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Unemployment Benefits Will End for Nearly $90,000 Illinoisans

 
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CHICAGO (AP) — About 90,000 people in Illinois will stop receiving unemployment benefits when a federal emergency program ends later this month.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced Tuesday that the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program will expire Dec. 29.

The program provides unemployment insurance benefits beyond

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300 Plus Janitors to Mayor Rahm: Don't be the Grinch Who Stole Christmas

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Operation Santa is in Full Swing

    CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of Chicagoans are getting in the holiday spirit by reading letters that local children send to Santa — then making their wishes come true.

    The U.S. Post Office in Chicago has received more than 12,000 letters at its Operation Santa station and more arrive every day.

    Officials are receiving packages for delivery to some of the

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    1 Hurt in Englewood School Bus Shooting

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      WLS reports:

      A Chicago teenager was shot while riding a school bus after a high school basketball game.

      According to Chicago police, several people fired gunshots at the bus, which was moving the Englewood neighborhood near 62nd Street and Stewart just before 8 p.m. Monday.

      An 18-year-old male was hit in the leg. He was reportedly in good condition

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      LaShawn K. Ford is Due in Court Today

        (AP)- The arraignment of state Rep. LaShawn Ford is set for this morning in Chicago's federal court.

        Federal prosecutors indicted Ford on federal bank charges last week.

        The Chicago Democrat is accused of fraudulently obtaining a $500,000 increase and a two-year extension on a line of credit from the failed ShoreBank. Authorities allege Ford falsely

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