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David Roe

Cook County Seal

Report: Tax, Fee Increases Under Consideration To Balance County Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is apparently considering targeted tax and fee increases and cost cutting to close a $115 million deficit in next year’s county budget.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2012

O'Hare International Airport

Report: Near-Collisions Continue To Cause Worries At U.S. Airports

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating two near-collisions within months of one another last year at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Chicago Police Department logo

Report: Police Overtime Strategy To Fight Violence Could Cost City $14 Million

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s plan to cut gang violence and homicides could cost the city up to $14 million in overtime this summer.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Don Welsh

Report: Tourism Chief Backtracks After Reports That Crime Is Hurting Efforts

The man in charge of promoting Chicago conventions and tourism is backpedaling on reports quoting him as saying that the recent crime wave in the city is going to damage his best efforts, unless it is quickly quelled.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Photo Of The Quad At The University Of Illinois. (U Of I Photo)

U Of I Giving Raises To Faculty Members Despite Financial Woes

Despite growing financial problems, the University of Illinois is giving raises to faculty members.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

West Chatham Wal-Mart Supercenter

Report: Wal-Mart Signs 20-Year Lease For New Bronzeville Development

Wal-Mart is making another foray into Chicago’s South Side – this time in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Says He Won’t Be Signing Latest Gambling Bill

Members of the Illinois General Assembly trying to make a deal with Gov. Pat Quinn over the latest gambling expansion bill have promised him they will pass an ethics ordinance this fall if he will just sign the bill.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

(Credit: Peoples Gas)

Peoples Gas To Refund Customers Following Court Ruling

The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a $2.3 million refund for Peoples Gas customers.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2012

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Free Rides On Mass Transit May End For Everyone

The free ride on mass transit in Illinois may soon be over for everyone.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

Chicago Public Schools

CPS To Impose Maximum Allowable Property Tax Hike

The Chicago Public School System has not yet released its budget for the coming school year, but property taxpayers are already going to pay more.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

Gavel

Grandmother Gets Probation In Accidental Death Of 5-Month-Old Boy

Cook County prosecutors say nobody cared about a baby who was left home alone and accidentally died of suffocation.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Scales Of Justice

McDonough Engineering Firm Sues IDOT After Overbilling Allegations

McDonough Associates Inc., an engineering firm that was banned from accepting any state contracts after it was accused of overcharges that cost taxpayers millions, has struck back.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Sen. Paul Simon

Downstate Museum Honoring Sen. Paul Simon To Close

A Southern Illinois museum that honors the late Illinois U.S. Senator Paul Simon is closing at the end of the month.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Darryel Gardner

Suspect In Cabbie’s Murder Backs Out Of Plea Deal

A suspect suddenly backed out of a plea deal Wednesday for attacking a cab driver who later died in Zion, claiming his religious beliefs exempt him from the law.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

Burglary Generic

Burglars Strike Homes In Ukrainian Village

Chicago Police are warning residents of the Ukrainian Village neighborhood about a series of burglaries this month.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2012

A man operates an iPhone (Photo credit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Scammers Swiping Cell Phones From Downtown Diners

A new cell phone theft scam is afoot around Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2012

Parking Meter Pay Box

Business Interests To Pay For Lost Parking Meter Revenue At NATO Summit

Business interests that pledged money to cover the costs of the NATO Summit are going to have to pay the Chicago’s parking meter lease company.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Lawsuit: Male Nurse Sexually Assaulted Woman Patient At Stroger Hospital

A woman is suing Stroger Hospital of Cook County, claiming she was sexually assaulted while she was a patient in the hospital burn unit.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Gavel

Appeals Court Backs Quinn’s Move To Deny Workers’ Raises

A federal appeals court is backing Gov. Pat Quinn’s move to deny pay raises to thousands of union workers.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Illinois State Capitol

State Senate Committee Approves Minimum Wage Hike

The Illinois State Senate Executive Committee has approved a plan to increase the state’s minimum wage, and let it increase automatically in the future.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2012

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