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Thursday, Oct 29, 2009

* Aldermen accuse Daley of mortgaging Chicago’s future

Mayor Daley was accused Wednesday of mortgaging Chicago’s future by draining reserves that were supposed to carry the city for decades to solve two short-term political needs: freezing taxes and averting a property tax revolt.

* Daley aide, aldermen clash over delay of blue-cart recycling program

Mayor’s office says program can’t expand because of tight budget

* Cook, DuPage County hazardous waste collection days to be cut

Budget constraints leave disposal in residents’ hands

* Study slaps Cook County over lax approach to suits

* City inspector charged with receiving bribe

Allegedly took payoff to overlook asbestos

* Proposed deal to demolish Bensenville homes near O’Hare

Bensenville has proposed a settlement to allow Chicago to demolish more than 500 houses and businesses to expand O’Hare Airport.

* Police shortage a growing problem

Chicago nearly 2,000 shy of authorized 13,500

* Daley, aldermen suggest Chicago police officers, firefighters take unpaid days off

* Police review board urged to give reasons for decisions

* Cicero employee who filed lawsuit against town president is fired

* Schools hit hard by swine flu

* Flu: Fact and fiction

* Parents wanting to ‘build’ kids’ immune systems have experts worried

* UniCare to stop selling health insurance in state

Blue Cross offers replacement coverage

* Court accepts barbecue chicken instead of community service

Judge in hot water after unusual deal

* Now you can have beer in the shower

- Posted by Mike Murray        

5 Comments
  1. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Oct 29, 09 @ 9:42 am:

    Mmmm.
    Beer Soap.
    I thought they only had beer soap in heaven.


  2. - wordslinger - Thursday, Oct 29, 09 @ 10:45 am:

    Lot of tough talk there from some aldermen. Let’s see what happens when it comes time to vote.


  3. - Anonymous - Thursday, Oct 29, 09 @ 12:17 pm:

    Hmmm. Maybe it’ a girl thing, but I’d rather have wine in the bath tub.


  4. - Stallion - Thursday, Oct 29, 09 @ 2:34 pm:

    Hey Rich, what is it with this TIF ? Can you give us the low down on that ?


  5. - Stallion - Thursday, Oct 29, 09 @ 2:35 pm:

    P.S. Sorry NO LOVE !!!!!!! lol


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