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Chicago Tribune
City Council showdown looms on probes of aldermen*Alvarez up with Foxx TV attack ad: Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez
City Council showdown looms on probes of aldermen
Chicago Tribune / Posted an hour ago
*Alvarez up with Foxx TV attack ad: Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is up with a new TV ad that takes on one of her rivals for the Democratic nomination, Kim Foxx. Chicago TV station records show there’s more than $175,000 behind the ad... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Emanuel tobacco tax package stallsMayor Rahm Emanuel's bid to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products in Chic
Emanuel tobacco tax package stalls
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's bid to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products in Chicago to 21 stalled Monday after aldermen complained that tax increases in the ordinance would further drive up illegal cigarette sales and hurt city businesses. During... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Give ex-con Mickey Segal back his stake in the Chicago Bulls, court saysHe may be a convicted fraudster and racketeer. But that doesn't mean politicall
Give ex-con Mickey Segal back his stake in the Chicago Bulls, court says
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
He may be a convicted fraudster and racketeer. But that doesn't mean politically connected ex-con Mickey Segal shouldn't have a bigger stake in one of the city's most storied sports franchises. That's the finding of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera case Posted Jan. 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM Posted Jan. 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM CHICAGO (AP
Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera case
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 14 days ago
Posted Jan. 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM Posted Jan. 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a former Chicago official on all counts for taking bribes to steer $100 million... Read more
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ABC News
Jury Convicts Ex-Chicago Official in Red-Light Camera CaseA federal jury convicted a former Chicago transportation official on Tuesday fo
Jury Convicts Ex-Chicago Official in Red-Light Camera Case
ABC News / Posted 14 days ago
A federal jury convicted a former Chicago transportation official on Tuesday for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix company. Jurors returned with guilty verdicts on all 20 counts against John Bills, the... Read more
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KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix
Jury Convicts Ex-Chicago Official In Red-Light Camera CaseCHICAGO — A federal jury convicted a former Chicago transportation official on
Jury Convicts Ex-Chicago Official In Red-Light Camera Case
KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix / Posted 14 days ago
CHICAGO — A federal jury convicted a former Chicago transportation official on Tuesday for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix company. Jurors returned with guilty verdicts on all 20 counts against John... Read more
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Everett Herald
Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera case Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 1:32 p.m. CHICAGO � A federal jury con
Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera case
Everett Herald / Posted 14 days ago
Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 1:32 p.m. CHICAGO � A federal jury convicted a former Chicago transportation official on Tuesday for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light... Read more
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WBEZ91.5
Jury Convicts ex-Chicago Official in Red-Light Camera CaseCHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury convicted a former Chicago transportation officia
Jury Convicts ex-Chicago Official in Red-Light Camera Case
WBEZ91.5 / Posted 14 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury convicted a former Chicago transportation official on Tuesday for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix company. Jurors returned with guilty verdicts on all 20 counts against... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera caseCHICAGO - A federal jury has convicted a former Chicago official on all counts
Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera case
Brandon Sun / Posted 14 days ago
CHICAGO - A federal jury has convicted a former Chicago official on all counts for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix company. Jurors returned with a guilty verdict on all 20 counts Tuesday afternoon. They... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Red light camera case ends in bribery convictionClick on the image above for a special graphic report on the twisted saga of Ch
Red light camera case ends in bribery conviction
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 14 days ago
Click on the image above for a special graphic report on the twisted saga of Chicago's red light cameras. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a former Chicago official on all counts for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Red light camera trial offers rare glimpse into City Hall intrigueDuring the two-week trial in one of largest bribery schemes ever to envelop Cit
Red light camera trial offers rare glimpse into City Hall intrigue
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
During the two-week trial in one of largest bribery schemes ever to envelop City Hall, federal prosecutors tossed around the names of such powerful political luminaries as Michael Madigan, Richard Daley and Edward Burke. But the focus has been on a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Redflex CEO admits on stand she had no direct proof of cash bribesThe former CEO of Redflex Traffic Systems acknowledged Thursday she had no dire
Redflex CEO admits on stand she had no direct proof of cash bribes
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
The former CEO of Redflex Traffic Systems acknowledged Thursday she had no direct proof that the company's Chicago-based consultant was funneling cash bribes to a top city official who helped make the city's red light camera program the largest in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Mayor Emanuel playing through painWelcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with
Mayor Emanuel playing through pain
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. As if dealing with an ongoing policing crisis, the possibility of a teachers strike, a massive... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Redflex CEO details contract steering at red light cameras trialThe often secret but legendary power politics at City Hall played a major role
Redflex CEO details contract steering at red light cameras trial
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
The often secret but legendary power politics at City Hall played a major role in a bribery scheme that propelled Chicago's red light camera program into the largest in the nation, a key player testified Wednesday. Karen Finley, 55, the ousted CEO... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago marijuana dispensaries could have less-strict securityMedical marijuana dispensary owners in Chicago would be spared the requirement
Chicago marijuana dispensaries could have less-strict security
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
Medical marijuana dispensary owners in Chicago would be spared the requirement of hiring security guards to be on-site around the clock in a move aldermen framed as a way to help drive down costs. The City Council Finance Committee approved the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago City Council watchdog vote delayedFor at least one more day the Chicago City Council wasn't ready for reform, as
Chicago City Council watchdog vote delayed
Chicago Tribune / Posted 27 days ago
For at least one more day the Chicago City Council wasn't ready for reform, as two old-guard aldermen blocked a measure Wednesday to allow the city watchdog to investigate members of the body. Supporters of an ordinance giving Inspector General... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Political intrigue on ethics, borrowing as Emanuel, aldermen hold first City Council meeting of yearWelcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with
Political intrigue on ethics, borrowing as Emanuel, aldermen hold first City Council meeting of year
Chicago Tribune / Posted 28 days ago
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. It’s Wednesday, Jan. 13, and it's the first Chicago City Council meeting of the new... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago aldermen take step toward new ethics oversightChicago aldermen on Monday took a step toward oversight they've resisted for ye
Chicago aldermen take step toward new ethics oversight
Chicago Tribune / Posted 29 days ago
Chicago aldermen on Monday took a step toward oversight they've resisted for years: a plan to bring themselves under the same watchdog as other parts of city government. The council's Workforce Development Committee advanced an ordinance to give... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cook County Democrats to reconsider backing a state's attorney candidateThe Cook County Democratic Party Executive Committee has called a meeting for T
Cook County Democrats to reconsider backing a state's attorney candidate
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
The Cook County Democratic Party Executive Committee has called a meeting for Thursday to reconsider an endorsement in the contest, party spokesman Jacob Kaplan said. In August, Cook Democratic leaders voted to remain neutral in the contest. That... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
BP James Oddo celebrates 50th birthday at re-election fundraiserSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- He still has another five days before he turns 50, but B
BP James Oddo celebrates 50th birthday at re-election fundraiser
Staten Island Advance / Posted 1 months ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- He still has another five days before he turns 50, but Borough President James Oddo is already feeling the effects of being half a century old. "I know you mean well, but the next person who says to me '50 is the new 30,' I... Read more

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