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Rahm CPS Main
Oct 1, 2015 10:00 PM
Acknowledging their graduation rates were inflated, Chicago Public Schools officials are now revising those overly rosy numbers – which Mayor Emanuel has long touted.
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Sep 30, 2015 9:30 PM
Among the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District’s top overtime earners: A cop who accidentally recorded himself gabbing to a co-worker about how little work he did.
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Sep 27, 2015 6:00 AM
State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez portrays herself as being apart from the establishment. But her backers include powerful pols, including Ald. Ed Burke and Speaker Mike Madigan.
Bobby rush and church
Sep 27, 2015 6:00 AM
Joseph Stroud’s company paid the electric bill for the Chicago church run by U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush – who has gone to bat for Stroud in Congress.
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Sep 24, 2015 9:05 AM
It’s called RANA and its impact could be significant but only if Illinois’ Dept. of Corrections unlocks the program, a Rescuing Illinois report reveals.
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Sep 22, 2015 6:00 AM
Public officials issue gag order and circulate photo of reporter after questions are raised about how suburban park district is spending taxpayer money.
rahm lassar
Sep 20, 2015 6:00 AM
Emanuel administration orders probe into ex-cop accused of framing suspects. But five men with claims of innocence were never interviewed.
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Sep 20, 2015 6:00 AM
State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez doesn’t give credence to claims that six convicted murderers are innocent and were framed by an ex-Chicago police detective.
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Sep 16, 2015 1:28 PM
Can Cook County’s state’s attorney convince voters she’s more than a lock-’em-up prosecutor from a bygone era?
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