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Milwaukee County Executive urges regional cooperation to help homeless

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Milwaukee County Executive urges regional cooperation to help homeless

Milwaukee County Executive urges regional cooperation to help homeless Milwaukee County, City of Milwaukee, State of Wisconsin and other partners continue collaboration to connect individuals in encampments with permanent housing Following extensive regional cooperation to address the health, safety and housing needs of homeless individuals at outdoor encampments, Milwaukee County, the City of Milwaukee and…

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Field Museum waives entrance fee for all of February

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Field Museum waives entrance fee for all of February

Field Museum waives entrance fee for all of February Illinois residents can enjoy free admission every day in February (c)Field Museum, Lucy Hewett What: For the fourth year in a row, the Field Museum will be free for Illinois residents during the entire month of February. Free Days are roughly an $80 savings for a…

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Illinois lowers flags to honor killed Trooper Chris Lambert

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Illinois lowers flags to honor killed Trooper Chris Lambert

Illinois lowers flags to honor killed Trooper Chris Lambert By Ray Hanania Newly sworn-in Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered all flags to be flown at half-mast beginning sunrise on Wednesday Jan. 16 through sunset on Friday Jan. 18 to honor slam Illinois State Trooper Christopher Lambert. Lambert was killed when a driver hit him while responding…

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Illinois State Museum Wins Leader Institution of the Year Award

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Illinois State Museum Wins Leader Institution of the Year Award

Illinois State Museum Wins Leader Institution of the Year Award The Illinois Association of Museums has recognized the Illinois State Museum as the Leader Institution of the Year (2018), one of the association’s “Awards of Distinction” that recognize excellence in the museum field, the highest honor given by the IAM. In presenting the award, an…

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Submission being accepted for 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival

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Submission being accepted for 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival

Submission being accepted for 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival MILWAUKEE – Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – The 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by Associated Bank, will run Thursday, October 17 – Thursday, October 31, 2019. Milwaukee Film’s annual 15-day festival will include feature films, shorts programs, education screenings, post-film conversations, panels, and parties. The event screened…

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WalletHub: Best and worst states for retirement

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WalletHub: Best and worst states for retirement

WalletHub: Best and worst states for retirement A new report from WalletHub.com ranks Illinois at only 28 in terms of the best states for individuals to retire. The number one state is Florida, followed by South Dakota, Colorado, New Hampshire and Virginia. The survey measures a range of benefits including taxes, home service costs, senior…

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Gelsosomo’s in Lemont offers great food and hilarious comedy shows

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Gelsosomo’s in Lemont offers great food and hilarious comedy shows

Gelsosomo’s in Lemont offers great food and hilarious comedy shows There are not a lot of comedy clubs in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs but two stand out you should visit, Riddles in Alsip and Gelsosomo’s in Lemont. Riddles offers the traditional award winning comedy experience while Gelsosomo’s offers a mix that includes music entertainment, great Italian food…

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Paul Ciolino co-hosts new WLS radio show on crime

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Paul Ciolino co-hosts new WLS radio show on crime

Paul Ciolino co-hosts new WLS radio show on crime Reavis High school graduate and criminal investigator Paul Ciolino is the co-host with former police officer and attorney Lupe Aguirre of The POPO Report every Saturday night on WLS AM 890 Radio from 7 to 9 PM (Chicago time). Each week, the show examines stories about…

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Desperate news media turns to scams to profit

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Desperate news media turns to scams to profit

Desperate news media turns to scams to profit Newspaper circulations are way down and TV audience numbers are even lower and dropping. The mainstream news media, which in the course of the past two years has transformed itself from a professional Fourth Estate to a Third Political Party, is facing a money crunch. So the…

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RTA approves $3.1 Billion 2019 Budget and $4.3 Billion Capital Program

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RTA approves $3.1 Billion 2019 Budget and $4.3 Billion Capital Program

RTA approves $3.1 Billion 2019 Budget and $4.3 Billion Capital Program RTA Board Approves $3.1 Billion 2019 Regional Transit Operating Budget and $4.3 Billion 2019-2023 Regional Capital Program The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors today adopted the 2019 operating budgets for the RTA, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace Suburban Bus and…

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My ongoing love affair with soda pop

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My ongoing love affair with soda pop

My ongoing love affair with soda pop Soda pop defines my buying habits. If the cost of soda pop is “comfortable,” I will spend all my money at a store. But, if a store charges too much for soda pop, I will banish that store and defend the honor of my sweet love. It’s unforgivable…

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Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers

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Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers

Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers Mayor Rahm Emanuel, one of the worst mayors to ever sit in the Chicago mayor’s office, is making one last effort to slam taxpayers in suburban Chicagoland to pay for the financial shortfalls and deficits caused by his poor leadership. He wants to jack up the…

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