago weather historian Frank Wachowski, the […]

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ASK TOM WHY: Why did Chicago’s official weather observation site move?

Dear Tom, Chicago has had several official weather observation sites in its history. What were some of the reasons why the official site moved? Thanks, Brian Dunne Westmont Dear Brian, Chicago’s first official weather observation site opened at 181 W. Washington in October 1870 but was abandoned a year later after the Great Chicago Fire. […]

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