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Morning Newsfeed: Parking Meter Account Sort of Replenished, Jesse Jackson Sued for Discrimination, Prostitution Safe Zones, Vegas’s Lady Liberty on a Stamp, Verizon Pitchman’s Remorse, and More

Hey, that depleted parking meter fund is getting some coin. Mayor Daley announced increased revenues will result in $50 million being put back into the reserve account, which once sat at more than $1 billion before being tapped to plug the city’s deficit. Currently, there is $125 million left from the lease of the meters. […]

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In Your Morning Newsfeed: Tough Times at the Sun-Times, Radiation at O’Hare, Inappropriate License Plate, The Worst Song Ever, and More

It’s been a tough week at the Sun-Times. First its patron, Jim Tyree passes away. And a day later, layoffs are announced. Executives say they were planned, and are unrelated to Tyree’s death. (Tribune) Passengers at O’Hare are testing positive for radiation, but the risk is minimal. (ABC7) Those crazy kids at the University of […]

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In Your Morning Newsfeed: A Local Man Missing in Japan, RIP, Jim Tyree, the Simpsons Home in Real Life, Chad Ochocinco: Soccer Player, and the Latest in Japan

A Chicago man teaching English in the Japanese city of Sendai – one of the cities hit worst by the tsunami – has been missing since the disaster struck. (Tribune) There are big plans for West Lakeview – but do a public walkway under the el and a traffic circle at Belmont/Lincoln/Ashland make any sense […]

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“The Complete Package”

Newspaper Guild units representing employees of Sun-Times Media Group papers are voting Wednesday evening on what Chicago Newspaper Guild president Lynne Stiefel calls a “complete package.” It’s an exceptionally hard-to-swallow set of contract concessions demanded by financier Jim Tyree if his investment group is to buy the assets of the bankrupt STMG, but it does […]