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Exonerated Chicago Heights Man Walks Free After 20 Years In Prison

(CBS) — A 49-year-old Chicago Heights man who spent twenty years in prison after, he claims, he was framed by police for murder, is nearing the end of a long legal journey following his acquittal in a jury trial, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser. 167 more words

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Daley Excused From Testifying In Park Grill Lawsuit

By Todd Feurer

CHICAGO (CBS) – Former Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to testify in open court in connection to the Emanuel administration’s effort to break a long-term deal with the operators of the restaurant at Millennium Park. 367 more words

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Watchdog Criticizes CPS Budget For Using One-Time Accounting Measure To Fill Deficit

(CBS) – The Chicago School Board is considering budget with a one-time bump, which gets it by this year but not next according to the fiscal watchdog the Civic Federation. 166 more words

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City To Offer 9,000 People New Chance To Contest Red Light Camera Tickets

CHICAGO (CBS) – In the wake of a Chicago Tribune investigation that questioned several unexplained spikes in red light camera tickets since 2007, city officials said they’ll offer anyone who got a ticket during one of those spikes another shot at disputing the citation and getting a refund for the $100 fine. 557 more words

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Successful Kickstarter Campaign To Bring Antioch Theatre Back To Life

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Antioch Theatre will live on, after being on the brink of being closed for good.

Tim Downey began a Kickstarter online fundraiser… 279 more words

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Wagusepack: Mayor 'Needs To Take The Lead' On Red Light Camera Problems

CHICAGO (CBS) – A frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was applauding his actions, if not his words, in the wake of a Chicago Tribune report finding thousands of erroneous red light tickets might have been issued during mysterious spikes in citations. 392 more words

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Choppy Conditions On Lake Prompt Beach Hazard Alert

Updated 07/23/14 – 12:21 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) – Anyone considering a visit to the beach on Wednesday might want to avoid going for a swim; and not just because the lake is so cold and the weather is unusually brisk for July. 228 more words

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