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Quinn Appoints Top Aide Jerry Stermer As Topinka Successor

CHICAGO (CBS) – Gov. Pat Quinn has tapped his budget director, Jerry Stermer, as temporary successor to the late Judy Baar Topinka as state comptroller. 319 more words


Study: City's Red Light Camera Safety Claims Exaggerated

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Emanuel administration was standing by the city’s scandal-plagued red light camera program on Friday, in the face of a Chicago Tribune study revealing the city’s safety claims have been overblown. 569 more words


For 50th Year, Jesse White Gives Out Turkey, Ham To Needy For Christmas

CHICAGO (CBS) – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White was spreading some good cheer to thousands of senior citizens and other needy people around the city on Friday. 265 more words


Watchdog: 2 Million Illinois Residents On Food Stamps Is "Extremely Embarrassing"

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CHICAGO (CBS) – The Illinois Policy Institute, which bills itself as an independent government watchdog, has said the state of Illinois should be ashamed by the latest figures regarding how many people rely on food stamps. 311 more words


Joliet Animal Shelter Facing Eviction Just Before Christmas

CHICAGO (CBS) – Dogs rescued by a Joliet no-kill animal rescue group could be evicted in a matter of days, but the shelter and its supporters are fighting back. 283 more words


Lesbian Police Officer Sues Markham For Discrimination

CHICAGO (CBS) – A police officer filed a federal civil rights suit Wednesday against south suburban Markham, claiming discrimination because she is a lesbian.

Officer Brittney Jackson’s complaint has alleged the harassment began when she joined the force in May 2010, and continued despite numerous complaints. 181 more words


Volo Auto Museum Gets Elvis' Custom Cadillac

CHICAGO (CBS) – Illinois’ Volo Auto Museum has a new addition for its “Cars of the Rich and Famous,” collection.

“We’ve been looking for the right Elvis car to add to our collection,” Volo director Brian Grams said. 187 more words