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  • Armenian gang associate gets 13 years in prison in identity-theft case

    Armenian gang associate gets 13 years in prison in identity-theft case
    An Armenian gang associate was sentenced Monday to more than 13 years in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy aimed at stealing the account information of more than 80 elderly bank customers. U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez ordered...
  • Quinn kills bill to cap assessments tied to foreclosed condo sales

    Quinn kills bill to cap assessments tied to foreclosed condo sales
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday killed a bill that would have limited the amount of money due to a condominium association when a foreclosed unit is sold. The governor, who had to act on the bill by Wednesday, used an amendatory veto to change the bill,...
  • After scrutiny, CHA cuts value of 'super vouchers'

    After scrutiny, CHA cuts value of 'super vouchers'
    Chicago Housing Authority voucher recipients will no longer receive enough assistance to place them in the city's most luxurious high-rise buildings under a new policy, the agency announced Sunday. The policy targets "super vouchers" that allow low-...
  • Passport-control computer failure traps hundreds in line at MIA

    It was a bad night at Miami International Airport. First, a computer failure in the passport-control system at Miami International Airport forced hundreds of international travelers to wait much longer than usual, and caused lines that snaked back far...
  • Storied Chicago church mural needs an angel

    Storied Chicago church mural needs an angel
    A few weeks ago, a sale sign went up, again, outside the Northside Stranger's Home Church. For anyone who loves the mural on the church's front wall, the sign felt like a death notice, and there may be nobody sadder about that than Jon Pounds. "If the...
  • Nothing to fear from phony email threats

    Nothing to fear from phony email threats
    Sometimes scammers try so hard to scare people into opening their wallets that they overdo it and lose their intended effect. The email Birdine Remaley Jr. of Whitehall Township got recently is a good example. It tried to be threatening and startled...
  • Florida's science centers offer you big bang for your buck

    Florida's science centers offer you big bang for your buck
    Where can you dig up a dinosaur, take an airboat ride and fly a space mission? At the science center, of course, but here's where you've got decisions to make. Which one? Florida has 21 museums that are part of the international Association of Science-...
  • Hinsdale D86 holds off on teacher pay, pension referendums

    Hinsdale D86 holds off on teacher pay, pension referendums
    Hinsdale Township High School District 86 officials say they think contract negotiations with teachers are progressing and chose not to take action on two proposed resolutions that would ask voters to weigh in on teacher salaries and pensions. Board...
  • Take the pension buyout, or wait for a better deal down the road?

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) If you work for a company with a pension plan, don't be surprised if you get an offer soon for a lump sum buyout - a deal where you accept a pile of cash...
  • Overseas puppy mills: A good new rule to stem a cruel business

    A tough new federal rule should help stem the import into the U.S. of dogs from overseas puppy mills. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the rule, which prohibits dogs being imported into the U.S. from foreign countries for resale unless they are...
  • Nonunion managers to receive raises

    Nearly 80 managers not represented by unions, including the former members of the now-defunct Burbank City Attorneys Assn., will receive salary increases to offset the cost of having to pay their full pension employee contributions. The employees will...