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  • City worker accused of visa fraud

    A manager for the Chicago Department of Transportation was charged with trying to illegally obtain a work visa for a business partner, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday. Mohammed Khamis Rashed, 45, of Chicago, is a coordinating...
  • Some lawyers profit off foreclosure fears, loan modifications

    Some lawyers profit off foreclosure fears, loan modifications
    A loophole in state and federal laws has made it easy for some attorneys to take advantage of Illinois residents struggling to keep their homes. Attorneys are among the few professionals who can legally charge upfront fees to help homeowners modify their...
  • 6 sites to help you find foreclosures

    6 sites to help you find foreclosures
    Bankrate.com recently released a list of the top 10 states for foreclosure based on June numbers. Many on the list aren't a surprise, but a few — such as Idaho — are. Other states on the list were Nevada, Arizona, California, Utah, Michigan,...
  • Quinn wants to abolish lawmaker scholarship program

    Quinn wants to abolish lawmaker scholarship program
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday renewed his call to eliminate a program that lets lawmakers grant scholarships to state schools as federal investigators look into how one former legislator doled out the taxpayer-supported tuition waivers. The governor said...
  • Emanuel fundraising slows after election

    The fierce pace of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's fundraising tapered to a trickle once he was elected, with only $91,000 in contributions since April 1, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday that showed him with more than $1.5 million left in the...
  • Durbin: Group's defict reduction plan not part of debt-ceiling talks

    Durbin: Group's defict reduction plan not part of debt-ceiling talks
    The No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. Senate, Illinois’ Dick Durbin, said today it’s unlikely that “any aspect” of deficit-reduction talks by a bipartisan group of senators will be part of a debt-ceiling extension. Durbin, one of the...
  • Plant yourself at a garden sale

    Plant yourself at a garden sale
    Plant sales offer splendid opportunities to buy a variety of plants – often unusual and/or heirloom varieties hard to find anywhere else, and a chance to talk shop with fellow gardeners. Most sales are held rain or shine; each listing has contact...
  • Spicy tuna roll 'scrape' linked to salmonella

    Spicy tuna roll 'scrape' linked to salmonella
    A California fish processor has voluntarily recalled 58,828 pounds of a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product because of its association with a "multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly," according to a Food and Drug Administration announcement Friday...
  • Tax time also a chance to combat Illinois hunger

    Tax time also a chance to combat Illinois hunger
    There are few silver linings to tax time. But those who are concerned about hunger in our state, which has grown again this year, can use it as a time to help out state hunger relief organizations. Each Illinois income tax form comes with the...
  • Pakistani mangoes hit Chicago and the U.S.

    Pakistani mangoes hit Chicago and the U.S.
    Despite a recent souring of U.S.-Pakistan relations, a new trade development promises to sweeten things up. It’s the debut of Pakistani mangoes, the first shipment of which touched down at O’Hare on Thursday night. After a quick trip to...
  • Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011

    Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011
    Mindy Segal and Bruce Sherman are hoping five’s a charm. Rich Melman is hoping it’s seven. All three have been nominated — again — for James Beard Foundation Awards, which annually recognize the best chefs, restaurants and...
  • The nation's 50 best pizzas? You decide

    The nation's 50 best pizzas? You decide
    When talking about food, as soon as you say “the best,” as in the best 10 barbecue spots or the best coffee in the land, prepare for a fight. Which is what will surely happen withFood Network magazine’s list of the 50 best pizzas in the...