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Chicago Bears 2014 schedule

With owner Donald Trump? RT @ChrisDeLuca: Bears' 2014 schedule announced, will open against #Bills: bit.ly/1gSb8oy
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Garbage collection fee to help fix pension mess proposed

politics.suntimes.com — On Wednesday, Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) joined the desperate search for less painful alternatives to the mayor's proposed property tax hike - and found one by resurrecting the idea of a monthly fee for garbage collection.

Rauner’s magic number part of longtime GOP secret formula

politics.suntimes.com — You could call it Bruce Rauner's 25 Percent Solution. As Rauner campaigned for governor during the Republican primary, he was often asked how he could win in November when so many of his party's recent nominees had stumbled against the state's Democratic tide rising from Cook County.

Rahm’s brother’s stake in ride-share firm raises uber questions

politics.suntimes.com — Google "Ari Emanuel" and "uber," and you'll find frequent references to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's brother as the "Hollywood uber-agent" for many of the world's most popular entertainers. What's far less known is Ari Emanuel's ownership interest in Uber Technologies Inc. Uber is the fast-growing technology company locked in a high-stakes dispute in places across the country, including Chicago.
Who is an investor in one of the rideshare companies Rahm is doing battle with? Ari Emanuel. politics.suntimes.com/article/chicag…
Rahm’s brother’s stake in ride-share firm raises uber questions bit.ly/1iezMiC
RT @Suntimes: Rahm’s brother’s stake in ride-share firm raises uber questions. sun-tim.es/1f2gbrn
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Chicago’s Wieners Circle sets up shops in Las Vegas

Stories told from the passenger seat on ‘My Chicago’

suntimes.com — By LORI RACKL TV Critic Mark Bazer and Odette Yousef host "My Chicago" on WTTW-Channel 11. | Bill Richert Updated: 'My Chicago," a new series rolling out Friday on WTTW-Channel 11, invites viewers inside a Volkswagen Touareg for a show-and-tell ride with notable city dwellers, past and present.

Bears to play Lions in Detroit on Thanksgiving

Judge rules jurors can hear that Smith admitted he 'f----- up'

politics.suntimes.com — In a major blow to State Rep. Derrick Smith's defense against bribery charges, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that jurors can hear that Smith admitted to FBI agents that he'd "f---ed up" within hours of his arrest in 2012.
Or, what not to say to the FBI RT @natashakorecki: Judge rules jurors can hear that Smith admitted he 'f----- up' politics.suntimes.com/article/spring…
MT @kimjnews Derrick Smith told the FBI he "f---ed up" and there's nothing he can do to stop jurors hearing that: politics.suntimes.com/article/spring…

Rauner embraces Radogno, Durkin term-limit plan for governor

politics.suntimes.com — SPRINGFIELD-Republican Bruce Rauner offered his imprimatur Wednesday to a new term-limits proposal from GOP House and Senate leaders to limit the tenure of the governor and other statewide officeholders, but Senate Democrats gave the plan a cold shoulder.

Despite pleas, CPS board turns three schools over to private operator

suntimes.com — BY LAUREN FITZPATRICK AND BECKY SCHLIKERMAN Education Reporters Protestors wave signs and chant outside the Chicago Public Schools headquarters t 125 S. Clark St. on Wednesday. They opposed putting three CPS in "turnaround" and handing them over to a private operator.
RT @Suntimes: The CPS Board has voted to hand over three "turnaround" schools to private operators sun-tim.es/1k7qR6S
RT @bylaurenfitz: Despite pleas, #CPS board turns three schools over to private operator - Chicago Sun-Times: suntimes.com/news/metro/270…

Patrick Kane’s OT goal ties series for Blackhawks

Watch: Patrick Kane’s Game 4 game-winner in OT

How to improve graduation rates

suntimes.com — Updated: Is it possible to significantly improve high school graduation rates in Chicago, even at some of the city's toughest schools, without a drastic overhaul, a shiny new program or the opening of a charter school? Turns out it's not only doable, it's already happening.

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LIVE BLOG: Chicago Board of Education votes on turnaround schools

RT @Suntimes: Follow @bylaurenfitz, others at #CPSBoard meet, where turnarounds for three schools are on the agenda: sun-tim.es/1gRePe4
sun-tim.es/1gRePe4 MT @bylaurenfitz Little: Too many schools still underperforming on west side of Chicago. Crowd asks WHY? #CPSBoard
MT @suntimes Follow @bylaurenfitz at today's #CPSBoard mtg, where turnarounds for three schools are on the agenda: sun-tim.es/1gRePe4