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Chicago Metra Debuts new “Quiet Cars”

Chicago Metra Debuts new “Quiet Cars”

Metra debuted its new “Quiet Cars” Monday on the Rock Island Line from Joliet to Chicago. Riders on the first and last cars of the inbound trains from 6 continue reading »

The Illinois Senate Narrowly Voted to Abolish the States Death Penalty on Tuesday

The Illinois Senate Narrowly Voted to Abolish the States Death Penalty on Tuesday

The Senate’s 32-25 vote sends the legislation to Gov. Quinn, who must sign it to have it become law. Quinn has advocated keeping the moratorium on executions first imposed by former Gov. George Ryan but so far has been silent about the abolition legislation continue reading »

CRIME: Man, 25, Shot in East Pilsen

Monday morning, a 25-year-old man was injured in a shooting on Chicago's East Pilsen neighborhood. Initial reports say that around 12:20 a.m., continue reading »

48th Ward Democratic Party Endorse Emanel for Mayor

Following its endorsement session with the four major candidates, Chicago's 48th Ward Democratic Party has given their endorsement for mayor to Rahm Emanuel. continue reading »

Community Policing in Chicago Has Uncertain Future

Being discussed by Chicago mayoral and aldermen candidates recently is the issue of the city’s crime. With all the discussion, the future of community policing is uncertain. continue reading »

Chicago Hispanic Population - Moving Further West and Into the Burbs

The Census ten years ago showed the Southwest Side neighborhood surrounding 54th and Kildare was 67 percent white residents with no Hispanic heritage. The latest census however, has the area at 68 percent Hispanic, with whites dropping to less than a third of the population. continue reading »

Fix Your Sidewalk with the Shared Cost Sidewalk Program

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is a voluntary program in which property owners and the City of Chicago share the cost of replacing sidewalks. continue reading »

(Brighton Park) Public Building Commission Posts Year-End Results

Reports On-Target, Under-Budget Results for the Construction of Public Amenities Throughout Chicago's Communities. The Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC) today reported its year-end results citing the completion of 16 projects in 2010. continue reading »

(Logan Square) Great Dane, Owner Corner Sexual Assault Suspect

A man and his Great Dane are being credited with holding a man suspected of sexual assault. Thursday night, the man and his dog, Scooby, heard a girl screaming for help on the 2800 block of North Whipple just before 5 p.m., and ran to investigate. continue reading »

Office Technology Training Program

Build your resume with Office Technology Skills - Register Today! Affordable tuition, Federal Student Aid for those who qualify, College credit towards a bachelor's degree continue reading »

The Rink at Wrigley

The Rink at Wrigley

For the second consecutive year, an ice skating rink is welcoming skaters to the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field this winter, thanks to the generosity of the Ricketts family and the Chicago Cubs, 44th Ward Ald. continue reading »

Alsdorf Gallery, Modern Wing, Real & Imaginary and others at Art Institute

The Alsdorf Galleries is on permanent display. The collection, which includes Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan and Islamic art, is one of the world's largest collections. Also visit other exhibits such as: Daniel Burnham's Plans of Chicago, 500 Ways of Looking at Modern. continue reading »

Rahm has Plans for the CPS if he is Elected Mayor, Beginning with Transparency

Rahm has Plans for the CPS if he is Elected Mayor, Beginning with Transparency

Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel has proposed even further cuts in the CPS budget after the systems inspector questioned more than $800,000 in spending under the last two board presidents. continue reading »

Will Chicago’s Bill Daley be Obama’s new Chief of Staff?

Will Chicago’s Bill Daley be Obama’s new Chief of Staff?

Though no final decisions have been made, William Daley, former Commerce Secretary and brother to Mayor Richard Daley is considered to be top on the list for the Presidents Chief of Staff position. continue reading »

2010 Year-End Chicago Crime Statistics

Superintendent Jody P. Weis announced historic drops in crime for 2010 at a press conference held this afternoon at Chicago Police Headquarters. Amid preliminary statistics showing a 4.2 percent decrease in total crime in 2010 continue reading »