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Chicago Public Libraries To Reopen Monday Afternoons

Chicago public libraries will reopen on Monday afternoons beginning next week.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

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Union: City Can Afford To Maintain Library Hours

The union representing frontline library employees is all but rejecting a letter from aldermen Edward Burke (14th) and Brendan Reilly (42nd) asking workers to make a sacrifice to preserve library hours.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

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Aldermen: Libraries Could Stay Open Mondays If Staff Passed Up Raises

Two Chicago aldermen have a proposal to end the dispute over the closing of the city’s public libraries on Mondays.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

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Chicago Public Libraries To Be Open On Veterans Day

While almost all government agencies and offices will be closed this Friday for Veterans Day, there is one exception.

WBBM Newsradio–11/09/2011

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Aldermen Concerned About Library Budget Cuts

Aldermen at Friday’s City Council budget hearings said they hope there’s some way to prevent the big cuts in Public Library staffing and hours proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2011

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Emanuel Budget Plan Relies On Higher Fees, Police Station Closures

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is planning to raise several fines and fees imposed by the city of Chicago, while avoiding any tax hikes to balance a $600 million budget shortfall for next year. The mayor also reportedly plans to call for closing three police district stations and merge five police detective areas into three areas.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

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Feds Giving $300,000 To Illinois Libraries

The federal government will help 65 Illinois libraries put their communities to work.

WBBM Newsradio–07/05/2011

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Rash Of Laptop Thefts Strikes College Campuses

Chicago area college students are being advised to keep an eye on their laptop computers, in the wake of a rash of thefts.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011