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Mark LeBien
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Attended University of the Pacific
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Cardinal Francis George , the first Chicago native to serve as the local archbishop and a man who during that 17-year tenure became the intellectual leader of the American church, has died after a years long struggle with cancer. He was 78.
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The city attracted 1.38 million overseas visitors in 2013, a mere 0.7 percent increase from 2012.
On a summer evening in London's Hyde Park, a lithe Mick Jagger led swaying throngs in an encore rendition of the Rolling Stones hit "You Can't Always Get What You Want."
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State spending out of the main fund would be $31.5 billion, down from the current $35.6 billion approved by lawmakers last year.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday plans to propose major spending cuts to health care for the poor, higher education and transit, according to one analysis of details the administration shared with legislative staff.
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"Basically I hate it," one Wrigleyville resident says of the friendly confines construction.
The sounds form a cacophony of construction – jackhammers' percussive pelting, the persistent beeping of vehicles in reverse, and buzzsaws shrill screams.
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An attorney for the college argued against providing more space for the public to comment before a vote on the president's $760,000 buyout package.
Hours before the College of DuPage board of trustees is expected to vote on a controversial buyout package for its president, a DuPage County judge on Wednesday morning ordered that the meeting be moved to a larger venue to accommodate an expected crowd.
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The new guv said he was setting up a blind trust -- but didn't really.
Bruce Rauner's wealth proved to be a double-edged sword on his march to becoming Illinois' governor, buying top-notch campaign machinery but giving rivals an opening to question his ability to wall off official actions from his interests in a vast investment portfolio.
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First makeover in decades for these 100-year-old Loop landmarks.
The two iconic cast bronze clocks that hang on what once was Marshall Field 's on State Street were getting a long overdue makeover Wednesday morning.
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Your tax dollars at work! They splurge on fine dining, you pick up the tab.
With a dozen bottles of wine, pate and $70 prix fixe plates, College of DuPage President Robert Breuder hosted a holiday dinner for the school's board of trustees in December 2013 at the campus' high-end restaurant, Waterleaf. The tab — $2,331 — was paid by taxpayers.
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Very disappointing.
Little League International has stripped Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League team of its U.S. title after it was found the team knowingly used ineligible players who lived outside of approved geographic boundaries, the league announced Wednesday morning.
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Amtrak says the work will include a redesign of the station's crowded concourse areas.
Amtrak will spend $12 million this year for renovation work at Chicago's Union Station, including a redesign of the facility's often-crowded concourse areas, officials will announce Thursday.
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Interesting development. Questions raised about CoD's finances, and there was a "no confidence" vote by the faculty.
The College of DuPage board of trustees is scheduled to vote Thursday night on a buyout package for its president that would give him more than $750,000 in severance payments and bring his controversial tenure at the publicly funded community college to a close, the Tribune has learned.
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A little bit of the Wisconsin Dells could be coming to Chicago.
Duck boat tours could be coming to the Chicago River as soon as this summer.
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