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Daley Fri Nov 07 2008

Day By Daley

Good Morning, Chicagoans! How was your night? Really? Interesting. Does it still hurt? No? I'm glad to hear that.

Oh hey! Clear those bleary eyes and get your head in the local game:

The 21st Century Commission Saves the Day The 21st Century Commission has solved all our problems, huzzah! It turns out, this is how we can make the city work better: privatize recycling, have a better website, and stop letting the city run elections. Daley likes the idea of a better website. Here's the Mayor's whole press conference, other topics included.

City Budget, Worker Lay-offs Remember that convenient story a month ago that scandalized us by pointing out that out thousands of workers, some are lazy? Well, thank goodness for that, because now we don't have to worry that the city is laying off nearly a 1,000 employees, and likely won't be able to fill cop vacancies.

Save the elephants!

 
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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...

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Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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