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Officials were investigating whether the explosion of a small bomb planted in the women's restroom at a Chicago-area Target store on Wednesday was connected to the company's open transgender bathroom policy, reported WGN-TV in Chicago Evanston police said they haven't ruled out that the explosive device was connected to Target's stand on allowing "transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity," said WGN. More than a million people reportedly are boycotting Target as a result. Comment?
Chinese companies, driven by favorable government policies and a desire to gain overseas assets, are on an unprecedented acquisition spree in the U.S. They've announced a record $40.5 billion of U.S. deals this year, already nearly double the amount for all of 2015. Here's a sample of what Chinese money is buying. Comment?
The main Chicago police union is standing behind the white officer who was charged this week with first-degree murder for gunning down a black teenager. It is facing a backlash from leaders of the city's black community as a result. Comment?
On one of the busiest retail shopping days, thousands of people took to Chicago's most prestigious downtown shopping district on Friday to protest last year's shooting death of a black teenager by a white policeman and the city's handling of the case. About 2,000 people with signs reading "Stop Police Terror" gathered in a cold drizzle for the march on Chicago's "Magnificent Mile" on the Black Friday shopping day, which closed the major city street of Michigan Avenue to traffic. Comment?
Many of the worst traffic bottlenecks are found in Los Angeles, a new study found, however the absolute worst one is in Chicago. The American Highway Users Alliance released a new, comprehensive report on the nation's worst traffic snarls this month, titled "Unclogging America's Arteries 2015." Comment?
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, front right, visited the Opportunity Fair and Forum in Chicago on Aug. 13. After watching for years as their city's financial troubles piled up, Chicago homeowners will be told this week that it's time for them to start paying the tab. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to propose a large increase in property taxes to help eliminate billions of dollars in pension and other municipal debt and to repair the school system's low credit rating. Comment?
When I grew up in the north suburbs of Chicago in the 1960s and '70s, Illinois was still a financial and industrial powerhouse. The Land of Lincoln had a low-rate flat income tax, the property taxes were reasonable, the state ran budget surpluses, and Illinois was the home of such iconic mega-employers as Caterpillar, Sears Roebuck and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Comment?
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