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Concept Schools offices in Des Plaines. | Dan Mihalopoulos/Sun-Times

CPS scraps South Side campus for controversial charter school


2.2 million drivers need to claim money from idle I-Pass accounts

Within the next several weeks, 50,000 motorists with a total of $2.2 million in idle I-Pass accounts will get letters telling them to contact the Illinois Tollway by Oct. 1, or else their I-Pass account balances will be transferred to the state’s unclaimed property program, officials warned Thursday.

Defense attorney Beau Brindley is accused in a federal indictment of coaching a witness to commit perjury in a drug case. | Sun-Times File Photo

Attorney indicted on charges of soliciting perjury in drug case

Beau Brindley, a 36-year-old rising star of Chicago’s criminal defense bar, is accused in a federal indictment of coaching a witness to lie to help one of his clients in a drug case.

A drawing of the indoor sports complex planned for 103rd and Woodlawn in the Pullman neighborhood. | Courtesy of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

Plan Commission approves year-round sports complex in Pullman

The Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday approved the Pullman Community Center, an indoor sports facility proposed for 103rd and Woodlawn; it’s expected to include three artificial-turf fields that can be used for either baseball, football or soccer. Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) called it a “game-changer” for South Side sports.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced details of Illinois' share of a massive settlement. | Sandra Guy/Sun-Times

Bank of America settles mortgage securities case for $16.65B

The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel participate in a Divvy bike neighborhood tour in October as part of Chicago Ideas Week. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media

Emanuel's plan to expand Divvy bike-sharing hits a speed bump

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to make Chicago’s Divvy bike-sharing program the largest in North America — with 4,750 bikes and 475 stations in 31 wards — has hit another speed bump.


Rahm Emanuel isn't pleased with NRA attack ad

The National Rifle Association is launching a multimillion-dollar ad campaign against Michael Bloomberg, even though Bloomberg isn't running for office.

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