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  • CPS board approves 3 schools for AUSL takeover

     CPS board approves 3 schools for AUSL takeover
    Chicago's Board of Education listened to impassioned pleas for more funding and calls for a second chance before turning over three failing schools to a private operator, the Academy for Urban School Leadership, which conducts staff overhauls or "turnarounds."
  • Watchdog questions free parking for city workers

    Watchdog questions free parking for city workers
    Dozens of city employees get to park their cars for free in the upscale River North neighborhood, many on a pricey piece of property, City Hall's top internal watchdog said today. Nineteen of the employees get free parking at 366 W. Superior St. in a...

    Preparing for Chicago's next towering inferno

    Preparing for Chicago's next towering inferno
    Living in a condo or apartment tower has its advantages: the views that come with height, the relative economy of compactness, the luxury of not perpetually raking, mowing and shoveling. But high-rise buildings of all types present unique risks, as deaths...

    Emanuel defends taxpayer-funded travel

    Emanuel defends taxpayer-funded travel
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today wouldn't say why he spent taxpayer money on out-of-town trips in which he mixed city business with politics, but defended the travel expenses as legitimate. The Tribune reported Friday that the mayor flew around the country at...

    Chicago cabbies group wants to join union

    Chicago cabbies group wants to join union
    A group of Chicago cabbies announced another move today in their fight to get City Hall to raise taxi fares and take other steps to improve their bottom line, saying they will try to join a national union to strengthen their bargaining position. Fayez...