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Moratorium on school closing proposed for 2009-2010

Feb. 24, 2009 – Chicago Public Schools' plan to close, phase out and turnaround up to 16 schools next year could be stopped under legislation being considered by the Illinois General Assembly. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the list of school closures was lowered from 22 to 16 Monday by new Schools CEO Ron Huberman. "This sudden interruption of […]

Chicago Bucket Boys

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Jan. 28, 2009 Chicago Bucket Boys from Nick Orichuia on Vimeo. Categories: Art & Entertainment City Life Editor’s Choice In the Loop Music Public Videos & Slideshows Youth Matters Tags: music street performers youth

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New Ordinance May Bring Higher Costs for Downtown Valet Parking

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Dec. 17, 2008 – Costs for using valet services in downtown Chicago might soon rise under an ordinance proposed by Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) that would require parking companies to have insurance coverage of at least $1 million and prove all their drivers have a valid license. This ordinance is long overdue," said Reilly. The issue, he said, "has only grown […]

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New Schools 2009, Part 3 of 3: Twelve Institutions Approved

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Oct. 29, 2008 – Twelve new schools will open in Chicago next year, including the district's first all-boys school, a fine arts academy and a charter school sponsored by the Chicago Bulls. "These schools will continue to expand on the notion that not every child learns the same way," Chicago School Board President Rufus Williams […]

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Many Republican Candidates Left Out in the Cold by GOP

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Oct. 21, 2008 – When Steve Miller moved to Chicago eight years ago, he never thought of getting directly involved with the Republican Party. The only time he participated in an event for the GOP was at age 10, when his mother took him and his sister to see Ronald Reagan at the 1980 GOP […]

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Many Republican Candidates Left Out in the Cold by the GOP

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Oct. 21, 2008 – When Steve Miller moved to Chicago eight years ago, he never thought of getting directly involved with the Republican Party. The only time he participated in an event for the GOP was at age 10, when his mother took him and his sister to see Ronald Reagan at the 1980 GOP […]

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Cook County Sheriff’s Department to Beef Up Security in Ford Heights

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Sept. 23, 2008 – Starting Oct. 1, four south Chicagoland towns will see police officers from Cook County's Sheriff Department patrol their streets in an effort to contain criminal activity. The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved Wednesday an agreement between the Cook County Housing Authority and the Cook County Sheriff that calls for a […]

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