Concealed carry rules emerge, face uncertain fate
Opponents say state Senate measure too restrictive on citizens, offers law enforcement too much leeway A measure spelling out who can carry concealed handguns and where they can carry them emerged Thursday after months of contentious negotiations, a system with one set of rules for violence-plagued Chicago and another for the rest of Illinois.
Emanuel: Time to move forward with school closings plan
Hours before the Chicago Teachers Union was set to lead a protest in the Loop, Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said the time for negotiations is over and he's moving forward on a plan to close 54 schools.
Jesse Jackson Jr hires lawyer, possible plea deal, resignation: reports
CHICAGO - Amid reports that he may have misused campaign funds, Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr has hired a lawyer to handle negotiations with the federal government on possible plea deal in which he would resign from the House of Representatives and spend time in prison, media said.
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Braintree Shifts Its Attention To Mobile, International Markets By Poaching From Google Wallet
Google's early stumbles with Wallet are the startup ecosystem's gains. Chicago's up-and-coming Braintree just poached Aunkur Arya, who headed partnerships for Google Wallet, to be its general manager for mobile. The company, backed by Accel Partners, also picked up Klas Bäck to oversee international and payment strategy.
Teachers Strike Continues, Chicago Mayor Pushes for InjunctionChicago Teachers Strike to Continue
A weekend of continued negotiations and the presentation of an outlined draft agreement was not enough to end the city-wide teachers strike in Chicago. Teachers say they need time to consider the proposal for all their members, but Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel grew increasingly impatient over the delay and has indicated he will push for a legal injunction to end the strike.