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  1. the Watchdogs: Key figure a 'conduit' for ousted CPS Ceo, ...Posted: 07/11/2015, 09:58AMContinueRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 11 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Gary Solomon, whose company's $20.5 million, no-bid contract is at the center of a federal investigation that cost former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett her job, pushed for her hiring and then regularly communicated with Mayor Rahm Emanuel''s top education adviser on Byrd-Bennett's behalf, emails obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show. Solomon's emails to Beth Swanson, Emanuel's then-deputy chief of staff for education issues, were so frequent that Swanson described him in an interview Friday as "Barbara Byrd-Bennett's conduit - an extension of her team who pushed for her hiring."

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  2. Brandon Marshall is looking to play some softball in ChicagoRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 9 | Chicago Sun-Times

    The Bears may have traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Jets, but he hasn't uprooted from Chicago just yet. Marshall has spent much of this offseason in Chicago, and from the looks of things he'd like to enjoy the Chicago summer.

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  3. Chicago's storied trading pits fading into historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Open outcry trading like that seen here at the Chicago Board of Trade's trading pits heads ever closer to the history books. Seen here are traders John Murray and Bryan Thomas Shaughnessy .

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  4. the Watchdogs: CPS' pain is these firms' gainPOSTED: 07/03/2015, 10:10PMContinueRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel at a news conference Wednesday discussing plans for layoffs and $200 million in cuts for the Chicago Public Schools. AP photo Struggling to make payments for pensions and pay down billions of dollars in debt, the Chicago Public Schools this week announced 1,050 layoffs and $200 million in spending cuts to keep the school system afloat.

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  5. Hot Doug's sausages make a comeback - at Wrigley FieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Or perhaps you'd prefer a "Rick Reuschel," described as an "atomic pork sausage with chipotle mustard and pepper jack cheese." Or, for fans of a more traditional dog, the "Carmen Fanzone" - a spicy Vienna Polish sausage served with spicy brown mustard and caramelized onions.

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  6. Great Chicago Fire Festival moves signature event to Northerly IslandRead the original story

    Friday Jul 3 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Only one of three floating houses actually burned during The Great Chicago Fire Festival on the Chicago River last October. The Great Chicago Fire Festival, which was more fizzle than sizzle on the Chicago River last year, will be moved to Northerly Island this year.

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  7. 4 aldermen: UNO schools chief Rich Rodriguez should resignRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Chicago Sun-Times

    The power struggle over the UNO Charter School Network intensified Thursday as four Latino aldermen called for the resignation of Richard Rodriguez, a former Daley administration official who oversees the schools. Chicago City Council members Proco Joe Moreno , George Cardenas , Raymond Lopez and Danny Solis cited Wednesday's threat from a top Chicago Public Schools official to revoke UCSN's charter - its right to operate in the city.

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  8. Brown: Pass the hanky - teacher pension funding unfair to ...Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Follow @markbrowncst Mayor Rahm Emanuel is absolutely, 100 percent correct when he says it's unfair to Chicago that Illinois taxpayers pay for the pensions of all the teachers in the state except Chicago's. It's double taxation on city residents whose income taxes fund suburban and downstate teacher pensions while their property taxes pay for city teacher pensions.

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  9. Mihalopoulos: It's all in the family for Acevedo political clanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    His resume consists largely of being a registered nurse and a month's stint this spring as a Springfield lobbyist. Still, the young man's chances of winning probably are strong.

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  10. Jerry Roper, former Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce CEO, diesRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    "It has been both my pleasure and an honor to be able to serve this wonderful city and to work with so many talented, dedicated people throughout the years," Roper said when his retirement was announced in April 2013. Downtown Ald.

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  11. Chicago's new Ferris wheel doesn't measure upRead the original story

    Jun 28, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    I've been to London and seen the London Eye and dismissed the 450-foot tall Ferris wheel on the banks of the Thames, as many Londoners do, with a shudder of revulsion, as an out-of-place monstrosity that fits in the city of Christopher Wren like a steam calliope at a formal church wedding. That goes double for the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier, which manages to be underwhelming and garish at the same time.

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  12. Amid city's violence, 4 neighborhoods go years without ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Being so close to Lincolnwood - and the suburb's police - is one reason Nahla Yafai thinks her North Side neighborhood that's part of Forest is safe. In Chicago, where a dozen people were killed over the Memorial Day weekend and politicians are still talking about how they can stop filmmaker Spike Lee from calling the city "Chiraq," four communities stand out as oases apart from the violence.

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  13. the Watchdogs: Chicago tourism exec got secret six-figure severance after 2 years on jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Warren Wilkinson, from left, Don Welsh, Bruce Rauner and Jack A. Johnson visiting the Sun-Times editorial board in 2012. Choose Chicago, the city's taxpayer-subsidized tourism bureau, secretly gave its chief marketing officer a six-figure payout when he left after just two and a half years on the job, newly released records show.

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  14. Far Northwest Side residents concerned about proposed med pot dispenaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Residents gathered at Olympia Park Thursday to discuss a proposed medical marijuana dispensary on the far Northwest Side near Superdawg. Photo by Becky Schlikerman.

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  15. O'Hare leads country in flights, also delays, new aviation commissioner admitsRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    O'Hare International Airport not only leads the country in total flights but also in delays, the city's new aviation commissioner bluntly conceded to a gathering of the City Club of Chicago Thursday. The "flip side" of O'Hare regaining the "busiest airport" title for total 2014 operations from Atlanta is that "Chicago also leads the way in delayed flights,'' Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans said.

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  16. Eight wounded in Wednesday shootings across ChicagoRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Most recently, a man was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 20-year-old was walking on the sidewalk in the 4600 block of West Washington about 10:35 p.m. when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. 1 comment

  17. Perch, angry beaver & floods: Chicago fishingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Improving perch fishing and water high enough to inspire an angry beaver dominate this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report. CHICAGO: Staff at Park Bait said perch were best on the outside of Montrose, soft shells working better than minnows.

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  18. NewsSneed: Donald Trump is bringing the family to townRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    The Donald may be a hot ticket, but so is his daughter, Ivanka - who, Sneed is told, will be hitting town with her famous father next week to ostensibly glamorize his sold-out City Club event. Trump, who recently announced he will seek the Republican nomination for president, is the headliner at the City Club of Chicago luncheon Monday at Maggiano's.

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  19. BusinessTrailblazing Chicago city comptroller Clark Burrus dead at 86Read the original story

    Jun 23, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Clark Burrus, a trailblazing African-American financial expert who started his career handling the books for jazz singer Sarah Vaughan and went on to become Chicago's first black city comptroller, died Wednesday at 86, according to his wife, Lucille. He entered accounting in 1953 as a supervising auditor for the Chicago Board of Education.

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  20. Navy Pier to get bigger Ferris wheelRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Call it progress - 122 years after the Ferris Wheel was invented in Chicago, Navy Pier is getting a bigger Ferris Wheel. But although the new wheel will be taller than the current wheel by 50 feet, at 200 foot tall it's still smaller than the original that George Ferris wowed the world with at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, according to a news release from City Hall.

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