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  • Obama Library foundation pleased with progress of Chicago bidders

     Obama Library foundation pleased with progress of Chicago bidders
    As the Chicago businessman charged with overseeing site selection of the Obama presidential library expressed satisfaction Wednesday with the progress of local bids, a prominent South Side activist said the project offers an opportunity to negotiate for community needs.
  • Minimum wage hike draws ire, praise

    Minimum wage hike draws ire, praise
    Chicago on Tuesday joined the growing ranks of major cities that have raised their minimum wage, a move decried by business groups as a jobs killer but touted by labor groups and other supporters as a way to lift Chicago workers and their families out...

    Davie man accused of killing 80-year-old mother

    Davie man accused of killing 80-year-old mother
    A man accused of killing his 80-year-old mother told police he went to bed while her body lay on the kitchen floor, police said. Cops believe that Richard Gregory Burns, 51, killed Patricia Burns. When officers investigated the house, they found her...

    More Virginia death-row inmates challenge solitary confinement

    They might spend their days alone on death row — but they're unified in a fight with the state in federal court. Though it's not immediately clear how the suit came about, given that they can't speak with each other, five additional Virginia death...

    Most aldermen accept 2015 raise

    Most aldermen accept 2015 raise
    While Chicago aldermen press to boost the wages of the city's lowest-paid workers as they enter campaign season, half of those seeking another term on the City Council also have seen fit to accept their own pay increase. In all, 28 of the city's 50...