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Lucas Museum's Chicago Plan Now Appears Dead

CHICAGO (CBS) — George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson appear to have pulled the plug on plans for their museum in Chicago.

In a terse statement issued Tuesday afternoon, Hobson said: “From the beginning, this process has been co-opted and hijacked by a small special interest group. 658 more words


Chicago Area Mom Shot On Wisconsin Interstate Has Died

CHICAGO (CBS) — A suburban Chicago woman has died after being shot in drive-by shooting along Wisconsin interstate.

The man who opened fire on Tracy Czaczkowski’s vehicle Sunday was already wanted for shooting and killing a man earlier that day, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office said. 231 more words


Civic Federation Opposes Rauner's 'Insufficiently Detailed' Budget

CHICAGO (CBS) — A budget watchdog group has criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner’s spending plan for this year as being underfunded and unrealistic.

A report by the Civic Federation said Rauner’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017 has a deficit of at least $3.5 billion, and Civic Federation president Laurence Msall said he believes the shortfall is even larger, because it doesn’t fully account for the cost of state services. 355 more words


CPS To Allow Transgender Students To Use Restrooms Of Their Gender Identity

CHICAGO (CBS) — Transgender students at Chicago Public Schools will be allowed to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, under new guidelines announced by the district on Tuesday. 553 more words


Friends Of The Parks Opposes Emanuel's Compromise Plan For Lucas Museum

CHICAGO (CBS) — Despite agreeing to temporarily halt their lawsuit challenging the original plan for “Star Wars” creator George Lucas’ lakefront museum, Friends of the Parks said Tuesday it would oppose any plan to put the museum along Lake Michigan, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed compromise at McCormick Place. 537 more words


Indiana Voters Cast Ballots In Presidential Primaries

CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s decision day for Indiana voters in the presidential primaries.

Polls opened Thursday morning in Indiana, which could play a decisive role in the race for the Republican nomination. 275 more words


Roscoe Village Residents Mourn Loss Of Beloved StreetWise Vendor

CHICAGO (CBS) — Dave Urban was a staple in Roscoe Village, selling StreetWise for 14 years.

“Dave was on the corner of Roscoe and Seeley every morning,” said Roscoe Village resident Emily O’Neil. 363 more words