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Quigley proposes bill that would dispose of excess gov’t property

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March 28, 2011

Illinois Congressman Mike Quigley has proposed a bill to make records of excess government property more available to the public. The bill would also provide that government property be more accessible to privatization and transfer to the public. Quigley, in a press release, said the federal government maintains 14,000 buildings and structures considered extraneous...
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AP report says Illinois knew of group home issues

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March 28, 2011

A report by the Associated Press says problems at group homes in Eastern Illinois were known by state officials two years before those problems led to the death of Paul McCann. McCann’s death has led to allegations of assault against staff members of the group home he resided in. The 2008 death of Dustin...
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46th Ward forum tonight; Hot ticket and electricity

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March 28, 2011

The ticket to get tonight is the 46th Ward forum being hosted by Ald. Helen Schiller and Ald. Thomas Tunney. Electricity can be expected in this debate just due to the presence of Schiller. Her administration of the ward and in particular her response, or lack of response, to a perception of increased crime...
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Gordon to offer summer basketball camps

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March 27, 2011

Elementary students: you can take basektball camp with Gordon Tech Head Coach Shay Boyle this summer Boyle led the Rams to regional IHSA championships in 2009 and 2010. He was the assistant coach at Loyola University and The Bulldog remembers him as among the best and most inspirational coaches of the last season. The...
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Andersonville video

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March 27, 2011

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce has released a video noting the wonderful amenities in the community. Watch Welcome to Andersonville! from Andersonville on Vimeo.
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Greg Harris address 1st anniversary of health care reform (video)

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March 27, 2011

Illinois State Rep. Greg Harris address the first anniversary of the health care reform act.
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Cappleman, Phelan highlight differences on zoning and more

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March 27, 2011

46th Ward candidates James Cappleman and Molly Phelan used the forum at People’s Church Thursday to highlight differences in how they plan to deal with issues such as zoning, ward menu items and street improvements, a report in Now In Gay Chicago says. Cappleman said he would use ideas from Ald. Joe Moore’s Ward...
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Cullerton on Fox Chicago Sunday today

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March 27, 2011

Illinois Sen. President John Cullerton will join Fox Chicago Sunday later this morning. Cullerton will address the state budget, redistricting, hand gun ownership and other issues. The station says Cullerton also will be addressing demands from the Chicago Cubs for state help. More information on Cullerton’s appearance on Fox Chicago Sunday. FOX Chicago Sunday:...
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Coyotes in Budlong Woods

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March 27, 2011

Budlong Woods residents are reporting multiple coyote sightings and claim the animals are howling in chorus, responding to ambulance sirens going to nearby Swedish Covenant Hospital. “Small animals can easily become coyote prey,” a report by Ald. Pat O’Connor notes. “The city does not trap or disable coyotes.” For more information on the coyotes...
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Merchant applications for Kids in Sq due

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March 26, 2011

The Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce deadline for merchants or others to participate in the Kids in the Square festivities is Fri., April 1 Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce Kids in the Square festivities On Sat., Apr., 30 10A – 4P Lincoln Square becomes a virtual playground for children Merchants participate for $25 For...
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