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  • Burge torture accusers seek reparations

    Burge torture accusers seek reparations
    Police torture accusers call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to endorse a $20 million reparations fund
  • New Chicago limits on petcoke piles clear hurdle

    New Chicago limits on petcoke piles clear hurdle
    A panel of Chicago aldermen on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to the city's latest attempt to regulate the storage of giant piles of petroleum coke that have drawn the ire of Southeast Side residents who say their neighborhoods have suffered from...

    Quinn lays political traps for Rauner on way out the door

    Quinn lays political traps for Rauner on way out the door
    In an eleventh-hour flurry Monday in Chicago, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed a few final bills into law, appointed friends to ceremonial posts and laid a series of political traps for incoming Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Quinn also maintained his...

    Koch-owned firm unveils plan to cover dusty petcoke piles in Chicago

     Koch-owned firm unveils plan to cover dusty petcoke piles in Chicago
    Despite Mayor Rahm Emanuel's vow to rid Chicago of dusty piles of petroleum coke, a company is moving forward with plans to enclose towering mounds of the refinery byproduct on the Southeast Side. KCBX Terminals, a firm controlled by industrialists...

    Council workers cheat taxpayers with political work, embattled watchdog says

    Council workers cheat taxpayers with political work, embattled watchdog says
    As he fights to keep his job amid accusations of incompetence leveled by the Chicago aldermen he investigates, the City Council's internal watchdog on Wednesday issued a report that concluded many council employees were doing political work on the...