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  • Chicago court hears arguments in Holocaust case

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court in Chicago heard arguments Tuesday about whether lawsuits accusing Hungary's national bank and railway of stealing cash, art and other assets from Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust should proceed through U.S. or Hungarian courts. More than 500,000...

  • Eric Holder targets Chicago crime

    Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder Monday announced a new federal program to target high-crime cities, including Chicago, Ill., where shootings and other violent crime have skyrocketed.

  • Bond denied for suspect in Chicago-area FAA fire

    CHICAGO (AP) — A magistrate judge ordered a suburban Chicago man held without bond Monday on charges he set a fire at an air traffic control center, causing damage that brought the city's two international airports to a halt. Dressed in hospital scrubs and wearing a large white bandage on his...

  • Renovation work begins at Chicago's Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO (AP) — Hard hats have replaced baseball caps at historic Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs prepare to start a massive renovation project. On Monday the historic ballpark began looking like a construction zone. Nothing was torn down, but chain-link fencing ringed most of the park and...

  • Chicago says coal-storage site will shut down

    CHICAGO (AP) — A company involved in legal skirmishes last year over piles of petroleum coke in Chicago has sold its facility, and a second company has been fined $50,000 for violating an order to stop handling coke and coal products, city officials said Thursday. Indiana-based Beemsterboer...

  • Chicago mayor wants Illinois to reform drug laws

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked state legislators Tuesday to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense. He said the city has shown it is possible to reduce penalties for...

  • Poll: Chicago is 'America's most dangerous city'

    New poll finds American view Chicago, President Obama's hometown, as the nation's most dangerous city.

  • Obama narrows library search

    The Barack Obama Foundation issued a request for proposals Monday to the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University and the University of Hawaii, all of which submitted their qualifications to host the future Obama Presidential Library earlier this year.

  • Chicago fighting motion to disqualify private firm it hired for opioid lawsuit

    Singer CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A pharmaceutical company’s motion to disqualify the law firm the City of Chicago hired to represent it in its opioid lawsuit “is baseless and should be denied,” attorneys for the city and its counsel asserted earlier this week. In a document filed...

  • Union-backed 'Fight for $15' minimum wage protesters block traffic, prompt arrests

    Raising the federal minimum wage for fast-food workers is a hot talking point for the Left, and the issue made headlines Thursday as union-backed demonstrators nationwide staged protests to call attention to the issue.

  • Chicago mayor to sign minimum wage executive order

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to sign an executive order that requires city contractors and subcontractors to pay employees a $13-an-hour minimum wage. Emanuel's office says he'll sign the order Wednesday morning. Officials say it will apply to city contracts advertised after...



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