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  • Chicago's Nepalese working toward $75,000 quake aid relief goal

     Chicago's Nepalese working toward $75,000 quake aid relief goal
    Chicago's Nepalese community held a fundraiser Sunday as part of a broader campaign to raise $75,000 this month to aid rebuilding efforts after a recent earthquake that killed thousands and displaced millions more.
  • Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council

    Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council
    A fierce critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel fended off an opponent backed by pro-Emanuel political groups Tuesday in one of the most expensive and high-profile races among 18 City Council runoff contests. Six other aldermen who have been strong backers of...

    Washington aide who admitted 2 assaults avoids jail after he becomes a victim

    She sat in the back of the courtroom, wearing oversize black sunglasses, watching as the former Democratic congressional aide was sentenced for slipping a sedative into her drink and then raping her. It was the summer of 2010, and she had just arrived...

    Cops, firefighters, political aides seek Chicago City Council seats

    Cops, firefighters, political aides seek Chicago City Council seats
    Ten government workers, including three police officers, seek seats on Chicago City Council. Ten government workers who are accustomed to taking orders from aldermen and top administrators hope to start delivering a few directives of their own after...

    Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks

    Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks
    The Pentagon wants more money. But the politics of Pentagon spending have gotten so contorted that it's hard to know who the important players are, much less how much money the department is likely to get when this year's budget wrangling is finally over....