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1 hr ago | Chicago Tribune

International study critiques Chicago transit

Commuters use their Ventra cards at the CTA station in the Thompson Center this month. A new study by an international economic organization paints an uncomplimentary portrait of the Chicago area's transportation system, saying it suffers from too many transit agencies and fragmented local governments.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics

8 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

How Chicago Almost Ended Up In Wisconsin

Given its rampant crime, corruption and money issues, a lot of residents of Illinois publicly wish they could give Chicago away. They almost never had it at all.

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Related Topix: Illinois, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Cairo, IL

11 hrs ago | KWQC-TV Davenport

Leaders expected at Mexican Independence parade

Some of Illinois' top political leaders and candidates for office were set to participate Sunday in a Chicago's annual Mexican Independence Day Parade. Organizers estimate roughly 500,000 have attended previously in the city's Little Village neighborhood, making it among the largest parades in the country.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, Pat Quinn, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

19 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Editorial: Why not run in local election?

Should your name be on the ballot next April? Don't let election fatigue keep you from running, a process that starts now. It's hard to keep on top of the run-up to the Nov. 4 election, what with the constant TV ads, robocalling and arguments about the cost of gubernatorial candidates' watches, lawn mowers, transportation, graham crackers and wine.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Oakwood Hills, IL, Prospect Heights, IL, Wheeling, IL, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Alderman to kick off campaign against Emanuel

Ald. Bob Fioretti, 2nd, is ready to announce Saturday that he'll challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Feb. 24 election. Ald. Bob Fioretti, 2nd, is ready to announce Saturday that he'll challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Feb. 24 election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Chicago, IL, South Loop (Chicago, IL)

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Emanuel socks city retirees with 40 percent health insurance hike

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago's 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will be going up by a whopping 40 percent - in spite of a pending lawsuit and a precedent-setting Illinois Supreme Court ruling. Last year, Emanuel announced plans to save $108.7 million a year by phasing out the city's 55 percent subsidy for retiree health care and forcing retirees to make the switch to Obamacare.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Illinois, Illinois Government

City of Chicago

Chicago Named Most Popular Metro Area For Families To Move

United Van Lines Survey Revealed Most Moves Were for New Jobs or Corporate Transfers; 27 Companies Have Located New Headquarters in Chicago Since 2011 Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that Chicago has been named the most popular metro area for U.S. families to move to, based on data collected from United Van Lines in its Summer Long-Distance Moving Trends Study. Summer is considered the peak season for family moves in the U.S. and in the survey of customers moving to the top destination cities, over 70 percent moved for a new job or corporate transfer.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Chicago, IL

NBC Chicago

Rahm's 'Deathly Vampire Stare' Photographed on the Brown Line

If you spy Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the Brown line, and you take a surreptitious photo on your smartphone, warning: The flash may go off. Twenty-five-year-old Chicago commuter Ben Albers learned this lesson the hard way last February when an attempt to secretly snap Emanuel backfired, his camera flashing in the mayor's face.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

CBS Local

Construction Set For Two New Bridges Linking Bronzeville To Lakefront

CBS 2's Susanna Song reports construction has been slated to begin this fall on two new pedestrian and bicycle bridges over Lake Shore Drive at 41st and 43rd streets. They will replace an outdated bridge at 43rd Street that has no ramp for bicycle or wheelchair access.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Chicago Tribune

Federal funding announced for pedestrian bridges over Lake Shore Drive

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin this morning to tout federal funding for two pedestrian bridges over Lake Shore Drive. The bridges being built at 41st Street and 43rd Street will cross Lake Shore Drive to the lakefront from the Bronzeville neighborhood.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, US Senate, Richard Durbin

City of Chicago

Mayor Emanuel, Senator Durbin, Governor Quinn, Congressman Quigley...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Governor Pat Quinn and Congressman Mike Quigley today announced the long-planned twin lakefront pedestrian bridges at 41st and 43rd Streets will be built as the result of recently approved federal funding. The project will create more than 420 jobs, while also providing safer and better access to the Lakefront for Bronzeville residents.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Representative Mike Quigley, Richard Durbin, Pat Quinn, US Governors

