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ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL MADIGAN WARNS DONORS

ATTORNEY GENERAL MADIGAN WARNS DONORS TO BE WARY OF SCAMS TIED TO OKLAHOMA TORNADO RELIEF Madigan Urges Illinois Contributors to Research Charities Before Donating Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today urged Illinois residents who want to donate to charitable efforts to help the victims of Monday’s devastating tornado in Oklahoma to watch out for fundraising scams by con artists ...

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Mayor Emanuel and DCASE Announce the Complete Lineup of Performers for the 28th Chicago Gospel Music Festival, June 20-23

May 27, 2013 Festival Highlights and Activities Announced Mayor’s Press Office    312.744.3334 Download this Press Release Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) present the complete lineup for the 28th Chicago Gospel Music Festival in Chicago from June 20-23. Once again the Bronzeville neighborhood, the birthplace of Gospel music, will serve as the festival’s main ...

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Chicago Public Schools Closings: Board Votes To Close 50 Chicago Schools

DOWNTOWN — The Chicago Board of Education voted to close 50 Chicago schools Wednesday after getting an earful from aldermen, the teachers union and residents.   Nine aldermen lined up to tell the six-person board appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that they disagreed with the closure plan, but the board ultimately took CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett’s recommendations.   The vote ...

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Severe Rainstorm Drenched Chicagoland Area

Severe weather rolled into the Chicagoland area Tuesday, with many counties experiencing severe thunderstorm, flash flood and tornado warnings.   Tornado warnings were issued for Grundy County and Will County Tuesday evening and remained in effect until 9 p.m, according to the National Weather Service. At 8:20 p.m. a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Mazon, ...

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Chicago Teacher of the week:Mark Sheridan’s Katie Lavin :Uses Teachable Tech, Brings World to Classroom

BRIDGEPORT — The first-graders at Mark Sheridan Math and Science Academy send tweets, author blog posts and use Skype to chat with park rangers in Yellowstone National Park. Older students produce weekly news video updates on YouTube — the Sheridan Scoop — and work on a program created by MIT engineers that allows them to design video games. Those high-tech ...

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New W-visas could help employers fill jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — As desperate as unemployed Americans are to find work, there are still some jobs that many would never consider because they are seen as too dirty, too demanding or just  unappealing. But employers that struggle to fill those jobs — washing dishes, cleaning hotels, caring for the elderly — could soon get help now that business groups ...

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Mayor Emanuel and Governor Quinn Announce Successful First Year of 1871 Digital Startup Hub

CHICAGO –Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration and Governor Pat Quinn today joined leaders from 1871 – the first-of-its-kind digital startup hub – to release data showcasing its positive impact on the local economy. During its first year, the co-working center for digital startups in Chicago has generated 800 jobs and tens of millions of dollars in investment, while paving the way ...

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Mayor Emanuel Announces $1 Billion in Reduced Parking Meter Charges, Free Sundays and Pay-By-Cell for Chicago Parkers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that he, along with the City of Chicago’s finance and legal teams and Chicago Parking Meters (CPM) has settled the outstanding legal disputes associated with the parking meter contract, and have negotiated improvements that benefit Chicagoans.  The proposed changes will provide for free parking in Chicago neighborhoods on Sundays and will introduce a pay-by-cell option ...

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