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It's not the vision of a world class city that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel typically likes to portray. More teachers losing their jobs, thousands fewer police and firefighters on duty, less frequent trash collection and miles of potholed roads going
Between Detroit's bankruptcy and the rising concerns over unfunded pensions in Illinois and elsewhere, it has been a rough year for many muni bond investors. While the Standard & Poor's municipal bond index has recovered from its September lows, it
Today, Quinn is hurtling into the crosshairs of public labor that is livid over new pension legislation signed into law last week...It widened it, AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan told the Sun-Times following Quinn's closed-door bill signing this
Top Chicago school authorities are working on new strategies to address the city's crushing pattern of elementary grade absenteeism and truancy...The General Assembly formed the task force after a Tribune investigation reported that nearly 32,000 of
Updated: December 2, 2013 10:22PM Bargaining talks that have lasted a year-and-a-half between the University of Illinois at Chicago and its unionized faculty reached a breaking point, as faculty started voting Monday to authorize a strike.
But after the threat of a major Democratic opponent faded, so did the governor's focus on campaign cash. Since October, Quinn has reported raising a little more than $90,000. Much of the recent money came in two donations $10,000 from oil and gas
15 p.m.CST Updated:Friday, November 29, 2013 2:32 p.m.CST The 2013 growing and harvest seasons are nearing completion. As of Nov. 24, the National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the Illinois corn harvest has reached 98 percent completion.
Bill Kane, Chief Executive of The Label Printers discussed the importance of the company's sustainability efforts. "Generally speaking businesses should do their part to improve their company's "ecological footprint"...Number 2 if you look at it from
20:31 PM MST Updated: 11/18/2013 05:20:40 PM MST Lawrence Wayne "L.W." Pleasant, the former co-owner and co-publisher of the Dolores Star and the Dove Creek Press in southwest Colorado, died in his sleep on Nov. 2, his family said Monday.
Her grandmother was accused of placing her hands over the infant's mouth to hush her crying as the 14-year-old mother stood by. Clayton Condiff, four months old, died after being dropped, shaken and suffocated. And three days later during a year of