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NFL Draft Comes to Chicago

NFL Draft Comes to Chicago

After a 51-year run of being hosted in New York City, the NFL broke with tradition and held the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. Though the draft event itself was a tickets-only affair, Chicago made use of Grant Park to create an interactive event called Draft Town for locals and dedicated fans. Drawing over 200,000 […]

Chicago voters choose based on policy

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Chicago voters choose based on policy

In an election season teeming with ads attacking candidates running for big-time offices, voters in the Chicago area lined up to decide whose campaigns and whose efforts were good enough Tuesday. The 2nd ward polling place, located on the 1200 block of State St., had a consistent stream of voters coming and going through their revolving doors. […]

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Aldermen Tackle Public Health Budget

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Aldermen Tackle Public Health Budget

In response to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed 2014 fiscal budget, Aldermen Tuesday questioned the city’s health commissioner about the department’s past performance and future plans.   The proposed $8.7 million budget released Oct. 23, allows the city to balance its finances without increasing or introducing new property, sale or gasoline taxes, according to a statement […]

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Chicago Housing Authority CEO Resigns for More Family Time

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Chicago Housing Authority CEO Resigns for More Family Time

Following a number of closed meeting sessions dealing with “personnel-related matters,” Chicago Housing Authority officials Tuesday announced Charles Woodyard’s resignation as CEO following his two-year stint with the city agency. Having held board positions on other housing authority associations along the East Coast, Woodyard was appointed to the position September 2011, following the controversial resignation […]

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Universal Healthcare Plans Move Forward

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Universal Healthcare Plans Move Forward

Amidst the federal government’s failure to approve a budget for the new fiscal year, due largely in part to the funding of President Obama’s healthcare initiative, Gov. Pat Quinn announced the launch of Illinois’ version of the Affordable Healthcare Act, Get Covered Illinois. A plan expected to help families, small business owners and individuals find […]

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