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City Council approves billions in borrowing
Feb. 5, 2014
The city council today authorized Mayor Rahm Emanuel to issue up to $900 million in new bonds, while OKing new borrowing for short-term debt and Midway Airport projects.
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.
Parents lose fight to keep military school out
Oct. 30, 2013
A group of Chicago parents has lost a year-and-half battle to keep their neighborhood middle school from being converted to a military academy.
Researchers: Mayor should hire more cops
Oct. 21, 2013
When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets asked about gun violence, he calls for three-year mandatory minimum sentences for people caught with illegal guns. Many researchers say he should hire more cops instead.
The data behind Chicago's gun crimes
Jul. 17, 2013
Gun crime and homicides have become almost synonymous in Chicago, but the homicide numbers can often mask the overall gun problem in the city, which is buried in a sea of data.
Student chefs serve mayor lunch, compete nationally
Jun. 6, 2013
Five student chefs from George Washington High School on the city’s Southeast Side cook for Emanuel before taking their dish to the nation’s capital for competition.
CPS CEO: 'It’s time to turn the page'
May. 28, 2013
It’s been a year for the history books in Chicago Public Schools, and that’s exactly where schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said she wants it to stay.
CPS to close 50 schools
May. 22, 2013
The Chicago Board of Education voted to close 50 schools Wednesday. It's the largest round of school closings in American history.
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