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  • City vows crackdown on disabled-parking fraud

    City vows crackdown on disabled-parking fraud
    Officials from the Chicago Mayor’s Office and Illinois Secretary of State Department vowed Friday to continue their crackdown on the fraudulent use of disabled-parking placards in the city. City and state police have confiscated 41 placards and...
  • House passes statewide ban on cell use while driving

    House passes statewide ban on cell use while driving
    SPRINGFIELD — A new proposal to ban the use of cell phones while driving throughout Illinois passed the House on Friday along with two other traffic safety measures. The proposed ban, sponsored by Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, would...
  • Indicted former lawmaker on way to winning state House race

    Indicted former lawmaker on way to winning state House race
    Indicted former state Rep. Derrick Smith was on his way Tuesday to writing a new chapter in Illinois political notoriety by regaining his House seat just months after being impeached and expelled over his arrest on federal bribery charges. Smith declared...
  • Boca firm expelled from brokerage business for numerous violations

    Boca firm expelled from brokerage business for numerous violations
    A Boca Raton firm was banned from selling securities after the Financial Industry Regulation Authority found it had engaged in unauthorized trading, kept inaccurate books and even participated in a "fraudulent scheme," according to FINRA records. In a...
  • Legislative scholarships flowed to top union lobbyist's kids

    Legislative scholarships flowed to top union lobbyist's kids
    — Steven Preckwinkle's one day of subbing became a symbol of Illinois' troubled pension system after that work qualified him for significant state teacher retirement benefits. The political director of the Illinois Federation of Teachers can base...
  • Green Tie Ball returns to Emerald City

    Green Tie Ball returns to Emerald City
    It was a return to the Emerald City for guests at the 20th annual Green Tie Ball, held on the factory grounds at A. Finkl and Sons, 2011 N. Southport Ave. Co-chairs Tim Smithe (Walter E. Smithe) and Stephanie Castagnier (NBC's "Apprentice") hosted more...
  • Safety classes help older drivers

    Safety classes help older drivers
    Harry Bloom just finished a driver's education course even though he's had his driver's license for years. Bloom and his wife, Roxanne, took a refresher course meant for older drivers sponsored by AARP. Held at the YMCA in Schaumburg, the two-day eight-...
  • Illinois House expels Rep. Derrick Smith over bribery charge

    Illinois House expels Rep. Derrick Smith over bribery charge
    State lawmakers today kicked out a West Side Democrat accused of taking a $7,000 bribe, marking the first expulsion from the Illinois House since 1905. Rep. Derrick Smith failed to show up to defend himself or hear his fellow House lawmakers condemn...
  • Tougher Chicago penalties for abuse of disabled placards

    Tougher Chicago penalties for abuse of disabled placards
    People who illegally use disability placards to park in free or convenient spaces could have their vehicles impounded and also be required to pay a fine of up to $3,000, under a plan endorsed Monday  by a City Council committee. The plan was proposed...
  • House opens hearings into Chicago lawmaker's bribery charge

    House opens hearings into Chicago lawmaker's bribery charge
    SPRINGFIELD--The Illinois House opened a special investigation today into a Chicago Democrat charged in federal court with taking a cash bribe.   But Rep. Derrick Smith, a West Side Democrat, didn't show up.   Smith faces the first House probe since then-...
  • Primary over, Democrats move to oust lawmaker charged with bribery

    Primary over, Democrats move to oust lawmaker charged with bribery
    Gov. Pat Quinn and other leading Democrats called today for the resignation of a state lawmaker from Chicago who won a House primary one week after being arrested on federal bribery charges. The growing pressure on state Rep. Derrick Smith contrasts with...