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Guide To Chicagoween’s Franken Plaza

Franken Plaza takes over Daley Plaza this weekend in celebration of Halloween. Part of the City of Chicago’s, “Chicagoween Celebration,” Daley Plaza transforms into a haunted world of family-fun, October 25-27th. The three-day festival features performances by Midnight Circus, The Annual Monster Bash, free hayrides, trick-or-treating, crafts and more.

10/25/2013

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City To Remove 18 Red Light Cameras

CHICAGO (CBS) – For drivers who hate Chicago’s red light cameras, here is some welcome news: The city is pulling the plug on a few of them. The city says by the end of January, […]

10/02/2013

A new city ordinance will obligate banks to secure and maintain abandoned properties they seize in foreclosures. (CBS)

City Enacts Law Protecting Renters In Foreclosed Properties

A Chicago ordinance–designed to help renters in foreclosed apartment buildings–is now in force.

09/24/2013

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Standard & Poor’s Lowers City’s Outlook To ‘Negative’

Standard & Poor’s cited Chicago’s $19.4 billion pension crisis, the city’s mountain of debt, and its historic “reluctance to adjust taxes” despite its sweeping home-rule powers and diverse economy.

09/17/2013

The Divvy bike station at Daley Plaza is used by many city employees who work at City Hall, across the street, and get a discount on annual memberships in the bike sharing program. (Credit: CBS)

Questions Raised After City Workers Get Discount On Bike-Share Program

Some questions being raised over a benefit provided to some people using the city’s popular new bike-rental program.

08/21/2013

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Fueled By Tourism, City Sets Record For Hotel Revenue

The city is reporting some good news for Chicago’s economy and the tourism industry

07/22/2013

Julie Gammichia writes up a ticket for a car without a proper city sticker. (Credit: Jim Williams/CBS)

City Sticker Alert: Workers On Hunt For Scofflaws

The dreaded city vehicle sticker deadline just passed in Chicago. That means workers are out in every neighborhood, looking for drivers who didn’t pay up.

07/16/2013

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2013 Chicago Blackhawks Parade: New Details

New details are emerging about Friday’s parade and rally for the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.

06/26/2013

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Tourism Up In Chicago: 46.2 Million Visitors In 2012

You are probably noticing more tourists around town.

06/11/2013

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Best Budget Fitness Classes In Chicago

Check out these suggestions to find an affordable fitness option in Chicago that intrigues you.

05/18/2013

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Job Market Skill Gaps In Chicago

Looking for a job? Jobs in fields like nursing, security and criminal justice are hiring in Chicago.

01/28/2013

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Chicago Sees Continued High Job Vacancies Within Criminal Justice

Criminal justice continues to be a burgeoning field for job seekers.

01/28/2013

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Federal Judge Preserves ‘Code Of Silence’ Verdict

A judge on Thursday refused to toss a jury verdict that suggested Chicago police adhere to a code of silence in protecting rogue officers, citing its “social value” despite claims by the city that the verdict could cost Chicago millions in other litigation.

12/20/2012

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Man Injured By Drunk City Worker Gets $6.25 Million Settlement

The City of Chicago has settled with a man who was run-over by a drunk city worker.

12/10/2012

City Of Chicago Begins Testing Speed Cameras

The City Of Chicago started testing it’s new speed camera equipment on Monday. The testing will continue to Jan. 3 and the city says it is simply “evaluating the equipment.”

CBS Chicago–12/03/2012

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Single Mom Claims City Illegally Issued $105,000 In Parking Tickets

An unemployed, single mother says she’s trapped in a parking ticket nightmare so now, she’s suing.

11/26/2012

City of Chicago garbage truck (Credit: CBS)

City’s New Grid Garbage System Effective Monday

The city of Chicago is expanding its new, more efficient garbage collection system. Starting tomorrow, another 115-thousand households will be added to the so-called grid system for garbage pickup on the northwest, west, and near southwest sides.

11/11/2012

Job seekers wait in line outside Kennedy-King College, where the city of Chicago and its sister agencies were hosting a job fair on Nov. 9, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

First Ever City Job Fair Leaves Many Frustrated With Hiring Process

Thousands of people waited in line for hours Friday morning at Kennedy-King College, to attend a job fair hosted by the city of Chicago, but many of those people left upset, when they found out the job fair wasn’t quite what they were expecting.

11/09/2012

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City To Hold Job Fair To Fill Vacant Positions

The City Of Chicago will hold a job fair on Friday to help fill hundreds of vacant city positions.

11/08/2012

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City Failing To Address Exploding Pension Problem, Watchdog Says

The head of a government watchdog group says Chicago aldermen and others aren’t doing enough to help end the city’s growing pension crisis.

10/05/2012

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