Great Lakes Naval Station Cancels July 4th CelebrationOngoing federal budget cuts prompted Naval Station Great Lakes in far north suburban Lake County to cancel this year's Independence Day celebration.
Activists Protest Deportations, As Immigrants Released Amid Budget CutsIn west suburban Broadview, a weekly protest and prayer vigil outside the federal immigration detention center took on added significance Friday morning.
How Will Automatic Budget Cuts Affect Chicago?Unless a deal is reached by Friday, the nation faces massive automatic government spending cuts.
Emanuel Warns Sequestration Cuts Will Hurt ChicagoMayor Emanuel is warning Chicago will be hurt if lack of a budget deal triggers automatic budget cuts known as Sequestration, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
U Of C Economist Says Sequestration Fears OverblownA University of Chicago economist says sequestration might help a bit, certainly will not hurt nearly as badly as the administration is warning, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

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