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Automatic voter registration: IL Senate bill passes the IL House

Date: 
06/01/2016
Durbin

Cutting the complexity and cost of voter registration in Illinois will be a reality if yesterday's passage of Illinois Senate SB250 in the Illinois House is not vetoed by Governor Bruce Rauner. 

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Waguespack supports Alvarez withdrawal from Laquan McDonald case

Date: 
05/05/2016
SWag

Alderman Scott Waguespack (32 Ward), City Council Progressive Reform Caucus Chair says that Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez's decision

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U.S. honors victims of attacks in Brussels, Belgium

Date: 
03/22/2016
BelgianFlg

In honor of the victims of the attacks in Brussels, Belgium, all United States flags as well as Illinois flags

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Zwolinski's staple gun attacker is IL House Rep. Cynthia Soto's daughter

Date: 
03/18/2016
JSoto

The staple gun wielding attacker of Robert Zwolinski (Bob Z) on Mar. 6 has been identified as the daughter of 4th District IL House Rep. Cynthia Soto who Zwolinski was challenging in this week's Primary. 

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Bloody campaign trail leads to incumbent Il House Rep Cynthia Soto's doorstep

Date: 
03/14/2016
BobZ

The bloody campaign trail in the 4th District Illinois House of Representatives race appears to lead to the doorstep of the incumbent State Rep Cynthia Soto.

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Teen murdered at the Polish Triangle

Date: 
03/09/2016
MilwPath

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Bloody campaign trail in IL 4th District State Rep race: Zwolinski vs Soto

Date: 
03/08/2016
ZwolinskiMon

Less than 15 hours from having his nose broken and his forehead impaled with a staple from a staple gun in front of his campaign office for 4th District Illinois House of Representatives, 823 N. Ashland, Robert Zwolinski was facing an impromptu press conference,

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Found: Large barricade impeding the public way

Date: 
01/24/2016
RdClsd

Who owns this "Road Closed" barricade?

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Missing: Marta Pineda

Date: 
01/23/2016
MPineda

UPDATE:
CPD announce Marta Pineda has been located!

Suffering from moderate Alzheimer's, Marta Pineda, 68, is missing. 

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McCarthy fired: First Deputy John Escalante, former 14th District Commander, in as Chicago's acting top cop

Date: 
12/01/2015
GarryMcCarthy

“I couldn’t fire him. I couldn’t put him in a ‘no pay’ status. I couldn’t discipline him. That’s the law,” said Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy in a CBS Chicago interview with Mai Martinez on Monday.

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Abandoned baby found by PSMEMC employee

Date: 
11/03/2015
TAlvarez

Just before 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, Teresa Alvarez arrived from her Logan Square home, keys in hand to unlock the door at the Nazareth Family Center, 1127 N. Oakley Blvd. It is what she does routinely when starting work at the Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC).

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Manufacturing jobs in Illinois drop again

Date: 
09/23/2015
WrkCompRatChrt

As Chicago's Mayor Emanuel announces close to a $600 million invoice to Chicagoans, the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) delivers more bad news. 

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Kraft Singles are recalled by the thousands

Date: 
08/03/2015
KraftRecall

Approximately 36,000 three and four pound packages of Kraft Singles cheese slices have been recalled due to a choking hazard.

Those affected are the packages with “best used by” December 29, 2015, and January 4, 2016, followed by the manufacturing code “S54” or “S55”.

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Chicago's plastic bag ban takes effective Saturday loophole and all

Date: 
07/31/2015
PBagCreation

Chicago's ban on the single-use plastic bags goes into effect Saturday, Aug. 1, amid controversy over unfairness, cost and a "loophole." 

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First Anti-BDS law in Illinois

Date: 
07/24/2015
BruceRauner

Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation on Wednesday, July 23, making Illinois the first state in America to divest its public pension funds

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Derrick Smith, former 10th District Illinois State Representative, sentenced

Date: 
04/23/2015
DerrickSmith

Derrick Smith, 51, former 10th District Illinois State Representative, this morning, received a sentence

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Shuttered schools, lost jobs, cut services and unsafe streets due to Emanuel, says United Working Families

Date: 
02/10/2015
MayorEmanuelatRobClem

Just before tonight's Chicago Mayoral Candidates debate focused is to focus on issues particular to the city's African American community, United Working Families (UWF) members are rallying in front of the DuSable Museum of African American History, where CBS Chicago is sponsoring tonight's 6 p.m. debate. 

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Rauner claims fairness while workers shout "Union- busting"

Date: 
02/09/2015
Justice

Executive Order 15-13 was signed by Governor Bruce Rauner today to eliminate dues paid by state employees who do not wish to fund "government union activities and positions with which they may disagree," said the Governor's office today. 

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Health warning: MMR vaccination recommended by Illinois and Cook County public health officials

Date: 
02/06/2015
Vaccine

UPDATE: 3 more cases of measles confirmed in Cook County Monday

Both the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health are recommending that both children and adults get the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination, if they have not had one. 

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Chicago cops have to fight snow as well as bad street guys

Date: 
02/02/2015
CPDDigOut

This two-day snow experience has added more challenges for the too few Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers trying to keep the streets safe. 

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