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General Assembly May Charge Fee to Dispose of Computers, Gadgets

General Assembly May Charge Fee to Dispose of Computers, Gadgets

Under a new bill pending in the Illinois House of Representatives, owners of computers, cellphones and other electronic devices may face a fee to dispose of the gadgets at recycling facilities. Residents can currently bring their old pieces of technology to local government-operated recycling and disposal centers, which  accept and dispose of them free of […]

Criminals, not Grinch, Stealing Christmas in the 33rd Ward

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Criminals, not Grinch, Stealing Christmas in the 33rd Ward

Are burglar alarms replacing Christmas carols as the new sign the holiday season has arrived?[pullquote]CAPS meeting addresses crime in Ward 33. Brings aldermanic candidates out, too. Read the story for details.[/pullquote] The holiday brings joy and tradition but is also accompanied by a spike in violent crimes in the 33rd Ward, according to police representatives […]

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Diluted Talk About Dispensary

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Diluted Talk About Dispensary

Residents of the 33rd Ward and candidates seeking to oust Ald. Deb Mell are criticizing the approval process for a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Albany Park. Critics said Mell held only one private meeting and one public meeting about the dispensary and they were denied the opportunity to voice their opinions about the business. […]

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Three Set To Challenge Heir For 33rd Ward Alderman

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Three Set To Challenge Heir For 33rd Ward Alderman

Three candidates have met Monday’s deadline to file petitions challenging 33rd Ward Ald. Deb Mell, who’s running to retain the seat Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed her to in July 2013 when her father stepped down. The three challengers include Tim Meegan, 38, a social studies teacher; Annisa Wanat, 41, a former employee at National Democratic Institute, which […]

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Executive Action Gets Reaction at Home

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Executive Action Gets Reaction at Home

Just how tough are things for President Barack Obama? At an event he was heckled by his own special guest who was sitting behind him during his meeting at the Copernicus Center in Jefferson Park. Only minutes into Obama’s speech about his executive order on immigration, a young woman, who was holding a sign, interrupted […]

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