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Streets commissioner promises city prepared for winter snows

Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams assured aldermen Tuesday that his department will be ready. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Commissioner Garcia running for mayor because ‘city is not headed in right direction’

Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is poised to mount a left-leaning campaign, trying to appeal to Emanuel critics disappointed that County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis did not enter the mayoral race. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Older high-rises have Jan. 1 fire-safety deadline — and it’s ‘not moving,’ city official says

With just over two months to go before the deadline, the Department of Buildings has received 677 “accepted” reports and 180 buildings have passed inspection. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Hollow hazards: Gary’s empty buildings hurt city, can house horrors

Abandoned buildings attract crime. Police know this. Neighbors too. Gary has about 8,000 vacant structures and a long-running crime problem. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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American Experience – Chicago: City of the Century – Part 2/4 (PBS Documentary) – Chicago Video

American Experience – Chicago: City of the Century – Part 2/4 (PBS Documentary) American Experience – Chicago: City of the Century – Part 2/4 American Experi… Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Marina City residents reminded to watch their step during Wallenda’s walk

Towers management is warning residents it won’t tolerate any shenanigans on Nov. 2, the day the famed high-wire walker is planning to do his thing in Chicago. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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City Council IG goes to court to force city to pay him

The political power struggle between Chicago aldermen and a handpicked inspector general many aldermen accuse of overstepping his bounds boiled over into Circuit Court Tuesday. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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1 dead, boy, 14, among 5 wounded in city shootings

1 dead, boy, 14, among 5 wounded in city shootings Someone shot the two about 2:45 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Colfax Avenue, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala. The man suffered a fatal wound to the torso, said Zala. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford … Full News here – […]

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Judge in Pakistan recommends former city comptroller be extradited

Amer Ahmad was arrested in Lahore, Pakistan in late April with a fake Mexican passport, a forged Pakistani visa and thousands of dollars. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Clout contractor got $3.1M in CPS work after City Hall ban

THE WATCHDOGS: Two years ago, the city banned Windy City Electric Co. from getting any more business over allegations it fraudulently landed millions in contracts set aside for companies owned by women. But the ban didn’t keep the politically connected contractor from getting more than $ 3 million in new work from the Chicago Public […]

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Recap: Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago

Recap: Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Kansas City, KS (SportsNetwork.com) – Graham Zusi scored a goal and assisted on another as Sporting Kansas City clinched its fourth straight postseason berth with a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire at Sporting Park on Friday. The hosts entered the match … Full News here – Read more on […]

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IG says city transportation department showed ‘benign neglect’ overseeing red-light camera contractor

The Chicago Department of Transportation was faulted Friday for poor oversight of a red-light camera contractor at the center of a bribery scandal. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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From spreadsheets to solutions: New platform enables next generation of open city data

The rapidly growing torrent of data openly released by governments offers incredible new potential for policy, research and public engagement with cities. But as governments increasingly turn to advanced analytics to guide operations, officials and researchers need more powerful tools to find data-driven solutions to the complex problems that face urban areas. Plenario, a new […]

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CPS students with good GPA could get free ride to City Colleges

The offer to waive the $ 200-per-credit-hour fee for an associate degree — and use it as an incentive for CPS students to keep their grades up — is the latest in a series of steps by Mayor Rahm Emanuel toward his goal of making all CPS students “100 percent college-ready and 100 percent college-bound.” […]

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No rush to decide Geneva City Hall space question

Geneva aldermen Monday told city administrators they can defer working, for now, on a council goal of getting more office space for City Hall workers. The topic was informally discussed at one of the council’s special, informal fifth-Monday-of-the-month committee meetings. Nothing was voted on. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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