State News
8:28 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Why doesn't Chicago have a blues museum?


Chicago’s most famous living blues musician is being honored with a lifetime achievement award. Buddy Guy received the award last night at the Grammys. Guy and other artists say their music should be just as celebrated locally. And they wonder...if Chicago is the home of the blues, then why doesn’t it have a permanent home in Chicago? 

Back in the 1950s Buddy Guy was a young guitarist living in Louisiana. Like many others he eventually traveled north to Chicago, where the blues scene was thriving.

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State News
12:52 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Chicago mayor places wreath at Ernie Banks' statue

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has joined those who have come to downtown's Daley Plaza to pay their respects to Cubs legend Ernie Banks.

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5:30 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Lawmaker trying to ban conversion therapy for minors

A state representative from Chicago is trying again to ban conversion therapy for minors in Illinois. The practice uses counseling to sway youth away from same-sex attraction.  

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State News
11:31 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Emanuel wants Chicago parkland for Obama library

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced an ordinance that would allow the transfer of park district land to the city for use by an Obama presidential library.

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State News
1:05 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

IL AG: State can use 'police powers' to cut pensions

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is arguing that a landmark Illinois pension overhaul should be upheld because the state has "police powers" that allow it to change a contract in extraordinary circumstances.

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5:15 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Chicago bears on search for new coach, GM

The Chicago Bears are looking for a new coach and general manager.  Owner George McCaskey announced the firing of head coach Marc Trestman and GM Phil Emery this week:  “In the end, we didn’t win enough games and Ted and I came to the conclusion that continuing on our present course would not result in our ultimate goal to win championships. All of our decisions  revolve around that goal.”  McCaskey and Bears President Ted Phillips will have the final say in picking the new coach and G-M. 

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State News
5:52 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Holder talks police, community relations in Chicago

Federal prosecutors are leading small group discussions about relations between police and communities.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Chicago for one of those meetings.

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12:06 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Obama, amid demonstrators, touts immigration

President Barack Obama came home to Chicago on Tuesday continuing to sell his executive action on immigration. 
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State News
1:06 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Il Supreme Court dismisses red light camera case

Red light cameras will continue issuing tickets in Chicago and other parts of Illinois. The Illinois Supreme Court had been considering a constitutional challenge to the cameras, but Thursday the court dismissed the case.

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State News
5:43 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Chicago says goodbye to its first and only female mayor

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne died at the age of 80.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Chicago is said goodbye Monday to its first and only female mayor. Jane Byrne died Friday at the age of 81. Family, friends, politicians and regular Chicagoans attended her funeral at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Lincoln Park.

The morning began with a traditional visitation at 9 am sharp. 

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