10-4-11: Expanding universe, advanced manufacturing

October 4, 2011

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The Chicago City Council is set to confirm Illana Rosenzweig to a second four-year term as the head of Independent Police Review Authority.

Champaign-Urbana, Ill.-born Saul Perlmutter shared a Nobel Prize with two others for their discovering that the universe is expanding at a faster rate. Perlmutter, 52, heads the Supernova Cosmology Project at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Chicago officials will test whether private companies or city workers can provide the best, most cost effective residential recycling.

Jury selection is scheduled to resume Tuesday in federal court in the trial of William Cellini, after a slow start on Monday.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said he wants to move forward with proposed layoffs and closing seven state facilities, despite an arbitrator's ruling that doing so would violate a contract with labor unions.

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger and fellow Republican Don Manzullo appear likely to face each other in a primary next March, the latest fallout from new boundaries drawn by Democrats.

Over at Changing Gears, Pete Bigelow examines why the Midwest has tilted against Obama.

Also in today’s Morning Drive Podcast, we examine what exactly is “advanced manufacturing."

In sports, the Chicago Fire played the Seattle Sounders.

Today will be nice, with sunny weather with highs around 72, getting down to 55 tonight.

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