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08 Mar 2011

Preckwinkle: Stroger ‘ineligible’ for unemployment

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today frowned on the attempt by her predecessor, Todd Stroger, to get unemployment benefits based on his $170,000 salary when he was the county’s top executive.

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08 Mar 2011

$100 daily fines against Wis. Dems begin today

Daily fines of $100 will begin to be imposed on the 14 Democratic senators from Wisconsin who fled the state rather than vote on a bill taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers.

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08 Mar 2011

Ex-Streamwood cop on trial for beating motorist

A former Streamwood police officer goes on trial this morning on charges of beating a man during a traffic stop – an incident caught by the officer’s squad car camera.

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08 Mar 2011

Blago withdraws request to travel to England

Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has withdrawn his request that he be allowed to travel to England.

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08 Mar 2011

Judge: Shaun Gayle can be questioned about girlfriends

A judge ruled this morning that former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle can be cross-examined about his sexual relationships with women, including Marni Yang, the mother of three on trial in the killing of Gayle’s pregnant girlfriend.

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08 Mar 2011

Falling ice closes streets around Hancock building

Pedestrian and vehicle traffic around the John Hancock building was stopped this morning due to falling ice, authorities said.

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08 Mar 2011

Death spurs Notre Dame to ban hydraulic lifts

The University of Notre Dame is halting the use of hydraulic lifts to film football practices and will install remote-controlled cameras instead as part of a safety push spurred by an October accident in which a student filmmaker was killed when a …

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08 Mar 2011

Wis. Dems file ethics complaint against governor

The Wisconsin Democratic Party has filed an ethics complaint against Republican Gov. Scott Walker over statements he made during a recorded prank call.

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