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CPS, CTU Agree to Longer Day

Both Sides Will Now Look at Best Way to Add More School HoursAfter what seemed to be an endless debate between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union over a longer school day, both parties met and agreed to put down the boxing gloves and have an official meeting along with Mayor Rahm Emanuel…

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Vietnam Vet Connects With Past Pen Pal

With Friday being Veterans Day, all veterans across the nation are being remembered by friends and family. One particular veteran being remembered is William ÒBill” Ziffersky. Ziffersky, a Vietnam veteran, has quite the story to tell.{{more}} Growing up on the 5100 block of South Aberdeen Street, he attended Sherman Elementary School and then went onto…

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Hale, Kinzie Students Hail Vets at Airport

Students from Hale and Kinzie schools participated in the Honor Flight Program on Nov. 2, welcoming home veterans of World War II as they returned from a trip to Washington D.C. Pupils from the school’s sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade student council wrote letters for veterans, thanking them for serving in the United States military.{{more}} Also…

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How ComEd screwed in the legislative lightbulb and screwed its customers with a rate increase

Vote shows how much control ComEd has over our pocketbooks Commonwealth Edison is all about wealth and less about Thomas Edison’s driving desire to serve mankind with electrical power. The ComEd combine steamrolled through Springfield’s legislature this past session doling out donations and roping in legislators to back its push for a rate increase.{{more}} In…

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Listen To Hotline Complaints

Midway Noise Commission Reviews Takeoffs and Dwelling Units The quarterly meeting of the Midway Noise Compatibility Commission was held Thursday evening, Oct. 27 in a new location Ñ at the Mayfield Banquet Hall, 6072 S. Archer Ave. Voted in by the board was MNCC Resolution 2011-A, which covers the 2012 meeting schedule.{{more}} Under the resolution,…

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To Demolish Sites Near Midway

Will Demolish Four Facilities for Runway Protection for Flights The city of Chicago is looking at ways to make Midway Airport safer for flights landing in and out of the landlocked airport. It has been nearly six years since a Southwest Airlines airplane over-ran the runway, crashing through the walls onto traffic, killing a 6-year-old…

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Eva’s Bridal Date Pushed Back Few Days

The employees of Eva’s Bridal in Oak Lawn were ready to open the doors, but unfortunately they had to wait, again. According to owner Ronia Ghusein, Eva’s was scheduled to open on Tuesday, Nov. 1, but final permits caused the store to push the opening to Thursday, Nov. 3.{{more}} ÒWe cannot move any inventory over…