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Environment/Sustainability Tue Oct 20 2009

Leftover Trash Plagues Oak Street Beach

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Oak Street Beach is probably one of Chicago's toniest beaches in the summer, mainly because of its prime downtown location and the Oak Street Beachstro. It's almost always packed to the rim with tourists in the summer and usually pretty clean. Looks like things change in the fall -- fewer people, yet their Miller Lite cans remain. (And lots of algae).


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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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