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November 27, 2011 | By Ana Fernatt, For RedEye
Maggie Daley passed away on Thanksgiving Day. She had been the woman behind former Mayor Richard M. Daley during his 22 years in office. As sitting Mayor Emanuel said, "While Mayor Daley served as head of the city, Maggie was its heart. " The soft, caring core to a powerful machine. We could learn a lot from Maggie Daley. The position of first lady is not something that we the people vote for, but she's just as important as the official second-in-command. She's the woman who's there when times are rough and stresses are high.
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November 27, 2011 | By Ana Fernatt, For RedEye
Maggie Daley passed away on Thanksgiving Day. She had been the woman behind former Mayor Richard M. Daley during his 22 years in office. As sitting Mayor Emanuel said, "While Mayor Daley served as head of the city, Maggie was its heart. " The soft, caring core to a powerful machine. We could learn a lot from Maggie Daley. The position of first lady is not something that we the people vote for, but she's just as important as the official second-in-command. She's the woman who's there when times are rough and stresses are high.
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November 19, 2012 | Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
It's a tree lighting ceremony that rivals the Griswolds' family tradition. Mayor Emanuel will do the honors at the 99th annual tree lighting ceremony at Daley Plaza and flip the switch at 5 p.m. Tuesday. This year's tree, donated by the Theiszmann family of Prospect Heights, is a 64-foot-tall Colorado Spruce tree estimated to be 63 to 65 years old and weighs 12,000 pounds, according to the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. It was among 25 trees considered to be Chicago's tree and fit the criteria of being at least 55 feet tall, a spruce or fir tree and...
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December 18, 2012 | By Ryan Smith, @RyanSmithWriter and RedEye
Their given names are James, Christine, Brian and Todd--but many Chicagoans remember them best for their colorful DJ names--JVO, Electra, Sludge and Fook. They were some of personalities manning the mics of Q101, the rock radio station that ruled the airwaves as "Chicago's Alternative" for almost two decades. In its prime, the station exposed young Chicagoans to new music both through its broadcasts and massive annual festivals and helped launch local bands including Rise Against and Fall Out Boy into the national consciousness.
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June 25, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz, RedEye
The Chicago Transit Board meets once a month to decide various CTA issues relating to the budget and infrastructure - yet some of the board members don't even ride the CTA that often. Longtime board member Alejandro Silva rode the CTA zero times last year while board member Rev. Charles Robinson rode the system once, according to data gathered through a Freedom of Information Act request by Going Public. CTA employees and board members can ride the system for free using their agency-issued pass.
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October 9, 2013 | RedEye Staff
Sweet home, Chicago. Where the politicians are ethical, taxes make sense and practically all decisions are made for the good of its citizens. Nothing could remind us of this more than the innovative and completely-unique idea to upgrade the CTA's fare system to the much-lauded Ventra , outsourced to a private company that has provided excellent customer service and transparency thus far. But the transition to the CTA's latest great...
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October 19, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
Kelsey Grammer plays the title role in the Chicago-based political drama, "Boss," but admits the city itself is the major character. Grammer, who stars as Chicago Mayor Tom Kane in the new Starz series debuting at 9 p.m. Friday, said he "got a sense of the city all the time" while filming at Cinespace Studios on the Southwest Side and around Chicago this spring and summer. "Certainly we chose Chicago because it is the City of the Big Shoulders," Grammer said. "And that typifies who this guy is. Tom Kane's life energy, if you will, comes from Chicago.
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