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  • Democratic congressional races shape up on last day of filing

    Democratic congressional races shape up on last day of filing
    The window for filing petitions to run for Congress in Illinois’ new districts closed Tuesday with Democrats looking to take advantage of the map they drew to try to boost their numbers in Washington. But the opportunity doesn’t come...
  • D.C. quake leaves staffs of Illinois lawmakers shaken up

    D.C. quake leaves staffs of Illinois lawmakers shaken up
    Staffs of Illinois lawmakers were "a bit unnerved" by today's earthquake but left their offices in good order with no injuries reported. "I've got a whole new view of the lyrics, 'I feel the Earth move under my feet,' " quipped Sharon Jenkins,...
  • 4 teens shot in area Emanuel, HUD chief to visit today

    4 teens shot in area Emanuel, HUD chief to visit today
    Four teenagers were wounded Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, officials said. The scene of the shooting is just blocks from  Woodlawn Center South, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to meet...
  • Federal grant targets Woodlawn renovation

    Federal grant targets Woodlawn renovation
    A $30.5 million federal grant will be used to renovate a Woodlawn affordable housing complex in a move city leaders hope makes the building an anchor for revitalizing the neighborhood. Chicago was one of five U.S. cities to get an inaugural “Choice...
  • How we did a story on Illinois Congressional voting absences, and why

    How we did a story on Illinois Congressional voting absences, and why
    The House of Representatives doesn’t readily disclose what percentage of roll-call votes lawmakers miss. But an independent legislative tracking service, whose Web site is GovTrack.us, does. I turned to GovTrack late last year when writing about...
  • Democrats turn ribbon-cutting into Obama jobs bill rally

    Democrats turn ribbon-cutting into Obama jobs bill rally
    Illinois politicos today flocked to the city’s Englewood neighborhood, turning a groundbreaking ceremony for a rail project into a rally in support of President Barack Obama’s proposed jobs program. Among the dignitaries in attendance was U....
  • Democratic congressmen support Illinois gay marriage, though they can't vote on it

    Democratic congressmen support Illinois gay marriage, though they can't vote on it
    A day after Speaker Michael Madigan pronounced the gay marriage bill 12 votes short, a group pushing the issue tried to recapture momentum by announcing support from seven Illinois Democratic congressmen --- even though they don’t get to vote in...
  • Straddling the worlds of high finance and community activism

    Straddling the worlds of high finance and community activism
    In 1972, Jim Reynolds was less than two months shy of graduating from Chicago Vocational High School, with plans of becoming a television repairman. Raised in Englewood on the city's South Side, he had been studying the trade for two years when his...
  • Dan Ryan lanes reopen at Skyway

     Dan Ryan lanes reopen at Skyway
    All lanes on the Dan Ryan Expressway near the Chicago Skyway reopened this morning after demolition work on a railway bridge caused traffic shutdowns Tuesday. A demolition crew was working on a railroad bridge spanning the Ryan (I-90/94) near 64th Street...
  • CTA to close Dan Ryan branch of Red Line for 5 months

    CTA to close Dan Ryan branch of Red Line for 5 months
    In deciding to close the south leg of the Red Line for five months starting next May, CTA officials bet that short, intense pain will be easier to suffer through than several years of track construction migraines. South Side aldermen – previously...
  • Kroc community center brings hope, opportunity to West Pullman

    Kroc community center brings hope, opportunity to West Pullman
    Gov. Pat Quinn stood inside the auditorium of a sprawling new Salvation Army community center that officially opened in West Pullman Saturday and put into perspective the meaning of a new swimming pool, performing arts center, soccer field and other...