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City Hall halts private parking on city lots near United Center

THE WATCHDOGS: For nearly 20 years, three politically connected companies have been using city-owned property, without paying rent or property taxes on the land, to park cars in the shadows of the United Center. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Anti-violence activists protest across city, including at Obama home

Anti-violence activists protest across city, including at Obama home At least two people were arrested during protests that sprang up across Chicago on Wednesday, including outside President Barack Obama's home. About 200 people gathered and marched in Hyde Park and Kenwood Wednesday night, marching through … Full News here – Read more on Chicago Tribune

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City of Harvey reaches deal with SEC over bond fiasco

The City of Harvey has agreed to let a federal court oversee how it borrows and spends money after a bond market scandal cost its hard-up taxpayers millions. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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American Experience – Chicago: City of the Century – Part 1/4 (PBS Documentary) – Chicago Video

American Experience – Chicago: City of the Century – Part 1/4 (PBS Documentary) American Experience – Chicago: City of the Century – Part 1/4 American Experi…

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City wants 'self-release boots' for cars

City wants 'self-release boots' for cars The city of Chicago is looking for a company to provide "self-release" boots for vehicles that have unpaid tickets, and to administer a program where drivers would deliver the wheel locks to drop-off locations after paying their outstanding fines and … Full News here – Read more on Chicago […]

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Hundreds march through city to protest police-involved deaths

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Chicago Thursday on night, protesting recent high-profile police-involved incidents — including the New York grand jury decision’s not to indict a white police officer in the death of Eric Garner — shouting chants of “Hands up, don’t shoot.” READ MORE AT: http://chicagosuntimes.com/news/hundreds-swarm-south-loop-to-protest-police-involved-deaths/ … Full News here – […]

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City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 an hour

Mayor Rahm Emanuel called Tuesday’s special City Council meeting amid concern that the Illinois General Assembly would approve a lesser, statewide increase — from $ 8.25-to-$ 10-an-hour — that prohibits Chicago from going higher. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13/hour

Mayor Rahm Emanuel called Tuesday’s special City Council meeting amid concern that the Illinois General Assembly would approve a lesser, statewide increase — from $ 8.25-to-$ 10-an-hour — that prohibits Chicago from going higher. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Chicago’s overnight parking ban started 3 a.m. Monday; 239 cars towed first day, city says

It’s that time of year again, and we don’t mean the holiday season. The city’s annual winter overnight parking ban begins at 3 a.m. Monday, according to the city Department of Streets and Sanitation. Regardless of snow, the ban will be enforced along 107 miles of arterial streets 3 to 7 a.m. from Dec. 1 […]

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3 Chicago teens charged in armed robbery, hijacking in Calumet City

3 Chicago teens charged in armed robbery, hijacking in Calumet City The teens are Cragg D. Hardaway, 19, of the 100 block of East 105th Street, Isaiah Hicks, 18, of the 6900 block of South Parnell Avenue, and Cailyn Hicks-Lewis, 18, of the 10600 block of South LaSalle Street, all in Chicago. Hardaway and Hicks […]

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Study shows benefits of full-day preschool; city funding focuses on half-day programs

Children who went to full-day preschool at one of Chicago’s Midwest Child Parent Centers had higher attendance, lower chronic truancy and were generally better prepared for kindergarten than children who attended only part of the day. READ MORE AT: … Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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City Council to meet next week to vote on minimum wage hike

The Chicago City Council will meet next week to vote to raise the city’s minimum wage in an effort to pass an ordinance before the Illinois General Assembly meets for its veto session, the mayor’s office announced Friday. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Judge to city: Don’t alter site of proposed Lucas Museum

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the city not to physicallly alter the proposed site of the George Lucas Museum until further order of the court during the opening legal battle between the city and opponents of the museum. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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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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