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IDOC says gun bill would still be costly
Nov. 19, 2013
Illinois prison officials say revised legislation stiffening penalties for gun crimes would still cost hundreds of millions of dollars and add inmates to the crowded correctional system.
CPS in line for TIF surplus, but questions remain
Nov. 12, 2013
Chicago Public Schools is in line to get at least $24 million from another TIF surplus after City Hall passes it’s budget, but it’s not clear how much will make it down to schools to offset the budget cuts made over the summer.
Nail salon workers to get access to Asian language exams
Nov. 6, 2013
Despite the popularity of cosmetology and nail technology jobs for Asian immigrants, Illinois doesn’t offer licensing exams in Asian languages. That will soon change.
CPS issues 94 pink slips after nearly 3,000 last summer
Nov. 5, 2013
With overall enrollment down, the school district is getting less state and federal poverty money and is issuing another small round of layoffs.
The future of Chicago film, TV
Nov. 1, 2013
Future success for local artists may lie in the web series, which has formed a kind of underground scene in Chicago that also is rapidly gaining traction online.
New tool for urban planning?
Oct. 31, 2013
Through his concept of ‘smooth growth,’ an architect challenges the idea that every struggling neighborhood needs to be repopulated.
Illinois to lose $220M in SNAP benefits
Oct. 30, 2013
In Illinois, about 16 percent of the population uses food stamps. Starting this Friday, all 2 million of them will have less money to spend on groceries.
Sears' turnaround strategy
Oct. 29, 2013
The struggling retailer is considering new strategies to turnaround its business. It may separate out Lands’ End and its Auto Center.
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