American Thinker

Unprovoked machete attack by illegal aliens caught on camera in Chicago

A horrific machete attack by an illegal alien gang on two innocent young men waiting on a platform for a Chicago El train has been caught on surveillance camera, and is making big news in Chicago. Chicago is, of course, a sanctuary city for illegal aliens under the policies of Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Washington Post

Chicago at Brink of Swaps Fee as Bond Ratings Fall: Muni Credit

Chicago's deteriorating credit quality has pushed taxpayers to the brink of paying almost $400 million to Wall Street banks on derivatives contracts that are backfiring. The city and Chicago Public Schools, both at risk of rating reductions as pension obligations mount, agreed to interest-rate swaps with companies including Bank of America Corp., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Loop Capital Markets LLC last decade as part of debt sales.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Banking, Bank of America, Financial Services, Goldman Sachs, Investment Services, Jefferson County, AL, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Business News

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Beale wants to reduce sticker fees for seniors who drive trucks

Chicago motorists 65 and older who drive Ford F-150's, Chevrolet Silverado's, Toyota Tacoma's and other small trucks could be in line for a big break when it comes time to purchase their city vehicle stickers. Ald. Anthony Beale , chairman of the City Council's Transportation Committee, wants to give them a nearly seven-fold reduction in their annual city sticker fees - from $202.28 to $30.34.

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Related Topix: Ford F-150, Ford, Truck, Toyota, Toyota Tacoma, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Planetizen

Bus Startup Bridj Hires Gabe Klein as Chief Operations Officer

Gable Klein, former head of transportation for Chicago and Washington D.C., has joined Bridj, a Boston-based startup building dynamically generated bus routes. As TechCrunch 's Ryan Lawler reports, the Boston-based startup Bridj recently hired Gabe Klein to join their team.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Chicago Tribune

Emanuel wants city curfew to apply until 18th birthday

Chicago teens would be subject to the city's nighttime curfew laws until their 18th birthdays - a year longer than they currently are - in a move Mayor Rahm Emanuel says is all about keeping kids safe. The mayor on Wednesday introduced an ordinance to the City Council that would increase the age of people the city curfew applies to from 16 to 17. Chicago aldermen and Mayor Rahm Emanuel took an opportunity Wednesday to link themselves to Chicago's feel-good story of the summer, welcoming the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Little League team to City Hall to congratulate them for their U.S. championship.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Family, Kids, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

NBC Chicago

Emanuel Proposes City Curfew Change

Currently Chicago's curfew laws only impact those from the ages 12-16, under Mayor Emanuel's proposal it would affect all those under the age of 18. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports Emanuel introduced an ordinance Wednesday to the City Council proposing to extend the nighttime curfew laws for city teens until their 18th birthday. "I just think that at 17 I'm old enough to understand my own rules," said city teen Jack Obrien.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Family, Parenting

Wed Sep 10, 2014

CBS Local

Aldermen Want To Give Council Oversight To City Inspector General

Chicago aldermen have taken a step towards getting rid of their own, controversial, inspector general and handing oversight over to the City Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. Alderman Pat O'Connor, Mayor Emanuel's floor leader, says a majority of council members are signed on to a proposed ordinance giving the city inspector general authority to investigate them and their staffs.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Switched

Public Spaces Where You Can Smoke Keep Disappearing

Chicago has banned smoking in public parks and watersides as the number of places that permit public smoking continues to dwindle. The Chicago Park District board on Wednesday evening passed new rules that apply the city's smoking ban to public parks and harbors.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics

Chicago Tribune

Quinn gets firefighters' union endorsement

Gov. Pat Quinn today visited a downtown fire station to receive the endorsement of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois, which has 15,000 members across the state, including 5,000 in Chicago. Union President Pat Devaney said it was an "easy" choice between Quinn and Rauner, saying it's clear the Democratic governor would fight for working people while Rauner takes stances that would hurt them, such as previous statements that he would support eliminating the minimum wage.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Chris Christie

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