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  • Like his inspiration Churchill, hotelier won't stay down

    Like his inspiration Churchill, hotelier won't stay down
    To say that Chicago-based luxury hotel investor Laurence Geller is captivated by all things Winston Churchill is something of an understatement.    As chairman of the Churchill Centre, a not-for-profit dedicated to preserving the legacy of the iconic...
  • CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network

    CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network
    As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.    Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
  • Prison data, court files show link between school truancy and crime

    Prison data, court files show link between school truancy and crime
    Of 182 boys and young men recently locked up in Illinois' three medium-security youth prisons, at least 135 used to miss so much school that they were labeled chronic truants. Nearly 60 percent couldn't even read at the third-grade level when they were...
  • Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list

    Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list
    After trimming the number of schools that could be closed to 129, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school administration has entered the latest and what is likely to be the most intense phase so far in trying to determine which schools should be shut. Chicago Public...
  • Election judges fired after alleged ballot box tampering

    Election judges fired after alleged ballot box tampering
    On the day before Cook County residents head to the polls, there has been an allegation of election tampering. As a result, some election judges have been fired. The complaint comes from south suburban Country Club Hills, which has a controversial...
  • Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau

    Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau
    "PECLB002908">Martin Landau Tonight Hollywood Palms Cinema - Naperville Meet & Greet 6:30pm – 9:00pm “Ed Wood” at 7:30pm and 9:00pm www.atriptothemovies.com and… Sept 8 & 9  The Hollywood Show  Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa could become an oligarchy

    Businesses, the citizens and the government make the three-legged stool that is Costa Mesa. But the business leg seems forgotten because its concerns are rarely in print. The proposed charter (Measure V on the November ballot) has sparked many articles...
  • Strike ends, search for funding begins

    Strike ends, search for funding begins
       Mayor Emanuel and his administration are trying to figure out how they will pay for the new contract between the Chicago Teachers' Union and Chicago Public Schools.    The union ended their strike on Tuesday, after the two sides agreed a three percent...
  • Ruins Unearthed of S.F. City Hall Destroyed in 1906 Earthquake

    Ruins Unearthed of S.F. City Hall Destroyed in 1906 Earthquake
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A piece of San Francisco's past was unearthed earlier this month when wreckage from the old City Hall -- destroyed in the 1906 earthquake that devastated the city -- were discovered at a construction site. Workers digging underneath a...
  • Studio pioneer may once again get its closeup

    Studio pioneer may once again get its closeup
    At first glance, the Essanay Studio buildings in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood may seem fairly unremarkable. The two red brick structures, located on the 1300 block of West Argyle Street, look from the outside like your typical early 20th century factory...
  • City Hall computers down for about two hours today

    City Hall computers down for about two hours today
    City Hall computers went down from about 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today because of a power issue that's still being looked at, said a spokeswoman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel today. That meant workers couldn't use computers for much, with internal access to the...
  • Owe City Hall? Chicago may take it out of state tax refund

    Owe City Hall? Chicago may take it out of state tax refund
    Illinois residents who owe money to Chicago City Hall could find a hold placed on their state income tax refunds under a measure endorsed today by the City Council Budget Committee. The city hopes to collect between $8 million and $20 million in unpaid...