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Orr pushes Chicago to tap special tax dollars for schools
Jul. 11, 2013
Cook County Clerk David Orr said Chicago politicians should use “much more” tax increment financing dollars to bolster the city’s struggling public schools.
Gay marriage fight heads to Cook Co. court
Jul. 10, 2013
Lawyers for 25 Illinois same-sex couples are asking a Cook County judge to strike down the state’s gay marriage ban in light of a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Preckwinkle defends use tax
Jun. 25, 2013
A high-powered Chicago business group is suing over the tax on goods bought outside Cook County, but Preckwinkle says she has a “strong case.”
What do aldermen really do?
Jun. 11, 2013
Sure, they pass laws and vote on city budgets. But there’s so much more. Think: Pregnancy tests and pigeon poo.
Aldermen approve free Sunday parking, longer meter hours
Jun. 5, 2013
Chicago drivers can now look forward to free Sunday parking - and longer meter hours - as part of a package of changes to the city’s hated parking meter privatization approved by the City Council.
Peek at Mayor Emanuel’s tax returns
Jun. 4, 2013
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his family reported more than $370,000 in income during 2012, a good chunk of it from investments.
Parking meter plan advances
Jun. 3, 2013
Emanuel’s plan to trade longer meter hours for free Sunday parking is headed to the full City Council.
An 'outrageously insane' gun license loophole
May. 30, 2013
Illinois' Firearm Owners Identification card program is supposed to keep guns away from felons and the mentally ill. But thousands of revoked FOID cards are unaccounted for, and their owners could still buy guns and ammunition.
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