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Chicago Tue Mar 17 2009

South Side Traffic

directing traffic.jpgHappy St. Patrick's Day to all you Mechanics readers! In honor of St. Paddy's Day, we're posting this pic from Sunday's South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade. This photo was taken at West 107th Street and South Bell Avenue in Beverly, and we think directing traffic just before the parade has got to be one of the more interesting city jobs in this town. According to the SouthtownStar, police arrested 54 people during the parade, mainly for disorderly conduct.

 
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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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