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A recently unsealed court document reveals for the first time that two top officials at a red-light camera company were caught on undercover FBI recordings talking about giving a suburban mayor campaign contributions and other perks at the same time their firm was pressuring the mayor to increase ticket revenue.
Vendors from Little Village Discount Mall are upset over the new owner’s plan to close one side of the mall, which would leave out nearly half of the center’s merchants. Read more here.
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The Illinois Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated opinion on the state’s biometric privacy law Friday, leaving the door open for massive damages when companies are found to violate residents’ privacy rights but suggesting lawmakers revisit the issue. Read more here.
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Normalcy returned to Chicago White Sox camp on Day Two of spring training, or whatever passes for normalcy these days at Camelback Ranch, writes Paul Sullivan. Read more here.
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On arriving at the Lyric Opera House, Joffrey Ballet audiences encountered about 50 protesters standing beneath the Lyric’s portico on Wednesday, forming a circle around the lobby doors. Read more here.
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Fetterman’s public struggle is extraordinary in a building where few talk about their own mental health, even while members of both parties have legislation to expand aid for it. Read more here.
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