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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Latest NCAA graduation rates show Congressman Rush's rant off target

    Latest NCAA graduation rates show Congressman Rush's rant off target
    Chicago politics is rougher than any football game you're likely to encounter, so it's no surprise that congressman Bobby Rush, who represents the city's South Side, can, even at age 64, drop the verbal hammer. But Rush's haymaker Tuesday at the NCAA was...
  • 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...
  • Rep. Jackson Jr. back at Mayo Clinic

    Rep. Jackson Jr. back at Mayo Clinic
    Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is back at the Mayo Clinic, his wife Ald. Sandi Jackson confirmed on Tuesday. Jackson has been on medical leave since June, with bipolar disorder.  On Monday, Congressmen Bobby Rush and Danny Davis spoke to the media...
  • 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...
  • Metra approves controversial Englewood flyover contract

    Metra approves controversial Englewood flyover contract
    Metra's board of directors today approved a $93 million contract for construction of a railroad bridge on the south side that three congressmen had threatened to block because they said it would not provide enough jobs to African Americans in the...
  • Rep. Rush wears hoodie in Capitol to honor Trayvon Martin

    Rep. Rush wears hoodie in Capitol to honor Trayvon Martin
    As concerns over the Trayvon Martin case mount, an Illinois congressman donned a gray hoodie Wednesday morning to deliver a speech on the House floor pressing for justice for the slain Florida teen and his family. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) spoke for...