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New Disability Parking Laws Go Into Effect Thursday

New Disability Parking Laws Go Into Effect Thursday

A new Illinois law narrowing the use of disability parking placards went into effect on Jan. 1, but Chicago will begin enforcement on Thursday. Read »

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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By Mitchell Grogg

New Law to Put Brakes on Parking Placard Abuse

New law provides for license revocation for using a deceased person's parking placard. Read »

Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Cops Crack Down on Disability Parking Abuse

"They're stealing from the taxpayers and they're denying individuals who are truly disabled." Read »

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Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner, a multi-millionaire venture capitalist from Winnetka and a Republican, took over the Illinois governor's mansion in 2015 and immediately asked the residents of the state to prepare for some pain.

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan

Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.

Ed Burke

Ed Burke

Ed Burke has played the stoic counterpart to Mayor Daley's outspoken boss hog since the Mayor took office.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

He's nearing the end of his presidency and considering his next moves. Will Chicago have a play?

Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle

County Board Prez declined to run against Rahm for mayor despite loud calls.

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