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2015/07/30 13:46
2015/07/30 13:46
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An 8-month-old puppy was stolen at knife-point on a Chicago Transit Authority Orange Line train Tuesday. Police said the theft happened around midnight in the 3500 block of South Leavitt near the...
2015/07/30 13:46
2015/07/30 13:46
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2015/07/29 21:12
2015/07/29 21:12
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A recent study showing Chicago soon may lose its position as the nation's third-largest city to Houston misses the point. The study, conducted by the Kinder Institute on Urban Research at Rice...
2015/07/29 17:12
2015/07/29 17:12
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With downtown expected to be jammed this Lollapalooza weekend, the Chicago Transit Authority says it's adding plenty of extra service. On the el, longer and more frequent trains will operate until...
2015/07/27 18:12
2015/07/27 18:12
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Two issues of key importance to Illinois' economy—renewal of the charter of the U.S. Export-Import Bank and passage of a multi-year bill to fund road and transit projects—seem to be moving ahead after...
2015/07/27 13:45
2015/07/27 13:45
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A new boss takes over today at the Chicago Public Schools. Forrest Claypool has a record as a city hall troubleshooter; he has previously been brought in to fix problems at the Chicago Transit...
2015/07/25 21:12
2015/07/25 21:12
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If a reality TV production shop were to create a series about the world's toughest jobs, one of its first episodes would be shot at the headquarters of Chicago Public Schools.�CEO Forrest Claypool, a...
2015/07/25 21:12
2015/07/25 21:12
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I asked a prominent state lawmaker the other day when he thought the state budget stalemate might end. “August,” he replied, before Illinois becomes even more of a national laughingstock than it is...
2015/07/25 20:14
2015/07/25 20:14
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CHICAGO (AP) - Police in Chicago are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found on a downtown "L'' stop platform. Chicago Transit Authority personnel found the woman's body Saturday...
2015/07/24 03:12
2015/07/24 03:12
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Call it Chicago Infrastructure Trust 2.0. Three years after creating a city infrastructure bank with a huge splash, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has decided to remake management of the finance unit, which by...
2015/07/22 23:38
2015/07/22 23:38
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The Chicago Board of Education sold three vacant school buildings for about $8.5 million and approved up to $1.2 billion in borrowing at Wednesday’s monthly meeting. Typically, the school board...
2015/07/17 04:13
2015/07/17 04:13
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave his chief of staff a new and much tougher assignment on Thursday, putting him in charge of Chicago's deeply-troubled public schools. The new C.E.O. says schools will open on...
2015/07/17 02:40
2015/07/17 02:40
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Forrest Claypool (Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune) Forrest Claypool has worn many hats in Chicago, including the head of the Chicago Transit Authority, a commissioner on the Cook County Board of...
2015/07/16 10:14
2015/07/16 10:14
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EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Northwestern University is getting rid of the private shuttle service on its Evanston campus. Starting this fall, students, faculty and staff will instead be able to catch free...
2015/07/16 04:12
2015/07/16 04:12
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The troubled Chicago Public Schools will be getting a new boss. A knowledgeable source says that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has decided to select Forrest Claypool, the former Chicago Transit Authority boss...
2015/07/16 01:13
2015/07/16 01:13
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How many times do members of the Cook County Board have to learn their power to cause economic havoc? •After the board passed then-President Todd Stroger's 1-percentage-point sales tax hike in 2008,...
2015/07/15 21:13
2015/07/15 21:13
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Pitchfork Music Festival will celebrate its 10th year with a sold-out crowd this weekend at Union Park in the West Town neighborhood. Headliners of the three-day fest, which kicks off Friday...
2015/07/11 21:45
2015/07/11 21:45
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A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment Monday, Dec 30, 2013, in Casselton, N.D. The train carrying crude oil derailed near Casselton Monday afternoon. Several explosions were...
2015/07/10 23:13
2015/07/10 23:13
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It has been two years since Illinois passed a law allowing residents to carry concealed firearms in public. But the battle over who gets to carry a loaded gun and where they can take it is far from...
2015/07/10 20:13
2015/07/10 20:13
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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is sponsoring some legislation that, potentially, would make it easier for the Chicago Transit Authority to get federal and private aid for the ongoing rebuild of its North Side...
2015/07/09 22:39
2015/07/09 22:39
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The Chicago Transit Authority is promising a faster, more reliable purple line express by November of this year. CTA officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel dropped by the Howard station Thursday to...
2015/07/30 13:46
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