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Preckwinkle’s pass on mayoral run gives life to Karen Lewis

Kass: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said Toni Preckwinkle’s pass gives her “time to think, and maybe even start raising a little money.” Full News here – Tribune News RSS Feed – News

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Joe Biden Calls On Congress To Pass Gay Rights Bill: ‘The Country’s Moved On’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress Saturday to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it’s outrageous that the country is even debating the subject. Speaking to supporters of the gay advocacy group Human Rights Campaign on Saturday, Biden said it’s “close to barbaric” that in some […]

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Illinois motorists often get a pass to go well beyond speed limit

Tribune analysis shows that most citations for speeding on Chicago-area interstates are for driving far above the legal limitEarly in his 27-year career as an Illinois state trooper, Rich Decker got an education in the real speed limits on Illinois interstates. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Ill. motorists often get a pass to go beyond speed limit

A Tribune analysis shows that most citations for speeding on metro Chicago interstates are for traveling far in excess of the 55 mph legal limit.      Full News here – News – chicagotribune.com

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Aldermen pass Emanuel’s $7 billion budget

The City Council today voted 45-5 to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel¿s $ 7 billion budget plan for next year, much as he proposed it a month ago.      Full News here – News – chicagotribune.com

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Illinois House, Senate Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Illinois House, Senate Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill In Illinois, the measure had backing from both the state's U.S. senators and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It also got a last-minute boost from longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan, who serves as chair of the state's Democratic Party. The Chicago … Full News here – Read more on CBS […]

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Congress Needs to Pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Here in the United States, we’re united by a fundamental principle: we’re all created equal and every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law. We believe that no matter who you are, if you work hard and play by the rules, you deserve the chance to follow your dreams […]

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Government shuts down as Congress fails to pass funding bill

With the House and Senate unable to agree on a government-funding bill before a midnight Monday deadline, the federal government will shut down for the first time in 17 years.      Full News here – News – chicagotribune.com

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Severe thunderstorms pass through Chicago area

A severe thunderstorm brought strong winds, lightning, and heavy downpours Wednesday night. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Illegal gun seizures pass 5,000 mark in Chicago

Chicago police say that the number of illegal guns seized this year has passed the 5,000 mark. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Municipalities rush to pass assault weapons limits before Friday’s deadline

30 others consider curbs but reject them, pro-gun group saysAt least 12 Illinois communities have rushed to ban or restrict assault weapons before a Friday deadline set by state lawmakers. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Chicago police pass 3,000 mark in gun seizures

At a Monday news conference where authorities displayed some of the confiscated guns, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the department continues to lead the nation in the number of gun seizures so far this year. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Chicago News

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Precious gift of a parking pass

Couple who lost son vow to help others with the cost of visiting gravely ill kids Carrie Meghie sat beside the incubator of her tiny infant son, born two months early and with lungs that weren’t yet ready for the world. Full News here – Schools – chicagotribune.com

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Illinois gay marriage bill won’t pass House this session

SPRINGFIELD — A showdown vote on legalizing gay marriage in Illinois never materialized Friday as lawmakers adjourned, dashing the high hopes of supporters who believed that after years of disappointment they were finally on the verge of making history.     Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Lawmakers pass Medicaid expansion with clock ticking

Illinois lawmakers moved forward Monday on a historic expansion of Medicaid and adding more protections for pet owners, but heavy lifting on the state's most pressing issues — pensions, a budget, expanded gambling, gay marriage and gun control — remained Full News here – WFLD – News

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