Thu04172014

Census Bureau: Chicago Is Growing, But Slowly

    The population of Chicago has climbed but it climbed slower than any major city in the United States.

     

    The U.S. Census Bureau's national estimates released Thursday found that Chicago's population rose about 10,000 between July 2011 and July 2012 to just over 2.7 million.

     

    The city's growth was enough for Chicago to remain the nation's third largest

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    Report: Daley's Staff Sensed Parking-Meter Woes

      Former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s staff was aware of major problems with the city’s parking-meter privatization deal in 2010 — a year and a half before the costly issues publicly surfaced, according to hundreds of pages of documents released Wednesday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration.

       

      The documents detail behind-the-scenes sparring between

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      Breaking: Chicago Public School Board Votes to Close 50 Schools

        Update: May 22: 3:30 p.m CST: 

        The Chicago Public School board votes to close 50 schools, according to the Chicago Sun-TimesIn the nation’s largest round of closings in a single swoop, 50 of Chicago’s public elementary schools are going away for good.

        Read more at the Chicago Sun-Times.

        Earlier:

        CBS Chicago is reporting that hours before a final

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        Mayor Not Concerned About Political Impact of CPS Closures

          Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday he's not concerned with the political consequences that could come his way if the Chicago Board of Education approves a plan to shutter more than 50 schools.

           

          He's so sure his plan is the right one that he said not taking the action would have far greater consequences for the students he said would be robbed of a

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          Crews Dig Through Night After Deadly Okla. Twister

            MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Spotlights bore down on massive piles of shredded cinder block, insulation and metal as crews worked through the night lifting bricks and parts of collapsed walls where a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood. At least 51

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