Chicago

State News
4:20 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

4 charged with stealing $876K from Chicago schools

Authorities have charged four people in connection with the theft of more than $876,000 from the Chicago Public Schools through a fraudulent billing scheme.

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State News
5:26 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Chicago's credit rating downgraded

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Chicago’s top lawyer is defending the city’s pension plan - even as an investor service is downgrading the city’s bond rating. The City of Chicago owes billions in pension debt.

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State News
2:16 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Chicago's Goodman Theatre announces $15M expansion

Chicago's Goodman Theatre will undergo a major $15 million expansion.

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State News
3:40 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

The Barack Obama Foundation to announce home of presidential library

The stage is set, the Barack Obama Foundation is scheduled to be in Chicago tomorrow to announce the home of the presidential library.  

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State News
1:18 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Tourism experts testify on potential Chicago casino

Tourism industry officials say a Chicago casino could generate much-needed revenue along with sparking economic development in the city. 

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State News
4:39 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Contractor accused of Chicago air traffic tower fire to plead guilty

Credit Peoria Public Radio

A suburban Chicago contractor accused of setting fire to a radar facility and disrupting air traffic throughout the country will plead guilty.

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State News
2:32 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Lawmakers working on bill to create Chicago-owned casino

Illinois lawmakers are working on a bill to create a Chicago-owned casino. They believe there's a clearer path to expand gambling this session than there has been in years. 

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State News
1:42 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Chicago Teachers Union files complaint against district

The Chicago Teachers Union has filed an unfair labor practices complaint with the state labor relations board against the Chicago Board of Education.

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State News
6:45 am
Thu May 7, 2015

Rauner pitches 'turnaround' agenda to Chicago

Credit AP/File

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is asking Chicago aldermen to be his partners in fixing state and city finances. Illinois Public Radio's Lauren Chooljian reports.

Before Rauner stepped foot into City Hall chambers - aldermen and union members made their feelings about him known - and the mayor didn’t stop them. Floor leader Pat O’Connor lead the charge against Rauner’s plan to make union membership and dues VOLUNTARY.

"The right to work zone is not the right to work a good living. It’s the right to have a second-hand job."

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State News
4:31 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Chicago approves $5.5M package for police torture victims

The Chicago City Council has approved a $5.5 million reparations package to the victims of the city's notorious police torture scandal.

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