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  • Chicago food-truck laws are a success!

    Chicago's regulations of food trucks have achieved their desired effect: protecting restaurants by crushing food trucks.

  • Rahm Emanuel: Chicago pension changes tough, but worth it

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says his plan to overhaul two city pension funds may be difficult to swallow, but will be worth it.

  • Pensions pose latest challenge for Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel has been a force in politics — the mastermind behind a Democratic takeover of Congress, dealmaker in two White Houses and now the hard-charging mayor intent on fixing what ails the nation's third-largest city, no matter whom he ticks off in the process. But less...

  • Lawmakers fear blame for Chicago pension tax hike

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A fast-tracked plan to overhaul two Chicago city-pension programs slowed in the Illinois House Thursday, as nervous lawmakers said they fear backlash for a massive property-tax increase even if they don't directly approve it. House Speaker Michael Madigan wanted quick...

  • Obama's Red Sox diss: 'The White Sox next year!'

    The World Series champion Boston Red Sox heard a lot of praise of “Boston Strong” and the “Red Sox Nation” at the White House on Tuesday, but in the end, President Obama, a Chicago White Sox fan, wasn't wishing the world champs another victory. “May the best Sox win” is how Obama...

  • Chicago mayor reaches tentative pension deal

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to cut about half of the city's pension debt would raise property taxes while increasing the amount of money city workers contribute to their retirement.

  • Chicago firm moves toward suit over Malaysia plane

    CHICAGO (AP) — Court documents that often precede a lawsuit have been filed by a U.S. law firm on behalf of a relative of a passenger on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The filing in Chicago asks a judge to order Malaysia Airlines and Chicago-based Boeing Co. to turn over documents...

  • Obama says next nuclear summit to be in Chicago

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — President Barack Obama says world leaders will convene in his hometown of Chicago in 2016 for the next Nuclear Security Summit. Obama announced he would host the next gathering at Tuesday's closing of this year's summit in the Netherlands. He's praising new...

  • Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan uses Dodd-Frank Act to sue Chicago-area lender

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a Chicago-area short-term lender that allegedly sold a loan meant to evade state reforms. CMK Investments Inc., doing business as All Credit Lenders, sells small consumer loans and...

  • Further observations on the Illinois primary

    Looking into the Illinois primary returns this morning, I noticed a similarity between the Republican primary for governor this year and the Republican primary for president in 2012. In both cases, the candidate who carried metro Chicago (which I define as Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake,...



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