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The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Airport Worker Dies After Fall From O’Hare Roof

A contractor working at O’Hare International Airport died Thursday, after falling from the roof of the International Terminal.

11/21/2013

City Hall

Contractor Who Hid Daley Relatives’ Stake In City Sewer Deal Gets 17 Months In Prison

Anthony Duffy deliberately left out the names of Daley’s son Patrick Daley and nephew Robert Vanecko when he listed all of the owners of his business in financial disclosure forms he filed with City Hall, and then he lied about it in an FBI interview.

10/31/2013

Gustavo Briceno and his wife (Family photo)

Sewer Worker’s Wife Learns About His Drowning On Facebook

A sewer worker’s greatest fear became reality Wednesday night, when he drowned after he was swept away by rushing storm waters, and his widow had to find out about her husband’s tragic death on Facebook.

09/18/2013

Union janitors who work at O'Hare International Airport hold a candlelight vigil outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house on Nov. 29, 2012, to protest plans award the janitorial contract to a new company that does not use union labor. (Credit: CBS)

O’Hare Janitors Descend On Mayor’s House To Protest Looming Job Cuts

Dozens of union airport workers were holding a prayer vigil outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house on Thursday, asking him to reconsider a decision to hand custodial work at O’Hare International Airport to a new company that doesn’t use union labor.

11/29/2012

CTA RED LINE

CTA Picks Contract For Red Line Work; 30 Percent To Go To Minority, Women-Owned Firms

The Chicago Transit Authority has selected a contractor to handle the massive rehabilitation project for the South Red Line, and the firm will subcontract about 30 percent of the work to minority- and women-owned businesses.

09/12/2012

A Prairie style home and cottage -- designed by John Van Bergen, an associate of architect Frank Lloyd Wright -- located in Wilmette has been sold to a developer who specializes in teardowns, but who might spare the historic structures after learning of their history. (Photo courtesy Redfin.com)

Historic Wilmette Home Could Be Spared From Wrecking Ball

A contractor who specializes in tear-downs is buying a historic Prairie-style home and cottage on adjoining lots in east Wilmette, but preservationists say the chances for saving both are looking good.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

Home owner Alex Schaeffel holds the sign left behind by contractors who were paid but never fixed her roof. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Contractors Took Cash, But Didn’t Do The Jobs

Two people accused of taking money from more than 100 homeowners and then failing to do the job as promised have not been charged with any related crimes. Their alleged victims want to know why.

10/03/2011

Gavel

Ex-State Contractor Gets Probation For Defrauding Taxpayers

A contractor with ties to deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to probation Monday, after admitting to using a state drug-screening contract to bilk taxpayers out of thousands of dollars.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

Patricia Fisher's home in Stickney, Ill. (Credit: CBS)

April Showers Also Bring Scam Artists

Believe it or not, there are some people who look forward to the damaging thunderstorms, because storms can be a fast and easy way to rack up thousands of dollars from unnecessary repairs.

CBS 2–04/22/2011

City Hall

City Contractor Sentenced To Probation For Fraud

A major contractor for the city of Chicago was sentenced to two years probation Tuesday after he admitted he failed to give minority subcontractors their share of business on two projects.

03/08/2011