* Oops: County computer error further delays Cook tax bills
Cook County officials have averted a disastrous property tax error affecting 80,000 long-term homeowners, but the discovery could further delay the mailing of second installment property tax bills.
* Daley appoints CHA chief Peterson to CTA board
* Mayor Daley taps ex-campaign manager to lead CTA board
Terry Peterson is a hospital lobbyist who served as Daley’s 2007 campaign manager, was an alderman and ran housing authority
* Gift cards for city workers?
Twenty employees of Chicago’s scandal-scarred Buildings Department were summoned to the commissioner’s office Tuesday to explain why their names appeared on a list of city employees who allegedly accepted $100 and $200 gift cards from a permit expediter-turned-government witness.
The gift cards were allegedly distributed in 2005 by Catherine Romasanta, a former expediter caught up in the federal investigation known as Operation Crooked Code who testified in the trial that culminated in last week’s conviction of former supervising building inspector Michael Reese.
* Weis: Help us get others
The “four most egregious offenders” have now been charged in the videotaped fatal beating of Fenger High School honor student Derrion Albert, Chicago’s top cop said Tuesday.
But even as 17-year-old Eugene Bailey was ordered held without bail Tuesday, police Supt. Jody Weis pleaded for the public’s help in identifying three more people seen in an amateur video that has shocked viewers around the globe.
* Fenger beating death: Violence, tension had been building over years
Students, cops say rivalry between local students, Altgeld Gardens students led to deadly brawl
* Guilty verdict in Brown’s Chicken case
* Jurors to Decide on Death Penalty in Brown’s Chicken Case
* Oak Lawn board OKs sexual harassment settlement
Firefighter to be paid $850,000, though officials unsure where money would come from
* Chicago Olympics: How the Copenhagen vote will work Friday
* IOC to 2016 bidders: Play nice
* Poll shows Chicagoans, Americans support 2016 Games in U.S.: Ryan
* Poll shows steady support for Olympics: Chicago 2016
* Community Organizer Says Olympics Will Bring Long-Awaited Improvements
* Protestors Against Chicago Olympics Gather at City Hall
About 200 people gathered downtown last night to protest a possible 2016 Olympics in Chicago.
* Some Chicago residents hoping Olympics bid a bust
* South Side Resident Fears Chicago Olympics Will Uproot Community
* City failed to sell key Olympic idea: Fun
* Landing Games would be 7-year feast of news
* Joliet hoping to boost profile if Chicago wins Olympics
Joliet is ready to sell itself to national teams that will train in the area if Chicago is picked to host the 2016 Olympics
* Blue Island reaches deals with unions to avoid most layoffs
Unions representing the city’s police officers, firefighters and public works employees have negotiated amendments to their contracts, which are designed to reduce by $600,000 the city’s $1.5 million budget shortfall.
* Elk Grove Village restaurants offer 10 percent off meals
* Support drying up for early learning center
DuPage neighbors fear impact on aquifer and traffic from proposed $8 million facility for at-risk children; zoning board votes no
* New Lenox approves round -the-clock construction on Wal-Mart
* Illinois utility begins light bulb recycling