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  • $100 million for Obama library advances after 'do over' in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — This time there was no doubt that Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan officially won approval on a vote Wednesday for his legislation to put $100 million toward a Barack Obama presidential library. Two weeks ago, Republicans...
  • As it woos the GOP, Las Vegas' anything-goes image isn't an asset

    As it woos the GOP, Las Vegas' anything-goes image isn't an asset
    On a recent afternoon, in her airy office above downtown, Mayor Carolyn Goodman delivered an ode to Las Vegas: its weather, parks, dining, shopping, arts scene, airport, medical facilities. Sin, she added almost as an aside, can be found anywhere in the...
  • Son of former Dolton mayor charged with not filing federal tax returns

    Son of former Dolton mayor charged with not filing federal tax returns
    The son of former Dolton mayor William Shaw faces federal charges for allegedly not filing federal tax returns for six years, court records show. Victor Shaw of Dolton faces six misdemeanor counts for failure to file tax forms for each year from 2007 to...
  • Daley nephew leaves jail after serving time for Koschman death

    A nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was released Monday evening from McHenry County jail after serving a 60-day sentence for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman. On Jan. 31, Richard “R.J.” Vanecko...
  • Loan fund targets small rental buildings

    Loan fund targets small rental buildings
    Duane Ehresman has bought and rehabbed 21 midsize multifamily buildings in some of Chicago's most challenged neighborhoods over the past 25 years. Now he is hoping a new program will help him tackle vacant, abandoned two- and three-flats on some of...
  • Emanuel with more than $7 million to run for re-election

    Emanuel with more than $7 million to run for re-election
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued his coast-to-coast political fundraising during the first three months of the year and now has more than $7 million in his re-election campaign fund. Emanuel’s latest campaign finance report filed Tuesday with state...
  • Review: The Big Cheese Poutinerie

    Review: The Big Cheese Poutinerie
    Review: The Big Cheese Poutinerie 3401 N. Clark St. 872-206-8749 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start God help you if you're a stoner and you live anywhere near the intersection of Clark and Roscoe streets. There you'll find The Big Cheese...
  • Latest casino expansion proposal aims for Quinn backing

    Latest casino expansion proposal aims for Quinn backing
    In what has practically become a harbinger of spring, state lawmakers who favor gambling expansion began their annual push Wednesday by debating the latest plan to bring a massive casino to Chicago. But neither Gov. Pat Quinn nor Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
  • Too many questions left as 'Chicagoland' winds down

    Too many questions left as 'Chicagoland' winds down
    A headline in Monday's paper: "32 hurt, 4 killed in 36 hours." There is great, untold sorrow behind those numbers, 32-4-36, but we have become almost desensitized to much of the gun violence we read about in newspapers and see on television. We see...
  • Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait

    Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait
    The CTA said Wednesday it is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the Red Line’s aging north branch tracks and stations, just hours after South Siders aired complaints to the agency’s board that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...
  • House committee OKs $100 million for Obama library

    House committee OKs $100 million for Obama library
    An Illinois House committee endorsed a plan today to contribute $100 million in state funds toward construction of a Barack Obama presidential library in Chicago. The proposal, pushed by House Speaker Michael Madigan, goes to the full House next....