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  • FBI Sets Up Command Center At Burr Oak

    FBI Sets Up Command Center At Burr Oak
    (WGN-AM)- FBI officials said today that they held out little hope of identifying the remains of all of the bodies found at Burr Oak Cemetery as they began the arduous process of tracking down desecrated graves this morning. The FBI set up a mobile...
  • BISHOP JEFFREY LEE: Episcopal leader embraces reality

    BISHOP JEFFREY LEE: Episcopal leader embraces reality
    Rev. Jeffrey Lee felt the pull of the pulpit even before he was an Episcopalian. His Lutheran pastor urged him from an early age to consider a clerical career. Lee moved a little closer when he entered a darkened Episcopal sanctuary as a teenager,...
  • Students at worst Chicago Public Schools could get vouchers

     
    Posted by Michelle Manchir at 3:20 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Senate today approved legislation creating a small-scale voucher program that would provide money for 22,000 students at the worst-performing Chicago Public Schools to attend private...
  • Daley picks Beale to lead City Council police and fire panel

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 3:14 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley has named Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th, to the influential post of City Council Police and Fire Committee chairman. “He’s very good,” Daley said today when asked why he picked Beale.......
  • Illinois Senate says no to four-day school week

     
    Posted by Michelle Manchir at 7:48 p.m. SPRINGFIELD – Forget the three-day weekend, school kids.An Illinois Senate panel today killed a measure that would have given local school boards the option of setting four-day school weeks. The House approved...
  • Vouchers for CPS students advances in House

     
    Posted by Michelle Manchir at 8:33 p.m. SPRINGFIELD - Kids in Chicago's poorest and most-overcrowded schools could get vouchers to help cover costs at private schools under legislation a House panel approved today. Under the measure, parents of students...
  • Illinois lawmakers mull school vouchers for Chicago Public Schools

     
    From today's print edition: Illinois lawmakers mull school vouchers for Chicago Public Schools By Azam Ahmed and Ray Long, Tribune reporters Price Elementary School was not Quintella Johnson's first choice for her daughter. She wanted Kerisma to attend...
  • Lawmakers shoot down measure to classify tire burning as renewable energy

     
    Posted by Monique Garcia at 7:10 p.m. SPRINGFIELD---Senate lawmakers tonight shot down a proposal backed by a south suburban incinerator that would add tire burning to the state's definition of green, renewable energy. "That is not renewable energy," said...
  • Meeks, Brady form political odd couple on Wal-Mart issue

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson at 12:25 p.m. Republican governor candidate Bill Brady and Democratic state Sen. James Meeks formed an odd political alliance today as they stood outside a vacant South Side building to promote efforts to bring a Super......
  • Southbury man arrested in parking spot dispute

          TRUMBULL, Conn. (AP) - A Southbury man is facing criminal mischief charges, accused of slashing the tires of a car whose driver beat him to a parking space at the Westfield Trumbull mall.       Forty-seven-year-old James Meeks was arrested Friday...
  • Awkwardness to prevail when Rod Blagojevich swears in members of Senate

    SPRINGFIELD — The bright hopes for a new political beginning that often accompany the inauguration of an Illinois legislature will be overshadowed by awkwardness Wednesday when Gov. Rod Blagojevich oversees the swearing-in of a Senate that will...
  • Senate votes unanimously

    SPRINGFIELD — Sweeping aside six years of scandal and crippling political infighting with a historic impeachment vote, the state Senate on Thursday ousted one governor for abusing his power and anointed another who built his political career...