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  1. Police worry about families being targeted for gang revengeRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Chicago Police officials are concerned the killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee could set off a spree of violence targeting gang members' innocent relatives - who have been considered off limits in the past, a law enforcement source said Wednesday. The development came as Chicago police said a person of interest in the killing had turned himself in to police for questioning with his attorney this afternoon.

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  2. Police: 2 dead, 9 wounded in Chicago shootings TuesdayRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    About 6:15 p.m., a man was shot to death in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The 24-year-old was outside in the 5600 block of South Artesian when two males walked up and shot him in the head, neck, torso and leg, police said.

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  3. Cabdrivers union accuses Emanuel of dragging feet on reformsRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel was accused Tuesday of rushing through rules that will allow ride-hailing services to cash in on the Thanksgiving travel rush while failing to deliver promised reforms to assist struggling cabdrivers. During the heated mayoral campaign that culminated in Emanuel's runoff victory, he pushed through a "Taxi Fairness" ordinance aimed at putting more money in the pockets of struggling cabdrivers without raising fares.

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  4. Emanuel urges teachers union to drop talk of a strike and join hands with CPSRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday urged the Chicago Teachers Union to drop talk of a strike and join forces with the Chicago Public Schools in the drive to get the $480 million in pension help from Springfield needed to avert massive teacher layoffs. Nine months ago, mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia warned that Chicago faced its second teachers strike in three years if a "hard-headed" and "confrontational" Rahm Emanuel was re-elected.

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  5. Andy Shaw: Top cop compounds a big wrongRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, promoted a cop whose review of David Koschman's death came under fire.

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  6. Hillary Clinton plans 3 fundraisers in Chicago on MondayRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will hit Chicago on Monday for three fundraisers. Meanwhile, Chicago GOP megadonors Ken Griffin and Todd Ricketts are among the funders of a new super PAC taking aim at her.

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  7. the Watchdogs: Clout-heavy firefighter's 'shove' proves costly to city taxpayersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Officer Joseph Smith,, right, with his father, James Smith, as the officer received the Chicago Police Department's Lifesaving Award in 2010 at police headquarters. The situation at the downtown firehouse was like something out of a crossover episode of TV's "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago P.D.," with this heavy dose of reality thrown in: On a November morning in 2011, a sergeant from the Chicago Police Department marine unit went to arrest a clout-heavy firefighter for allegedly grabbing a police diver and slamming him onto a riverbank a few hours earlier during what, fortunately, was the successful rescue of two men who'd fallen into the north branch of the Chicago River.

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  8. Police: Man charged with stealing $5,000 in cigarettes in RiversideRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Jesus A. Sanchez, 34, was arrested on Oct. 19 and has been charged with one count of theft, a Class 2 felony, according to a statement from Riverside police. On Oct. 16, Sanchez hopped into a delivery truck that was parked on East Quincy Street near Harlem Avenue in Riverside and made off with boxes of cigarettes.

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  9. BGA Public Eye: Fat tree-trimming deal to Berwyn mayor's backer despite complaintsRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    "The tree butchering has started again," says the 63-year-old Berwyn resident, who's so upset about his city's tree maintenance that he maintains a blog - Save Berwyn Trees. "They are removing way too many branches from the lower part of the tree."

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  10. Michelle Harris: Stroger protege who earned the chance to trade council seat for clerka s officeRead the original story

    Oct 25, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Ald. Michelle Harris, the newly endorsed Democratic candidate for Cook County circuit court clerk in next March's primary. Sun-Times file photo Ald.

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  11. Man missing from Heart of ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Peter Konhilas, 21, was last seen leaving the 2000 block of West Coulter Friday, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police. Konhilas is described as a 5-foot-10, 135-pound white man with brown eyes and black hair, police said.

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  12. Fans bombard Nike's new Michael Jordan store on ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Some waited for days - most for hours - as the clock struck 6:23 a.m. Saturday and fans of the basketball legend trickled into the new Nike Michael Jordan brand store on State Street. The store's opening time paid homage to Jordan's six NBA championship titles with the Chicago Bulls, and of course the number known around the world.

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  13. the Watchdogs: Chicago machine's $99 million manPOSTED: 10/24/2015, 09:28AMContinueRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    When City Hall and other government agencies need property in Chicago, they turn to Langdon Neal, one of the city's most politically connected lawyers. Running the small law firm his grandfather founded more than 75 years ago, Neal has made a fortune helping City Hall and other governments condemn land for schools, police stations, McCormick Place, O'Hare Airport expansion.

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  14. 2 dead, 8 wounded in Chicago weekend shootingsRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    About 12:30 a.m. Saturday, a 45-year-old was walking with a male in the 2500 block of South Harding in Little Village when she heard shots and realized she was shot in the chest, police said. She was taken to Saint Anthony Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

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  15. Emanuel keeps up food fight against Park GrillRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn't giving up his fight to break the 30-year sweetheart deal former Mayor Richard M. Daley gave to the clout-heavy operators of the Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park. Emanuel's top lawyer Stephen Patton filed a notice Friday to appeal the decision from Cook County Circuit Judge Moshe Jacobius, who ruled last month that the city had no legal grounds to break the lucrative lease, which provides the restaurant operators with discounted rent along with free natural gas, water and trash collection, a deal Emanuel has argued has cost taxpayers more than $8 million.

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  16. Emanuel shelves plan to privatize 311 non-emergency systemRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    In a key concession that could help sway some aldermen to support his overall budget package, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed away from a plan to privatize the non-emergency 311 call system. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday shelved his controversial plan to privatize Chicago's 311 non-emergency system after a rebellion by more than two-thirds of the City Council.

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  17. Bra expert Milton a Milta Schwartz dies at 94Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    His parents founded Schwartz's Intimate Apparel, a 98-year-old business that has sold bras in sizes ranging from 30AA to 56K to generations of women, including Playboy bunnies and entertainers Elizabeth Taylor and Zsa Zsa Gabor. "They'd walk in and he'd say, 'You're a 38B,' " said his son, Ben Schwartz, a third-generation member of the family business.

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  18. Emanuel's budget could see 20 'no' City Council votesRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Ald. Leslie Hairston said in light of a recent scandal at Chicago Public Schools, she'd like to see annual approval of funding. "Very rarely do you just give somebody a check for $45 million ... after we've seen what we've seen," she said at a Council committee meeting Tuesday.

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  19. Tuesday Letters: Gutting college funding guts Illinoisa futureRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    One of Illinois' greatest strengths is its public higher education system. Our state's nine public universities educate more than 200,000 students each year in communities from Chicago to Carbondale.

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  20. 14 aldermen urge Emanuel to shelve plan that helps UberRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Former Corporation Counsel Mara Georges, an attorney representing the taxicab industry, urges the City Council to shelve Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to authorize ride-hailing companies to make pick-ups at McCormick Place, O'Hare and Midway Airports until the playing field between the two industries is leveled. Georges is flanked by aldermen, left to right: John Arena , Pat Dowell , Carlos Ramirez-Rosa , Ray Lopez , James Cappleman and David Moore .

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