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Illinois Undocumented Immigrants Can Start Application Process For Driver's Licenses On Nov. 12


    Beginning in just a matter of weeks, undocumented immigrants in Illinois can start the process of applying for driver's licenses as part of a new pilot program signed into state law earlier this year.

    Starting Nov. 12, those interested in the licenses can begin scheduling appointments to apply for them, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Those



    Jackson Had To Leave NC Prison, Sleep In Hotel


    CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says an administrative problem forced the Illinois Democrat to leave a federal prison where he was trying to begin his sentence early for illegally spending campaign money.

    C.K. Hoffler told reporters in Atlanta Tuesday that she was contacted by Bureau of Prisons personnel



    Ex-congressman reports to North Carolina prison

    Jesse Jackson Jr

    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)


    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has reported to a North Carolina federal prison to serve a 2 1/2-year prison term for misusing campaign funds, a prison official said Tuesday.

    The 48-year-old Chicago Democrat was in federal custody Tuesday morning, according to Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris



    CTA Picking Up The $245,000 Tab For Ventra's Courtesy Calls


      Is Ventra passing the buck?

      After frustrated users clogged Ventra's service center during the rollout of the new fare payment system in September, the Chicago Transit Authority is now picking up the $245,000 tab for the "unforeseen" expense of Ventra's courtesy calls.

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      Harold Washington Library Getting $6 Million In Upgrades, Tune-Ups


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        Here's a change worth checking out: Chicago's flagship library is about to a multi-million dollar spruce-up.

        The Harold Washington Library branch in the heart of the Loop will see $6 million in tune-ups thanks to TIF funds Mayor Rahm Emanuel has earmarked in his 2014

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