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September

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

President Barack Obama signed a Disaster Declaration for Cook County for Individual Assistance in regards to the flooding disaster that Cook County suffered on July 24, 2010. This declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to begin working with local residents to issue disasterContinue...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mayor Richard Daley says he will not run for re-election in 2011, saying it’s “time for me, it’s time for Chicago to move on.”

“The truth is I have been thinking about this for the past several months,” Daley said at a City Hall news conference.Continue...

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August

Friday, August 13, 2010

City officials from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), along with the Chicago Department of Public Health, the Department of Family and Support Services and other City departments and sister agencies reminded residents today to be aware of extreme temperatures and take theContinue...

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A 10 day Sales Tax Holiday will begin in Chicago and throughout Illinois this Friday August 6th and last through August 15th. During this 10-day period consumers can purchase certain items and pay sales tax at a reduced rate.

It will cover clothing and footwear (itemsContinue...

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Monday, August 2, 2010

A crowd of residents, 1st Ward Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno and 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack gathered at Western, Armitage and Wilmot as police officers from Chicago District 14 took roll call on Thursday night. The event was Positive Loitering, a coming together of communityContinue...

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July

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Office of Budget and Management released a preliminary city budget for 2011.

Click here to view the July 30th Preliminary 2011 Budget Presentation.

Click here for more information.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Today Alderman Scott Waguespack and Alderman Vi Daley will introduce a new ordinance authorizing the operation of Mobile Food Facilities (MFFs) in Chicago. Many cities, such as Los Angeles, New York, Portland and Austin already allow for a thriving mobile food culture. As the CityContinue...

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Natasha McShane, an exchange student who was the victim of a brutal attack in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood in April, has returned to her native Northern Ireland for more surgery.

McShane appeared on the brink of death after she and friend Stacy Jurich were beaten with aContinue...

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Thousands of blue recycling carts — with a pricetag of nearly $1 million — are stashed away in a Far South Side warehouse because City Hall bought them to make the citywide switch to curbside recycling, but ran out of money one-third of the wayContinue...

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Chicago – How “hands-on” is your alderman? Does he or she ever leave the office and try to fix things–literally–on your street, in your neighborhood? Some say getting “down-n-dirty” is simply the best way to get a real feel for their constituents’ problems. Others sayContinue...

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