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Mayor touts power plant possibilities

09/26/2012 4:00 PM

Chicago’s last two coal-fired power plants are in the process of shutting down, and as the plants’ owners are busy trying to sell the sites, Mayor Rahm Emanuel last weekend chimed in to give the project a boost.
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Teachers strike over, class to resume Wednesday

Union’s house of delegates votes to end strike, multiple media outlets report; contract not yet approved


The Chicago Teachers Union voted Tuesday afternoon to end its strike, according to multiple media outlets, meaning all Chicago Public Schools will be open Wednesday for the first time in 12 days.
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North Grant Park construction prep starts this weekend

Daley Bicentennial field house closing Saturday, fencing likely to be up by Oct. 1


The Chicago Park District is starting to shut down North Grant Park this weekend, kicking off a three-year process that will tear up what’s now Daley Bicentennial Plaza and replace it with Maggie Daley Park.
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Local parents, kids, teachers deal with strike

As teachers strike, a delicate dance and hope for solutions


It was a beautiful, crisp fall day Monday morning, just the kind of day that kids, parents and teachers think of fondly when they picture the first week of school. But on Plymouth Court, there weren’t many kids coming to South Loop Elementary.
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Chicago Public Schools teachers declare strike

South Loop, West Loop campuses among few open as “safe havens”

09/09/2012 11:28 PM

The Chicago Public Schools teachers declared a strike Sunday night, shutting down public education in Chicago indefinitely as union and district officials wrangle over a new contract.
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Pilsen power plant officially shuts down

09/05/2012 1:41 PM

The city of Chicago’s last two coal-fired power plants shut down last week, clearing the way for the neighborhoods of Pilsen and Little Village to move forward with cleaner air.
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CTA adding shuttle bus from South Loop to Chinatown during Red Line shutdown

Plans tweaked in response to community concern

09/04/2012 5:49 PM

In response to feedback from public meetings, the Chicago Transit Authority is tweaking its plans to shut down the south end of the Red Line next year, adding a new shuttle bus that’ll run from the South Loop to Chinatown.
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Near West neighborhood leader to hold Derrick Smith's House seat

Chicago cop Eddie Winters will take expelled rep’s place until election


Just a week after the Illinois House kicked disgraced state Rep. Derrick Smith out of his 10th District House seat, Democratic committeemen have picked a temporary replacement: Near West Side neighborhood leader Eddie Winters.
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CPS reveals details for National Teachers Academy gifted program

Not official yet, but planning under way to shift program from South Loop Elementary

08/23/2012 7:56 PM

The National Teachers Academy, on Cermak Road at the far end of the South Loop, is set to take over South Loop Elementary’s gifted program, a Chicago Public Schools official confirmed at a meeting Wednesday.
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Is Chicago's 2nd Ward rat-packed?

Tribune story notes big increase in extermination requests, but Fioretti says stats are misleading

08/23/2012 2:13 PM

Chicago’s 2nd Ward, which stretches from the Near West Side through downtown and then to the South Loop, is waging a war on rats.
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