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After financial aid papers are forged, City Colleges of Chicago repays feds $4 million

THE WATCHDOGS: The dead have voted in Chicago. Now, they’ve also signed papers swearing their kids were eligible for financial aid to attend one of the City Colleges of Chicago, according to documents obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times in a dispute the city agency settled by repaying the federal government nearly $ 4.3 million. Full […]

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Zoning Board signs off on marijuana farm, 6 dispensaries in city

The Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals is hearing Friday from entrepreneurs who seek to open medical marijuana dispensaries and one cultivation center in Chicago. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Chicago City Council passes Emanuel’s $7.3 billion budget

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $ 7.3 billion budget — and the $ 62.4 million in tax increases needed to pay for it — are poised to breeze through the City Council Wednesday, setting the stage for a post-election property tax increase. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Chicago City Council set to pass Emanuel’s $7.3 billion budget

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $ 7.3 billion budget — and the $ 62.4 million in tax increases needed to pay for it — are poised to breeze through the City Council Wednesday, setting the stage for a post-election property tax increase. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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More mosque parking OK’d, but city asks for extra effort

A Des Plaines mosque earned final approval of plans to expand its parking lot — but not before city aldermen encouraged the congregation’s leadership to do everything they can to find even more off-street parking for worshippers. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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4 killed, 15 hurt in city shootings

4 killed, 15 hurt in city shootings In the latest fatal shooting, a 27-year-old man died after being shot around 3:15 a.m. Sunday in the Old Town neighborhood on the Near North Side, said Chicago Police Department spokesman News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro. The man was found inside a … Full News here – Read more […]

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Jane Byrne remembered as brave and determined champion for city

Thirty-five years after snowbound voters elected Byrne the first and only female mayor of Chicago, the city said goodbye to the woman who served one tumultuous term at City Hall and, according to her daughter, “loved every minute.”  Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Memories of a mayor: City Hall reporter recalls Jane Byrne

Jane Byrne was one of the most talented and natural politicians I have ever covered — and that’s saying something, writes Fran Spielman. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Topless Woman Ticketed At Chicago Beach Files Lawsuit Against City

Topless Woman Ticketed At Chicago Beach Files Lawsuit Against City (CBS) — A woman ticketed in Chicago this summer for indecent exposure has now filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, reports WBBM's Steve Miller. Sonoko Tagami was cited for indecent exposure at a Go Topless Day event this summer. Full News here […]

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Park advocates sue city to block Lucas Museum on lakefront

Chicago park advocates are taking the city to federal court in a bid to block the museum that movie mogul George Lucas hopes to build along Chicago’s iconic lakefront. Read the full lawsuit. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Japanese woman sues city for right to bare breasts in public

A Japanese woman who was fined $ 100 by Chicago Police for exposing her breasts at North Street Beach on national “Go Topless Day” has filed a federal lawsuit against the city. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Class 4A playoffs: Coal City ends St. Edward’s run

The weight of playing in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs for only the second time in school history didn’t get to the St. Edward football team. The weight of Coal City’s offensive line did. Giving away 100 pounds a man at some line positions, the St. Edward defense played the Coalers to […]

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City: ‘Dirty trick’ on judges illegal, polls may stay open later

Mysterious calls giving thousands of election judges false information leading them not to show up in the city on Election Day, warrants a criminal investigation, Chicago Board of Election Commissioners spokesman Jim Allen said. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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City Council committee approves new Chicago police contract

The pact grants rank-and-file police officers the 4-percent retroactive pay raise that Mayor Rahm Emanuel once threatened to deny them because of a paperwork mistake made by their now-ousted union president. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Mr. Wallenda, welcome to a city that likes stunts

Mr. Wallenda, welcome to a city that likes stunts No matter what you may have heard from people who think that your walking across the Chicago River on a tightrope, no harness and no net, is the nuttiest thing to happen in the Windy City since the invention of politics, the fact is that you're […]

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