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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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Mayor Emanuel and President Preckwinkle Announce an Increase in Summer Opportunities for Chicago’s Youth; 18,000 Summer Jobs and …

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that more than 18,000 Chicago young adults ages 16 to 24 will gain valuable job training and work experience this summer as part of 2013’s One Summer Chicago program. Additionally, over 190,000 opportunities to participate in educational and recreational opportunities will be made available for young Chicagoans, ages ...

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Taste of Chicago to Welcome Food Trucks for the First Time Ever

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced a series of exciting developments for Chicago’s growing food truck industry, beginning with the welcoming of food trucks into Taste of Chicago for the first time ever this summer, July 10-14, 2013 in Grant Park. Each evening’s concert at the Petrillo Music Shell will offer additional food options for concert attendees served by some of ...

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Pew: Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants

WASHINGTON — A new survey finds the majority of Americans say there should be a way for foreigners living illegally in the United States to stay in the country if they meet certain conditions. The study published Thursday by the Pew Research Center shows 71 percent of Americans favor granting legal status to the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in ...

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Labor, business agree to principles on immigration

U.S. business and labor groups announced agreement Thursday on a key priority  for an immigration overhaul bill: creating a new system to bring lower-skilled  workers to the country. The Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, a collection of 57 unions, reached  consensus after weeks of closed-doors negotiations they were conducting at the  request of Sens. Charles Schumer, a Democrat, and ...

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Obama pushes Congress on immigration, split emerges

(Reuters) – Just over a week into his second term, President Barack Obama took his fight for immigration reform to the West on Tuesday and pushed Congress to quickly find a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented residents. But as Obama praised a bipartisan immigration plan during a speech in Las Vegas, disagreement emerged between the White House and ...

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Immigration reform: US senators in bipartisan deal

A bipartisan group of US senators has unveiled a bill for sweeping reform of the immigration system this year. The framework calls for a path to citizenship for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US, while tightening border security. The eight senators promoted their plan a day before President Obama presents his own blueprint. Correspondents say conservatives’ ...

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Illegal Immigrants To Obtain Drivers License Legally In Illinois…

January 27, 2013 ( SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) (WLS) — Illinois has become the fourth state, but by far the largest, to make drivers licenses available to undocumented immigrants. Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill Sunday creating temporary visitor drivers licenses that he and other backers say will make roads safer and will help pave the way for national immigration reform. Others ...

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