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09 Mar 2011

Daley, Emanuel split on abolishing executions

Mayor Richard Daley and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel were split today on abolishing the death penalty in Illinois.

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09 Mar 2011

31 at West Side school complain of skin irritation

About 31 children complaining of skin irritation at a Humboldt Park elementary school late this morning were taken to area hospitals for treatment, a department spokesman said.

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09 Mar 2011

Man gets 10 years for stabbing at Itasca festival

A Roselle man who stabbed a 20-year-old Itasca man at last summer’s Itasca Fest was sentenced today to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to armed violence.

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09 Mar 2011

Quinn signs death penalty ban, clears Death Row

Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a historic ban on the death penalty in Illinois and commuted the sentences of 15 Death Row inmates to life without parole.

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09 Mar 2011

Blago wants trial cancelled, but odds against it

Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich today asked a federal judge to throw out the remaining charges against the former governor because they have not been paid for months and are “stymied” in their ability to prepare for retrial next month.

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09 Mar 2011

Web sites urge boycott of Wis. gov’s contributors

Opponents of Scott Walker’s budget balancing bill are urging consumers to boycott companies whose executives or political action committees made big contributions to the Republican governor’s campaign.

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09 Mar 2011

Ashes to Go: Priests take to the streets on Ash Wednesday

Priests from Chicago’s Episcopal Diocese fanned out to Metra and CTA stations, college campuses, nursing homes, even coffee houses today to perform Ash Wednesday rites marking the beginning of Lent.

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09 Mar 2011

5, including newborn, hurt in Near West Side crash

Five people, including a day-old infant and a 16-year-old girl, were injured this morning when two sport-utility vehicles crashed near the United Center on the Near West Side, Chicago police said.

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